Category Archives: computer tips

How to set the time zone & time on Synology NAS DSM

Screenshot showing how to set the timezone in Synology's DSM NAS software

Recently I needed to setup a scheduled shutdown task for my Synology DS 1813+ NAS. After I created the task, I wanted to check the time to make sure it would be triggered at the correct time. Turns out that my timezone had never been set correctly, so here is how I fixed it: Login to NAS via web brower -> Control Panel -> Regional Options -> Time Zome Just FYI here is the awesome NAS in question (though DSM

Intel Centrino 6235 or 7260 Bluetooth not detected by Windows [SOLVED]

Intel wifi card in Lenovo X220, before connecting blue antenna

I came across an interesting tip today: [...] Samsung RC530 and a 7260.HMWWB. Bluetooth can’t be activated on some notebooks, so you need to activate it manually with a hardware “hack”. Just get some Scotch Tape / Sellotape (in german “Tesafilm”) and stick it on pin #51 (picture). Put the card back in the PCIe slot and have fun . [...] this workaround works also for the 6235 and other Intel Wifi/Bluetooth cards.. via Intel Communities. Well worth checking out

Select top 2 rows from records, grouped/partitioned by Unique ID

Shows the records with their new ROW_NUMBERs added and paritioned

The Problem: A client needed a query that selected the two most recent tour dates for each user ID. This is an easy task for a single user ID because specifying the user ID and an ORDER BY tour_date DESC with a LIMIT 2 clause would get the dates needed. However, when there are a lot of users it gets harder. For a single date, the MAX function works great but in our instance it will not work because we

Disable Android lock screen, ‘None’ option missing?! [SOLVED]

I had a lock screen that just would not be disabled on my LG G.Pad 8.3 tablet Turns out it was because multiple users were enabled on my tablet. Deleting the extra users and just going back to my primary user allowed me to set the Lock Screen to ‘None’. Woot! More info on lock screens and things that can cause them to go awry: How to Disable the Lock Screen in Android | Phone Tipshttp://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-disable-the-lock-screen-in-androidVirtually every new Android device

HP 23xi review (long term review w/reliablity & warranty info)

For the past two years we have been using a number of HP 23xi displays at home and the office. Overall these are some of my favorite monitors. Here are the pros: IPS Reasonable price (~$130 USD when on sale) Energy efficient External power supply (this is nice b/c if the power supply fails, you just replace it… not the entire monitor) Power supplies are readily available (I had two spare laptop/HTPC power supplies that worked fine) Nice looking and

Error 1962: No Operating system found. Lenovo Workstation [SOLVED]

Enable CSM

If you are trying to install Windows 7 on a new Lenovo workstation, you may encounter the following error message: Error 1962: No Operating system found. The following steps were necessary for the system to recognize my Windows 7 USB installation flash drive: Disable Secure Boot Enable CSM Save changes and reboot Other similar errors: b540p error 1962 no operating system found – Lenovo Communityhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaCentre-Desktops-Home-Servers/b540p-error-1962-no-operating-system-found/td-p/1068069i have had nothing but problems with this model since day 1. i upgraded to windows

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