Why Use an Ad Blocker?


Windows 10 64-bit version 1903

Dell Precision T7500, Xeon E5620 CPU, 48.0 GB DDR3 1066 MHz RAM

NVIDIA Quadro 600 GPU




Microsoft Edge 44.18362.329.0

Microsoft EdgeHTML 18.18362

w/o AdBlock


AdBlock Enabled


Similar result occurs in Google Chrome, the CPU goes from around 8% to 40% on just that one tab in Edge. Ads update every 60 seconds on the page which is when the CPU jumps up to around 40% CPU for just that page. The memory eventually got up to 1,350 MB for that same tab. The CPU goes down when you move to a different tab or to another application.

The one catch to using AdBlock is that some sites may not work or may not allow you to use an ad blocker on their site. The good thing is that AdBlock allows you to disable a link for just that page or the entire site. They also have a version of AdBlock for Chrome.

AdBlock link


Unable to Install Node.JS on Windows 10

Trying to install Node.js


The app you’re trying to install isn’t a Microsoft-verified app


Click Change my app recommendation settings >


Change to Anywhere, but warn me before installing an app that’s not from the Microsoft Store


Run setup again and click Install anyway



Windows 10 Version 1903 (OS Build 18362.239)

Microsoft Edge 44.18362.1.0

Microsoft EdgeHTML 18.18362


C++ win32 winapi LVM_FINDITEM or ListView_FindItem returns -1 unexpectedly

If you can’t get LVM_FINDITEM to work and your project is unicode make sure that you are passing the tagLVFINDINFOW struct (unicode) and not the tagLVFINDINFOA struct (ANSI).
Working code snippet…
int findhit = 0;
lvMeta.flags = LVFI_STRING;
lvMeta.psz = L"10"; // search the first column for the number 10
findhit = SendMessage(lstGrid, LVM_FINDITEM, -1, (LPARAM)&lvMeta);

7 Ways Telemarketers Get Your Cell Phone Number


If you’re in the shrinking pool of people who still have a land line, you’re most likely inundated with calls from telemarketers.

But your cell phone is different, right? You may have registered on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry and maybe you know regulations exist that limit the ways debt collectors and companies selling things can pester you on your cell phone.

That kind of thinking isn’t grounded in reality and, unfortunately, a growing number of telemarketing companies don’t care about lists and legislation and will harass you with unwanted calls and texts on your mobile phone anyway. In fact, one tech analyst recently estimated as many as 100 billion robocalls—those lacking a human being on the other end—and other solicitations are made to cell phones in the U.S. every year.

But how do telemarketers get your phone number anyway? You might be surprised.

1. You overshare…

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