Category Archives: computer tips

Lenovo IdeaPad 100S-11IBY 11.6” Laptop Intel Atom 32GB eMMC Red

The Lenovo IdeaPad 100s is a reasonably priced lightweight Windows laptop. Unfortunately, limited storage and poor display viewing angles prevent it from being a machine I would use on a daily basis. Specifications: Intel Atom processor Z3735F 2GB DDR3L / 32GB eMMC flash memory 11.6″ LED backlight / Intel HD Graphics Built-in Webcam / WLAN 802.11n / HDMI /USB 2.0 / Headphone / Microphone Windows 10 

Remove undeletable partitions from Windows 10 drives

Need to remove stubborn un-deletable partitions from Windows 10 or previous? Here is what those partition layouts might look like: Here is how to remove those same partitions 🙂 First open a command prompt and then proceed as follows: C:\Windows\system32>diskpart […] On computer: XWING10 DISKPART> SELECT DISK 8 Disk 8 is now the selected disk. *NOTE: make sure you select the correct disk! DISKPART> LIST PARTITION Partition ### Type Size Offset ————- —————- ——- ——- Partition 1 System 300 MB 1024

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

Eero wishlist

Eero makes a rather splendid WiFi device, however, there is certainly room for improvement! As such, here is my wishlist for future Eero enhancements or revisions: Dual WAN failover option load balancing option PoE support Per device bandwidth usage statistics QR code or barcode scanning for setup (when bluetooth fails, manually entering a device ID is a pain) Despite the simplistic feature-set of the Eero, I do still like it. Here’s hoping they choose to enable some additional functionality for their faithful

[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

Prevent accidental clicks on Dell touch-pad [SOLVED]

Question: Just purchased a new Dell E7450 on eBay and so far I luv it… but one problem persists and I hate it. When I type I am frequently messed up mid sentence because the trackpad gets accidentally clicked or the mouse pointer moves. It’s almost like it is clicking by itself. This is super annoying and even worse because I like the pointing stick better anyway. Can you give me any tips? –Andrea Answer: Hi Andrea! I think I can help

DRAM claims settlement checks mailed!

The DRAM class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement has finally borne fruit for claimants.  Checks were mailed earlier this week and recipients can look for them in their snail-mail-box any time now. Here is a scan of the check I received:   History of the DRAM lawsuit As you may recall, this lawsuit was the result of (alleged) price fixing by DRAM companies. This was a pretty big deal as the settlement ended up being $310 million. A wide variety of products