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How-to – Manage your browser add-ons

Posted in Browser, Free Stuff, How to with tags , , , , on October 1, 2015 by Sirusdark

Here’s a quick tip on how to manage your browser add-ons or extensions. Often, when installing stuff compulsively, add-ons often get installed WITH your consent, but without you knowing it.

Internet Explorer

In the menus, go in Tools > Manage Add-ons

Google Chrome

Type this URL : chrome://extensions/

Then delete the extensions you don’t need.

Firefox

Type about:addons or press Ctrl+Shift+A.

Now, some intrusive add-ons can’t be completely removed that way and must be removed with anti-malware tools. I recommend Malwarebytes free tool to do this. If you have any questions, lemme know!

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/

Windows 10 Part 1 – Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Posted in Computer, Free Stuff, Windows with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2015 by Sirusdark

[ This post has a MEGA FREE BONUS ]

Hello dear readers!

I hope you all refrained from upgrading to Windows 10 on day one! Never a good idea; instead, let others mess things up and find solutions for you. Like me! :D

First step getting Windows 10 is to either be running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Since I went directly from Windows XP Pro to Windows 8 Pro, I had to upgrade to 8.1 first. For those of you who prefer doing “clean installs” (I’m one of those, though I won’t this time), see references to download the Windows 10 media.

What went wrong

  • Had to uninstall printer software/drivers and re-install after the update.
  • Folder Libraries are disabled by default in 8.1. Annoying, yes, but pretty simple to re-enable them. It’s the very first answer in Microsoft’s FAQ. (see references)
  • Had to re-install/upgrade my Comodo Firewall and doing so, lost all my firewall settings. That’s normal since the system changed, thus everything is a “new” application. I now have to re-authorize applications as I go. I’ll be back to normal in a day or two.
  • The Windows lock screen picture changed back to the default image. Mine used to be the one with Seattle’s Space Needle tower. Again, super easy to change.
  • I lost my Windows “run” history (shortcut: Windows Key + R). Not a big deal, but still worth mentioning.
  • Windows Defender stopped working, but after some updates, it finally got back to normal.

NOTE : Always have an antivirus, anti-spyware and backup solution.

What went right

Haters

If you don’t like your Windows, please, let me know! I’m sure I can help you. I know frustrated users (often, myself) usually have good reasons to be. But once you understand things, it becomes JOY.

If you did ask me for help and still hate Windows, there’s more I can do for ‘ya! Bring some rope, quick-setting cement, a sleeping bag and we’ll be good to go.

Stay tune for the grand final: “Windows 10 – Part 2: Upgrading to Windows 10!”

FREE BONUS

aomei_backupperAOMEI Backupper Standard Edition

Because you readers are soo cool, I asked AOMEI for promo codes!
Just e-mail me to request Promo Discount Codes:
30% off Professional Edition and 20% off Server Edition!

You’re welcome!

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/libraries-faq
-https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
-http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install
-http://www.spaceneedle.com/home/
-http://www.aomeitech.com/ (I’m not affiliated: I make zero money)

Today – Free Comic Book Day

Posted in Event, Free Stuff with tags , , , , on May 2, 2015 by Sirusdark

As usual, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day!

For me, it’s an excuse to go for a walk (all day), hang out with friends, meet crazy strangers people and just have a nice day.

FCBD

“I just look at the pictures”

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

 

Free Online WYSIWYG HTML editors

Posted in Browser, Coding, Free Stuff, Open source, Resources with tags , , , on November 3, 2014 by Sirusdark

[ This post has a FREE BONUS ]

Hello fellow following readers!

I apologies for the delay (3 weeks). I had some finish posts, but after reviewing them, I decided to flush ’em instead of sticking to the schedule to post crap.

Now, let’s get back to useful stuff!

You may have noticed that many online forms, chats, forums or comment forms often offers text editing tools right from your browser to help embellish/edit your text. If you ever wondered where to find the resources to implement these tools in your own pages/websites, search no more! :D

Here is a listing of online text-editors tools I’ve been compiling for some time now, along with live working example. They are listed by tool’s “engine”:

CKEditor Engine (www.ckeditor.com)

http://htmleditor.in

http://bestonlinehtmleditor.com/

http://www.quackit.com/html/online-html-editor/

-http://www.html.am/html-editors/online-html-editor.cfm
(DEAD LINK – Left it for reference purposes)

TinyMCE Engine (www.tinymce.com)

http://wusiwyg.online-toolz.com/tools/wysiwyg-editor.php

Other engines/not 100% sure

http://online-html-editor.org/

http://www.htmlinstant.com/

http://www.timsfreestuff.com/HTMLEditor/

AmyEditor (www.amyeditor.com)

When I first began collecting the resources you see here, AmyEditor was live. Unfortunately, today the website is down and I haven’t been able to track down the source code (yet)… If you ever happen to find it, please send me a copy or link!

I hope you’ve found these resources useful for your next project! Follow/send me comments if you ever feel like it!

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League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS with RPG elements. Plus, it has cool artwork.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Extra Resources
-https://wordpress.org/plugins/ckeditor-for-wordpress/
-http://wordpress.ckeditor.com/

Early adopter? Try the latest Windows now!

Posted in Computer, Free Stuff, Software, Windows with tags , , , , on October 6, 2014 by Sirusdark

For all of you out there early adopters, being first isn’t enough. You want NOW, BEFORE now.

So here you go! You can download Windows Technical Preview here, now!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso

But you already did, didn’t you?

FREE BONUSDraftsight LogoGet DraftSight FREE!
DraftSight is professional-grade, free CAD software.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

New posts coming soon!

Posted in Announcement, Free Stuff, Games, Uncategorized with tags , on August 14, 2014 by Sirusdark

This blog have been a bit calm lately. Fear not! I have MANY more posts waiting to be published! You can soon expect a whole bunch of informative, useful posts on many different topics!

So stay tuned, new posts coming soon!

Enjoy!

FREE BONUS

warframe_logo Play across our very own Solar System and master the power of the Warframes today! (direct install or through Steam)
Finally, a free FPS action game set in Sci-fi world, fast fluid movements, awesome graphics and COOP!! Who knows, we could even fight together on Steam! @ Sirus

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

ASK – The only thing to do to protect yourself online

Posted in Free Stuff, Internet, Privacy, Security with tags , , , , on May 12, 2014 by Sirusdark

Most people just fill out any form they see online. They install software, download stuff without even knowing what they’re doing. They then wonder why they have viruses, receive spam, get their identity stolen or why their computer isn’t running as fast as before…

Playground

The Internet is NOT a safe playground. Even legitimate website can be compromised. Recently, a small error in a security protocol (known as Heart Bleed) was enough to allow unscrupulous individuals to steal private information. People should always be weary of what they do and what information they provide while connected to the Internet. Also, once something is made PUBLIC, it’s to late to “remove” it.

Cracks

Just realize: a single code breach (which you have no control over) is enough to compromise your privacy and security… Now imagine all your home’s doors and windows opened instead of a crack… that’s what using the Internet is when you don’t know what you’re doing.

Don’t feel stupid ASKING others when you’re not sure about something. Whenever doubting, ASK.

Knowledge is everything.

Enjoy!

FREE BONUS

Blizzard - The Lost Vikings

Click to enlarge – Note that StarCraft Anthology is not free.

Blizzard, world renown game creators of Diablo, Star Craft, Warcraft and World of Warcraft, FINALLY made available their old game Three Lost Vikings for FREE! Simply log into your battle.net account and grab it in the Classic Games section of your account!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Reference
-http://gamasutra.com/view/news/216877/Rock_n_Roll_Racing_The_Lost_Vikings_now_free_on_Battlenet.php
-http://heartbleed.com/