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cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

I have had this "cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate" error occur a few times now on my Windows server with my WHMCS installations. It primarily has affected payment gateways which are using curl to communicate, which in my case was Go Cardless. Not being a PHP developer, I always tend to forget the cause of the problem when it crops up, so hopefully, this will serve as a reminder to myself as well 🙂 The reason for this error is that curl needs a...

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Google alienates kids & parents + How to recover files from a suspended G Suite account

Google alienates kids & parents + How to recover files from a suspended G Suite account

I was one of the early adopters of what is now known as Google G Suite and have been using since it was launched back in 2006 when it was originally called Google Apps. Like most early adopters, I started with the free Google Apps account, which was open to anyone and was originally intended for personal use. Like most people, I got it just so I could use my own domain name with Gmail. A few years later I upgraded to the paid plan, which then became Google Apps for Business and then G Suite...

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How to reliably send email from your website

How to reliably send email from your website

Solving email delivery problems Almost all websites need to send out emails for one reason or another, the most common reason being your contact form, but there are plenty of other emails which website owners often do not consider when checking email deliverability, such as:- Notifications to your blog or newsletter subscribers. Plugin notificationsNotifications, warnings or reports from your security pluginscomments on blog postsRegister emailsPassword reset emails There are many issues which...

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Password managers are not just for passwords

Password managers are not just for passwords

Securely store your password and personal data There’s no doubt that LastPass has saved me a lot of time and headaches – by remembering and filling passwords for me. But what many people do not realise is that password managers like LastPass or Dashlane can be used for a lot more than just passwords. There is lots of information besides passwords that most people need to access and use in their day-to-day life, online and offline. Whether you are booking your next family holiday,...

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Google Find My Device not working

Google Find My Device not working

Ever since Google updated its "find my device" page for Android a couple of years ago, it has not been working for us. We would still get the old version of the page with a message saying "This page cannot load Google maps correctly". Google find my device page Clicking on the "try the new and updated find my device" link, would just redirect back to this same page. The issue only affected my g suite account but not my regular, free, gmail account. I tried contacting Google support back when I...

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My Facebook account was disabled, WTF?

My Facebook account was disabled, WTF?

I got a big shock this week, I went to login to my facebook account only to be met with the dreaded "Account disabled" message.Why the heck had my account been disabled? I was very confused at first since I had received no warning or notifications and I could not think of any reason why. Then later that day, I got an automated email from Facebook. The short answer, because their AI (Automated Idiot) system is seriously flawed, screwed up, and incorrectly banned me for copyright infringement...

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Fix Windows 10 deactivated itself after Update

Fix Windows 10 deactivated itself after Update

I turned on my PC the other day, only to find that my License was no longer active, and there was that message in the bottom right-hand corner telling me to activate Windows. I tried to activate Windows, but it failed, telling me "We can't activate Windows on this device because you don't have a valid digital license or product key". It was also reporting Windows 10 home as the only valid digital license. Both statements were wrong as have Windows Pro and a valid license key, which it wouldn't...

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OneDrive protects you from Ransomware

OneDrive protects you from Ransomware

I just discovered that Microsoft introduced a new OneDrive feature a few months ago that will make it easier to recover from ransomware attacks. Files Restore which was previously a OneDrive business feature has made its way over from OneDrive for Business to personal OneDrive accounts. The catch is you’ll need an Office 365 subscription to get access to the new Files Restore feature. OneDrive users can now use it to simply restore files from any point in time within the last 30 days. If you...

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Parents Beware: Playstation4 is not suitable for kids

Parents Beware: Playstation4 is not suitable for kids

A couple of years ago my son Bret was begging for a PS4, based on the premise that most of his friends had or were getting a PS4, so he would be able to play online with them, so I bought him one for Christmas, and it has caused nothing but problems due to the ridiculous dictatorship that Sony imposes and the terrible attitude of Playstation support towards its users. Now don't get me wrong, I am not particularly a Microsoft or an XBOX fanboy either, I could complain all day long about...

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Why is all my text suddenly aligned right?

Why is all my text suddenly aligned right?

So I had this problem occur for the first time recently, I was trying to fill in a form on a web page and all the text was suddenly aligned right inside the form fields, and I was like WFT?  how did that happen? I went searching through my browser settings looking for some option which would cause this but found nothing, this really had me stumped for a while, I even googled it, and found loads of other confused people with the same issue, but no solution. And then I found the cause quite by...

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