Category Archives: Blog

Google Chrome cripples Flash in Update 59

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Google has been saying for quite sometime that support for Adobe’s Flash Plug-In would end. Some websites reported that beginning in June 2017, the once prominent plug-in would face its death. As a birthday gift to me and my colleagues (total of four developers) who work on a large web based system, they finally crippled… Read More »

Workbench: XFS Format NAS Drive Recovery

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A few days ago while I was helping my brother reinstall his Operating System, one of my Buffalo Terastation’s drives went kaput, thanks to bad sectors. With a whole lot of irreplaceable data ranging from Workbench Project backups to priceless media. Something I could not afford to lose. So I set out to recover as… Read More »

Workbench: Windows 10 Black Screen Problem

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A lot of people out there are apparently having an issue with laptops upgraded to Windows 10 from other operating systems, in the form of black screens. The typical example includes seeing the spinning dots, and eventually, just a black screen. As of recently I have looked at a computer exhibiting such symptoms and have… Read More »

Workbench: Why to keep your computers files organized

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Almost everyone these days has a laptop, however very few people keep it organized correctly. As a result, when their OS crashes, it makes the lives of the Technician behind the keyboard, nervous and flustered. Luckily in the case of the Toshiba I am working on, things are kept nicely stored in their respective folders. Windows… Read More »

Contact Form, SA-MP Scripts and more!

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A few years back, I use to be extremely active in a 3rd party modification for GTA San Andreas on PC, called San Andreas Multiplayer (SA-MP). SA-MP was a place where you could play, or make. The servers had the ability to run custom gamemodes and plugins, to make your server whatever you wanted. This… Read More »

Raspberry Pi, HIDAPI 0.7.0, MagTek Magnetic Swipe Reader and Raspbian Linux – How to make it work

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If you are like me, hopefully by now you have had the same thought I had.. Keyless Entry Room with Magnetic Striped Cards. YES. Leonard Nimoy would approve of this level of geek-dom.  However, that’s not how this started, and I don’t like Star Trek. This all started listening to my boss on a conference… Read More »

Breaking Smartphones: Repair or Replace?

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In this day and age, almost everyone carries around a cell phone. For the more fortunate ones, (or unfortunate ones depending on how you look at it) we have smartphones. Phones capable of crushing some laptops and desktop computers, and keep them on us 24/7. Inevitably there will be a time when someone will drop… Read More »