Monthly Archives: February 2011

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Questions about Service Pack 1 Microsoft released the first service pack for Windows 7 earlier this week on “Patch Tuesday” and I’d like to help answer some questions about this update. What is a service pack? A service pack is a massive collection of updates (or “hotfixes” as Microsoft calls […]

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WordPress Update Error: Maximum Execution Time

WordPress Update Error: Maximum Execution Time

WordPress 3.1 was released only a couple days ago, and millions of people who use this awesome software are updating their systems. Some of these people who use the automatic update tool may get the following error message: Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in http://www.mysite.com/wp-includes/class-http.php on […]

Posted in: Web Development

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Block Internet Explorer 8 Delete Browsing History

Block Internet Explorer 8 Delete Browsing History

A client recently told me about an employee of theirs who routinely deletes the browsing history in Internet Explorer 8, and the owner wanted to know how to block this ability. It wasn’t immediately known whether the owner wanted the ability to track the employee’s browsing history or if the […]

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Block Visitors From Viewing Directory Indexes

Block Visitors From Viewing Directory Indexes

Adding blank index.htm files to all your website directories in effort to keep nosy visitors from viewing all the files in a directory is an annoying chore. You have to check each directory and upload an extra file per directory, so you end up wasting time. Fortunately, there is an […]

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Quick Q & A: 2

Quick Q & A: 2

Here are some quick answers to questions I’ve received from comments, emails, and search queries. You can find Part 1 of this segment in the Quick Q & A category. How much physical RAM can I add to my Windows 7 computer? The amount of RAM (and type of RAM […]

Posted in: Malware Protection, Quick Q & A, Web Browsers, Windows

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