Rosrants.com is now using SSL Cert – Howto Set Up SSL For Free

This site is now using SSL. Pfft! About time, says you. I am using a free cert from letsencrypt.org – it was all very confusing and magical to set up. You need to use a ACME client – I used https://github.com/Neilpang/acme.sh as you do not need root access with this one. Then SSH into your…

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Fuck Windows 10 – What a Piece of Shit.

So I was quite proud that I had never had to reinstall Windows since my first Windows XP laptop way back when. Many peers would talk of “refreshing” their PCs – LOSERS! Just look after your PC and it will not get wrecked! You fools!!! I have always said. I had a hairy moment back…

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Virgin Media Speed Test.

It seems like a heck of a long time since I have had a proper wired Internet connection. Here’s a CAT 5e connection straight through two floor/ceilings and a wall to the UPC router Virgin Media Hub. Things are on the upswing again :-)

Dropbox Indexing Maxing out CPU on Windows Boot [UPDATED 22-02-2017]

[Originally Published on: Mar 10, 2016, but since updated to a working permanent fix] Dropbox is amazingly useful. But on windows it occasionally annoys the jayzis out of me of late. Maxing out my CPU and causing explorer and mouse to fight for resources with it. For example after creating several thousand new small files…

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BSPlayer Custom Codec AC3/DTS libffmpeg7_v19.so libffmpeg7_v20.so

How to fix “error loading ac3 audio” BSPlayer on android. Not bad! It has all the features I want, like floating window mode, and the in-app subtitle downloads work really well compared to any other player I have tried. So I was getting a message like “error loading ac3 audio” when trying to play certain…

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Easy Root Doogee X5 (3G version)

Preamble This works on the Doogee X5 running Android 5.1; the 3G version, i.e. not the X5 Pro (4G version). This method does not involve any risky flashing of unknown binary blobs. It uses the stock recovery and an update zip file to install root and SuperSU. There are of course risks when installing anything…

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