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Synology Sonarr torrent workaround after Kickass went offline

Synology Sonarr torrent workaround after Kickass went offline

on 6 August, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

        The following process will not enable Sonarr to download the torrents as before. Instead, it is a workaround in order to Synology Download Station to do the actual search/downloading and Sonarr to do the rest; archiving, renaming etc. Sonarr configuration should remain as is. Step 1 Visit https://showrss.info/ and create an account. Step 2 Navigate to “My Shows” tab and add all the TV shows, you want Download Station to monitor, in the list. Step 3 Then select the settings icon  for every show and select the required quality and whether to download the repack versions. The final outcome should look something like the image of step 2. Step 4 After completing the setup, navigate to “My Feed” tab and copy the custom feed address that showrss will generate for you. Step 5 Open Download Station in Synology and Navigate to Settings and RSS menu. There you can set the update interval (every how long to check for new torrents). Press OK. Step 6 Then navigate to RSS Feeds section of Download Station and select the + sign on the top. Paste the URL copied from “My Feed” tab of showrss.info and tick the box “Automatically download all items”. Press Add. Step 7 Pray to the internet gods that everything works as...

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Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

on 14 November, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

This article explains how to make Windows BootCamp scrolling as similar to Mac OS X! 1 Reverse scrolling There is a registry setting named FlipFlopWheel that does exactly this and can be found after typing regedit in Run and pressing enter which will launch Registry Editor. Then search for keyword FlipFlopWheel. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\VID_???\VID_???\Device Parameters. The search will find multiple mouse entries. The default value for FlipFlopWheel will be 0 and needs to change to 1. After the change reboot in order to take effect. To get the VID_??? number you need to: Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Hardware tab, then click Properties. In HID-compliant mouse Properties window click the Details tab and select the Device Instance Path property. The registry path is in there! 2 Make scrolling smoother Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Wheel tab, then change “The following number of lines at a time” to...

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Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

on 7 November, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

This article explains how to install Windows 10 on an old MacBook running El Capitan. Apple made sure to make our lives difficult but installation is still doable.   1 Download the Windows 10 .iso file from your preferred location (MSDN, torrentz etc) and place the .iso file on the desktop.   2 Insert a USB drive in one of the Mac’s ports. This USB drive will be formatted so make sure that all its contents are backed up. Launch the Disk Utility, select the USB drive from the list, then press Erase on the top of the window and make sure MS-DOS (FAT) format is selected. Then click Erase button to start the process.   3 Once formatting is complete, launch Boot Camp assistant and click Continue. Make sure all three options are selected as per below screenshot. If the first option “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” is missing, please follow the article of the link to make it appears before continuing the process on this article. Then click Continue again. If the .iso file is placed on the Desktop and the USB drive is FAT formatted, Boot Camp Assistant will automatically detect them as per screenshot below. Click Continue again to manage the size of the Windows partition and then the installation process will initiate!   4 (Bonus) Once Windows 10 are installed, you will notice some key mac features like right click of the Track Pad are not working. In order to install Boot Camp drivers, please follow the article “Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer...

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Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk missing on El Capitan

Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk missing on El Capitan

on 6 November, 2015 in Blog | 57 comments

I first noticed “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” was missing from Boot Camp Assistant after installing El Capitan. So how to we solve this you ask? Read through the rest of the article to find out. Prerequisites: 1. Xcode (can be downloaded and installed from App Store) 2. Free time!   Let’s begin: 1 Open Terminal and copy Info.plist file of Boot Camp on your Desktop using below command: $ cp /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist Desktop/ 2 Right click on the new file Info.plist found on the Desktop and select Open with -> Xcode. Add new item in section DARequiredROMVersions. The new item value can be found by typing “System Information” in the Spotlight Search (Command + Space). Add new item in Section PreUSBBootSupportedModels. The new item value can also be found in System Information. Then edit PreUSBBootSupportedModels and delete the “Pre” to make it become USBBootSupportedModels. If your MacBook model exists in section Win7OnlyModels, make sure to remove it from there. Then Save and Exit Xcode. Final file will look like this:   Change the ownership of the new file to match the original: $ sudo chown root:wheel Desktop/Info.plist Above command will ask you to enter the administrator password so make sure you have that. 3 Reboot in Recovery Mode by having pressed the Command + R buttons while the MacBook starts. Navigate to Utilities and then Terminal. Enter below command which will cause to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) and restart the MacBook: $ csrutil disable ; reboot Disabling SIP will allow us to replace the original Info.plist with the modified one.   4 Once booted back to normal mode, use below command in Terminal to replace the old Info.plist with the modified one. $ sudo mv Desktop/Info.plist /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/   5 Reboot the machine back in Recovery Mode using Command + R keys while booting and enable back the SPI using this command: $ csrutil enable ; reboot All finished! Once Boot Camp Assistant launches again, the option “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” will...

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WordPress plugin update Connection Information

WordPress plugin update Connection Information

on 13 October, 2015 in Blog | 11 comments

A common error that you can come across while updating your WordPress plugins is the one in the screenshot where WordPress is requesting to provide the Connection Credentials in order to be able to update. For me personally this happened when I moved my websites to a new server and the permissions of the files changed. WordPress is checking the ownership of the files while updating and they must match some specific criteria described in various posts in the web. There is no need to go into much detail on what is causing the problem since there is a very simple solution which worked on all my websites. Just add below line at the bottom of wp-config.php and you are done!...

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Fix for Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model

Fix for Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model

on 15 September, 2013 in Blog | 58 comments

Recently I tried to install Boot Camp 5.0.5033 on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) having previously installed Windows 7 64-bit. Guess what? Apple decided to make our life difficult again by popping up “Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model” error. I am guessing that this problem  happening to many of you out there that have different models of Macs so here is how to solve: 1 Download Boot Camp 5.0.5033 (or a newer version) from apple’s website. 2 Extract all contents but do not run *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\setup.exe as this will produce the error displayed above. 3 Instead we need to run *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp.msi but if we try to do it the old fashioned way, yet another error pops up “this installation requires elevated privileges. launch the installer through setup.exe”. Unfortunately in my case there was no option to run the msi as Administrator. 4 To overcome the administrator issue, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and locate cmd.exe. Right click the icon and select Run as administrator option. Hold on! Right click is not available without boot camp; well here is a secret, Shift+F10 does exactly the same! Navigate again to  *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple and execute BootCamp.msi from the command prompt by typing BootCamp.msi. If that does not work try “BootCamp.msi”. Voila! Restart your Mac and you are good to go. 5 (Bonus) Follow this link Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling to make scrolling in Windows have similar feeling as in Mac OS...

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