The Open Diary

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AdBlockers are browser plugins that block the ads from displaying on the web pages. While they may be useful for blocking obtrusive ads, they also prevent some non-obtrusive ads from displaying on your pages. As a blogger who generates some small amount of revenue from ads, you may want to escape from these ad blockers.

Two days ago, I decided to make transition from WordPress to Jekyll. If you guys do not know what Jekyll is, Jekyll is a static site generator, it generates a complete website using only HTML and CSS by processing a variety of input formats like HTML, Markdown, Text files combined with a CSS.

Recently wxWidgets 3.0.2 has been released, and it also introduced some problems with building them on Yosemite, the latest iteration of Apple’s new Operating System. If you tried to build it on Yosemite, you are supposed to get some of the errors like the following. Fortunately, I’ve been able to build it, so here are the steps I’ve took to get it working.

The command sudo is most common among linux and mac users. It allows people to launch any application with administrator privileges. This command will come handy for power users who wants to launch applications with those privileges. I find myself using that command atleast ten times a day on linux and I miss it on windows. So I created this small utility application using C# that allows for that sort of behavior in windows.

Recently, I’ve tried to run OpenTK Examples on my windows 8.1 pro and it asked me to install .Net Framework 3.5. I was surprised that Windows by default comes with version 4.5.1 of the framework pre-installed. After a bit of research, I found that it has to be enabled to run the apps. Here’s how to do that.

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