Monthly Archives: October 2011

PHP Includes: URL File-Access is Disabled in the Server Configuration

I recently updated the PHP version I am using on all of the websites for one of my clients only to discover in horror that the php include tag to display external content gave an error message: Warning: include() [function.include]: … Continue reading

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DELL Desktops and Laptops – Install Order Guide

The following list is an overview of the correct order to install drivers on Dell desktops and portables. After reinstalling Microsoft® Windows®, follow the order listed when reinstalling drivers. It is recommended that you print this list for reference when … Continue reading

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Your Hard Drive – Disk Diagnostic Utilities

One of the hard drives for a laptop I was refurbishing, began to show signs of bad sectors, I decided to run diagnostic tests using OEM utilities. I was able to get the Seagate SeaTools and Hitachi Drive Fitness Test … Continue reading

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Maximum Memory on a Dell Inspiron 2650 Laptop

I recently sold my Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop. It was a rather emotional transaction. I bought it in 2003, and it was instrumental in my growth as a designer. It saw me through the last leg of my education as … Continue reading

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iPod Nano – First Generation – Screen repair

A couple of years ago I stepped on a pair of pants lying on the floor of my living room. The crunch sound I heard was that of the screen of an iPod Nano left in a pocket by the … Continue reading

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