Monthly Archives: February 2011

DIY Plasma or LCD TV Repair

DIY TV repair is not often something many people contemplate. It may be simpler than you think.

Repairing your own Plasma or LCD TV: Many people think “Oh my god! I couldn’t do that”, well think again; TV’s are made a lot simpler than they were 20 years ago. And now, rather than having one big main board, they have several.

Let’s break these down, for LCD TV’s we have 5 boards maximum:

1. POWER SUPPLY
2. MAIN AV BOARD
3. T.CON (SCREEN CONTROL)
4. INVERTER BOARD/BOARDS (SOMETIMES SINGLE OR TWO) Continue reading

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Stop Indian Spammers on SMF 2.0 and Other Forums

Stop Indian Spammers on SMF 2.0 and Other Forums.

If you are a webmaster running an SMF or any other kind of forum, you will no doubt be inundated with signature and other link spammers from India that invade your site simply to abuse it.

These guys are paid $1 a day to invade sites like yours. Its what they do. However, there is a way to stop them in their tracks easily from your Admin panel.

Most of these guys are connecting through a network called “Airtel” or “Kolkata” in India.

On version 2.0 SMF forum, go to Admin>Ban List>Add New ban

In that window, you will see a list of options. Tick “Ban on Hostname” and enter *Kolkata.vsnl.net.in in there (the asterix is important). Then click “Add”.

Next, go to create another new ban.

In that window, you will see a list of options. Tick “Ban on Hostname” and enter *airtel.in in there (the asterix is important). Then click “Add”.

That’s it! Nobody accessing your site from either of those two host names will be able to make an account. No Indian spam. Bye Bye Gupta! Continue reading

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