the fix – WP and the “Could not find” error in WordPress Media Manager

Upon switching the website to a new host, I was faced with the dreaded “could not find” message. I put together a walk-through showing how to fix it.

Workaround/fix – iPad + 3 security questions + your session has timed out

As time goes on, “it just works” seems to apply less and less frequently to Apple products. This was one of those times. I worked around it anyway.

VLC 2.x Mac Stutter – the fix

I’d previously worked around stutter in an earlier version of VLC. The new version had new options, so I took new screenshots and provided the workaround here.

Handbrake Advanced Options

A rundown of Handbrake settings (0.9.6)

I go over each of the Advanced Settings in Handbrake 0.9.6 (similar to other versions) in great detail.

Fighting noise/grain in handbrake – custom denoise settings

A detailed look at custom denoising in Handbrake. Note that I have since replaced this with a newer/better version, and have provided a link to it.

An APEVIA X-QPACK2 user review – small and light

One of the most interesting cases I’ve ever had, the APEVIA X-QPACK2 is insanely light and makes for a tight-fitting setup.

Samsung UN22D5003 review – a TV, and an awesome PC monitor

The Samsung UN22D5003 – they sell it as a TV, but it makes for one heck of a nice monitor.

A quick Antec NSK2480 user review…

The Antec NSK2480 is… well… an Antec. Nice and quiet, cools well, but I did run into a few issues.

Having trouble undervolting? Do more undervolting!

Usually, more voltage helps fight against stability problems. When hitting stability problems on the Maximus GENE-Z, I found that UNDER-volting was the solution.

Sandy Bridge undervolting – offset vs manual – observations

I spent some time trying to see whether a BIOS offset voltage or manual voltage allowed the best undervolting results on Sandy Bridge.

Intel’s HD 3000 – not as constrained on memory bandwidth as you might think…

Contrary to what I’d read elsewhere, faster RAM speed was providing faster iGPU performance on my Sandy Bridge processor.

Repairing a broken spider (on a Whirlpool Duet Washer)

If your washing machine has a broken spider and you’re thinking of trying to repair it, the steps I went through on mine are listed here.

THE FIX – Mass Effect 3 “diplomat terminal” bug

It wouldn’t be a BioWare game if it didn’t have at least 1 bugged quest that couldn’t be completed. Here’s how you fix the “diplomat terminal” bug on the PC.

Replacing thermal paste on the Samsung Q460 (and disassembly pics)

I give instructions for pulling apart the Samsung Q460 (with pictures) and replacing the thermal paste. It’s not easy, and I didn’t see an improvement. But it’s here.

The NP-Q460 box.

A quick Samsung Q460 laptop review

It’s always tough to find a mid-range laptop with a mid-range dedicated GPU at a low cost. But the Samsung Q460 fit the bill. Here’s a closer look.

Cooler Master Storm Scout filtration review (and modding)

CM’s Storm Scout is one of the few full-sized cases that have handy carry handles. Instead of a gaming-focus, I look at filtration and methods of minimizing the dust that enters this beast.

How to replace bearings in the Whirlpool Duet WFW9200SQ02 washing machine

A number of Whirlpool washers end up with bearing problems. You can throw it out, pay $ for a new basket, or replace the bearings. I did the latter.

1500W oil heaters – Bionaire vs Garrison

A comparison of 2 locally-available 1500W oil-filled heaters. Each have their strengths and weaknesses, depending on what features you’re looking for.

Chevy Impala driver side power window not going up – THE FIX

If your Impala’s window switch appears dead, you can follow these steps to take it apart, clean it up, and get working power windows once again!

Jailbreaking, and installing Plex on the Apple TV 2

I jailbroke my AppleTV 2, installed Plex, and documented the procedure.