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How to Push Your Code to GitHub Using Personal Access Token (PAT)

Imagine the frustration when you edited your code hosted on GitHub as usual, did “git commit” as usual, did “git push” as usual, and instead of usual output you see something like remote: Support for password authentication was removed on August 13, 2021. Please use a personal access token instead….

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How to Run Gitlab Docker Container on Alternative Port (And Fix SSH Clone)

I’ve been fighting with a GitLab CE install lately and oh, my, how weird and nontrivial it appeared to be. For instance, to configure email I had to keep editing the config file (since there is no web interface to configure it), triggering email sending, watching the logs until it…

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How to Actually Backup Google Drive’s .gdoc, .gsheet and .gslides Files

Love it or hate it, but Google Drive/Docs are two very popular products used by tons of businesses. There is a lot to like (collaborative editing, access from everywhere, to name my two favorite features), but there is one thing I really hate about Google Drive: it doesn’t make it…

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New List of the Best Free 360-degree Panorama Plugins for WordPress

With the new version v1.1.0 of 360 View being published yesterday, I just wanted to explain why did I create that plugin. And what could be a better explanation than listing all the competitors? :) So here we go, the complete list of other 360-degree WordPress plugins I tried to…

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I Just Released 360 View v1.1.0

If you are a fan of 360-degree photography and looking for a way to add your 360-degree images or video to your blog, then you may like 360 View – a WordPress plugin allowing you to add the media to your posts and pages, label it, add automatic panning/orbiting, adjust…

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How to Fix QNAP Security and Performance Issues

QNAP is a very ok NAS (see https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/series/home for details about what’s QNAP and NAS in case if you’re not familiar with the terms). I can’t call it excellent because of the many issues I’m having with it, but I can’t call it bad either, because once the issues are…

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How to Fix MacOS Big Sur 4K Display Resolution Problem

Big Sur is all awesome with nice bells and whistles, but it completely screwed my two external 4K displays. Quick search revealed that I’m not alone, lots of people experience lots of different problems. Here is how I fixed some of them: The 4K native resolution is no longer available…

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How to Buy an Inexpensive Safe and Versatile Mattress in 2021

What?! Safe Mattress?! Is non-safe mattress really a thing? Well, apparently so, below I’ll list a few dangers of mattresses you can buy these days. And no, this is not one of those articles explaining why you need to buy a $2000 mattress made by brand XYZ instead of a…

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How to buy Elegoo Saturn and Other High-Demand Items on Amazon

TL;DR Here is how you buy Elegoo Saturn from Amazon:0. Empty your amazon cart, make sure the payment method is configured correctly, i.e. make sure you’re ready to checkout immediately.1. Keep refreshing this page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B086283SQJ every 15 minutes until you see the list of sellers on that page 2. Once…

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Using 360-degree Photos and Videos in WordPress

5/29/21 UPDATE: I just released v1.1.0 of the plugin supporting Gutenberg visual page builder (WordPress standard), orbiting and more. Take a look at the complete user manual here: https://andrey.mikhalchuk.com/360-view-wordpress-plugin 10/31/2020 Update: v0.3.0 adds video support, see an example below. I was struggling with finding a way to easily embed 360-degree…

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WWF Fundraiser Video

Many years ago in another life I created a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Foundation. The fundraiser is gone, the platform I used for the fundraiser (my employer at the time) is gone but since the WWF is still here and fighting, let me share the video I created for…

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