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Hard drive filling with CAB files

Hard drive filling with CAB files

A business I work with uses FileMaker for their point of sale (POS) system and lately has had all their PC’s hard drives fill with CAB files in the Windows Temp directory along with log files in the Windows Logs CBS folder. Apparently this behavior is caused by the Microsoft Windows Modules Installer (TrustedInstaller.exe), trying to create a CAB file of old logs and failing to do so over and over again. This appears in Windows 7, 8 and...

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Open all WordPress external links in a new tab or window

Open all WordPress external links in a new tab or window

WordPress recently added the feature of highlighting text and pasting a URL onto it to create a link. It’s fast and easy, but you have to go into Link Options of that link and click Open link in a new tab. Visit this site to see the example. What a pain when you’re working on a chart or index that has hundreds of links. Here’s an easy way; add this code to your functions.php file, just above the ?> ending. Basically...

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Fan at 100% all the time for small form factor PC

Fan at 100% all the time for small form factor PC

I’ve had a Jetway JBC600C99352W-BW small form factor PC for quite a few years, and it continues to perform. A little long in the tooth with an Intel Atom D525 processor and Nvidia ION2 graphics, it gets the job done and is quite small. I’ve used it as an all purpose general usage PC, a Plex client for playback on my television, and a router (with additional USB NIC). Last year the cooling fan started running at 100% all the time....

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Automating Ninite, As Much As Possible

Automating Ninite, As Much As Possible

Ninite is a wonderful tool for downloading free software onto your Windows PC; it also works on Linux but we’re just looking at the Windows version. Go to the website, check off the programs you want and run the supplied installer. That’s it, no prompts or anything, just free software installed. Ninite always has the latest version available, so you can run that same installer file again and again to get the latest versions. There...

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“An automated WordPress update has failed to complete”

“An automated WordPress update has failed to complete”

I was updating JetPack to the latest version when it just hung. I left it an hour and it just said “unpacking” so I refreshed the page and received the following error at the top of every page in the WordPress dashboard: “An automated WordPress update has failed to complete”. I attempted to run the update repeatedly but it just kept failing, so I manually downloaded the new JetPack and used FTP to upload it....

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Manually Adding Social Network Icons To WordPress

Manually Adding Social Network Icons To WordPress

I was using the Social Media Widget plugin to add social network icons to my websites but it had a major security hole that allowed malicious scripting. I dropped it but couldn’t find a replacement I liked. From that point I decided to manually add the icons and links myself, in a widget and in the top right of my site. Adding social media icons to a widget is the easiest; I used this as a guide. First locate free to use social media icon...

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