How to delete application caches in Mac OS X

If you’re struggling with a crashing Mac app or just trying to clean-up the remnants of an uninstalled program, deleting application caches can be a good place to start. Application caches are used by both native and third-party applications to store temporary information (like a recently visited webpage) and speed up load times. In general, […]

Fix: WordPress 3.1 and Disqus Plugin Error When Returning Comments Count

If you use the popular 3rd-party commenting system Disqus in your WordPress-powered website, you may have noticed that some errors appeared in your Posts lists after upgrading to WordPress 3.1.  The specific error you see would be something like: Warning: number_format() expects parameter 1 to be double, string given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 155 I’ve […]

Fix: WPtouch Pro Plugin Breaks WordPress 3.1’s Admin Bar

WordPress 3.1 rolled out today and brought with it several new features, one being the WordPress admin bar. This feature has been previously available to WordPress.com users and is now available to self-hosted sites (like Techerator), and gives logged-in users access to page controls without having to leave the site. Sites that use the popular […]

WordPress: How to Fix Author RSS Feeds with the FD Feedburner Plugin

If you run a WordPress-based website and offer RSS feeds to your readers, the WordPress plugin FD Feedburner is invaluable. This plugin automatically redirects any RSS feed on your website to the correct Feedburner feed with very simple configuration. One problem with FD Feedburner is that it doesn’t support individual author RSS feeds. Since we […]

How to Filter Your Facebook News Feed with the New Version of Facebook

About a year ago, I wrote a guide to filtering the noise from your Facebook News Feed that worked for the old version of Facebook.  The News Feed can get really messy when a lot of your friends are playing games like Farmville, Mob Wars, etc., and the old version of Facebook provided you with […]

7 Gifts For Your Special Geek This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day happening this Sunday, hopefully you have thought ahead and purchased your special someone a gift already.  If you haven’t purchased your Valentine a gift yet, then continuing reading to get some ideas for what to get them this year. E-Book Reader (Him and Her) Chances are that your special someone likes to […]

Fix: Adobe AIR Apps Crash After Upgrading to Fedora 12

After upgrading your system to Fedora 12, you may notice that some of your Adobe AIR applications no longer load properly.  The problem may persist even after you have reinstalled both Adobe AIR and the individual Adobe AIR applications. An error you may receive when installing the AIR applications is shown below: Application crashed with […]

Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates

A recent Windows Update (KB973879) has been causing a “blue screen of death” (stop error) in many computers running Windows Vista 64-bit edition.  Many of the affected computers are HP Pavillion dv Series laptops (such as dv4 and dv6 models), but we have had reports of other manufactures having the same issues.  The problem occurs […]

Fix: Connecting USB Devices To VirtualBox On Fedora 11

Update: This problem has been resolved in VirtualBox Version 3.0.8. Remove the following fix before upgrading to 3.0.8 to take advantage of the update.  For help on installing VirtualBox on Fedora 11, checkout our guide. I have come across one problem with VirtualBox on Fedora 11 – USB devices are listed in the device manager […]

Fix: Firefox Won’t Save Cookies or Auto-Logins

Update 06-16-09: Mozilla has announced in Firefox 3.0.11 that “Several issues were reported with the internal database, SQLite, which have now been fixed by upgrading to a newer version.”  So if this guide works for you, be sure to upgrade to the newest version of Firefox. It can strike when you least expect it – […]