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Disable a Brother laser printer from going into a “Deep Sleep” mode

May 31st, 2016 · No Comments

I just got me a Brother MFC-1910W. It is a wireless laser printer with a scanner and a fax. Shortly after installing the printer I noticed that it goes into a deep sleep mode and won’t wake up, even when trying to initiate a remote printing job. I could not cancel the deep sleep mode […]

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Reverse Evolution

June 28th, 2014 · No Comments

What is a reverse evolution? It’s when things go backwards instead of going forward. It’s making a new product that is less functional and less user friendly than the old product. It is mostly annoying when it comes to products you use daily and depend on, like your Email account or your preferred browser or […]

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Screen brightness disabled/disappears after hibernation on Win 7

February 10th, 2013 · No Comments

This post is about fixing a problem with the screen brightness adjustment. On Win7, hibernation causes the screen brightness adjustment to not function, thus, staying stuck in the last brightness set. Using the keyboard brightnes key’s doesn’t do a thing. Also going directly via the control panel > power options doesn’t help. In the later, […]

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Changing Firefox address bar search to Google

January 6th, 2013 · No Comments

As far as I remember Google is the default address bar search. But sometimes a software you install, changes this value without your consent or by mistake (to Conduit, or whatever). To switch back to the good old Google do the following: Open firefox Type about:config in the address bar and hit the Enter key […]

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How to recover/restore a deleted file/folder in Win7

March 25th, 2012 · No Comments

The other day I was cleaning up my desktop and I erased an important folder containing stuff I needed. Luckily, Win7 has the ability to restore previous versions of the folder. I also tried using the “System Restore” option, but it wasn’t able to restore the deleted folder. So what  I’m about to describe is […]

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Hp officejet 4500 wireless – incomplete or blank prints problem

November 15th, 2011 · No Comments

I’ve noticed my printer having trouble with large files, especially long word documents. It would print pages with paragraphs missing or some other parts missing, while it did print short documents ok. My guess was that there was a spool problem or communication problem. What’s stranger, is that documents printed in best quality (instead of […]

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Tags: Computers · DIY (do it yourself) · Software

Windows 7 wakes from hibernation on itself (Or how to disable wake timers)

January 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

As soon as I got my new Dell laptop, I set it up to my likings. One of the things I did, is setting what closing the lid does. In my case, I’ve set it up to hibernate. But strange as it is, I saw that when I get back at morning or after a […]

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Dell Inspiron Laptop Review – N5010 Intel i7 Q740

January 15th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Updated on Oct 2015 This is a Dell laptop review. I needed a new laptop for mainly office tasks, video editing, video conferences, etc. Its specs make it a good gaming laptop as well. You can find the technical specs further down this page. Here are my Dell laptop specs. If you’re looking for a […]

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Addthis share button align center (or else)

March 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Addthis share button align center (or else)

Addthis is a nice free service that lets you display a sharing button on your site. Generate the code here, and put it in your footer (or other location of your choice), and you’re all set. To align the button to the center, simply add a little piece of CSS to the DIV tag. You […]

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Recommended add-ons for Mozila Firefox browser

December 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Firefox (FF) is the browser of my choice for a few years now. I have watched it grow from 2% to 20% and 30%  (USA and EUROPE respectively) and it will get more popular in time. Just a fact, did you know that Firefox is really not a fox but some kind of a red […]

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