26 Dec 2006

Firefox being slow?

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If you've been having some problems with your connection or especially with firefox, check if you have FasterFox. If you indeed do, please uninstall this crap. I was on dnsstuff.com and got blocked by one of their script telling me I had FasterFox (which in that case was true, even though I generally don't install that thing). I was having a hard time loading pages for no reason but I had good internet download speed using FlashGet.

In the end, I removed FasterFox, restarted FireFox, everything is back fast and furious :).

29 Nov 2006

DVD not detected in Windows XP

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If you're having trouble with your DVD not being detected in Windows XP while being detected in the BIOS, this is THE solution you've been looking for.

This problem is generally caused by the Adaptec ASPI drivers needing to be updated. The best way to fix this problem is to download the latest Adaptec aspi_471a2 drivers. You can download them at Softpedia.com.

Good luck!

05 Jun 2006

RICHTX32.ocx registration fix

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"richtx32.ocx" is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type.

I had this thing always appearing while using my FTP software so I had to fix it. I looked all over the internet to find any possible fix but no one gave me the answer I was looking for. After a while I decided I would try to find out the latest version of this file and almost every place I went to, I found the version 6.0.88.4 which was the one not working for me. Then I went to http://www.martin2k.co.uk/ and grabbed his Microsoft Rich Textbox Control 6.0 (SP4) (richtx32.ocx) which was version 6.0.88.77. By executing regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\RICHTX32.OCX on my winXP computer, the damn thing finally registered itself!

04 Jun 2006

Redirect to www

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apache .htaccess rewriterule

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^your-domain-here\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.your-domain-here.com/$1 [R=permanent,L]

This code placed in your .htaccess will give you the possibility to send any visitor coming to your-domain-here.com to www.your-domain-here.com. This has a great advantage especially with search engines because all your pages will be referenced under the same "subdomain" as if you had both, you'd get www.your-domain-here.com links and your-domain-here.com links which would count as different pages.

Well, it took me some time until I realise that this cool slider bar option as something negative about it: it hides contains from search engines spiders.

Using AJAX coding, the only one who can trigger the request to the server are the users, a bot wouldn't be able to read any content except the one that's appearing on the front page.

Is this going to kill my chances of getting spidered?
Actually yes. As the top navigation (the ­­Older and Newer links) are also programmed to trigger javascript, the spider cannot go anywhere. When it reads a # link, it just stays on the same page, no new content for the bot to read.

The thing though is that the spider can still view your list of latest post which are static. When they go to theses pages, nothing is in AJAX format, the links are all going to another post so it's fine. The only impact the slider has is it removes a bit of power from your front page.