David Millington
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Fix ManyCam Not Saving Login Subscription

My sister was having problems using ManyCam with Windows 7.  She could enter her login details to connect and setup her subscription but when she closed the program all the details were lost.  This caused her an additional problem where she could not use the same details again next time as it threw a subscription error at her.  She runs Windows 7 using an admin account so the solution was pretty simple:

  1. Right click the ManyCam desktop icon
  2. Choose the "Compatibility" tab
  3. At the bottom tick "Run this program as an administrator"
  4. Click OK
  5. The next time you run ManyCam it will now correctly save your settings file at the end when you close the program
  6. Note that if you are not running as an administrator then you may have to provide their login details when you use the shortcut

I think this ManyCam problem is because the program is trying to save the config file in its main program directory which it can't do when run as a standard user.  Running as an admin means it can save the file.  This is not the ideal solution as it means granting admin access to the ManyCam program but at least it will get you going until they provide a proper fix.

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Prevent Firefox Adverts Opening SteamVR

I have a HTC Vive and lately when browsing various sites including engadget & Tom's Hardware I notice SteamVR keeps opening.  Turns out some dickhead advertisers are trying to force VR ads on me.  The problem is I work with lots of Firefox tabs open across 3 screens and when you try to close SteamVR it also wants to close Firefox.  The solution is pretty simple, just disable VR in Firefox:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar
  2. Type VR into the search box at the top of the config page
  3. Double click both "dom.vr.enabled" and "dom.vr.openvr.enabled" so the right side value column says "false"

Done.  It's a bit of a pain if you do any browser based VR work but you can always re-enable it while working and turn it off again afterwards.

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Noctua Fan Resistor Ohms

Working on a hardware problem and I had to find the ohms (Ω) for the various Noctua Fan Resistors.  Found everything I needed but didn't see a single source for them all so thought it might help others if I compiled it all into one place:

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Old Site Content Imported

It took me ages but I finally managed to pull out all the old content from the blog and wiki systems. Now I just have to go through the 200+ pages and 400+ comments, giving them the once over before making each one live.

So all the big complicated jobs have been done, now it's just a case of a few big repetitive boring jobs so another 2-3 weeks. Then I can spend some time polishing the site theme off.

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New Site

So my site was slowly gathering mothballs as I had fallen out of love with the old blog and wiki software I was using.  Unfortunately a consequence of me avoiding using the site was that non of the security updates had been applied and some naughty sod decided to use an exploit to gain file system access to the domain directory.  Once they gained access they uploaded some scripts which let them use the sites mail system to send out spam emails and whilst I could of carried on just replacing their bad files it was one of those battles I wasn't going to win in the longterm without repairing the breach.  In the end I decided to take it as the world giving me a sign to rebuild it the way I wanted it to be.

The site is still a work in progress as I'm currently pretty busy with work commitments but I aim to import all of the old content, I'm hoping to have everything finished within the next week or two so then it will be back to business as usual, hopefully with a more consistant stream of new posts Smile

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