Category Archives: Software Tips

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

[SOLVED] Can’t paste because the Copy area and paste area… [EXCEL]

Q. I cannot determine what is causing the following error: Can you help me determine what causes this, I am working with some large Excel spreadsheets and it is driving me mad. Thank you. -Shelly A.  Hi Shelly! Since you are dealing with large Excel spreadsheets, the problem is likely that you are near the one million row count and that the pasted cells push you over the limit. It is absurd that Excel throws the wrong error message for this

Show SKU in cart and checkout [WooCommerce]

Recently I have been setting up a quote only WooCommerce site. Specifically, the site needs to have SKUs listed and quantity info but not pricing. Here is a method to get SKUs listed throughout the cart/checkout pages: Step 1. Setup child theme Step 2. Copy the templates from /plugins/woocommerce/templates/cart/cart.php and /plugins/woocommerce/templates/checkout/review-order.php to your child theme folder, with the result being similar to this: Step 3. To add SKU to Cart and Checkout (Order Review) Edit your cart.php template, where appropriate add: <?php echo

Troubleshooting a Ruby production application

I am by no means a Ruby expert, but I have been tasked with troubleshooting an existing Ruby application. Specifically some end user DB tasks were failing to save records and the application was throwing a generic error message to the user. By enabling debug logging and viewing the Ruby log file, I was able to see that the application was failing when attempting to send an email confirmation, then it would roll back all the DB changes since the overall

Deleting system/protected/recovery partitions from SSD [SOLVED]

The various system vendors (Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc.) generally use a large number of partitions on their SSDs and HDD. Here is an example from a recent Windows 10 laptop with a 256GB m.2 SSD boot drive: Partition 1 Recovery Partition 2 System Partition 3 OEM Partition 4 Reserved Partition 5 Primary Partition 6 Recovery Wow, that is a ton of partitions! Normally that many partitions is not a big deal, but if you want to quickly re-purpose an old

ScanSnap internal error occurred 0x1001 (s300, ix500, etc.) [SOLVED]

Are you getting a ScanSnap internal error occurred 0x1001 error message? After months of trouble free usage when saving to folder, I had that error pop-up 🙁 Thankfully, I did the following steps and everything is back to normal: How to fix the error #1 Try to save to Google Drive or one of the other options and verify that you can complete the save (I was able to save to Google Drive) and this means the scanner is working properly #2

Q. Quicken register two lines [HOWTO] [SOLVED]

Q. I know you use Quicken from some of your other “tip” posts, can you help me with something? Specifically, I added a new checking account to Quicken Deluxe 2015 and the register seems to be stuck at one line height for the new account 🙁 How do I get it back to the old two lines?! Thx! -Tony M. A. Hi Tony, I think I can help! There are a couple ways to do it: Click the “gear” icon