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Upgrade your HP printer firmware with this one weird trick! (technicians hate him)

Sorry for clickbait title. Anyhow, if you have HP Printers and need to upgrade the firmware, you can actually download the firmware and then submit it to the printer via the “print job” form in the printer web interface to upload and update the firmware. This is easier than trying to use the “firmware sender”…
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6th February 2017 0

Samsung PM951 SSD Driver for XPS 13 models

The Samsung NVMe Driver for Dell XPS 13 Models can be found at this link. File name is sp71553.exe. A mirror of the file can be found at here as a zip file.

7th December 2016 0

Deleting a Calendar Event created by a now-deleted Google Apps User

I’ve recently ran into an issue with Google Apps where a number of staff had recurring events in their calendar that were created by a now deleted Google Apps user. I didn’t have any luck finding a resolution to this, but it was suggested I contact the BetterCloud support team (who we use in work…
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5th December 2016 0

Dell XPS 13 9350 disconnecting from external screen powered via USB C

Some Dell XPS 13 9350 laptop models have a Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac WiFi card. This can cause interference with the USB C port (even if the latest Thunderbolt firmware/driver and machine BIOS is installed). The resolution to this is to view the properties of the wireless card and turn down the power output to…
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8th September 2016 0

Toxikk – “Ambiguous Package” Error Message on Game/Server Start

When launching Toxikk you may receive an error message similar to the one below: To resolve this, delete the toxikk/udkgame/content/maps/cruzade and toxikk/udkgame/content/cruzade folders. Then restart the game. (hat tip to “Chatouille” on the Toxikk Discord channel)

5th September 2016 0

My recent desktop PC re-build was featured on PCPartPicker!

Full write-up of the build soon!

23rd August 2016 0

OpenVPN throwing error on El Captain

  Attempting to connect using an OpenVPN Client can result in a rather cryptic error message: “JSONDialog: Error running jsondialog”. This is due to System Integrity Protection being enabled in the latest version of OSX as an anti-malware measure. This is also called “rootless” mode. Reboot your Mac Hold down Command-R until you see the…
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23rd August 2016 0

Start Menu/Calendar not working on Windows 10

This can be sorted with some Powershell trickery. Don’t know what causes this however have seen it at least twice. Copy and paste the following into a PowerShell window. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

23rd August 2016 0

Last Monday I finished my first Life Is Strange playthrough.

Damn. I’m still not over it. Just superb – I passed over it when it was first released, mainly as it was in episodic format. I can only really describe it as a “third-person, story driven, indie soundtracked experience”. It’s not really a game, more of an interactive story or novel, but I thoroughly enjoyed…
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8th February 2016 0