Category Archives: Software Tips

How to enlarge a VM running Windows (NTFS)

Article summary: Do you have a well-used virtual machine that is running out of drive space? Here are the steps to expand the virtual drive for free… Full article: Ahh, it is that time of year again: Tax Season. 🙁 😉 That means Samantha and I are getting all of our finances in order, including making sure we are up to date on our Quicken entries. As my buddy Kevin (a quite capable CPA) is fond of doing, we keep

BCM20702A0 Lenovo drivers for Windows 7 & 8

Q. Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop with an Unknown Device that has ‘BCM20702A0’ listed on it… do you know what driver I should use to fix it? A. Here is the Lenovo driver that should solve your Thinkpad’s BCM20702A0 Unknown Device issue: [local mirror in progress], Lenovo dl link Win 7(x86 and x64), Lenovo dl link Win 8 (x86 and x64)   BCM20702A0 device driver installation screenshot: Supported Laptop/Notebook models: Software name: ThinkPad Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software ThinkPad L420,

Add fonts to Google Drive

I came across this great tip today: [W]hat many people don’t realize is that Google Drive actually allows users to access a huge library of fonts, comparable to or even possibly exceeding the number offered by its main competitor, Microsoft Word – you just have to add them yourself. To access all the fonts available to you on Google Drive, simply open up a document and click on your font drop down menu. At the very bottom is an almost unnoticeable

How to dump specific tables using mysqldump?

I had forgotten how to dump a specific table using mysqldumb (normally I just dump the entire DB) but thankfully RolandoMySQLDBA had the simple answer! Thanks for the help 🙂 “If you are dumping tables t1, t2, and t3 from mydb” mysqldump -u… -p… mydb t1 t2 t3 > mydb_tables.sql via mysql – How do you mysqldump specific table(s)? – Database Administrators. Rating 5/5 stars, easy and intuitive!

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

JPEG compression and JPEG quality in WordPress

While working on part of the Branson’s Nantucket website I needed to find a way to reduce page load times. Of course there are many ways to do this but one thing that immediately stood out was JPEG file size. Some JPEGs were 400kb+ and there were a number of them to be loaded on one page. That may be fine for people with super-fast internet connections, but alas many people (myself included) sometime make due with relatively slow connections. What