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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Full screen Paddy Powers Live Video Window

I am just watching a football match in a tiny window on Paddy Power's website. Unfortunately it's in a small video preview window and it doesn't allow you to full screen it.



I set about investigating the website code to see what could be done. By 'inspecting' the code I discovered the iFrame which plays the video and by manipulating that code you could get the video playing much larger which was quite useful and nearly the full screen video that I wanted in the first place.



However I then discovered a Chrome browser add on that does all this for you and you just need to do one click and everything occurs automatically. Install this great browser add on and you too can full screen tiny videos really easily!

Download this excellent browser add on HERE

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Freesat & Saorview TV Channel Listings 30.10.2019

O.K. so today I decided to while away a few hours and update my TV channel listing from my two FreeSat boxes. It literally took me hours and hours, then I thought 'Maybe somebody else would be interested in these?' So I've decided to share them with you.

These are literally FTA channels, nothing dodgy.. so please bear that in mind before downloading them.

Ferguson Ariva 150 Combo





zGemma H2S

Channel List : http://gestyy.com/w53CNw



zGemma 2S



Channel List : http://gestyy.com/w52oBv



zGemma's how do I install? 

Using your remote, press Menu, Information, Network and make a note of your receivers IP Address.

On your computer type your receivers ip address (for example http://192.168.1.170) 

You will be forwarded to the OpenWebIf page of your receiver

Select (from the Left panel) Extras, Bouquet Editor.

For your own protection, click Export and save your current bouquets before you go any further!

Now you can select Import, and point the dialogue box that pops up to the bouquets_backup.tar file that you downloaded from me (and not the one you just backed up!!).

That's it!


Hopefully these will be of benefit to somebody? Please note that your previous bouquets will be erased by doing this, so make sure you take a backup first! Also you will need to re-run your EPG importer to get a fresh, up to date EPG listings as well. thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Online Surveys

This tried and tested method of making money on the internet, has been around for decades. With more and more people now choosing to get involved and have their own opinions heard.

Really simple to get involved, start completing surveys and ultimately start earning real cash rewards.

The following survey companies are recommended and are personally in use.









Here are some recent proofs of payment, the cash out amounts vary depending on the survey company.

Perks (Lightspeed / Lifepoints) latest payment

Mobrog latest payment

Mobrog payment history

Tonula latest payment

Good luck filling out your surveys, please post a comment below if your happy with your rewards!

Thanks for reading this :-)





Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The new SFC /ScanNow command



O.K, so this will probably be one of my briefest posts..

Windows XP and upwards used to have a good 'ole' command to scan and fix any corrupted files. By opening an elevated command prompt and typing 'SFC /ScanNow' it would find and check all of your system files for any corrupted ones.

Well as I've recently found out, the command is now depreciated and considered 'legacy'. Instread it has now been replaced by this:

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
This is pretty much a verification to see if it can find any issues..

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
This is the fix it command

I've found these very useful so thought I'd bookmark it here for myself and anybody else that appreciates it. Thanks for reading.

EDIT :  I have just discovered that, when restoring, you need to tell the Dism command where you will be restoring from. For example if your Windows disc is in your DVD drive you could tell it:

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth /Source:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

I didn't do it that way myself, my Windows disc didn't have a .wim file, instead it had a .esd file but it works just the same. If you wanted to you could even convert the .esd file into a .wim file but if you don't need to then why bother!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Disable eir_WiFi SSID Wireless Network WTF

Do you have one of the new Eir cable modem/routers? If so you will have a 2.4GHz wireless signal AND a 5GHz wireless signal being transmitted out of your new router. Are you aware that in addition to your own two wireless SSID's there is also a third SSID being transmitted?




A third freely available wireless transmission 'eir_WiFi' which Eir's customers can connect to?  Here's a snippet from their website;

"As an eir customer you can connect safely and securely to over 100,000 WiFi hotspots nationwide with eir WiFi. No more having to ask for passwords as you will automatically connect to the WiFi of other eir broadband customers. Plus, with eir WiFi you can surf to your heart's content on your mobile without eating into your mobile data!"

You can read more about that here. Shocking isn't it! People can pull up outside your house and steal your bandwidth downloading anything they like! 

Here's how to disable that feature that by default is enabled.

  1. Log into your Eir account via your browser - https://my.eir.ie/profile
  2. At the top right is the option 'More' with a downward arrow, once clicked that will expand seven more options. One of these options is 'eir WiFi'.
  3. Flick the slider in the 'eir WiFi Host' section to disable this feature.
  4. Confirm your choice (Like you'd leave it enable?!)
  5. Wait an hour and reboot your modem/router.

Here's four screenshots to assist you..








Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Skype is dead..

Long story short.. Since Micro$hite have purchased Skype they have really managed to screw it up. Hateful new front end, inability to show which of your contacts are actually online (something old Skype never had a problem doing) suddenly your microphone stops working, etc. etc.



I've been looking for a simple alternative. Talky is my new favored friend (mean of voice, video and screen-sharing communication) Simple to run, basically it's a tab on your web browser so no need to run any other communication program. Which means your saving system memory to boot.



Up to 15 people can communicate in any one Talky room at the one time, so it's probably better than Skype however you'll have to change the way you operate to use Talky.

When you use Skype, your loading a program into memory and should be able to see which of your contact have also loaded Skype up and then you can call them. Well that doesn't really occur when your using Talky your either in a room waiting for others but you don't have the ability to beckon them. Well actually you do via other mean, Whatsapp, Viber, Text Msg etc. etc. Also file sharing isn't as easy as it used to be, i.e. you can't drag and drop files into Talky, so email comes back into the equation. If you can get your head around that then your fine.

Screen sharing via Talky as a pre-requisite, you must install their official extension which can be found here, then F5 to refresh your browser.



If you want to contact me, message me on here on my blog in the comments below. If I know you, I'll reply back with my room ID. Thanks for reading. Enjoy!




Saturday, 13 October 2018

Android Wifi Connected But No Internet [Solved]

This was a strange one, I was using the internet fine last night. I didn't change any settings and yet this morning my phone informed me there was no internet!

 

Time to look into this! The morning challenge begins!

The first thing I checked was my router. I logged into it on it's internal IP address (Usually http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.1.254) to see what it said about my connection. According to my router I HAD an internet connection so I should be able to Google a few pages. As you can see some pages worked and some pages didn't but it gave me the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG clue, so I Googled that..


   

Obviously it's a hit or miss scenario, some pages work some don't but after reading the
Reddit post I presumed that I needed to amend my DNS Server on my router. At least it is worth a try I thought.

So logged back into my router and changed the primary and secondary DNS servers away from my ISP's suggested servers to the Google ones as per the Reddit suggestion. Rebooted the router and we're all good again now. Additional instructions on how to change your DNS server setting in your router can be read here.

In terms of possible reasons for this occurring, the only thing that I can think of is we had a bad storm yesterday and maybe my ISP's DNS servers are down or have an issue with them?

Other DNS servers are available and you can read about them here. There is seemingly even a performance increase and you can read about that here.

Hopefully this work around will be useful for others if they have the same DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error message in the future, assuming that is they can find a device that'll actually connect to the internet to read my blog post!

:-D