Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error. — WordPress

When installing or upgrading a plugin in WordPress, you may get a message like this: Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error. The specifics may look something like this Fatal error: Access level to WPsite_Firebar_List_Table::get_table_classes() must be public (as in class WP_List_Table) in /xyz/wp-content/plugins/codecanyon-9861906-firebar-notification-bars-for-wordpress/admin/model/list-table.php on line 460 The error is likely due to an outdated version of WordPress. Upgrade to the latest version and your issue will hopefully be resolved 🙂

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 SSD upgrade

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series is a lovely laptop at a very nice price (~$350 USD). One of the few drawbacks is the slow HDD. Thankfully, that is easily remedied with an SSD upgrade! SSD Upgrade The photos below show how I upgraded my Inspiron 11 3147 with a 7mm Samsung 1TB SSD. Of course the same steps will work for smaller capacity SSDs [128GB, 256GB, 512GB] as well 🙂 Memory Upgrade While you have the machine open, you

Surface Pro 3 dual monitor dock, w/Gigabit Ethernet

Accell just released a cool new dock intended for the Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3. However, the dock should work equally well with any laptop/tablet that has a Mini DisplayPort 1.2 MST capable port and USB 3.0 port. The DisplayPort portion of the dock uses MST to act as a hub for connecting (2) DisplayPort monitors, while the USB 3.0 port handles Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 hub duties. Overall you get a pretty nice docking solution compared to the other

Quick Charge 2.0 battery pack [SOLVED]

Recently I needed a portable power pack that could utilize the fast charging capability of Quick Charge 2.0 Thankfully, I found a battery pack that worked perfectly: Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 10000mAh Portable External Battery Fast Charger (16.2W / 5V 9V 12V Supported, Quick Output)http://www.amazon.com/Aukey-10000mAh-Portable-External-Supported/dp/B00UBDI7EC/Snapdragon-equipped devices including Samsung, Sony, Motorola, HTC, and LG can enjoy up to 5 times faster charging; while other standard USB and non-Quick Charge 2.0 devices can also be charged at high speeds […] Charge the external

Download wrench.nc for Carbide3D Project #1 – Wrench

I could not find the wrench.nc referenced in the Carbide 3D tutorial. It did not come with the Carbide software download and it was not linked in the tutorial that I was reading. Thankfully, I did finally find the download link! http://carbide3d.com/files/wrench.nc The relevant section of the tutorial: The Nomad 888, as well as most other CNC machines, runs files called gcode. Gcode is a format that goes back decades to the original CNC machines in the 1960’s.  Gcode is basically

Get a 50% discount on Giganews

Giganews runs a fairly awesome service if you are a usenet fan. However, the monthly costs can be quite high. If you need a discount for the Giganews service, here is one way that generally works… Step 1. Go through the account options and proceed to cancel your account Step 2. Before the process completes, they will generally offer something similar to this: This process even works repeatedly, though you may have to maintain your account a few months in

Google Find My Phone (even if Device Unavailable)

Google has been adding more action oriented features to their engine. One of the most useful is “find my phone”. If you have an Android phone you can try finding it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=find+my+phone Also, even if the map/screen says “Device Unavailable” you may still be able to “Ring” the phone… this will ring the phone for 5 minutes and this is exactly what I did this morning to find my phone (which was hiding in the covers) ;-).

ACPI\SMO8810 Windows 8.1 Dell Latitude driver download [SOLVED!]

If you have a Dell Latitude running Windows 8.1 with an Unknown Device ACPI/SMO8810, this is the driver download link you need: ST Microelectronics Free Fall Data Protection This applies to all of these Dell laptops: Latitude E5440 (Late 2013) Latitude E7440 (Mid 2013) Latitude E7240 (Mid 2013) Latitude E5540 (Late 2013) Latitude E7450 (Late 2014) Latitude E5250/5250 (Late 2014) Latitude E5550/5550 (Late 2014) Latitude E5450/5450 (Late 2014) And it is backwards compatible for the following OSes: MS Windows 7 32-bit