Raspberry Pi

Well, I finally purchased a Raspberry Pi. If you don’t know what that is, you can check it out on the Raspberry Pi Wikipedia page. Basically, it is a little computer about the size of a credit card that runs linux, has network connectivity, and general purpose input/outputs on it. Great for people who want …

Apache and Skype Conflict

I was recently having problems getting my Apache web server to start up the other day. If I tried to start it with the Apache Monitor or in the Services window, it would just try to start and exit. No message and nothing would be left in the Apache log files. So I went to …

Acer Extensa Power Jack Problem

I have owned an Acer Extensa 5420 for basically 2 years now. I wrote an article in regards to a Black Screen On Startup. I had a new problem today. The power jack was pushed back further inside the laptop. When I tried to connect my power cord, it fit really loosely and the battery charging …

Disable Away Mode in Windows Vista

I had a really annoying situation with my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop recently. It would not sleep or go into sleep mode. I would press the sleep button, close the lid, and would even try to do it through the Windows Start menu’s Shutdown section, but the laptop would still be powered on and usually …

Sorting Photos in Windows Photo Gallery

I thought I would try out Windows Photo Gallery as a tool to work my photos. This application is included with Windows Vista. Basically you can import your photos into this application and then use it to tag, rate, filter, edit, and perform some other tasks to them. Anyhow, I uploaded all my trip photos …

Scrolling Horizontal Lines on Monitor

Just to give you the run down. I recently purchased a different computer and in re-wiring everything, my monitor start to have fuzzy horizontal scrolling lines that would move slowly down the screen all the time. There were usually two on the screen at any given time and would takes several seconds to move to …