Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Dell Studio XPS – CD/DVD Drive Stuck [Solved]

Is your CD or DVD drive stuck in your Dell Studio XPS? These machines have a slot-loading CD drive and there is NO EJECT HOLE! Sometimes the CD or DVD will come lose and the eject button does nothing – it makes some noise and tries to “eject” the CD, unsuccessfully. So how do you get that CD out? Wait – don’t take your computer apart! Some say you can use credit cards, but there is actually a much better and easier trick. Tools Required 8″ Plastic Zip Ties Steps Step 1: Insert two plastic zip ties – one into each end of the DVD/CD drive. You’ll want to leave about 1″ of space between each of these and the side of the slot. You will angle one up and the other down so that one goes above the CD, and one goes below the CD. You will only need to insert these about 1 – 1.5 inches. Don’t insert them any farther because you don’t need to, and you don’t want to damage any of the slot loading optical drive’s components. Step 2: After the zip ties are inserted, slide them both towards the middle. Step 3: When they are close to the middle they will be pinching the CD naturally. Gently tug on both of them. As you pull them out, the CD will start to inch out with them. If the fit is too tight, slide them a little bit towards the sides and away from the … Continue reading

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AWS re: Invent is almost sold out, register now

AWS re: Invent is only three weeks away and conference passes will likely be sold out this week. Register soon or you will miss your opportunity to join the largest gathering of the AWS community. We have a great line-up of content for you to choose from with 16 tracks and over 150 sessions including: Building Web-Scale Applications with AWS, James Hamilton, VP & Distinguished Engineer, AWS and Simon Elisha, Principal Solution Architect, AWS High Available Architecture at Netflix, Adrian Cockcroft, Director of Cloud Architecture, Netflix Security of the AWS Cloud, Stephen Schmidt, Chief Info Security Officer, AWS Zero to Millions of Requests, Khawaja Shams, Software Engineer, NASA and Spencer Dillard, Sr. Product Manager, AWS AWS Infrastructure Automation, Chris Munns, Solution Architect, AWS Amazon Relational Database Service Best Practices, Grant McAlister, Sr. Principal Engineer, AWS Architecting for High Availability and Multi-Availability Zones on AWS, Attila Narin, Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS Important Details Conference Dates: November 27-29 Location: The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV Full Conference Pass: $1099 Live Stream Keynotes from AWS re: Invent Can’t make it to Las Vegas for AWS re: Invent? Join us virtually for the live broadcast of the visionary keynote sessions including: Wednesday, November 28 8:30am – 10:00am PT Andy Jassy Thursday, November 29 8:30am – 10:00am PT Werner Vogels Thursday, November 29 1:30pm – 2:30pm PT Fireside Chat with Jeff Bezos and Werner Vogels Speakers Andy JassySr. Vice PresidentAmazon Web Services Werner VogelsCTOAmazon.com Jeff BezosFounder & CEOAmazon.com We look forward to seeing you in … Continue reading

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rtorrent autoload directory

When using rtorrent, you can set a folder to be watched for torrent files that will be auto-loaded. To do this, you’ll edit your ~/.rtorrent.rc file and add one of the following lines. See the comment below for more information: # Watch a directory for new torrents, and stop those that have been deleted. schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=/home/user/torrent_files/*.torrent schedule = untied_directory,5,5,stop_untied=

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OS X Mountain Lion hangs during Logon [solved]

OS X Mountain Lion has a known issue regarding hang during logon. This more commonly occurs after the computer has been sleeping, standby, or locked. There are a lot of issues that could cause this, and some people have tracked it down to different causes. However, for me, I got this error / problem message after upgrading from Snow Leopard. What I realized was that if the WiFi connection is off, the system will hang. If the WiFi / Airport is on, then everything is OK. After doing some research it appears to be related to the Bonjour service. The solution for me was to make sure I have WiFi / Airport turned on before putting the computer to sleep, locking it, etc, so that it doesn’t hang on the login screen after it wakes up.

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Google Chrome – A web browser built for speed, simplicity, and security

Google is still following the model of having an open-source, beta-ish version of Chrome alongside their standard Google Chrome. It’s interesting the “about” pages are very similar.

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