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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easy and free way to view chrome incognito history on a specific computer.

 

incognito warning text

This works for checking the domain names accessed by a specific PC using any browser including Chrome Incognito. The advantage of this method is that you don’t need to install software the disadvantage is that only domain names will be logged not specific web pages.

First go to https://store.opendns.com/get/premium-dns/ and sign up for a free account.

Next for a windows XP pc login with an administrator account. (Windows Vista see here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-TCP-IP-settings Windows 7 see here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-TCP-IP-settings )

Start/ My Network Places/ View Network Connections/

Right click Local Area Connection or WiFi connection.

Click Properties.

Scroll through the list and highlight Internet Protocol (TCIP/ IP) then click on Properties.

Leave the first IP check box alone.

Configure the DNS checkbox as in the image below (click to enlarge image).Open DNS settings.

Click OK. Test browser works. Done.

Your OpenDNS account will now log domain names (but not specific web pages) accessed by the PC that you have set to use the OpenDNS servers regardless of whether or not Chrome Incognito is used.

See also: http://www.polybore.co.uk/2009/03/warning-google-chrome-incognito-mode.html

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shock! Despite Super Bowl Chrysler Ad Clint Eastwood is not a Democrat.

 

When analysing this ad it is important to remember that Clint Eastwood does not need need the money from doing the voice over for a car advertisement, indeed he has apparently donated his fee to charity. This begs the question, why did he do it?

It would be fair to assume that Mr Eastwood's agreement to doing the ad would have been conditional, clearly not on financial gain, but on his having a great deal of sway over the contents of the script. After all he is perhaps as well known now as a director as he is an actor.

So to answer the question "why did he do it? it seems evident that he has used this ad as a vehicle (excuse the pun) to express his "political opinion", we can say his "political opinion" because when we consider the question of whether this ad is political or not it should be borne in mind that Mr Eastwood has a track record as politician and has a continued interest in politics.

However before we get carried away with over interpreting the politics of the ad we must take into account what Mr Eastwood has said. He expressly rules out any notion that the ad supports either political party, the incumbent President, or any of the Republican candidates for nomination.

Rather than Mr Eastwood's "political opinion" what we have here would be better described as his "opinion on US politics". Plain and simple the ad it is a call for co- operation in the face of adversity.

Oh and by the way, why not buy a Chrysler, they are made in the USA.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Look alike. Davros and Dot Branning (Cotton).

The second polybore look alike, the first being http://www.polybore.co.uk/2010/02/catherine-tate-sex-robot-modelled-on-or.html , again has a “Dr Who” connection.

This time it is Dot Cotton (on the left) and Davros (on the right). Dot Cotton (Branning) and Davros look alike.

Friday, March 9, 2012

How to test an ir (infra red) remote control.

Video of IR sender taken with basic mobile phone digital camera.

 

Today needed to check if a TV remote control had stopped working or if it was the actual ir receiver on the TV that was at fault. (Didn't want to buy a replacement remote only to find that was not the problem).

After a bit of research it turns out that most digital cameras can "see infra red".

So pointed the ir remote at a mobile phone camera and checked the camera display. Sure enough the ir emitter could be seen to be flashing, appearing to flash with a white light.

Hence fault traced to TV ir receiver.

Monday, January 23, 2012

How to hide/ remove page titles/ headers: WordPress 2011 Theme

Ok so you have set up your pages on the WordPress 2011 theme but you do not want that big page title displaying at the top of each page.

The good news is it is very easy to do. Hopefully you have found this article before wading through the WordPress forums wasting time and being thoroughly bamboozled.

Anyway, moan over, here is how we worked out how to do it ourselves and which we wish we had just done in the first place…

To do this we are going to comment out the section where the script calls for and displays the title of a page. This will effect all of the pages you have set up and all subsequent pages you create ie the title will no longer display on the page but happily will still appear in your menus. It is just a wee modification so no need to worry about causing major damage here. First off we need the editor and the relevant template…

Dashboard/ Appearance/ Editor/ Templates/ content-page.php

Modify the script so that it looks like this.

<?php



/**



 * The template used for displaying page content in page.php



 *



 * @package WordPress



 * @subpackage Twenty_Eleven



 * @since Twenty Eleven 1.0



 */



?>



<?php



/**



<article id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>



    <header class="entry-header">



        <h1 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>



    </header><!-- .entry-header -->



*/



?>



    <div class="entry-content">



        <?php the_content(); ?>



        <?php wp_link_pages( array( 'before' => '<div class="page-link"><span>' . __( 'Pages:', 'twentyeleven' ) . '</span>', 'after' => '</div>' ) ); ?>



    </div><!-- .entry-content -->



    <footer class="entry-meta">



        <?php edit_post_link( __( 'Edit', 'twentyeleven' ), '<span class="edit-link">', '</span>' ); ?>



    </footer><!-- .entry-meta -->



</article><!-- #post-<?php the_ID(); ?> -->




All we have done is commented out the section of code that deals with the header by open multiline comment /* close multiline comment */, just like the creator of this template has commented out the template info at the very top.



Easy to reverse this by deleting the comment script if we decide we want the titles back.



Don’t forget to click “Update File”. That is it. Have a look at your pages and you will see the titles/ headers have gone.



Bear in mind that if, or more likely when, the WordPress (twenty eleven) 2011 Theme updates your changes will be lost so it is worth creating a child theme. Here is how to do that http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes