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End Tag “br” – W3C HTML Validation Error [SOLVED]

13 Mar
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If you try to validate your code to the HTML 4 W3C standard and the following validation error message is displayed then follow these steps on how to resolve this issue.

The Line number will be different for your coded project and will tell you exactly where the problem in the code is located.

Line 521: End tag “br”.

If you have the tag e.g:


You will need to change this to the following:


This will have resolved that error message. Repeat this for all other occurrences.

Please note: In XHTML the following line break codes can both be used:

<br /> and <br>

In HTML5 and XHTML both of the line breaks above can be used but <br> is preferred.

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Send from multiple accounts on Gmail using Aqua Mail Identities.

12 Mar
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If you have a Gmail account you can setup extra email account aliases on that gmail account. This will allow you to send from any domain name you own e.g. rather than e.g.

This will make your emails look more professional when dealing with clients etc.

Note: Gmail calls these “aliases”, in Aqua Mail they are called “identities”.

Login to you Gmail account.
> Press on the Settings Cog in the top right of the screen.
> Settings.
> Accounts and Import
> Goto the Send Mail As section
> Add another email address
> Enter your name
> Enter the email alias you want to add to Gmail. (E.g

Then enter the following details on this picture below to send the emails using the gmail server.

Gmail Email Forwarder

SMTP Server:
Port: 587
Username: This is your gmail email address
Password: This is your gmail password
Security: Secured connection using TLS (Recommended)
Click on Save Changes.
You will be sent an email. Click on the link in the email to verify your request.

Aqua Mail Account Identities

On your phone open Aqua Mail.
Goto the menu and click on “Accounts”
Hold your finger on your account in the list until a menu comes appears.
Add an Identity
Enter your email address you want to send emails from:
Enter your name for outgoing emails.

Now when you try to send an email on Aqua Mail it will now ask what email address alias that you want to send the email from. Choose the one you want to send from.


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Bad value for attribute “href” on element “a”: Illegal character in query: space is not allowed. [SOLVED]

12 Mar
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If you have received the following W3C validation error then this will help you solve the issue.

Line 290: Bad value for attribute “href” on element “a”: Illegal character in query: space is not allowed.

onclick=”, ”, ‘menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600’);return false;”>

Remove the 2 spaces in the code:

this.href, ”, ‘menubar=no,toolbar

The code should now read:


The issue will now be resolved.


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How to solve the “apple-touch-icon-precomosed” W3C Validation Error [SOLVED]

12 Mar
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How to solve the “apple-touch-icon-precomosed” W3c Validation Error message.

If your code reads like the following then it will need to be changed to the code further below.

<link rel=”apple-touch-icon-precomosed” sizes=”57×57″ href=”×57.png” />

Change the above code to the following (Removing “-precomosed”:

<link rel=”apple-touch-icon” sizes=”57×57″ href=”×57.png” />

Now this error message will have been resolved and repeat this change for any other occurences in your code.

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Excerpt textarea missing on WordPress post editing page [SOLVED]

11 Mar
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excerpt textarea

If the excerpt textarea is missing from the WordPress post editing page in the admin panel you will need to click “Screen Options” in the top right of the “Add a New Post” view/screen and click the checkbox for “Excerpt”. This will re-enable it and you will see it appear straight away.


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MP3 Downloads, Kickass Torrents & The Pirate Bay Domain/URL Lists

14 May
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Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) are blocking many torrent and mp3 download domains/websites. Below is a small list of URLS/Links that may get around the ISP blocks.


Kickass Torrents:

The Pirate Bay:


Other torrent sites:

MP3 Downloads:

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Windows 8.1 – How to Activate the Delete File Confirmation Window [SOLVED]

13 May
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In Windows 8.1 if you press the delete button on a file it will move it to the recycle bin without a pop up confirmation window. This feature was turned off in Windows 8 and to re-activate it please follow the steps below:


  1. First off, right-click Recycle Bin and select Properties. You can also access Recycle Bin Properties from within the Recycle Bin from Recycle Bin Manage tab.
  2. In Recycle Bin Properties dialog, enable Display delete confirmation dialog option and click OK to apply the change.





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If Skype will not install then try this work around using the portable version

25 Mar
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I tried uninstalling Skype which completed successfully but it was still installed on the computer so therefore I could not update to a later version of Skype.


In the end I installed the Skype Portable version and this allowed me to use Skype again. I installed it on my PC and it can also be installed on a USB drive if required.

Download Link:

Skype Portable Version (Allows you to install on PC or on USB Dongle)


I tried the following steps and still had no luck. They may work for you so have kept the details noted below:

I uninstalled Skype by going to the following on Windows 7:

Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features > Then clicking on Skype and clicking the “Uninstall/Change” button and choosing uninstall.

I completed this step and Skype was no longer appearing on the Programs & Features list but it was still installed.

I then had to do the following:

First, uninstall Skype again then have a look in C:\Users>{yourname}>AppData for any Skype folders which might be clinging on to settings you want to bin. Also, hit Windows key and R together then type regedit into the Open box an hit Enter. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Skype and delete the entire key then click Edit and Find, type in Skype and delete any further references you find by hitting Function 3 to find the next one every time. Leave the Registry by the File menu Exit and restart the computer twice. That should do it

If you try to install a newer Skype version and get this error message:

Installing Skype failed; code 1638

After spending hours on attempting to get this to work I gave up as it was not a high priority for me when Skype Portable works fine.



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What are Seeds and what are Leeches?

14 Feb
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A “SEED” is a person who is supplying a file that is being shared over the internet. The more seeds the better!

A “LEECH,” also know as a “peer,” is a person who is downloading a file, but has not yet fully downloaded it. Leeches are bad. Leeches are not your friend (hence the name). When a leech finishes downloading a file, they become a seed. A Leech can upload parts of a file whilst they are downloading. Once fully downloaded then it will then be defined as a seed.


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CSS Code to Solve Div Alignment Problems

22 Oct
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CSS Cascading Style Sheet

I was having problems aligning data inside a div container but I could not see what was causing this issue.

I originally thought it was to do with padding, margins and then div alignments and then came up with this useful code to help fault find my divs.

Paste the following code into the div tag in your HTML page:

style=”display:inline-block; border: 3px solid purple;

This will show a bright border for the DIV so you can more easily fault find any problems.




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Stop Windows 7 Libraries Folder Opening on Start up [SOLVED]

30 Sep
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This tip will stop the libraries folder opening on start up.

I tried many ways to solve this issue and below is the solution that worked for me and will hopefully work for you.

  1. Go to > Start Menu > Run >
  2. Type: “regedit”
  3. Click “OK”
  4. Browse to the following path way by clicking on each folder on the left hand side.
    “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon”
  5. On the right hand side you will see Name: “Userinit” Type: REG_SZ and Data: “c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,userinit.exe” (This is what mine was).
  6. Double click on “Userinit”
  7. Now change the Data to: “c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe”
  8. Click “OK”
  9. Now reboot and this sh0uld help solve your issue.PS. Remember to not change any other data in regedit unless you know exactly what you are doing as this could cause serious problems and prevent your computer from starting.Click on any screenshot to see a clearer larger example.

libraries folder opens on boot solved

Below is a link to the website which helped me solve it.

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Workaround for Virgin Media blocking “The Pirate Bay” Torrent Website.

01 Jun
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Then click a domain name in the list to be taken to the pirate bay website.

Virgin Media do not block as of yet. (20/09/2014)

Hopefully this will allow all the legal torrent file downloaders access!! ;D

PS: another way to get around this is to go through proxies and use a proxy in your web browser!

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If Windows 7 system recovery is running very slow and your computer system will not boot try this

01 Jun
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If Windows 7 system recovery is running very slow and the operating system will not boot this may be because something is running on your computer system slowly or could be faulty.
E.g. Hard drive

I found out a hard drive was running with problems causing the whole system to almost grind to a halt.The hard drive was faulty.

I determined this by disconnecting all devices and drives on the system and then plugging in the bootable disc. I then powerer the system up and it booted fully into windows 7.  With no problems.
I then tried connecting another hard drive then i tried booting again until i could see when the problem occured amd what device was causing it.
It wasnt immediately obvious as the hard drive was very intermittent but wheb i left windows on for a bit when i finally booted the system with the faulty hard drive then mouse was very laggy and doing anything was extremely slow. I managed to reboot and try again literally with the faulty drive and the bootable drive and i did actually manage to copy the files from the drive that were important and not backed up.
So i retrieved my data and through the hard drive away.

Prooved that a faulty hard drive on the same BUS on the computer will cause the entire system to run slow.

Solution pin point the faulty drive and remove.

I did have trouble booting into windows 7 it was due to an Avast system file causing the problems originally. Then i managed to boot into windows safe mode with networking and it took me many goes and then it suddenly did boot. Once in there i downloaded Avast uninstall/remover utility from their site to see if this would cure the booting problem. It did not and it it was now getting stuck on a file named something like classpnp.sys i cannot entirely remember the name.
But once i disconnected all the drives i did not need to worry about any of this as the faulty drive was causing all these issues somehow.

So the problem was solved.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader will not let you print [SOLVED]

12 May
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If Adobe Acrobat Reader will not let you print and you can print all other documents on the computer then there is a problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you goto Edit – Preferences –  then goto the security options link on the left hand side there will be a check box to untick to disable protection.
Uncheck that and click apply and ok. 
Then try to print and there you go this solved my problem at work and may help you out.



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Samsung Galaxy S4 Wifi Connection Problem with Dlink DIR-655 Router [SOLVED]

03 Nov
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If you have a problem connecting your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Dlink DIR-655 Wifi Connection then you need to change the following:


Login to the DIR-655

Go to:
Wireless Settings
Manual Wireless Network Settings
Now scroll down to the WPA Header on the page.
Change the Cipher Type to TKIP. (If it is on AES or AES & TKIP it will have problems on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for some reason.)

Problem solved.

Note: I used firmware 1.31EU
To view the firmware version go to: Tools > Firmware.

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You must accept the International Selling Agreement before you can list this item on a site other than where you registered or with international postage options.

13 Jul
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I got stuck with this error message:

eBay Message:


You can’t complete this listing right now. See below for details.

You must accept the International Selling Agreement before you can list this item on a site other than where you registered or with international postage options. If you prefer not to accept this agreement, you will need to list only where you registered and choose local postage options in this tool before resubmitting your listing. Please visit to accept these terms.

I hope the link below sorts out your problem follow this link once logged in and click “I agree”

Here’s the link to the actual agreement:

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Error connecting to wireless network on Samsung Galaxy S3 comes up as disabled

07 Apr
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If you are trying to connect to a wifi on a Samsung Galaxy S3 it may come up with this error message:

If this is displayed on your phone it is most likely an incorrect password for that wireless network connection.

Took me a while to solve as my router had defaulted to the standard password somehow and I was using my custom password which no longer existed.

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WordPress – Fatal Error on Upgrade, Allowed memory size exhausted?

01 Mar
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Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 67108864) (tried to allocate 18640 bytes) in blah/blah/blah/public_html/wordpress/wp-includes/media.php on line 253

I got this error from trying to update WordPress to 3.5.1

Maybe a All in One SEO Plugin is the problem.
1. Deactivate the SEO plugin
2. Upload the images
3. Update the post.
4. Activate SEO.

This worked for me.

Solved my issues hope this solves yours! took me around an hour to solve this and a previous error message!


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WordPress Error – Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

01 Mar
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Blog down! Displays this:

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.


Just remove the file called “.maintainance” in your base folder (Folder that contains index.php of WordPress). Sometimes this file will be hidden so you will need to unhide hidden files.


Hope this helps as it solved my issue!

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