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My Book Live NAS Drives Exploit

A recent security exploit has rendered an entire range of My Book Live and My Book Live Duo useless. The Network Attached Storage hard drives, made by Western Digital, were affected by a vulnerability that was first discovered in 2018. Sadly the devices that were affected hadn’t been updated since 2015.

Mac

Mac OS Sierra – Apple Mail – Find and Reverse IP Address

A common method of scamming people is via email.  Today the majority of people access their email on the go using a mobile Phone or tablet. You only get the basic information when using these means.  This mini tutorial will show you how to access email headers using Apple Mail.

WordPress

Feedburner Finally Binned From My WordPress Blog

2After 7 years of using feedburner I have finally decided to switch. Google haven’t yet killed off feedburner entirely but having announced that they are no longer going to support or update it. Like many people who are flocking to alternatives I thought I would jump on the bandwagon. Obviously switching to something new can be quite problematic and true I did encounter a couple of problems and here is how I solved them.

WordPress

Integrate WP Single Post Navigation into your WordPress Theme

This tutorial shows you how to integrate the WP Single Post Navigation into your theme without using the plugin. I initially attempted to use the plugin and for some reason it didn’t work on my custom child theme based on TwentyEleven so I decided to hard code it into my theme by adding it to my functions.php. I will show you two methods, one to display the default WordPress single post navigation and one to display how to reverse the links for a book like affect.

WordPress

Display Your WordPress Recent Posts on a Static Page

This tutorial shows you how to display your recent posts on a static web page. So now you ask the question ‘Define Static?’ There are a variety of reasons why you may have static pages. If you have built a website from scratch and need a blog or news section. You want to pull some information from the blog to your homepage.

There have been several methods on the web including accessing the database. In this simple, but elegant solution I will show you 2 methods. One of which will be on a page with a .php extension and another will be on a page with a .htm extension.

If you want to display your latest posts on an existing WordPress blog please check out the following post.

Please check out Display your WordPress Recent Posts FAQs that I have set up to go along with this tutorial.

WordPress

Exclude WordPress Pages from Displaying In Search Page!

WordPress automatically assigns the default category to a single page. This is a simple way to exclude certain pages, for example, a contacts page, from displaying in your search results. A simple way around this is to create a new category, in this instance I have called it pages. Once the category is created hover over the newly created category and look for the cat-ID number as shown below, remember it or write it down.

Software

Speed Up Vista! Part 2

Welcome to Speed up Vista part 2.  This section is also relevant to those that have XP or Windows 7 & 10. In Speed up Vista Part 1 we have speeded up our system so far by turning off system services that are not needed. In this section, we will look at other ways to speed up your computer by cleaning the registry, temporary files, startup entries and defragmentation.

Software

Speed Up Vista! Part 1

Windows Vista may dive bombed since it was released in 2007. For those have you that do have it and thought it was a faster system you will be disappointed!  First and foremost Vista looks beautiful but underneath those good looks, it is also using a lot of needless system resources.