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Nintendo Wii: Find Out What System Menu Version Is Installed, Wii System Menu Version

I have been playing around with some different configurations on my Nintendo Wii lately and needed to find out the specific firmware version and/or system menu version on the Wii. It is really easy to find this out but I wanted to note it so next time I needed to find out the Wii system menu version I wouldn’t have to hunt around. Follow the directions below to locate the system menu version on the Wii.

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How to extract WPA handshake from large capture files

Sometimes you have a very large capture file and would like to extract the WPA/WPA2 handshake packets from it to a separate file. The can be done with “tshark” which is a command line version of the Wireshark suite. Installing the linux version of the Wireshark suite on your system should also install tshark.

**NOTE** This article is outdated please read this article instead for a much easier method for extracting WPA handshakes for specific SSID’s from large WPA/WPA2 capture files.

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Deleted PC Health Folder and Now Msconfig is Broken

Even the best of us mess up and today I made a epic blunder on a customers computer. I did manage to fix the issue so I will document it quickly so that if any one else makes the same mistake they may not have to go through what I did to get it fixed. So I had a badly infected laptop with a host of programs which wouldn’t uninstall. Some of the classic registry-tune and health-optimize programs were installed and I had to remove them. To be perfectly honest I was working on many things at once and so in my distraction I saw a folder/program called PC Health. Sounds like another one of those annoying virus ridden fix up programs so I proceeded to force delete it along with all traces from the registry.

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Use JavaScript To Require Data To Be Entered Into A Form Field Before It Can Be Submitted

I needed a simple way to require data in a form field before it could be submitted. There are chunks of JavaScript code all of the Internet that allow you to do this easily so I selected one and added it to my form with ease. One small issue I had was it required that the name attribute be modified for it to work which caused an issue with the application I was adding it to. The issue was the name attribute was modified thus it would not save the data to the proper database table column. Below I explain how to add this bit of JavaScript to your form and modify your form for it to function properly.

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