Category Archives: computer tips

How to cancel/delete Gilt/Jetsetter account! [SOLVED]

Are you getting oodles of spam from Gilt and their affiliated websites? If so, here are the instructions for how to cancel your ‘membership’ to their myriad sites: To cancel your Gilt Groupe membership, please send us an email using the button on our support page with your request and we will deactivate your account. If you choose to deactivate your account, it will deactivate your login credentials on all of Gilt Groupe’s related properties including Gilt, Gilt City, Gilt

Dell’s E6430 supports triple display output when docked! (including LCD)

Dell’s E6430 supports triple monitors! This came as quite a shock to me when I was setting up my new laptop. 🙂 My current setup is as follows. The laptop is docked and uses: One displaylink to dual-link DVI adapter (driving a 30″ display at 2560×1600) One DVI cable (driving a 20″ Dell display at 1600×1200) Internal LCD (14″ 1600×900) I can definitely verify that it is possible to use two external displays simultaneously with the internal LCD. This beats

BCM20702A0 Dell drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8 [SOLVED!]

Q. Hello, I have a Dell laptop with an Unknown Device that has ‘BCM20702A0’ listed on it… do you know what driver I can download to to fix it? –Raymond K. A. Here is the download link for the driver that should solve your BCM20702A0 Unknown Device issue: , Dell dl link   NOTE: after downloading the drivers you may need to select the ‘Extract without installing… >’ option first and then run the extracted driver setup program 🙂 Otherwise just pressing the initial ‘install’ button

List of Dell E6430 Drivers for a clean Windows 7 or Win 8 install

Please note: Dell has been having some major issues with their drivers/support site recently. Currently (as of Feb 8th 2013) this page http://downloads.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/latitude-e6430.htm only lists “The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred.” 🙁 Therefore, here is a mirror of their drivers listing for the E6430 laptop. I hope this is helpful to you if their site remains down! 🙂 Drivers for Latitude E6430 View the full details here Click here for all drivers (including historical drivers) Quick Links

ACPI\SMO8810 Dell driver [SOLVED!]

Q. Hi, I just bought a Dell laptop and resinstalled Windows 7 on it. Now I have an unknown device ‘ACPI/SMO8810’. What driver can I download to fix it? A.Here is the download link to solve your ACPI/SMO8810 Unknown Device issue: , Dell dl link NOTE: That is the accelerometer that is built into your laptop. More details about free fall sensors: That free-fall sensor is an accelerometer which can detect movement (i.e. downward acceleration or falling) and using that sensor your laptop

TEW-453APB default IP address & username/password

Default IP address: 192.168.0.228 Default username: admin Default password: password More info: TRENDnet | Products | PoE Access Points | TEW-453APB SG :: TRENDnet TEW-453APB Wireless Access Point Antennas for 453APB (Amazon) NOTE: Even after a hard reset, the 453APB sometimes seem to retain the last static IP that it was assigned to. If the default IP does not work, you may want to try FastResolver to scan all potential IP addresses.

[Err] [Bak] 1286 – Unknown table engine ‘InnoDB 00:00:00’

Last night I had an error show up a couple times while using Navicat to backup database on Weblogs.us. This was the error: [Err] [Bak] 1286 – Unknown table engine ‘InnoDB 00:00:00’ On this server MyISAM was preferred so I had specifically disabled InnoDB, yet something was trying to deal with InnoDB and it was causing the backup error . To determine which table(s) were causing the problem, I used the following SQL statement: SELECT TABLE_NAME, ENGINE FROM information_schema.TABLES WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA =

Two takes on Intel’s NUC (pros/cons)

I am a big fan of Intel’s little NUCs. They are very easy to work on and their performance is entirely satisfactory for many purposes: I built one for my dad to use as an always on storage/downloading computer, and I built another as a green mini-web-server for a client. 🙂 Along those lines, here is a rather positive review detailing a NUC as HTPC setup: How we built a tiny home theater PC with Intel’s NUC | PCWorldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2020577/how-we-built-a-tiny-home-theater-pc-with-intels-nuc.htmlFull-featured PCs are getting