Category Archives: Software Tips

Best Ethereum mining GPU [Sep 20th, 2016]

Currently, as of September 20th 2016, the best GPU for mining Ethereum is the AMD RX 480. The criteria are cost, hashrate (in MH/s) and power usage. My current top pick is the Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 480 8GB model with 1342 Mhz core clock speed, for approx 27-29MH/s. At current rates this $279 card should mine about $750 USD of Ethereum a year. 4GB or 8GB? 4GB models of the RX 480 offer a lower initial cost, but resale value

Remove pre-installed Windows 10 apps

While I have kept most of my office systems on Windows 7, I do still have a few Windows 10 devices around. One of the most annoying things about Win10 (other than MS’s policies about user data collection etc.) is the number of apps that are pre-installed after a fresh install 🙁 Thankfully, there are ways to remove most Windows 10 built in apps: How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them)http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/Windows 10 includes a variety of universal

Reviewer plugin: php version may not be greater than 10 character

While trying to activate the “Reviewer” plugin by evoG, I encountered the following error: Thankfully, after a little looking around I found where the PHP version is passed to the activation routine. By manually specifying a short PHP version (< 10 char) I was finally able to active the plugin 🙂 Here are the relevant sections to edit: /wp-content/plugins/reviewer/admin/includes/class-license-page.php NOTE: I recommend backing up your file before editing. If you encounter an error like this, I hope these tips will

[SOLVED] Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) SD card not accessible via USB

If you have a Motorola G3 (2015) phone with Android 6.0 and a microsd card installed, you may find that the card is inaccessible via USB/PC: Here is how to fix it: Go to Settings, Apps, 3-dot menu, select Show System (to show system apps) Scroll down thru apps to External Storage, select that, pick Storage, pick Clear Data (which also clears the Cache). Go back to the app list and do the same for Media Storage, as you did

Printer connected to WiFi but shows offline [SOLVED]

Q. I have a printer that is connected to my home wifi network. It has an IP address and I can access its web interface from my PC. Sometimes I can print just fine from my Windows PC but other times it reports the printer is offline even when I know it is online. Can you help me? -email from Evan Thornton A. Hopefully! It sounds like a Windows printer driver configuration issue. Specifically, if your printer is getting its IP from a

[SOLVED] Can’t paste because the Copy area and paste area… [EXCEL]

Q. I cannot determine what is causing the following error: Can you help me determine what causes this, I am working with some large Excel spreadsheets and it is driving me mad. Thank you. -Shelly A.  Hi Shelly! Since you are dealing with large Excel spreadsheets, the problem is likely that you are near the one million row count and that the pasted cells push you over the limit. It is absurd that Excel throws the wrong error message for this

Show SKU in cart and checkout [WooCommerce]

Recently I have been setting up a quote only WooCommerce site. Specifically, the site needs to have SKUs listed and quantity info but not pricing. Here is a method to get SKUs listed throughout the cart/checkout pages: Step 1. Setup child theme Step 2. Copy the templates from /plugins/woocommerce/templates/cart/cart.php and /plugins/woocommerce/templates/checkout/review-order.php to your child theme folder, with the result being similar to this: Step 3. To add SKU to Cart and Checkout (Order Review) Edit your cart.php template, where appropriate add: <?php echo

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