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Twitter is over capacity… You mean Twitter is DOWN

Twitter has been down most of this morning and all they can say is Twitter is over capacity. I think they should be a bit more forthcoming and admit the site is DOWN.

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Joomla Spell Check Error: “id”:null,”result”:[],”error”:null

I’m using Joomla 1.5.24 and JCE as editor. I got an error when trying to do a spell check in the editor: Error response: Could not open SSL connection to google.{“id”:null,”result”:[],”error”:null} I solved this by enabling PHP Extension: php_curl Hope … Continue reading

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Force scrollbar on short pages

When you have a design that does not fill the full screen you sometimes get the problem where the page seems to shift when you navigate between long and short pages. This is because of the scroll bar on the … Continue reading

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Joomla! 1.6 and Artisteer template

I got artisteer 3 to work with Joomla 1.6 in 8 minutes including testing in FF 3, 5 IE&, 8, 9 and 10 and IT WORKS! I must admit I already had Joomla 1.6 installed. All I did was quickly … Continue reading

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Calendar pop-up link position / not showing in Joomla

I Had an issue in IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 when I click on the calendar icon the calendar does not appear. I then scrolled to the top of the page and there it was. So the issue in Joomla to … Continue reading

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Using Windows 7’s Windows XP Mode to Run Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer

This document contains step-by-step instructions for setting up multiple copies of Windows XP Mode on a Windows 7 PC in order to run Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 simultaneously with IE9 in Windows 7. Windows XP Mode is available … Continue reading

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Joombah jobsboard joomfish translation

Hi I have a dual language site using Joomfish. I wanted to translate the fields that are kept in the back end. I presume it will work for any of these fields that are stored in the backend / database. … Continue reading

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Back up email in Microsoft Outlook

Most people don’t realize that email isn’t necessarily saved in backups the same way that other files are. That’s because Outlook saves your emails in a Personal Folder file with a .pst extension that doesn’t automatically get caught in normal … Continue reading

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Joomla: Edit login module

If you want to edit the joomla log-in module you can go to and edit: /modules/mod_login/tmpl/default.php In my case I wanted to remove the option to register (without disabling the ability to register from Global configuration. Remove or comment the … Continue reading

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Joombah Jobs Board – Allow HTML and CSS Tags in Tooltips

Joombah is an excellent component for joomla 1.5 and 1.6. I wanted to be able to add HTML and CSS Tags to my tooltips to format the tooltips as I wanted. All you have to do is: 1. Open /administrator/components/com_jbjobs/controllers/jbjobs.php … Continue reading

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