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Articles by Edwin Kwan

Edwin Kwan is the founder and editor of Little Handy Tips and Wollongong Fitness. He is also the developer for the Google Custom Search WordPress plugin and Custom About Author WordPress plugin. He also has a keen interest in Photography . Find out more about him here.

Find Your API Key

You need an account on in order to use the Stats and Akismet plugins. If you already have an account, you can get your API key by going to

How to remove the admin bar from wordpress

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You may have noticed that there is a admin bar at the top of your website with wordpress 3.1. If you don’t like it, then read on for instructions on how to remove it.

Installing a Solaris package in a different base directory


n Solaris, you use the pkgadd command to install new packages.

By default, the pkgadd command reads the default admin file /var/sadm/install/admin/default which specifies the base directory to be /opt.

There might be times where you want to specify a different base directory. One such example is if you have the /opt directory mapped to a network storage and only want to install the package locally.

Is Taking You to Another Google Site?


When you go to the website, Google automatically directs you to it’s country specific web search for the country it thinks you are in. Here’s how to fix it is if is taking me to the wrong country specific site.

Maven Compilation Failure (not supported in source 1.3)

Maven compilation failures due to annotation and generics not being supported. This is because Maven by default uses JDK 1.3. To fix this, you should specify the version in your POM.