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Failed to Start Game with Shared Content Please Update These Games First Steam Error

We all love games and we all love Steam. Every once in a while, we receive errors that drive us crazy such as the Failed to start game with shared content. Please update these games first:

Failed to Start Game with Shared Content Please Update These Games First Steam Error

 

This stupid “failed to start game with shared content. Please update these games first:” error can happen for any number of games. Often times, you’ll find this associated with the Call of Duty series. I most recently had this happen with Advanced Warfare.

The fix that works for me every time is to verify the integrity of the game cache:

How to Fix

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How to Play iTunes Library in Kodi

This is a quick walk through on how to play your iTunes library in Kodi. This works for Kodi and XBMC the same. I have a video here for how to play iTunes in Kodi if you’d rather reference that. There are many benefits to this, but primarily it’s to control you iTunes library from your central hub, Kodi.

How to Play iTunes Library in Kodi

How to Play iTunes Library in Kodi

1) You may need to add your drive with iTunes to Kodi. There’s a strong likelihood your drive is already mapped, but if not:

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Optical Drive Not Showing as Drive in My Computer Windows

A came across an annoying issue where my optical drive was not showing as a drive in my computer on a Windows machine.  The solution to this issue was a bit obscure, so I thought I’d spell it out for future users facing the issue of their optical drive not showing as drive in my computer in windows.

What Does the Optical Drive Not Showing as Drive in My Computer Windows Issue Look Like?

In Windows, when you open “My Computer” you should see your optical drive even if there is no disc in your machine. Below is how … Read More

How To Customize WordPress 404 Error Page

How To Customize WordPress 404 Error PageIt’s easy to create and customize a WordPress 404 error page. If you prefer video instructions for how to customize WordPress 404 error page check out my YouTube video.

There are a number of SEO-focused reasons to at least make sure you have a 404 error page with your site’s navigation. However, this is less of a worry with recent versions of WordPress where the majority of themes will have a default 404.php file or error page that maintains your site’s navigation. However, this default file may or not be see something you want, so it’s important to know … Read More

How to Remove Finding Discount From Windows

How to Remove Finding Discount From WindowsThis walk through on how to remove Finding Discount from Windows will be effective at removing most adware and malware. Finding Discount, or findingdiscount.exe, was a particularly annoying piece of adware for me due to embedding so many registry files and polluting my machine and browsers.

 

How Did You Get Finding Discount on Your Machine?

When downloading other software you did want Finding Discount was bundled. Always avoid blindly clicking “next” while installing an application. Also, always choose custom installation to avoid adware and malware such as Finding Discount being installed on your machine. If you want an example … Read More

How to Create iPhone Ringtones From Your iTunes Library

This will be a quick walk through on how to create iPhone ringtones from your iTunes library. It’s actually easy to create iPhone ringtones from your iTunes library, but this is not greatly documented because, obviously, Apple would like to profit on your creation of ringtones. This process to create iPhone ringtones from your iTunes library is the same on Mac and PC, but these screenshots will be from a Windows machine.

What You Need to Create iPhone Ringtones From Your iTunes Library

  • i device
  • iTunes
  • One song loaded in iTunes

How to Create iPhone Ringtones From Your iTunes Library

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WordPress Spam Filter Keyword List

Wordpress Spam Filter Keyword ListSpam sucks. People who spam websites suck. That’s why I dug into finding a WordPress Spam filter keyword list. Yes, I also use a Spam blocking plugin. Specifically, I use the stop Spammers registration plugin. Update: I now use WP-Spamshield – much better. This works okay, Akismet is probably better in my experience, but this website makes no money therefore it gets no money. In addition to applying the below provided WordPress Spam filter keyword list I also recommend checking out this official WordPress post for combating Spam. Look, I’ve done all the above and still get … Read More

How to Track Site Search In Google Analytics

This is a quick walk through on how to track site search in Google Analytics. To be specific, we’ll be tracking your internal site search in Google Analytics. This is one of the more basic functions, but Google’s resource on this topic is not explicitly clear and the site search data does not show in Google Analytics in real time making for some unknown between implementing and tracking of site search in Google Analytics.

Your site search data will clean your URLs and deliver a report for you such as the below, and, yes, I know I chose some real … Read More

Track Mailto Clicks as Events in Google Tag Manager

Track Mailto Clicks as Events in Google Tag ManagerThe process to track mailto clicks as events in Google Tag Manager is easy using the auto-tag events. Google’s less detailed resource to track mailto clicks as events in Google Tag Manager can be found here. When looking to track mailto clicks as events in Google Tag Manager I had difficulty finding a good, thorough resource that didn’t have me include a bunch of unnecessary rules. You need the mailto click listener tag and the tag tying this to an event. One tag can capture multiple mailto clicks as events and separate them.

What You’ll Need to Track Mailto Clicks

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Track Form Submissions as Events with Google Tag Manager (GTM)

Track Form Submissions as Events with Google Tag Manager (GTM)Google Tag Manager is wonderful. Along with a friendly UI replacement for all Google codes Google Tag Manager also works to replace third-party codes. You’re also easily able to track events in Google Tag Manager including the ability to track form submission as events with Google Tag Manager. Google’s resource for tracking form submits with Google Tag Manager can be found here. Mine hopefully elaborates on this process and provides supporting images.

Why Use Google Tag Manager to Track Form Submissions as Events?

  • Simplicity
  • No need to access/modify code
  • User management control without giving access to site source
  • Validation of
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