Posts by Year

2018

Guess Who’s Back? - WHDownloader

3 minute read

WHDownload was once one of my favorite Windows & Office Download utility back in the day, until the developer Alphawaves decided to stop the project due ...

The Illusion of IT Security

5 minute read

Most people think that installing ‘security’ software helps them to improve security but is that really true? How often do you hear in the media that there i...

The things a VPN can’t protect you from

less than 1 minute read

A virtual private network (VPN) transmits it’s data by means of tunneling which means before a packet is transmitted, it is encapsulated or wrapped in a new ...

The End of DDR Memory (not anytime soon)

1 minute read

Don’t worry DDR will still survive over the next years but especially in server environment we’re going to reach the limits and the bandwidth from the DDR in...

How To Change Windows Sleep Settings

2 minute read

Managing your Sleep settings can be important to reduce energy costs and is also helpful to increase you PC performance since every new modern hardware regul...

Intel Financial Result Q4/2017

1 minute read

Intel made 17 billion dollars in one quarter, that’s a new record even with the Spectre & Meltdown security breach and to be honest it’s a miracle for me...

Workaround for Word 2016 KB4011730 issue

less than 1 minute read

Microsoft released yesterday a lot of Office updates. KB4011730 seems to have a problem which affects Word 2016 - Several people complaint that they could’t ...

Patch My PC Review

3 minute read

PSI is dead and people keep asking me what do I recommend, the answer is SUMo but there is also Patch My PC which actually really do update your applications...

Office Updates March 2018 Edition

less than 1 minute read

Together with the latest Patchday Microsoft also released another wave of updates for Microsoft Office 2010 - 2016. Those none related security updates are d...

Google bans all cryptocurrency-related ads

1 minute read

Google is banning all online ads promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings starting June 2018. In their announcement it’s said that the financial...

Sandboxie 5.24 adds Support for Secure Boot

2 minute read

The new Windows Sandboxie version is out, the biggest change seems to be that it finally added a feature what was requested by the community for a long time ...

Tails 3.6 is out

1 minute read

Tails is a live operating system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship alm...

Mozilla Firefox Quantum 59.0 is out

2 minute read

Mozilla today released the final version of Firefox Quantum, Version 59 brings several improvements related to the security aspect and also some improvements...

Tor Browser 7.5.1 is out

6 minute read

The Tor Blog just released another versions update for it’s Browser which introduced several security updates, interface changes and improvements based on us...

Mozilla wants to fight popups

2 minute read

Sometimes you only can hate Mozilla and sometimes we all could kiss them, I think the second category applies to this news - there going to fight the annoyin...

Mozilla Lightning 5.4

1 minute read

Good news from Mozilla, the Lighting calendar which you can fully integrate into Mozilla Thunderbird or Seamonkey got an update and is now available and down...

Firefox 59 gets Screenshots Tool Improvements

3 minute read

Oh boy, there we go again I can’t say nothing good about Mozilla’s latest ‘improvements’ in fact Firefox integrates more gimmicks than every other browser an...

NoVirusThanks SysHardener 1.2 Review

7 minute read

NoVirusThanks are the guys behind a lot of ‘neat’ products like MacAddress Changer, EXE Radar Pro and other products. Now, they released another product call...

Adam - 2018-03-11 22:11:58

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been reading through your list of Windows 10 Privacy Tools, and I’m wondering what your choice is for personal use?

Split large files with HJSplit

1 minute read

HJSplit is a portable utility which allows you to easily split large files (no matter which file extension) with only a few clicks. The program is freeware a...

Frederick - 2018-03-09 23:58:00

less than 1 minute read

Hi Chef-Koch. I came across your GitHub post on creating a Windows 10 China Government Edition. I’ve been trying for days to download cn_windows_10_multi-edi...

Windows Defender detects FinFisher trojan

1 minute read

Microsoft released their final analysis report which shows that Office / Windows Defender detecting FinFisher. Security experts explained that the detection ...

Wrong news about Ghostery from Wired

2 minute read

Wired reports that Ghostery went open source and that they changed their business model. I need to correct this article because it’s simply wrong in so many ...

OfflineBay Review

3 minute read

The Pirate Bay has many names, Virus Bay, Download Bay, TPB and more but we all know it as the number one platform when it comes to torrents since it gets mo...

Get Windows 10 Pro for $12.60 USD

1 minute read

Windows 10 Pro Edition is as promo/deal right now available for $14 USD on SCDKey. The page also gives us instructions how to activate Windows with the purch...

AdAway v3.3-180307 for Android

1 minute read

AdAway is more or less alive, some members maintaining the code, perfectslayer - a member from XDA compiled the latest version for us version 3.3-180307 fixe...

Google Chrome 65.0.3325.146

2 minute read

Google just updated their Chrome browser to version 65.0.3325.146 and there isn’t any changelog yet available on the official announcement Blog. But this wil...

NVIDIA Turing replaces Pascal Generation?!

1 minute read

According to Tom’s Hardware we’re going to see that gaming and HPC platform gets separated, HPC will see Nvidia’s Ampere while the gaming section gets an ent...

Android P(ie) gets released 14th May

1 minute read

BGR speculates that Google will likely release Android P(ie) Developer Preview 1 this month. Android N and Android O were also released in March (Developer P...

Windows Media Creation Tool Utility GUI

1 minute read

The user mxman2k has written an AutoIT program which compliments the Windows Media Creation Tool. It’s a font-end which offers some options which allows the ...

Remove Background from every Image Online

1 minute read

I suck at Adobe Photoshop - I really do, maybe because my interest in such things are not existent or maybe because I never seriously did an online course - ...

Google Song Maker is nice

1 minute read

Google released a new experiment which allows you to quickly create a song with your smartphone, PC or midi-device - it’s called ‘Song Maker’. The best thing...

StartIsBack++ Review

3 minute read

Classic Shell is dead, so what are the alternatives? Not many but StartIsBack++ is one of the programs which are really good because there small in size, che...

FreeTube Review

2 minute read

FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube HTML5 player built with privacy in mind. You can watch your favorite YouTube videos ad-free as well as prevent Goo...

Is Windows Media Player dead?

2 minute read

Windows Media Player, well most of all users ignore it and installing VLC or MPC-HC - but Reddit user Noam_ha reports that Microsoft is now advising users to...

Android P gets stricter call blocking

2 minute read

XDA-Developers reporting that Android P might get a new feature to the stock dialer app  commits showing a part of a new set of a new patch-set that were add...

GitHub Hit by Biggest DDOS Attack Ever

2 minute read

Github was hit by the biggest DDoS attack ever recorded on Wednesday. According to Akamai Prolexic the attack peaked at 1.35 Tbps and this attack utilized me...

World’s Largest Aircraft is almost ready

1 minute read

Not really the news I post usually but I like the entire idea behind and the first thing when I saw was ‘looks like a P-38 Lightning with some extra balls on...

Mine Monero like a Pro

2 minute read

You can mine Monero (XMR) with your GPU or CPU but the benefit of mining with GPU is limited because CryptoNight is according to Wikipedia “AES-intensive and...

OpenVPN 2.4.5 is out

1 minute read

OpenVPN is trusted by millions of people around the globe and I use it too, the new Changelog looks promising since it fixes several problems related to IPv6...

Opera Tweak Guide

9 minute read

The following guide provides several tricks (‘tweaks’) how you easily setup Opera for the maximum security in terms of internal given mechanism which you nee...

Twitter rolls out the Tweet Bookmark feature

less than 1 minute read

Twitter allows us since today to use a new feature ‘Bookmarks’, this feature is useful if you want to save important tweets for later. The new feature is rol...

Firefox 60 new option to hide the Sync GUI

1 minute read

Again wrong news spread on the internet that Firefox 60 can ‘Disable Firefox sync integration’ this time I won’t mention the pages because it’s not worth. Th...

How I find every Registry Tweak

2 minute read

People often asking me how I find Registry ‘tweaks’ and there is absolutely no voodoo behind there basically two programs I use, this is RegScanner and Regis...

NVIDIA Freestyle works on almost all Games

1 minute read

NVIDIA Freestyle is a new feature which was added in the first Beta Driver for this year, officially not every game is supported, there is a list which shows...

Anonymous - 2018-02-27 18:08:58

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Hello I am needed Vpn Because I am anonymous from internet . Bests Regards AUTHOR: Anonymous AUTHOR EMAIL: bestofworld2016@hotmail.com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT:...

USB-IF and the future of Fast Charging

1 minute read

USB has too many logos and certificates which only ends up confusing people, including myself because there not only different certificates there also differ...

Android Pay gets replaced by Google Pay

1 minute read

Android Pay is not officially dead and will be replaced by Google Pay. The new app makes it easy for us users to see recent purchases, find nearby stores, an...

LineageOS 15.1 is rolling out

1 minute read

LineageOS 15.1 (Android Oreo) brings a lot of new changes and some devices might getting the update while others don’t this more because of driver changes ra...

Fix all Update (KB) related issue via DISM

3 minute read

There might be a problem with an update and you need to get rid of it, that’s the reasons I write this little guide here to show what you really can remove a...

Net Neutrality is dead - The fight just began

less than 1 minute read

2015’s Net Neutrality rules were officially repealed in the federal register and now? The Electonic Frontier Foundation, 22 Attorneys General, and other orga...

Hide Your Online Status in WhatsApp

1 minute read

WhatApp online status controlling mechanism is really confusing in my opinion because it’s hidden but it’s possible to hide you status without the nessary to...

Discord alternative for VR Users - PLUTO

1 minute read

There was not really a Discord Chat for VR users to meet their friends until now, Pluto is on it’s way to get a ‘VR Discord’ platform. It started as a little...

Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo

1 minute read

YES -Wireless upgrades! To be honest, whenever it’s possible I try to use cables, call me oldschool but wireless overall getting better and better and I cons...

How to backup Windows or Office Activation

5 minute read

You need to backup and restore an activation because every time you format and reinstall Windows you need to activate Windows again. My tutorial explains how...

Tyler Albee - 2018-02-21 07:49:59

less than 1 minute read

Hey CK, what’re the chances you have a windows 10 home key? AUTHOR: Tyler Albee AUTHOR EMAIL: tyleralbeee@aol.com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [CK’s Technology New...

Ryzen 5 2400G APU Memory Speed Analysis

3 minute read

Our friends from PC Perspective have run a battery of benchmarks on the new Ryzen 5 2400G APU to see which effect memory speeds have on the performance. From...

Firefox 60 gets an option to block FTP

1 minute read

Firefox 60 will get a new about:config option to enable or disable the FTP protocol due security reasons, however it’s useless because every modern router ha...

Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ Specs and Pictures

1 minute read

Here are the specs and data for the latest Samsung flagship Galaxy S9 and the S9+. The Pictures were first leaked at Winfuture among other details. Benchmark...

Permanent Activate Windows 10 via Phone

3 minute read

This guide demonstrates how you activate Windows 8/10 via phone, the activation is permanent and can be backed up and restored so you only have to do this on...

Xbox One X and Xbox One S getting 1440p support

less than 1 minute read

The secret is out! The Xbox models One X and even the weaker One S getting 1440p support “soon”. It’s unclear at this time of writing if the S gets only 1440...

Bring back Googles “View Image” button

2 minute read

Google recently removed the ability in their own image search function to click on the “View Image” button to reveal the source of the picture. Google remove...

CCleaner 5.40.6411 is here

1 minute read

The popular cleaner software CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) got another update, the changelog is not huge but every little bugfix helps to make the product better a...

Microsoft’s UWP Protection cracked

1 minute read

Video games pirates can celebrate today because CODEX cracking group defeated Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform system on Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Col...

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Reviews

2 minute read

Gaming in 1080p with an APU - not possible you say? - it is! AMD’s new Raven Ridge CPU is launching today in the form of the 2200G and 2400G CPUs. Raven Ridg...

Intel confirms 10 nm Coffee-Lake CPU’s

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The secret is out, 10 nm CPU’s are coming, well not really a secret but it got officially confirmed now which means as for now 4 new Coffe Lake CPU’s on the ...

Linux runs on Nintendo Switch

less than 1 minute read

The well known Hacker group fail0verflow has gotten Linux to run on the Nintendo Switch. According to a report from TechCruch, fail0verflow says there is a f...

Howto extract Intel Chipset drivers

1 minute read

So, my friends, we are here because we want to know how we can easily extract the Intel chipset drivers. Why is that useful? In case you only want to install...

WinAmp 2 - Play your Music in your Browser

1 minute read

I guess I do not need to explain what Winamp is but for those people which were born after 2000, Winamp was one of the most popular Audio Player (together wi...

Intel announced Xeon D-2100

less than 1 minute read

After all the leaks and negative press, Intel seems to not give any shit - today Intel has announced a new processor the Xeon D-2100. The D-2100 is a low pow...

Opera v51 is out

1 minute read

Opera just released a new stable build. The focus on this new release are stability and usability changes. As always you can get the latest Opera version thr...

Mozilla Firefox Quantum 58.0.2

less than 1 minute read

Mozilla released another bugfix version of their latest Quantum Browser. This version doesn’t include some about:config related changes. At time of posting t...

VLC 3.0 is here

2 minute read

The popular video player application VLC is released today in v3.0. The new release brings several major changes and improvements. The download is available ...

Chrome’s integrated Ad-Blocker explained

2 minute read

You can hate Google or you can like them, but they are usually the first which introducing the new things which everyone else only copy. There were the first...

SDMaid - CCleaner alternative for Android

2 minute read

SDMaid is an incredible useful application to clean your Android, it was the first or one of the first cleaner apps on the market. SDMaid is open source and ...

Windows 10 S is Dead - Long Live “S Mode”

less than 1 minute read

When Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, it was immediately clear that this SKU didn’t fit well into Microsoft’s lineup in fact it was pitched as a complete pr...

SUMo v5.5.2.383 Giveaway by Bitsdujour

1 minute read

It’s weekend and I’ll drop some candy for you ladies and gentlemen, I just found that bitsdujour.com has a new Giveaway, SUMo. SUMo is similar like Secunia P...

AMD next-gen Zen 2 design

less than 1 minute read

AMD has announced that its next-gen Zen 2 cores are now ready and will begin sampling the chips later this year, the Zen 2-based CPUs launch is in 2019.

Samsung designes crypto-currency mining chips

less than 1 minute read

New reports from last week hit South Korean outlet The Bell, where they reported Samsung had started manufacturing ASICs that they would provide to a Chinese...

Disable Windows 10 “Suggested Apps”

1 minute read

If you not need any apps like Candy Crush then you might want some easily solutions how to remove such apps, well since Windows 1507 Microsoft allows you to ...

VT Hash Check - VirusTotal’s best friend

2 minute read

Today I write a little review about VT Hash Check which I think can be a useful little utility for Windows users, it’s always good to get a second opinion, e...

Google Chrome 64.0.3282.140

1 minute read

Another day, another day on earth with updates, cool isn’t it? Google released just another final version, the second for this year if I’m not totally wrong....

Office 2019 will be Windows 10 exclusive

1 minute read

According to the latest technet post, the upcoming Office 2019 will be only available for Windows 10.This isn’t a surprise because Microsoft and others alrea...

How to create a WinPE or ISO

1 minute read

Okay, you might want to create a WinPE - well you don’t know what that is? Don’t worry we’re all here to learn, so let’s start with the basics.

Fundamental problems with every Browser

1 minute read

Browser leaks, private or incognito mode, but does this really help? I definitly say no every Browser has fundamental logicallproblems it starts with the fac...

Most Android Dialers stealing your Data

2 minute read

Another day and another big announement, this day it’s hitting Android, well more the Dialer apps which you might use daily, the problem is sometimes you can...

Qubes OS 4.0 RC4 is out

2 minute read

The privacy focused operating system is in a new pre-final version out, RC 4 might be the last version before there going to relasefinal version, the reason ...

LibreOffice 6.0.0

1 minute read

The new LibreOffice 6.0.0 is announced today, the release note can be found here or as short overview here.

Firefox Replacement for Session Manager

1 minute read

Because of Mozilla recent changes all extensions got a re-write, webextension are the new future and the old and really good extension called ‘Session Manage...

ScreenToGif Review

1 minute read

Is this the best portable solution to capture and edit gifs? Who knows there is only one way to figure it out.

YouTube alternative DTube

1 minute read

DTube is a relativity young project it’s a decentralized blockchain-based solution against YouTube censorship and copyright madness - so the promise.

Don’t Sleep Review

1 minute read

Don’t Sleep is a little util from Nenad Hrg which is the creator of SoftwareOk.com, his programs are similar to the ones from NirSoft, small, fast and portab...

7-Zip 18.01

2 minute read

The open source altern atternative7-Zip just got released in v18.01. The new version of the Windows software is the first final release of 2018. The first tw...

Mozilla Firefox 58.0.1

1 minute read

Mozilla just released another bugfix version of Firefox v58.0.1 fixes minor problems. At the time I wrote this article the internal updater wasn’t aware of t...

KB4078130 reverts Spectre Variant 2 Patch

1 minute read

Meltdown and Spectre patches will be handled in the future by the OS (not the CPU) as I reported earlier last week already but Microsoft now released another...

Simple DNSCrypt 0.4.5 alpha is here

1 minute read

Remember when I wrote about the DNSCrypt changes? The easiest installer is now back to Windows in its first alpha installer version for x64 users. It integra...

Windows Core OS (Polaris)

1 minute read

Microsoft is working and working, the new Codename Polaris represents a new ‘modern’ Windows which removed some old crap. The upper layer is Windows S which ...

NanoMod gets renamed to NanoDroid

1 minute read

Your are maybe a tinfoil hat like me or you simply want as less as possible connections to Google and Co. so that’s why you’re here, NanoDroid is an alternat...

Windows 10 is finally killing the Homegroup

1 minute read

The latest Windows Insider build of Windows 10 removed the ability to join a HomeGroup. Originally a part of Windows 7 back in 2009 and continuing until now,...

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.6.0

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Mozilla just released another final version of it’s Thunderbird version, 52.6.0 comes with minor changes and corrections. At this time I wrote the article, M...

A closer look at Windows Defender

9 minute read

This article will answer the question if Windows Defender is enough as protection and what Microsoft could do to improve the product. As I stated earlier I’m...

Nano Adblocker

2 minute read

Nano Adblocker is based on uBlock Origin and comes compared to it's original with a better Syntax highlighter, advanced filter viewer, timer bypassing filte...

.NET Version Detector 17 R2

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.NET Version Detector is a little utility which - as the name already suggest - detect the current installed .NET Framework version on Windows systems. The l...

EU slapped Qualcomm for Apple Collusion

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The EU has slapped Qualcomm with a $1.2B fine for colluding with Apple in order to cut out chip competitors. The EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Ve...

Enable Microsoft new Telemetry Data Viewer

3 minute read

Windows 17083 or higher (the upcoming RS 4 release [to be released in 7/8 weeks from now]) will get a new Diagnostic Data Viewer app which let’s you view the...

AMD Roadmap updated

1 minute read

AMD gave us an update, their latest Roadmap shows what is going to happen until 2020

Chrome 64 is out

2 minute read

Google just announced the new Chrome final release for Android and all other platforms. An explicit log-file can be found here. Security updates were one of ...

Bring back your dead (Crucial) SSD

1 minute read

Maybe you’re aware of it maybe not, but Crucial SSDs have a mechanism to “self-repair” themeselves which means if your SSD just broke out of nowhere you have...

Tor Browser 7.5

2 minute read

The Tor team announced another major release today, the release is available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory. The ...

Mozilla Thunderbird 58 is out

1 minute read

Mozilla released his first Thunderbird Release for this year, version 58 comes with some nice changes., the rendering process was improved and the loading sp...

INTEL SSD 760P SERIES M.2 SSD

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The new Intel SSD 760p Series combines Intel 3D NAND technology with Intel’s world-class quality leadership to deliver PCIe performance, high capacity and lo...

PlayStation 4 Pirated Games Now Available

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In late December, hackers announced they had discovered a kernel exploit for PS4 firmware version 4.05, potentially opening the console to homebrew software....

Windows 10 RS 4 gets new privacy options

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The next major update for Windows 10 is in the pipeline and the good news is that we getting more control over the telemetry data. The latest Insider Preview...

nVidia’s Power Management explained

1 minute read

Ghacks wrote an wrong article about how NVidia’s Power Management work, I’m here to correct the false statements in the mentioned article. Does nVidia’s Powe...

ProcessHacker v3

3 minute read

ProcessHacker in version 3 is still under development but I like to write about it and answer the question if it’s better than Windows own and Microsoft Sysi...

Windows Driver Store Cleaner - RAPR

2 minute read

Windows sometimes can be a dickhead, that’s for sure, driver cleaning is a lot of better than in Windows 7 because we got DISM and other useful things to fix...

Firefox 58 is out - Here is what’s new

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Mozilla announced that Firefox 58 will be faster than Firefox Quantum, thanks to streaming compilation and a new a two-tiered compiler! The increased speed a...

2017

Layout: Header Video

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This post should display a header with a responsive video, if the theme supports it.

2016

Gemified Theme – Alpha Release

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Jekyll themes distributed as Ruby gems are finally here to make installing and upgrading much easier. Gone are the days of forking a repo just to “install it...

Welcome to Jekyll!

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You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different wa...

2013

Markup: Image Alignment

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Welcome to image alignment! The best way to demonstrate the ebb and flow of the various image positioning options is to nestle them snuggly among an ocean of...

2012

Layout: More Tag

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This content is before the excerpt separator tag.

Layout: Header Image and Text Readability

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This is a sample post with a large feature image1 up top and tons of text. Odio ad blue bottle vinyl, 90’s narwhal commodo bitters pour-over nostrud. Ugh est...

Layout: Excerpt (Generated)

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Layout: Excerpt (Defined)

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Layout: Code Excerpt (Generated)

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This is the post content with inline code, (e.g. <span style="color: red;">red</span>. It should be displayed in place of the auto-generated exce...

Layout: Post with Table Of Contents

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Enable table of contents on post or page by adding toc: true to its YAML Front Matter. The title and icon can also be changed with:

Layout: Read Time Enabled

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This post has reading time enabled. The estimated time that it takes to read this post should show if also enabled in _config.yml with read_time: true.

Layout: Read Time Disabled

This post has reading time disabled. The estimated time that it takes to read this post should not be showing if read_time: false is set in _config.yml or in...

2010

Post: Twitter Embed

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🎨 Finally got around to adding all my @procreateapp creations with time lapse videos https://t.co/1nNbkefC3L pic.twitter.com/gcNLJoJ0Gn— Michael Rose (...

Post: Gallery

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These are gallery tests for image wrapped in <figure> elements.

Post: Image (Standard)

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The preferred way of using images is placing them in the /assets/images/ directory and referencing them with an absolute path. Prepending the filename with {...

Post: Link Permalink

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This theme supports link posts, made famous by John Gruber. To use, just add link: http://url-you-want-linked to the post’s YAML front matter and you’re done.

Post: Quote

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Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet. Mark Twain

Post: Notice

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A notice displays information that explains nearby content. Often used to call attention to a particular detail.

Post: Chat

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Abbott: Strange as it may seem, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names.

Post: Standard

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All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing...

Post: Modified Date

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This post has been updated and should show a modified date if used in a layout.

2009

Edge Case No Yaml Title

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This post has no title specified in the YAML Front Matter. Jekyll should auto-generate a title from the filename.