troubleshooting

I recently started seeing a PHP-related error that kept popping up while clicking around in my WordPress dashboard. Whenever I’d toggle a plugin, change themes, try to preview a post, it would pop up. How very annoying.

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Asus Laptop Won’t Charge

by Michael on June 24, 2013 · 0 comments

Yesterday afternoon, my son reported that his Asus laptop wouldn’t charge. It’s about a year and a half old and has shown no other signs of trouble. A bit of basic troubleshooting suggested that it was the laptop itself, not the charger.

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I just ran into an annoying but easily solved problem with our DirecTV system. I went to turn on the TV this morning and got an error message advising me that our TV doesn’t support the program’s content protection. On every channel.

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Remember when I was having trouble with a horrible buzzing sound on the other end of calls from our 2012 Honda CR-V? We got it fixed. And it wasn’t a software glitch, electronic interference, or anything else they tried to blame.

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Windows Taskbar Won’t Auto-Hide

by Michael on April 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Just had another annoying problem with my son’s Windows notebook. Sure am I glad that I (mostly) use a Mac! This time around, the Windows Taskbar had stopped auto-hiding. He had it configured properly, but it wouldn’t obey the setting.

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Windows Unable to Connect to Wifi Network

by Michael on April 2, 2013 · 0 comments

We’re currently on vacation and my kids have been struggling with the wifi network where we’re staying. Every once in awhile their computers will lose (and be unable to re-gain) network connectivity. Very frustrating.

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While updating a certain WordPress plugin, I was too impatient and clicked another link on the dashboard before the update was complete. Bad move, as I was greeted with a message saying that the site was unavailable.

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I previously reported that my Retina MacBook Pro often won’t recognize USB devices plugged into my Thunderbolt display when waking from sleep. Now I’m having a new problem. It won’t charge when plugged into the display.

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