How to fix the issue when the PS3 DVD Drive will not eject

  1. At the back of the PS3, turn the Power switch OFF
  2. Hold down the Eject Power and Power button at the same time.
  3. While holding down both the eject and power buttons, switch the PS3 on (Switch at the back)
  4. Hold the buttons down for 8 seconds; it should now force the DVD to eject.

Also refer to the Playstation Help Article:

Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type: ncpa.cpl and press Enter
  4. Right click on the Wireless network connections icon
  5. Left click Properties
  6. Click the Wireless network tab
  7. Click Properties
  8. Click the Authentication tab
  9. Uncheck Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network
  10. Click Ok

If the above does not work, you will have to re-install your Wireless drivers, so head to the manufacturers website and download the latest Wireless drivers and re-install.

How to check your android phone uptime

Want to check how long your phone has been on for? Follow the instructions below.

  1. Go into Settings
  2. Go down and select About phone
  3. Select Status
  4. Scroll to the bottom to view your phones Up-time.

Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server

Trying to add your Google Account to your Android phone and it’s coming up with the error “Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server” try the tips below:

  1. Go into Applications and select the Youtube Application
  2. Login using your Google Account
  3. Wait for about one minute, while the Youtube application syncs your data.
  4. Close the Youtube application
  5. Open Settings
  6. Go to Accounts
  7. Now your Google Account should be listed, if it is not, attempt to add it (you should now be able to)
  8. . Add YouTube app and login with gmail account

If that does not work, try the following:

  1. Turn your mobile phone off
  2. Take out your Sim Card
  3. Start your phone (without Sim card)
  4. Click on Settings
  5. Click on Accounts
  6. Now attempt to add your Google Account
  7. Once the account has been added power off your phone and put your Sim card back in.

If that does not work it has been reported a Factory Reset (which you will lose all your data/contacts) will work.

How to Convert AVI/MKV/MP4 to DVD

I have had the best option with VSO’s ConvertX DVD follow the instructions below to create a DVD out of one or more Video files.
  1. Open ConvertX DVD
  2. Click File
  3. Click Add Video Files
  4. Select Files click Add
  5. Click DVD Options
  6. Change Menu Options
  7. Change Disc name from My DVD to something more relevant
  8. Click on Titleset
  9. Click Video
  10. Change Resolution to Automatic then click the Green Tick (to the right)
  11. Click
  12. Convert
  13. Now put in Blank DVD when asked and it will start burning within 5 seconds.
  14. Now put newly created DVD into DVD player and watch!

How to install Appsync on a Jailbroken iOS Device

  1. Open Cydia
  2. Select Manage
  3. Select Sources
  4. Select Edit
  5. Select Add
  6. Now enter the source:
  7. Select Add Source
  8. Cydia will now run a repository update and check for latest packages etc
  9. Once update has completed search for AppSync in Cydia
  10. Install the latest version
  11. It will then patch the necessary files to be able to utilize iTunes compatibility.

Black Screen on Windows 7 on an iMac

This usually occurs due to problems with the nVidia drivers. Follow the prompts below to repair this.

  1. Put the Windows 7 DVD into your drive and restart and boot from the DVD
  2. When the Windows 7 prompt comes up, select Repair Your Computer (on the lower left)
  3. Select your Windows installation and press Next
  4. Now you should be at the System Recovery Options, select Command Prompt
  5. Once the command prompt opens type: DEL C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSNVLDDMKM.SYS
  6. If you have problems with sound type:  DEL C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSati*.sys
  7. Now reboot
  8. You should now be in Windows 7 (however it will look a bit pale and large, this is normal)
  9. Go to the “nvidia” website and download the GT7 Series Driver for Windows 7
  10. Now install and reboot.
  11. Having done this go to the Nivida web site and download the GT 7 series drivers for Windows 7!
  12. Install the drivers and reboot.

HP Pavilion Slimline Ram/HDD Replacement

  1. Remove the casing by removing 3 screws, then slide off the side panel.
  2. Go to the HP Expand Bay and pull the tab up and slide the bay left at the same time.
  3. Now remove the CD-Rom by unscrewing the Black Screw on the lower part of the drive.
  4. Push the tab out and push the back of the CD-Rom out to create room to move above the RAM slots.
  5. To take the HDD out, go to the left hand corner and unscrew the screw, then take off the HD Lock.
  6. Unplug HD and push out.

Google Cheatsheet

Google Search queries


Show a list of definitions for phrase
Google’s cache of
List of websites that link to
List webpages similar to
Show information that Google has
List all webpages hosted at
Restrict the results to those with all
of the query words in the title.
Restrict the results to documents
containing that word in the title.
Restrict the results to those with all
of the query words in the URL.
safesearch: sex education

Search for sex education material
weather: hamilton nz
Displays the temperature and weather of a city/town

Use Google as a calculator

You can use google as a calculator to add/subtract and divide numbers.

+ addition
– subtraction
* multiplication
/ division
% modulus
% of percentage of
^ raise to a power

For example: 10000*700

Use Google to search for Music & Movies

Music -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” mp3 “Artist Name”
Movies -inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:php intitle:”index of” (mpg|mov|avi|wmv) “Movie Name”
Where Artist Name and Movie Name are replaced with the artist or movie you wish to find file directories for.

Use Google to search Rapidshare


To see all archives and programs available…


To see all music files available…


This should show all files available…


Google Services

Google AdSense
Google AdWords
Google Analytics
Google Answers
Google Base
Google Blog Search
Google Bookmarks
Google Books Search
Google Calendar
Google Catalogs
Google Code
Google Deskbar
Google Desktop
Google Directory
Google Earth
Google Finance
Google Groups
Google Images
Google Labs
Google Local
Google Maps
Google Mars
Google Mobile
Google Moon
Google Movies
Google Music
Google News
Google Pack
Google Page Creator
Google Personalized Home…
Google Personalized Search
Google Reader
Google Scholar
Google Search History
Google SMS
Google Suggest
Google Talk
Google Toolbar
Google Transit Trip Planner
Google Translate
Google Video
Google Web Accelerator
Google Web API
Google Web Search
Google Holiday Logos
Google Zeitgeist
Google Jobs
Google University Se…
Google Sitemaps
Google Base
Google Code
Google Enterprise
Google Maps API
Google Reader
Google Research
Google Talk
Google Video
Inside AdSense
Inside AdWords
Inside Desktop
Inside Sitemap
Official Google Blog
Adwords API
Blogger Buzz

Googlebot Information

Googlebot/2.1 IP Addresses
Google PageRank Formula
PR(U) = (1-d) + d *
Sites with PageRank 10

Contact Google

Google Company Information
Public (NASDAQ: GOOG) and
Menlo Park, California (1998)
Mountain View, California, USA
Key people
Eric E. Schmidt
Sergey Brin
Larry E. Page
George Reyes
$6.138 Billion USD (2005)
Net Income
$1.465 Billion USD (2005)
5,680 (2005)
Contact Address
2400 E. Bayshore Parkway
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Contact Phone
+1 650 318 0200 (US)
Contact Fax
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How to setup your web browser to run through a proxy

 Internet Explorer

  1. Click Tools
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click Connections
  4. Click LAN Settings
  5. Click Use a Proxy Server
  6. Click Advanced
  7. Click HTTP

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Tools
  2. Click Options
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Click Settings
  5. Click Manual Proxy Configuration

Google Chrome

  1. Click Options
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Show Advanced Settings
  4. Click Change Proxy Settings
  5. Cluck LAN Settings
  6. Click Use a Proxy Server
  7. Click Advanced
  8. Click HTTP
  1. Click Tools
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Click Network