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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

How can I lock the Kindle DX screen orientation? [easy]

Q. Hi. I have a Kindle DX and I really love it, but sometimes when I am reading it rotates the screen orientation WHEN I DON’T WANT IT TO. How can I “lock” the screen orientation so this will not happen? A. Great question! First a bit of info, then the solution. 🙂 Here’s how Amazon describes the screen rotation/orientation feature: The Kindle DX screen image can rotate to match the way you’re holding your Kindle. The display changes accordingly

Where is the location of my VM in VMWare Server 2?! [solved]

Q. Hello, I have a VMWare Server 2 setup that I am trying to administer. I cannot find the folder/directory where the VM (and the .VMX files etc.) are located. Can you help me find the location of the VM? Thx. A. Certainly! I can understand your confusion. The VMWare Server 2 web-based admin interface is much different than the original VMWare Server 1 and the various VMWare Workstation interface. This screenshot will show you the screen that you need

Sample Off the Grid Solar Power Systems and Costs

Going off the grid A friend’s dad is serious about going off the grid and doing it with solar. This man has worked hard for a long time and is ready for a new challenge, I think part of that challenge is to be more self-sufficient and independent. There is definitely something to be said for being self-sufficient. 🙂 I am not going to get into the merits of on-grid vs off-the-grid, but I can say that for particular situations

Can I buy an Android App and use it on multiple devices? [SOLVED]

Question. Hello, I am used to the Apple App Store where one apple account can buy an app and then it can be used on any iOS iDevice that is tied to that apple account. How does this work on Android? Answer. Good question! It should work very similarly. Instead of an apple account, your apps will be tied to your Google Account. You should be able to install and re-install on any device that you own. This is particularly

Google Refine: a Few Sample Transformations and Helpful URLs

Google Refine is a powerful tool to help cleanup data from a variety of sources. I’m gradually becoming more familiar with it and the powerful transformation tools that it offers. Here are: a few sample transformation expressions, and… sample data the result “=” after the transformation is applied The first example provides labels and explanations, the rest of the examples omit the labels and explanations but follow the same syntax. I hope these are helpful to you! NOTE: there are

Plugin: Regenerate Thumbnails ERROR undefined [SOLVED!]

Question: I’m a big fan of the Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress plugin, howeve, recently some of my photos aren’t able to have their thumbnails regenerated! All I get is the following error 🙁 Regenerate Thumbnails All done! 0 image(s) were successfully resized in 2 seconds and there were 1 failure(s). To try regenerating the failed images again, click here. To go back to the previous page, click here. Please be patient while the thumbnails are regenerated. This can take a while

Windows 7 ethernet goes to sleep! [solved]

Question. Hello! I have a problem with my network connection in Windows 7. Everything works great until the computer has been at rest for a while, then my ethernet connection drops out! As soon as I move my mouse or keyboard the ethernet comes back on. My laptop is NOT in sleep/hibernate mode when all this occurs! Please help!? Answer. Great question :-). Here’s a potential solution for your Ethernet woes 😉 Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet