YouTube Video Ends Early/Abruptly

Recently I have some problems viewing some of the videos on YouTube. The video will ends abruptly/early. I took me a while to figure out that it is not the YouTuber that ends the video suddenly, but rather it is the problem with the video player itself! The problem only happens when the video contain annotation at the end. (See below for the example of annotation)

A YouTube video with Annotation

A YouTube video with Annotation

I’m not sure if this happens to other web browser, but for my case it happens with Firefox. To solve this problem, you’ll need to clear your web browser cache or cookies for YouTube. To clear it in Firefox, follow the steps below:

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USB 3.0 Not Working in Windows 10

Have you ever receive the following message when you plug your USB 3.0 drive into your computer?

This USB Mass Storage Device can transfer information faster if you connect it to a Super-Speed USB 3.0 port.

I’ve been facing this issue since Windows 8. The USB 3.0 just won’t work in Windows 8 and 10. I’ve tried many methods such as uninstalling the USB drivers, unplug and replug the USB drive, etc and none of it fix the issue. And I finally found the culprit! Read on for more details.

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How to Assign Static IP in Technicolor TG784n v3 using DHCP

You can actually assign a static IP for your computer using DHCP. Most router will support this feature. But there are many terms for it. For example, TP-Link router call this feature “DHCP Address Reservation”. Unfortunately, my router provided by Maxis is a Technicolor TG784n v3 (also commonly known as the Thomson router) which uses a custom interface. None of the settings name make sense to a technical guy like me.

In this guide, I’ll show you on how to set it in the TG784n v3 router.

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How to Disable “Transfer data to SD Card” Notification in Xperia Phones


If you are using an Xperia phone, you might receive the notification above (Transfer data to SD card)when your internal storage is 75% is full. This notification will always show up unless the internal storage is freed up. There is no direct way to disable or turn off this notification. In this guide, I’ll show you how to disable it.

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Access Denied When Attaching SQL Server Database

SQL Server - Access Denied

SQL Server – Access Denied

When you try to attach a SQl Server database (MDF file), you might face this “Access is denied” error. One of the example is the AdventureWorks sample database.

To bypass this error, all you need to do is to launch the SQL Server Management Studio in Administrator mode. The steps:-

SQL Server - Administrator Mode

SQL Server – Administrator Mode

  1. Locate the SQL Server Management Studio shortcut.
  2. Right click on the shortcut and select “Run as administrator”.
  3. You should be able to attach the database now!
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