Category Archives: Software Tips

Download the latest version of ESXi for Dell

Today I needed to download the latest Dell customized ISO of VMWare ESXi. It took me a moment to find the latest version, so here is a link to help you find it faster: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=RD5JN This is VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 and it was released on April 29th 2013. You can burn it to a CD or mount it via an IPMI/DRAC interface if you so desire. Also, you will need a USB thumbdrive to install ESXi to as you

MP3 Music on Google Drive

While Google Play’s music service allows for 20,000 songs to be uploaded, their Google Drive service can potentially allow for much more. 1TB = 1048576MB / 6MB per song = 174,762 songs. I use the 1TB amount as an example because anyone that purchases a Google Chromebook Pixel is going to have that amount of storage space for 3 years. Likewise, even lower-end Chromebooks get  100GB in Google Drive Space = 102,400MB / 3MB = 34,133 songs if you are willing to

uTorrent stuck at 0.0% checking

If uTorrent gets stuck at 0.0% checking, I recommend making sure all magnet links have downloaded their appropriate metadata (filenames etc.) and then shutting down uTorrent. After shutting down uTorrent, start it back up and give it a moment. Your torrents will likely now go past the 0.0% checking stage 🙂 Here are some more links and tips if that does not work for you: uTorrent – Checked 0.0% (Page 1) / Troubleshooting https://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=111756I just updated uTorrent to uTorrent 3.1

Tweetily “Sign in with Twitter” does not work [SOLVED]

I initially had a problem with the Tweetily plugin, specifically there seemed to be an issue with connecting Tweetily and Twitter. UPDATE: I contacted the plugin author and he kindly suggested that I Reset Settings in Tweetily, in conjunction with other steps, that suggestion eventually worked for me. I have updated the steps below to reflect the new information 🙂 @jdhodges can you try and click the reset settings button and then authorize again? — Flavio Martins (@flavmartins) June 18, 2013 Updated

Starcraft 2 Patch 2.0.8 & Blizzard Setup -> Playable -> Optimal

Pretty cool that SC2* can let you go ahead and play before patch/updates are even in the ‘green zone’ 😉 See below… (sorry I didn’t get a screenshot in the yellow zone..) Setup -> Playable -> Optimal diablo 3 – What are the precise differences between “playable” and “optimal”? – Arqadehttp://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/63323/what-are-the-precise-differences-between-playable-and-optimalWhen you download the Diablo 3 client there’s a “playable” stage and an “optimal” completion. I’m assuming “optimal” includes stuff like higher-quality textures but I could not find any precise…

Show/Hide the Chrome Bookmarks Bar – Keyboard Shortcut

I am a big fan of Google Chrome and I generally browser with the bookmarks bar turned ON as I find it to be very useful. However, sometimes for screenshots or other purposes it is nice to hide that same bookmarks bar. Today I decided to find out how to quickly show/hide the bookmarks bar. Thankfully it is very easy, you can use these keyboard shortcut  toggle the bar on and off: Ctrl+Shift+B  on Windows and Chrome OS ⌘-Shift-B on Mac