Category Archives: Ask J.D.

How to cancel Dish TV service [solved]

Dish still doesn’t offer an option to cancel via their website 🙁 Nor will they cancel via chat 🙁 So if you need to cancel your Dish TV service: Call: 866-218-2297 Press “1” for English Press “1” to confirm your account (they look it up via the phone number you are calling from) Enter four digit account security code Talk to an account representative and request to cancel service they will likely offer you a discount or offer to put your service on

Residence Inn Marriott, Springfield MO [business WiFi review]

I regularly stay in Springfield MO and Branson MO for business. I normally test the speeds at every hotel I stay in. Recently I stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn in Springfield MO and here are the results: ~2.0Mbps D/L* ~0.9Mbps U/L* *average of multiple tests throughout stay. Max D/L was 3Mbps, min was 1Mbps. Max U/L was always around 0.9Mbps. Overall, these are some of the worst speeds I have seen in southern Missouri. You can pay $8.95 a day for higher speeds,

HOWTO redeem Gear VR free with S7 and S7 Edge

I am pre-ordering a S7 Edge tonight and at first I didn’t see any info on how to get the Gear VR for free. Thankfully, a chat window popped up and the answer was soon within my grasp 🙂 Chat with AT&T AT&T: Welcome to AT&T Chat. How may we help you today? Me: Hi, do I have to add the Gear VR to my cart to get it… or is it included automatically when I buy a S7? Thx! Jenna: Thank you

Neverware CloudReady VM (for VMWare/VirtualBox) [FREE]

Recently several tech sites ran article about using Neverware’s customized version of Chrome OS to turn old PC hardware into Chromebooks. That is of course very cool 🙂 However, would like to be able to easily test Chrome OS on modern (relatively) high-end hardware. Preferably without having to dual boot. Virtual machines to the rescue! Here is the download link for Neverware’s VM, it works with both VMware and VirtualBox: http://go.neverware.com/freeVM44 Here are screenshots I took of the installation process

Dell M6600, M6700, M6800 car PSU

Q. Yo yo hoss, can you hook me up with some info on a power supply that will let me use my Dell M6700 in the car? Gracias! A. Hola good sir! It is a bit tricky for the M6700, it uses a fairly large power supply so Dell does not even offer a car adapter that I know of 🙁 However, I did find a couple options I would recommend: #1 Traditional DC power supply that people say will run