Remove Sensitive Data and Commits from Git History with BFG Repo-Cleaner

Earlier today, I accidentally committed a sensitive data of a project I was working on to a public Github repository.To remove every trace of that data on Github, I had to remove all history of the file that contained the said data.In this succinct article, I will show us how to remove or … [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 nameObviously (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...]

Post Draft in WordPress Got Lost But Firebug to the Rescue

I was writing a blog post the other day and had to stop for a moment. On resumption, my session expired and WordPress needed me to sign-in again which I did on a new tab.I went back to the tab that I was writing on and tried saving the draft but WordPress killed the operation for security … [Read more...]

Easy Websites Backup and Restore with Softaculous

A lot of us host our websites and blogs on a shared hosting platform mainly because they are affordable. These shared hosting provides cPanel to its users for easy administration of their respective server space and accounts.Virtually all cPanel ships with softaculous - an automatic Installer … [Read more...]