If you have a recent Dell laptop and are doing a clean install of Windows 8.1, you may encounter an issue where the brightness controls (F11/F12 down/up) do not function properly. Specifically, the buttons pull up the Windows 8 brightness control slider BUT the changes do not take effect Thankfully, the fix was simple. Install the latest Intel HD video drivers! As soon as I installed the latest drivers, the buttons immediately started working (I didn’t even have to reboot).
The other day I needed to reinstall Office 2010 but I was away from home with no install DVD Thankfully, you can download MS Office 2010 installation files directly from Microsoft for free, here is the URL: Simply enter your product key and follow the prompts, then your free MS Office 2010 download should start shortly!
I am a big fan of Turnkey Linux. It is great for working on projects locally, though sometimes I need to allow others access to the MySQL server on our LAN. Here are simple instructions for enabling remote MySQL connections and for allowing user access: How to allow remote access to databases | TurnKey GNU/Linux docshttp://www.turnkeylinux.org/docs/database-remote-accesssed -i “s/^bind-address/#bind-address/” /etc/mysql/my.cnf Configure MySQL to accept remote root connections (from any host (‘%’)): (added line breaks for readability)
Recommended PDF: Lease clauses and forms, negotiation (RECOMMENDED) http://www.montana.edu/softwaredownloads/energydownloads/MineralLeasingHandouts.pdf Landmen.net – Clauses and Formshttp://www.landmen.net/clausesforms/clausesforms.htm LEASE PROVISIONSOption to Extend Lease Surface Damages No Surface Operations Oil & Gas Only Royalty Increase Escalating Royalty Clause Minimum Royalty Clause Shut-In Royalty Clause Pugh… Negotiating Your OIl & Gas Lease | Oil, Mineral & Gas Lawhttp://www.kwgd.com/negotiating-oil-and-gas-leaseOne of the more difficult things landowners are called upon to do is negotiate an oil and gas lease. Oil and gas leases contain many unique terms in the
Mike sent me some info and photos of his awesome mini-itx system: I crammed the AM1H-ITX along with a 5350, a Kingston HyperX 4gb DDR3-1600 stick, Slimline DVD-Rom, Microcenter house brand120gb SSD, a couple 40mm fans, and an EVGA GTX 750 2GB (non-ti) into a Travla C158 case. I’m powering it with a DC power brick (part number 316688-001 or spare 317188-001) from either a beefy HP laptop or possibly a docking station. The specs are 18.5v, 6.5a, 120 watts.
If you have a new monitor and it is only showing a blank or black display after being connected, you may need to adjust your display settings: Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display -> Screen Resolution Select, ‘Extend desktop to this display’ and hopefully you will be all good!
U.S. Cellular has some seriously fast 4G LTE download speeds in West Plains: Test on Samsung Galaxy S5 Compared to a few years ago, these speeds are sensational for a mobile device in a relatively rural area
We are building a house and I have been learning a bit more about concrete lately. You may know the old saying ‘there is only one sure thing with concrete, it WILL crack’. 😉 Of course the trick is getting it to crack where you want to ‘Control joints’ are cuts made in the concrete so that hopefully when the slab cracks it will follow the pre-made cut. This is the control joint layout that I came up with: The