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How I fixed my Flip Mino

<This is some useful information I’ve moved from another website before it was taken down – the first part is pretty old, but the comments from others included are newer> I have a Flip Mino – which has been great. I’ve had it several months and don’t use it a real lot. I go to use it today and shortly after turning it on, it shuts right off. I wasn’t… Read More »How I fixed my Flip Mino

DXR-5 Video Camera is killing my wireless internet

I have AT&T Uverse and I’m mostly happy with the service they provide.  One of the issues that I’ve struggled with is their internet service.  You are locked into using their router / gateway, as the one device provides the connections to TV, phone, and internet (both wired and wireless). I have a desktop computer in one location that really doesn’t get the best wifi connection.  I also don’t have… Read More »DXR-5 Video Camera is killing my wireless internet

Win 8 keeps Grub from loading with dual boot Ubuntu on Dell Desktop – Solved

I spent more than a few hours trying to get Ubuntu to play nicely with pre-installed windows 8 on a new Dell Inspiron 660s.  Previously, it was fairly easy to install Ubuntu using WuBi.  Now, thought, there are issues with UEFI which is meant to be an additional security layer.  Also, it seems Windows 8 wants to take over a system’s bios and replace it with their own settings.  All in all, it… Read More »Win 8 keeps Grub from loading with dual boot Ubuntu on Dell Desktop – Solved

Getting my phone to set alarms using just voice commands

After listening to Howard Stern this morning talk about how he loves using Siri on his iPhone to set alarms, I figured I would see if android could do the same. On my XPRT running Froyo 2.2 I gave it a try.  It recognized my voice just fine but the screen gave an error message saying “set alarm…” in order to use this command you need to download the updated clock app”. … Read More »Getting my phone to set alarms using just voice commands

Unable to find a clickable link on Adsense

After I ran Argente Utilities to try to clean up my computer a bit, I noticed that I was getting occassional errors when browsing with Internet Explorer, but not with Firefox or Chrome.  The specific error was “An Add-On For this Website Failed to Run” and I noticed that some of the adsense ads weren’t loading properly.  Some banner ads were just blank rectangles and the link ads were plain… Read More »Unable to find a clickable link on Adsense

Autocomplete that people just have to click

I had another new traffic record yesterday.  92% of the traffic was related to people searching on the topic of the google trend weirdness post I wrote. I’m really curious how much of this traffic is from bots trying to alter the Google autosuggestion feature, how much is from people wanting to know why this happens, and how much is from people hoping to find out disgusting stories. At least… Read More »Autocomplete that people just have to click

Chromebook to play with

It’s a bit ironic that I was praising Microsoft’s cloud offerings just about a month ago, and then Google sends me a CR-48 netbook to pilot.  I suppose I am a good candidate to test out the CR-48 as I’m someone who is moving to “the cloud”. I haven’t had much time to blog lately, mainly because I’m still behind at my day job.  Once I get caught up there… Read More »Chromebook to play with

Windows Live Skydrive rivals Google Docs?

I’ve always been a big fan of Google, so I was really surprised today when I found some stuff where Microsoft seems to be doing a better job than Google.  Microsoft of course has the advantage of familiarity when it comes to programs like Word and Excel.  But I was surprised to see Microsoft has some great “Cloud” apps. Google has been making a bold move towards cloud computing with… Read More »Windows Live Skydrive rivals Google Docs?

People just love the unusual suggested searches

So it turns out December was my best month yet on this site trafficwise (which isn’t saying much). I have made minimal to no effort to assist this website in getting decent rankings in search engines, aside from doing the usual set-up within WordPress. During the summer months, I did get a lot of traffic from my pages on the Keter Bellevue Shed.  I would have hoped that was the case, as… Read More »People just love the unusual suggested searches

Working on posting here from Android

I figured I would also try posting from within the android browser to see. How that works. The above is as far as I got in the browser and now I’m back to the android app to edit and add the rest. The browser was painfully slow. I’m not sure if it is trying to spellcheck as I went along or what, but it was worse than even using firefox… Read More »Working on posting here from Android