Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

Author: Alexandar Tzanov

  • Cloudflare, DKIM, and 1024 vs 2048-bit key length.

    I recently had to configure a domain in Google Workspace to process mail with Gmail. To authenticate messages and avoid SPAM filters I had to configure DKIM by generating a key and then creating a DNS record to store said key. The DNS record is of type TXT. The value of a TXT record has…

  • How to get the Windows drivers for Sony Inzone M9?

    For some reason the Windows drivers for the Sony Inzone M9 monitor are not showing under downloads on the Sony product support page. Without the drivers Windows simply shows the monitor as “generic display” and lists it as “HDR not certified”. To locate the drivers download page go to the Sony product support page and…

  • Happy Birthday Matt

    Happy birthday to my fellow Texan Matt Mullenweg. It is thanks to Matt and his inquisitive nature that I started blogging on Titan Fusion 20 years ago using the wonderful WordPress. Thanks Matt, happy birthday, and to many more!

  • Attribute vs Parameter vs Property

    Attributes and properties are terms frequently used interchangeably! The definitions of these two terms are very much relevant to the context within which they are used, and different programming languages will have different interpretations. Below is my general interpretation of attributes vs parameters vs properties.

  • How to fix msvcp110.dll and msvcr110.dll error in Steam games?

    The msvcp110.dll and msvcr110.dll files are part of the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable package for programs build in Visual Studio 2012. This package comes as two separate installers – one for 32-bit systems and one for 64-bit systems. In most cases Steam is supposed to check and install or prompt to install these packages, but…

  • Custom home page URL in Edge for Android.

    I had the idea to make a web page with bookmarks of pages I frequently use then set said page as the custom page for the home button in browsers I use on my devices. Something akin to Google’s iGoogle and Microsoft my.live.com, which I used to use back in the day. I tried doing…

  • How to disassemble Sony VGP-SP1 speakers?

    Recently I needed to disassemble my desktop speakers, model Sony Vaio VGP-SP1. I needed to clean the volume control potentiometer with contact cleaner. It turned out that removing the four screws at the back of the speakers was not enough. There was 3mm double-sided adhesive tape all the way around the front panel, adhering it…

  • Windows sees external microphone as headphones!

    Recently I was having a problem with both my laptop and Surface Dock 2 registering my external desktop microphone and Zoom F1 recorder as headphones. It was frustrating, because the technical specifications specify that the 3.5 audio jack on both devices can be used with a microphone. I had checked the sound settings and device…

  • Replacing the clock battery in my Nintendo GameCube.

    Replacing the clock battery in my Nintendo GameCube.

    My Nintendo GameCube clock battery was depleted. A hassle, because any electronics which are old, or I am not going to use for extended period of time I keep unplugged. This means I need to set the date and time on the console when I want to use it. I finally decided to replace the…

  • Recovering from “There has been a critical error on your website” error!

    TitanFusion experienced the dreadful “There has been a critical error on your website” error after an automatic WordPress update failed to install version 6.4. Not good, because the day that happened, I was traveling. I did not know it had happened until next morning. There is no easy way to get this fixed, because it…