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How To Watch Netflix Outside The U.S.

First you’ll need a Netflix account. If you don’t have a Netflix account and want to sign up, but can’t because you’re overseas this is where Spotflux also comes in. Secondly you’ll need to install and run Spotflux. Your internet connection might drop for a minute after installing. Spotflux needs to makes some changes to […]

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How to Upgrade Magento from 1.6.2 to 1.7 Using Magento Connect

In this tutorial I will explain how to upgrade the Magento ecommerce solution from 1.6 to 1.7 using Magento connect.

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Mobile App Of The Week: Movies

Movies, otherwise known as Flixster, is the best app for finding movie times at your local theater, reviews, and trailers all in one place. It’s an extremely nice app to have while deciding which movie to watch on-the-go.

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Interesting Current Natural Disaster and Emergency Website

Here’s an interesting website that displays the current natural disasters and emergencies throughout the world.

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How To Use One JavaScript Function to Slide Any HTML Element Up and Down with JQuery

In this guide I’ll show you how to use one JavaScript function to slide any HTML element up and down with JQuery by simply sending the JavaScript function the id of an element.


 
 

 
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Unboxing And Initial Thoughts For ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-XH72T

Posted  December 21, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

I did an unboxing and initial thoughts video on YouTube check it out. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Android Studio .gitignore File

Posted  December 10, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

The following is the .gitignore file for my Android development in Android Studio. This is what worked for me, but if anyone has additional input that’s welcome too.

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PHP Pages Displaying Code And Not Rendering Code

Posted  December 10, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

For some reason my server started displaying code instead of actually processing or rendering the code. After playing around with the server I noticed the php5 module was missing from Apache. If your code is displaying and not rendering you may have the same issue. To install and enable it run the following command. Then […]

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Git Force Push Branch

Posted  December 10, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

I had a problem where I want to push my branch and overwrite what was the on the server. I kept receiving an error telling me to merge. I did not want to merge and found a way to force push a branch. In general you don’t want to do this unless you absolutely have […]

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Mod Rewrite Enabled But Not Working

Posted  December 10, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

If you find that your mod rewrite is enabled, but doesn’t seem to be working you may need to add this little bit of code to your httpd.conf file. It’s possible your file might have the following: If your AllowOverride was set to none then your .htaccess files in your project directory are not able […]

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How To Fix Plex Media Server Not Recognizing Files On Separate Hard Drive

Posted  June 12, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

If Plex Media Server can’t find your files which are located on a separate hard drive other than the hard drive Linux is on chances are it needs to be mounted. This how to will be focused on Ubuntu, but I believe will work on other Linux versions as well. Most likely if you want […]

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How To Fix Android Studio Not Opening

Posted  May 19, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

Google recently released an Android Studio. Developers have been wanting this for sometime now. I was super excited to try it out and after installing it wouldn’t open. I did some searching and some people are having problems with it detecting the JDK installation path and the system environment path. It’s a real easy fix. […]

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How To Watch Netflix Outside The U.S.

Posted  March 1, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

First you’ll need a Netflix account. If you don’t have a Netflix account and want to sign up, but can’t because you’re overseas this is where Spotflux also comes in. Secondly you’ll need to install and run Spotflux. Your internet connection might drop for a minute after installing. Spotflux needs to makes some changes to […]

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Xampp Send Email Issues

Posted  January 22, 2013  by  Nick Escobedo

After upgrading my xampp installation I had issues sending email. I wrote a small test PHP page and it was saying my emails were being sent, but I never received them. Obviously something was misconfigured. I thought I correctly edited my php.ini file, but it turns out all the tinkering I did with it may […]

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Interesting Wind Map Website

Posted  November 13, 2012  by  Nick Escobedo

An interesting website displaying wind direction information was floating around the internet and I thought I’d share with everyone. It’s neat to visually see patterns the wind makes throughout the entire U.S. There isn’t too much to the website, but an awesome idea nonetheless. http://hint.fm/wind/  

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