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Windows OS

How to Block YouTube on Windows 10 (or Any Website)

To block YouTube on Windows 10, or any website for that matter, we’d be using what’s called the “hosts file.” What is a hosts file? A hosts file is a plain text file that can be used to assign a specific IP address of your choosing for a particular domain, which is also how it

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Windows OS

How to Check if Something Is Downloading in the Background in Windows 10

If you’re connected to the internet and want to check if something is being downloaded in the background, the first step is to rule out the obvious. Depending on what browser you’re using, see if it’s fetching anything online. If it is, pause or stop/cancel the download. If not, it’s time to get a little

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Web Development

A Basic Introduction to HTML5 Semantic Elements

If you look up the actual definition of “semantics,” you’ll get answers around it having to do with meaning or its study. Along the same line, HTML5 semantic elements serve that purpose as well. On a super high-level, HTML5 semantic elements aim to: Provide guidance about an element to a browser. In other words, give

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Windows OS

How to Set a Default Printer in Windows 10

To set a default printer in Windows 10, you’d have to make adjustments via the “Printers & scanners” settings. Typically, this is usually a headache with folks or users having more than 1 printer; nonetheless, having a default printer can ensure that your print jobs are sent to the printer you’d want to use. Step

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Windows OS

How to Remove Files Folders & Shortcuts From Windows 10 Quick Access

Inside the Windows 10 File Explorer, Quick access, as the name suggests, is a fast way to navigate to your recently used files, folders, and pinned items (shortcuts). By default, this is something that’s turned on. However, some users might want the privacy or share a device and do not want other people to know of

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Drinking

Differences Between a Cognac and a Brandy

One of my favorite nightcaps is brandy — especially during the winters. Although, what I am actually drinking is a Cognac. Technically speaking, there are a couple of differences between a Cognac and a brandy. Follow along, to learn what they are. Cognac vs. Brandy Difference 1: Location This one might be a little obvious,

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WordPress

How to Change the WordPress Excerpt Ellipsis to Read More (or Similar)

No doubt that WordPress is perhaps the most commonly used CMS; however, despite all of its unique upgrades, functionalities, and features, there are a few default behaviors that many may not take a liking to. One of those, is the excerpt ellipsis for blog posts. Preferably, users would like to change the WordPress ellipsis to

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Drinking

Single Malt vs. Double Malt: What Is the Difference

The world of whiskies is extraordinary, and even the tiniest of the details hold great importance for a nuanced drinker. Not only that, but the jargon associated with specific brand names and terms is also something perhaps only avid drinkers or aficionados may know. In this intricate universe of this fine spirit (which I also

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Drinking

Is It Whiskey or Whisky? Find Out

Whether you are an enthusiast or just a dabbler, the words whiskey and whisky have differences between them, and there are reasons (well, mainly one) as to why the two versions of the spelling exist. So, is it whiskey or whisky? What’s the Need for Two Spelling Versions of This Fine Spirit? I don’t know

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WordPress

How to Fix the “Could Not Fully Remove the Plugin” Error

WordPress updates are necessary and critical for your website’s longevity, and above all, imperative for security reasons. However, every now and then, some permission levels change due to which users cannot completely delete plugins. More specifically, they get–> “Could not fully remove the plugin (plugin name)” error. This seems to be a common occurrence, especially

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Technology

What Are the L1 L2 and the L3 Cache?

To understand the L1, L2, and the L3 cache, we first need to grasp what cache memory is, which is often referred to as the CPU cache. What Is a Cache Memory/CPU Cache? Plainly put, a cache memory is a component on your computer’s motherboard. (The technical term for the hardware is SRAM). It’s usually

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Windows OS

How to Enable All Cores in Windows 10

The concept of multi-cores was a significant breakthrough in what we could have computers do for us. At the end of the day, you can think of a core as an independent functioning CPU in itself. Therefore, a multi-core processor unit means that you have more than 1 CPU working together (not that straightforward technically)

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Windows OS

How to Undo Always Open With in Windows 10

There are two methods you can employ to undo or to modify a default app for a specific file type. The first is to simply use the right-click context menu, while the second involves leveraging a Windows 10 settings in order to change the default app for multiple file types (such as .pdf, .3gpp, .ods,

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