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[Solved] Unexpected Error while Installing Element 3D Code: 84

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

If you get an unexpected Error while installing Element 3D version 2.2 Code:84 this error it could be because (like in my case) Element 3D already was installed and the installer couldn’t over write its files. So to solve this :


Error establishing a database connection when Everything is Right! [WordPress]

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Error Establishing a Database ConnectionDatabase name, user and password were right in my wp-config.php file, but still I got ‘Error establishing a database connection’ even though the WordPress blog worked fine before.


Solve Webmin/Debian Error: Failed to install module .deb : Not a valid module file : tar: This does not look like a tar archive

Friday, July 20th, 2012

You are maybe, like me a few minutes ago, confused after following crappy instructions on the Webmin website about installing Virtualmin as a Webmin module; or you might have tried installing some other package with a .deb extension & run to an error looking like this:


QuickTime Player & Downloading MP3 Files in Firefox

Monday, May 28th, 2012

If you have Firefox installed with the QuickTime plugin installed you wouldn’t be able to download MP3 files. If you left click a link to an MP3 file the QuickTime player will open to read the file instead of the box inviting you to save it.


Tagging Everyone at Birth to Control Everyone’s Life … & Death

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

That is the newest futuristic idea on BBC Future by Sci-Fi novelist Elizabeth Moon: “If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached – a barcode if you will…
“It would be imprinted on everyone at birth…
“Having such a unique barcode would have many advantages. In war soldiers could easily differentiate legitimate targets…”.


How To Install ionCube Loaders the Very Easy Way

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

When I first googled “How to Install ionCube Loaders on Linux” I found tutorials talking about some ioncube-install-assistant.php file that should but doesn’t exist in the loaders packages. Then I read about the Loader Wizard on the Loaders page and all was magically solved like by a wizard :)


Ayn Rand: An Average Savage Like the Rest of Us

Friday, February 24th, 2012

My knowledge about Ayn Rand’s way of thinking comes mostly from Atlas Shrugged, one of her most influential novels which I just finished reading; the rest comes from a few articles I read & videos I watched on the Internet. What I like in Rand’s philosophy is that it’s built of simple concepts that make sens most of time if applied the right way.


For the Moral of the Food

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

My microphone under Windows 7 didn’t work since I installed the OS, I tried to update the sound driver for one compatible with Windows 7, an official driver I got from ASUS website, but it didn’t solve the problem. Only today i got the genius idea of uninstalling the official driver & guess what? Windows 7 default driver is way better!


How to Control Masked Dynamic Text with ActionScript 3

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Okay this took a lot of my time but happily with some googling & ingenuity I managed to find a solution.

The problem was that I had a dynamic text field that needed to be masked with an animated mask, the mask was a tweened shape.


I love you but God more, you’re God’s gift to me

Monday, March 15th, 2010

It works with anything, & it’s the key of eternal happiness.

A single man can’t fight the future

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

I’m not sure it’s the same quote from the XFiles movie, i guess it means one man (Mulder) can’t fight powerful conspirators.

But how about a single “non married” man? Can he fight the future?

Mourn the Victim or Curse the Murderer?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

What to do when someone commits suicide?

MySQL Error: Illegal Mix of Collations on Imported Database After Script Update

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I was doing some testing before upgrading a vBulletin 3.8.4 board to vB 4.0.1, for that I downloaded the MySQL database of the forum using phpMyAdmin, created a new database on a different hosting account & imported the database there. Next I run the upgrade script & all worked fine, till I accessed my upgraded testing forum & tried to open some pages, I got the following MySQL error:


Our brains created bots for millenniums

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

.. those crazy characters in our dreams.

Impatience is the bane of modern consumer …

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

… and the gold mine of producers.