Change the color of the Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSoD)

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If you’re tired of the blue screen of death, why not spice things up with the “red screen of death”, or the “bright magenta screen of death”? The following¬†instructions will change the dreaded BSoD to any of the colors listed. 1. Click Start -> Run -> Type C:\Windows\System.ini into the run box and press enter…. Read more »

Delete Spam Comments in WordPress via MySQL

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When marking comments as “spam” in WordPress, it doesn’t actually remove them from the database. From my own experience, most WordPress installations have thousands of spam comments in their databases, taking up valuable space. In the wp_comments table the comment_approved column will show a value of “spam” on any comment marked as spam – and… Read more »

WordPress Dynamic Replacement

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(Updated October 2012) WordPress has long had a feature that dynamically replaces standard characters with their more visually appealing (and perhaps more accurate) symbols. In some cases the formatting may not be desirable. Last year I wrote a few articles on Exchange Server errors. The errors typically follow the form of 0xNumber, ex. 0x8000000F. What… Read more »

Trend Micro vs Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

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Although yesterday I mentioned how convenient Trend Micro’s Security for SMB was, I did not examine the effectiveness of Trend Micro’s protection. I’ve had the luxury of dealing with many corporate computers infected with Malware, Spyware, Grayware, Adware and every other type of ‘ware. Trend Micro does well with most traditional viruses, but falls terribly… Read more »