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location Nova Scotia, Canada
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I'm an electrical engineer currently working as a software engineer and developer. Prior to that, I was a computer tech for 6 months at a independently owned computer store while I looked for an actual engineering job.

I'm a big gamer, with a lot of it taking place on the PC, but I also own a 360 and PS3.


Oct
6
comment Need to connect laptop to an analog TV
If the Dell has any sort of secondary video out, it should be rather trivial to throw it onto an S-Video, composite, or component cable with the right adapter. Audio is as easy as picking up a stereo headphones to RCA adapter.
Oct
6
comment How to know which devices are mapped to a memory range in Win 7
Wow, you learn something every day.
Oct
4
answered How do I troubleshoot a PC that needs to be booted twice when it's cold?
Oct
4
comment Change Zoom Action to scroll in a MS Natural Keyboard 4000
Um, SetPoint is Logitech software, not Microsoft. Did you mean IntelliType?
Sep
27
answered How can I fix a “no such partition Grub Rescue” error?
Sep
26
comment ubuntu linux: command line “rm -R /media” - safe to do?
Why aren't you just reformatting the partition? Seems to me like it'd be faster and easier in the long run.
Sep
25
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Sep
25
revised How to Connect Firewire Camcorder to Laptop without firewire port
typo in original post
Sep
25
comment tips for removing stuck heatsink
If you support the heatsink (which should be the tallest item on your motherboard) then you should be fine. there shouldn't be any lines within about an eighth of an inch of the pin, so you do have some room to slip off.
Sep
25
answered tips for removing stuck heatsink
Sep
25
answered How to Connect Firewire Camcorder to Laptop without firewire port
Sep
23
answered Exclude specific sites or urls from Google search results?
Sep
21
comment installing windows 7 without keyboard
I've always put the key in during installation. I stand corrected.
Sep
21
answered installing windows 7 without keyboard
Sep
19
comment Reducing the quality of incoming video in Skype?
I'm with BloodPhilia here. Do you want the other user to be somewhat obscured for security reasons? Is it a bandwidth limitation?
Sep
19
comment Router keeps disconnecting from the internet
One way to test it would be to connect one of the laptops to the modem with a cable, and if it still drops the connection, then it's likely the modem or line, not the router.
Sep
19
answered Swap Hard disks without reinstalling windows
Sep
19
comment Router keeps disconnecting from the internet
Have you called your ISP? Do you also have (digital) cable TV? I would suggest that you get them to run a line test, if only to rule them out as the problem.
Sep
19
comment Router keeps disconnecting from the internet
The only thing is, he's connecting all of his computers to a wireless router. So unless the router is having problems with the modem, I don't see how a bad NIC could cause the issue.
Sep
17
answered Does Windows 7 run schedule auto update (at very late in night) when I SLEEP or HIBERNATE my machine?