Pinipilit ko kasi ulit sarili ko mag-bike papunta at pauwi ng trabaho/klase. At dahil may nakakakita ulit sa matabang kulot na paikut-ikot ng UP-Katipunan-Kamias ng nakabike, marami na namang lumilitaw na tungkol sa pagbabike ko. So ililista ko yung mga tinatanong ng mga tao sa akin.
It seems like Microsoft got rid of the “Manage Wireless Networks” interface where you can easily add, remove and modify wireless profiles.
If like me you need to delete your old wireless profiles to refresh them, you can delete old profiles using the following steps.
- Boot up a command prompt: press the Windows key, type “cmd” and then press enter
- List your wlan profiles by typing the following in the prompt: netsh wlan show profiles
- Look for the profile you want to delete and take note of its name.
- Type the following in the prompt: netsh wlan delete profile name=”PROFILE YOU WANT TO DELETE”
Reconnecting to the network gives you a fresh new profile.
Windows 8.1: Updating from Windows 8 Without A Microsoft Account
I currently have three Windows 8 machines. One desktop is strictly for work, another desktop is strictly for home (entertainment, gaming) and finally a laptop for travel purposes (this one’s the hybrid, it includes both work and play). It’s a compartmentalization of sorts, that work is work, and home is home. I don’t like bringing home work and that is why I have separate computers for them. :p
As part of the compartmentalization philosophy, I use a Local Account for my work computer and my Microsoft Live ID for my home computer. This is to ensure that my different computers won’t look alike (and so that when I look at my home PC I wouldn’t be reminded of work :p). For my work PC, I use a Local Account to keep the settings local as much as possible.
Last night the Windows 8.1 update rolled out and I was very excited to update.. As such, I first updated my home machine, and it was a breeze. When I arrived at work, however, it was a different story.
Unfortunately, after I updated my work PC, at the final steps of the update it asked me to sign in using my Microsoft Account. It presented no option to use a Local Account instead.
While it is not explicitly stated anywhere, you can bypass signing in using the following steps:
- Enter any email address.
- Enter a WRONG PASSWORD (this is important)
- And then there will pop up an option in the right asking if you wouldn’t want to use a Microsoft Account.
- Click that, and then continue with the update
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take screenshots of the options that you have to click. It will be a little confusing, but it’s there somewhere. :)
Just for the heck of it, I tried installing a copy of Chrome OS on my flash disk using Win32 Image Writer. After I had my fun (or non-fun?), I tried reformatting my flash disk so I can use it again as my Ubuntu boot stick. To my horror, I was only able to reformat 1 gigabye of the disk. It was missing almost 3 gigabytes of space.
What happened? I am not sure. But I think it had something to do with Windows not recognizing the chunk of the disk I had used as an installer.
With the help of Google, I found a fix in this blog entry: Recovering unallocated space of a USB flash drive.
The steps are as follows:
1. Start Disk management to see what is the disk number of the disk you want to recover. In my case, it was “Disk 1″
2. Run command prompt with administrator privileges
3. Type diskpart
4. Type select disk 1. (Disk 1 was identified in step 1)
5. Type clean
6. Voila, you can now reformat your flash disk again.
My little sister recently gave up her Eee PC 1005P because she got my mom’s old circa 2007 white Macbook. So this means, yay! New toy for me. We’re gonna have lots of fun together. I will upgrade you. I will change your OS. I will put stickers on you….
… ahem. I was a little bit, excited.
Anyway. On the top of my to-do list in getting new hardware is to reformat and install a new operating system. Or if possible, do a dual boot. Lucky me I’ve been playing with this baby behind the back of my little sister that I was able to sneak in 3 partitions so that I can easily dual boot this thing.
After installing Linux Mint 15, I immediately encountered problems with the brightness levels. The fn+brightness up/down key combination causes the brightness to randomly change from dark to light to black.
Browsing through the Linux Mint forums, I found the following fix
- Boot up a Terminal
- Edit the grub file using the following command: sudo pluma /etc/default/grub
- Look for the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and add “quiet acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor splash” at the end.
- After editing it will look something like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor splash”
- Save the file
- Run: sudo update-grub2
I have done this multiple times in different computers, replacing pluma with gedit or vi or nano or emacs or with whatever editor you prefer.
High pressure area taken by MODIS
Image via Wikimedia Commons
Every now and then (katulad ngayon) maririnig natin sa PAGASA ang mga katagang ito, “may namataang ‘ridge of a high pressure area‘ across northern Luzon, kaya asahan natin ang magandang panahon.”
O kaya minsan naman “may namataang ‘low pressure area‘ sa kanlurang bahagi ng Mindanao, kaya asahan natin na magiging maulan sa lugar na ito.”
Ridge of a high pressure wha? Low pressure area? Ha? Ano raw? Bakit kapag high, walang ulan, at low, walang ulan?
Medyo alien language ito, at mas alien pa kapag i-try ko i-explain in a hardcore science point of view. So dayain natin. Try ko i-explain ng mas madaling maintindihan.
Imagine natin na ang ulan at hangin ay isang tamad na mountaineer at ang pressure ay ang height ng bundok.
Kapag high ang pressure mo, mataas ang bundok mo. Tatamarin ang ating tamad na mountaineer na akyatin yun. So sa high pressure, wala tayong pumupuntang tubig, hence, walang ulan.
Kapag low pressure naman, mas mababa ang bundok mo. So mas madali puntahan at matutuwa ang ating tamad na mountaineer. So dito didiretso ang tubig, at dito mamumuo ang ulan.
So mga bata, in short…
high pressure area: hirap umakyat ang tubig, hence walang ulan
low pressure area: madaling pasukin ng tubig, hence maulan
I have a love-hate relationship with my keyboard. It’s compact, it’s easy to clean, it’s loud (clackity clack) it gives a satisfying feeling whenever you hit each key, and most of all, it’s cheap (I got it for P500 around 1 1/2 years ago).
However, cheap comes with a price. Every now and then programmer critical keys, such as arithmetic operations (+,-,=) and most recently the brackets, stop working all of a sudden. This is usually fixed by opening and cleaning the innards of the keyboard and the contacts in the membrane.
Whenever you update WordPress, it alerts you of new features found in your Dashboard. Most recently it informed me of a new media manager and a revision comparing tool.
Unfortunately, I have discovered that it seems like WordPress and Chrome are not friends. Logging in using Chrome, I could not disable the pesky popups that come up with new WordPress updates.
I found out that logging in to WordPress using a different browser (in my case, Internet Explorer 10), brings up the dismiss button in the popup.
You can then dismiss the popup, and then start blogging again.
*Tried and tested in Windows 8
Up one directory
In Windows Explorer, Alt+Up brings you up one directory, very much like typing “cd ..” in a command prompt.
Pressing Backspace on the other hand, will bring you to a previous folder, not necessarily the folder higher up.
Go to folder
Pressing Ctrl+L brings you to the folder address bar. Very much like Chrome’s go to Omnibar shortcut.
Shift+Delete (use with caution!) immediately deletes the selected files without sending them to the Recycle Bin
Windows key + Up will maximize the current window
Windows key + Left/Right will snap the current window to the left/right half of the screen.
Windows key + Left-Left/Right-Right (for multiple screens) will bring the current window to the left/right screen.
Windows key + Down will reduce window size (if maximized) or minimize the window.
Windows key + D minimizes everything and shows the desktop.
Ctrl+Shift+Escape Immediately brings up the Task Manager without bringing you to the pesky dialogue screen.
Lock your screen
Windows + L brings you to the login dialogue, essentially locking your screen. You can also log-in as a different concurrent user through this. (thanks Frances)
*will add more as I come up with stuff
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I have recently abandoned Notepad for Notepad++ because of the powerful features the latter offers.
However, this afternoon I was cleaning the function row (F1-F12) of my keyboard and I needed some buffer space where I can type stuff without anything bad happening. In other words, Notepad.
So I was fidgeting around the keys when I discovered this nifty Notepad shortcut.
2:59 PM 8/13/2013
Pressing F5 inserts the current time in your text file.
Useful when you want to log your typing activities.
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