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Can’t access \\readyshare

Can’t access \\readyshare through a UNC path but able to ping the IP address? Try this. Log into the router web based admin interface, scroll down to “UPnP” under advanced, and turn UPnP on. The router will say “please wait” (or something like that) for a minute or two. Then try accessing \\readyshare again. Worked […]

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SoftException in Application.cpp:574: Could not execute script – HostGator

Do you have a HostGator shared account and you’re seeing Internal Server Errors intermittently on otherwise-working code? I have a couple of domains at HostGator (not this domain). One of them experience this issue for several days. Randomly, loading any page on the site would generate “Internal Server Error” and the message in this post […]

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Android App Permissions

When installing Android apps, look closely at the permissions they are asking for. For example, OpenSignal wants to read my text/MMS messages, my call log, and my contacts. Why do they need that information? I’ve asked them; I don’t expect to get a reply, or at least a reasonable one. Probably something about “to improve […]

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Payflow link invalid input errors

If you are a playflow link merchant and you recently started having “Invalid input” errors from your payment pages, check the source of your form that submits the data to payflow link. Sometime recently (May or June 2013) Payflow began rejecting HTML tags in form field input. I had a “<BR>” tag in my description […]

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Android poor battery life, Exchange Services

I had a new Android phone the other day, fresh out of the box; set up my hosted exchange account, and my battery life was measured in hours (as in 5-6 hours). The phone was getting hot all the time and the data arrows were constantly lit. Stopping “sync” or preventing email from syncing in […]

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Jawbone / myTalk Password Breach

Today I received an email from Jawbone explaining that their myTalk customer password list had been stolen by hackers. They say passwords were encrypted, but they do not say how they were encrypted. If they used pig latin to encrypt, then I should immediately go about ensuring that the password I used on the myTalk […]

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We are a China based imaging professionals / Rick photo editing spam!

After years of putting up with Rick and his digital photo editing services crap I think I have finally figured out a way to block these messages. Here’s the deal. You run a mail server, and you get spam every single day from Rick offering digital photo editing services. You put “We are a china […]

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ack – better than grep

An oldie but a goodie…filed away here because I tend to forget about cool tools like this. http://betterthangrep.com

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1099-K and transaction date or settlement date

I believe I’ve uncovered an accounting nightmare for merchants who receive 1099-Ks. I noticed that some of my monthly totals for 1099-K were off by small amounts vs. my (very) detailed monthly accounting. Turns out, the 1099-K’s appear to have been generated based on transaction date, while my reporting is traditionally based on settlement date […]

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RowPro Christmas Mod

The RowPro Christmas Mod is a (non-unauthorized) modification to the RowPro 3.0 scenery that changes some of the trees into decorated Christmas trees for your holiday enjoyment. If you’re already running 3D mode with no graphics issues, this modification will not cause performance problems and the modification is fully reversible.