Find and Delete Files Eating up Your Windows PC Hard Disk Space

I recently had a problem where the C-Drive disk space of my Windows 8.1 PC mysteriously got filled up. As a result, I kept getting this error message "you are running very low on disk space". I scan through all my files deleting several large files and uninstalling software that were infrequently … [Read more...]

Getting 2Checkout to Play Nice With CloudFlare

We use 2Checkout as payment gateway for selling our premium ProfilePress WordPress plugin. When an order is made via 2co, it passes through their fraud review system and subsequently, a POST request is sent to a provided notification URL when the order passes the fraud review. It is this POST … [Read more...]

How to Disable Ads in uTorrent

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a free, ad-supported, closed source BitTorrent client. It is arguably the most widely used BitTorrent client. A lot of torrent freaks and indeed internet users hate it when their favorites applications are laden with obtrusive ads. I know the ads are necessary to keep … [Read more...]

How to Enable the Disabled Delete Warning Dialog Box in Windows 8

A little bit of info as to why am late to the Window 8 picture. I got for myself an Asus X551CA Windows 8 laptop (shameless affiliate link) earlier this year to replace my pretty old Lenovo laptop at home. I didn't immediately started using it; instead I kept it in a safe location pending when … [Read more...]

How to Force Firefox to Instantly Sync Your Browser

Firefox ships with a Sync service that synchronizes and save the following to its server - bookmarks, browser history, saved passwords, tabs, add-ons and preferences. The importance of a sync services such as Firefox sync cannot be over-emphasize in that they provide a central location for you to … [Read more...]

How to Write into a Read-Only File in Windows

I downloaded a text (.txt) file some time ago. Each time I write into it and then try to save it, I am greeted with the following error. The file is set to read-only. Try again with a different file name Obviously (maybe not so obvious), the cause of the problem is - the file has a … [Read more...]

How to Flush / Delete DNS Cache in Firefox and Chrome

Web browsers cache DNS in order to prevent repeated look-ups of a website DNS record each time the site is visited. How long the DNS record will be cache in the browser depends on the TTL value associated with the DNS record. Actually, DNS caching is good. it quickens rendering of web pages by … [Read more...]

How to Stop Firefox from Caching Web Pages

Firefox, like with all web browsers cache website component such as JavaScript, CSS style-sheets and images so that on a return visit, they won't have to download them over again when rendering the website thus reducing the load time of the site. When designing a website, we normally do a preview … [Read more...]