Stop friends from tagging you on Facebook Places

Facebook launched the Places feature, and as is now common with Facebook, the default privacy settings are not exactly enticing. Your friends can tag you when they check in to a location. Why not While this might sound like a great feature, this has two problems – you depend on your friends being totally honest […]

DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 for Windows XP/Vista

Windows Vista and Windows 7 introduced newer versions of Direct X, version 10 and 11 respectively. However, these are not backward compatible, and hence, users of Windows XP are obviously left out. Furthermore, most new games require Direct X 10/11 for best results, leading to much disappointment among gamers. Installing DirectX 10/11 on Windows XP […]

Remove KB971033 Windows 7 Activation Update (WATu)

Windows 7 Activation Update (WATu, KB971033) was released recently. It fixes many known activation hacks/cracks/exploits around genuine Windows validation technologies (typically used for piracy of Windows 7). If your copy of Windows 7 is not genuine, or you have a legit copy but encountered activation problems earlier, KB971033 update might cause trouble again. Below are […]

Remove “406 not acceptable” WordPress error

In WordPress, when entering posts, you might see the server error “Error 406, Not Acceptable. An appropriate representation of the requested resource /wp-admin/post.php could not be found on this server” I got this error only for a post some with code. On creating a new post without any code, it was saved without any trouble. […]

How to fix WordPress auto-update not working

Blogging software WordPress has had a built-in auto-update feature that downloads the latest files and updates itself with a single click, since version 2.7. Sometimes, the auto upgrade functionality does not work, no matter how many times you try. In some cases, the update fails silently and the site continues to work, but the worst […]

CCleaner Enhancer adds better system cleaning rules

CCleaner is my favorite crap cleaner. It does a good job of cleaning up a lot of files and software that are useless and bloated. Also, it is fairly accurate, so you rarely end up with a broken computer after running CCleaner (unlike some other aggressive cleanup apps out there). Being cautious has its price […]

Free ESET NOD32 antivirus license

Eset Nod32 is a paid antivirus that includes the usual anti-malware features, and also anti-spyware. Nod32 also seems to have less degrading effect on system performance compared to other premium antivirus software. Even the cheapest version costs over $20 (converted from my local price, may vary with your locality). However, here is a method to […]