Category Archives: Work

ACPI\SMO8800 Dell [SOLVED]

Q. Hello, I have a Dell laptop and I just reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on it. Now I have an unknown device ‘ACPI\SMO8800’ in device manager. What driver can I download to fix it? A. Here are the download links for the driver that should solve your ACPI\SMO8800 Unknown Device issue: , Dell dl link NOTE: The driver is for your Dell laptop’s ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor (accelerometer), it is what shows up as Unknown Device ACPI\SMO8800 🙂 More details about

ProFTPd MySQL configuration / Linux free space check / setting Gentoo static IP

Links and info that were useful during a recent database server move: #1 Setting (or changing) a static IP address on Gentoo: Gentoo Forums :: View topic – Switching to a static IP (within your network)http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-747458-start-0.html #2 Find out how much disk space is left in Linux, or what the disk size is Linux Command To Find How Much Disk Space Is Being Used Show Displayhttp://www.wallpaperama.com/forums/linux-command-to-find-how-much-disk-space-is-being-used-show-display-t713.htmla simple linux shell command to show you how much space a directory is using

Upgrading M4400 -> How to backup/get my favorite folders from XP to Win7

NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… On 10/7/2011 11:38 AM, David wrote: PS. My 4400 is pretty clean (hard drive that I am swapping out). What I mean by that is I only have some evaluation versions of 3D software, my stock trading software, and Windows Explorer etc… I plan on reloading all of my program software onto the SSD. Many of the programs will need to be download again in x64. However,

[HOWTO] upgrading M4400 (RAM, CPU, SSD, BIOS)

NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… I received the following question on my previous post about upgrading a Dell M4400 laptop: Q. Great J.D. Thank you. I also have an M4400. I purchased it a year or so ago so that I could have a portable solution as I explore 3D graphics programs such as 3DSMax etc…Based on your above post (and a few others) I have purchased a qx9300 quad core processor,

Fixing Warning: date() [function.date] in PHP 5.3 [solved]

If you recently upgraded to a newer version of PHP, like PHP 5.3, you may be getting some errors similar to this in your PHP scripts: Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected ‘America/Chicago’ for […]  instead

DELETE a Recovery Partition when Disk Management won’t let you

Today I was preparing a 2.5″ SATA laptop hard drive for use in my wife’s mini-PC. The hard drive I was attempting to use came from an old Acer laptop. I connected the hard drive via a USB enclosure and attempted to clear out the old partitions and reformat. Unfortunately I found that the Windows 7 Disk Management interface would not allow me to delete the “System Recovery” partition. Here is how I went about deleting that protected partition so I could

Best AdSense colors, formats and font sizes (and WordPress)

Here are some helpful resources on the topic, in order from most helpful first to not quite as helpful last 😉 #1 My FAVORITE AdSense WordPress plugin It is simple, effective and powerful. But best of all it is FREE! 🙂 WordPress › Quick Adsense « WordPress Pluginshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-adsense/Quick Adsense is an Ads management WordPress plugin. It offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post. Besides, it can randomly place the… Tips

Power Supply RMA help report: PC P&C, Thermaltake, Corsair

Today was RMA day for me. Three failed power supplies. Three RMAs requested. UPDATES posted below… Here’s the low down on each one: Three Power Supplies, Three RMA Procedures Power supply #1 PC Power & Cooling 1kw Brand: PC Power & Cooling (now owned by OCZ, who knew?!) Model: Turbo-Cool 1 Kilowatt Watts: 1,000 Death by: failure on the 12v power connector RMA procedure and responsiveness: easy to fill out form, immediate notification of request received, RMA granted 1 hour