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“New” X230 ThinkPad!

My old X230 laptop finally bit the dust after MANY years of faithful service. This particular laptop has been upgraded with what is widely regarded as the best overall IPS matte display for the X230 (LG125WH2-SLT1) 👍😊 The old X230 SSD worked perfectly in the new X230. Now I am cloning from that same 1TB SSD over to a new 4TB SSD for an upgrade. This should end up being a very fun machine! Here is the eBay description of

LIST: Father’s day gifts that are Made in the USA!

This is a list of made in the USA products that I have personally used and would recommend for any dad. 🙂 I am starting with kayaks and will be adding more items in the future, I hope you this list is useful to you! Lifetime Kayaks – Made in the USA! Product pages and prices: Full listing of Lifetime kayaks Why I recommend Lifetime kayaks: My family is a big fan of American made products and we try to

Comparisons of various laptops and PCs

Updated for 2022 Random PCs and laptops I have used in the past for work and play: Lenovo Compact 12.5″ X230 ThinkPad Laptop (new for 2022) Lenovo ThinkPad X230 16GB RAM (upgraded from 8GB) 4TB SSD (upgraded from 1TB SSD) Gateway 14.1″ Laptop Overall PassMark Rating: 2340.7 Passmark CPU Mark (multithreaded): 5825.2 (actual result 2020_11)Passmark CPU Single Thread: 2085 (actual result 2020_11) AMD Ryzen 3300U (ordered a 3200U and they shipped me a 3300U!!!) UPGRADE! 4GB 20GB DDR4 RAM (4GB

When do I get my stimulus / economic impact check? [ANSWERED]

Question: I just updated my banking info with the IRS website, how can I find out when I will get my stimulus (economic impact) deposit? -Christopher Answer as of May 1st, 2020:As best I can determine, if you enter your bank account information any day until noon on a Tuesday, your payment date will become available the Saturday after that Tuesday. In other words, if you enter the info before Tuesday then the following Saturday you can log back in

How to fix Microsoft Excel’s “File not loaded completely” error message [SOLVED]

A client recently reached out to me with the following problem: When importing a large (72MB) CSV document, Excel reports “file not loaded completely”. 🙁 Sure enough, data is missing. Can you help me? This issue is caused by Excel only supporting ~1,048,576 rows in a CSV file. In the client’s instance, there were around 1.6 million records. Thankfully, for Excel’s limitation, there is a relatively simple workaround: Open the CSV file in a text editor that supports large file

Intel NUC will not recognize mouse/keyboard on Windows 7 install

Article to be updated… Here is a copy/paste of some of the commands… dism /mount-wim /wimfile:boot.wim /index:2 /mountdir:mount dism /image:mount /add-driver:”USB3″ /recurse dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:mount /commit dism /mount-wim /wimfile:install.wim /index:3 /mountdir:mount dism /image:mount /add-driver:”USB3″ /recurse dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:mount /commit streams64 –s –d USB3 Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved. C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\USB3 Fix C:\USB3 Fix>dir  Volume in drive C is 500GB_MX100  Volume Serial Number is 0E6E-F717  Directory of C:\USB3 Fix 02/11/2019  10:18 AM    <DIR>