Author Archives : techstruggles


USB Installer for Windows 7 caveats

Windows 7 is so old that its drivers does not support USB 3.0, among other things. So even if you use rufus and a genuine windows 7 iso to create a bootable usb windows 7 installer, it may not work on newer motherboard/hardware.    During the install you may run into issue of it asking […]


Bring up Amazon Product WordPress Blog with Facebook Page and AutoPost and Stuff

1. put the following in wp-blog-header.php to suppress warnings rendered on page ini_set(‘error_reporting’, E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_STRICT & ~E_DEPRECATED); 2. google anlytics 3. google ads, e.g. create channels, ad units, and put in wks.php.  Update theme’s php files (e.g. sidebar.php, single.php, page.php, index.php) 4. google webmaster 5. install plugins: iframe, og, Amazon Product In […]


Web security

I participated in a work event regarding web security, where I had to hack 5 seemingly innocuous websites to learn about web vulnerabilities.  By hack, I mean just execute alert().  In case I get amnesia, here’re some notes.   1. simple javascript injection. There was an input textbox, where I had to simply put in: […]