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configuring nginx for gpeasy cms

cogpEasy CMS is a lightweight content management system ideal for maintaining small websites, especially in shared hosting environments. It outperforms most other content management systems in terms of raw performance and ease of use for those unfamiliar with website maintenance. With no database requirements and a straightforward installation process, there is much less to configure and maintain than...

adding hotmail (or other services) for mailto links in firefox

Firefox gives you an option for how you want to handle mailto links. The problem is, by default, you are only given options for two web services: yahoo and gmail. If you’d like to use another service, you’ll have to add it manually. This, as it turns out, is no...

Win7 64bit on Ubuntu Virtualbox Error

If you’re getting an error that “Windows failed to start” while trying to install 64bit Windows 7 on a Virtualbox machine with an Ubuntu host, then you’ll appreciate the following fix.

change remote desktop listening port

The most common reason for wanting to change the listening port for Windows Remote Desktop is to connect to multiple machines behind a firewall or routing device. In reality, a better method is to simply use the port forwarding feature of your router or firewall. However, some routers do not...

Blank Black Screen Fix for HP Laptops

A problem affecting many of HP’s newer laptops, including the dv9000 (dv9XXX) and dv6000 (dv6XXX) series of machines is that you’ll get nothing but a back-lit black screen on boot. More specifically, the touch-bar lights will turn on and the hard drive light will blink – the machine will actually...

Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.11 Touchpad Quitting

There seems to be a bug in the newer Ubuntu releases where disabling your touchpad via the hardware toggle button disables it permanently for your user under the gnome desktop. It sometimes disables your ability to type, too. The mouse works at the log-in screen, but after you log in, it quits...

VirtualBox Guest Additions Windows XP Error

This article discusses modifying your machine’s registry. Altering your machine’s registry can lead to problems, and you do so at your own risk. If you continually get an error message such as: “ERROR: File not found!” and/or “ERROR: Could not install files for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista! Installation aborted.” while...