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How To Block Specific Sites In Google Search Results!

How To Block Specific Sites In Google Search Results!
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If you are like me and are sick and tired of seeing content farms and other spam sites in your search results there is a clever plugin you can install to permanently remove them from all your results. All you need to do is install Personal Blocklist (by Google) and follow the simple steps below to clean up your search results.

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Microsoft GOD Mode

Microsoft GOD Mode
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Anyone that is technically inclined or a nerd by nature is already up to speed with the abortion that is happily named Microsoft Windows 10. Probably the biggest problem those of us that build our own systems have with it, aside from the rest of the problems Windows gives us (forced restarts, Windows P2P, The scrolling Apps list in the start menu, default browser, Cortana sending you to Bing, Windows Store, replaced PDF reader with the Edge browser, and many many more issues) is this issue where somehow Microsoft went from being the worst driver manager on the planet to now forcing its drivers on us without the option to disable it.

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It Only Takes One

It only takes one site that is not up to date to allow a hacker access to the server and all its bounty. Not neglecting to update a website when there is a security release is paramount to ensuring that the server and all the other sites on it are secure. Even in our due diligence we can have many sub domains where we may be testing or building the next big thing for our clients and it is these sites that are the most vulnerable because once we are done we move on to other things and will likely forget about them until it is too late!

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Filter all Articles Within Nested Categories in Joomla 1.7

It has been a real pain to work with the articles that are nested inside sub categories in joomla 1.7. Why this was overlooked is still a mystery but one we should expect with this new nested category structure. The problem is when you filter a category in the article viewer, the only articles that currently show up are those that are in the selected category. If you want to see articles that are nested in the sub categories in the one you are viewing you have to select each category one at a time to see the other articles.

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Steps for Akeeba Backup

There is some confusion on how to move a Joomla website using the powerfull Akeeba Backup tool. Although this is a very straight forward process it can seem daunting to those who have never used it before. I assure yuo that there are no hidden processes or tricks to using this tool and here I will give you a very straight forward tutorial on how to move through the process of moving your Joomla website using Akeeba Backup.

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