SOLVED: How To Easily Convert Old Video Formats (Like DVD & VOB) To MP4 For Free

If you want to convert old DVD’s (like family movies) or VOB files into modern formats like MP4 this is the place for you.  The video below shows how to source and use a free video conversion tool named Handbrake.  You need virtually no technical skill to run this simple tool which you can download directly from Handbrake.fr HANDBRAKE INPUT FORMATS: FLV, H.265, M2TS, MP4, TS, VOB and any unencrypted DVD (i.e. no Disney movies) HANDBRAKE…

SOLVED: What Are The Differences Between HDMI 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.0a 2.0b & HDMI 2.1

HDMI 1.0 was released December 9th of 2002 and has been expanding features ever since.  A few years ago it looked like DisplayPort was going to kill HDMI but that has changed.  DisplayPort is still the domain of computers and HDMI is the domain of every other consumer electronic device from TV’s to cable boxes to automotive video. As you can see in the grid below the two most notable changes came with: HDMI 1.4…

VIDEO: Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000 Series Unboxing, Disassembly, Setup & Benchmarking

In these two videos below we unbox, disassemble, change the hard drive, setup and benchmark the Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000 Series (5477 to be specific) All in One Desktop PC. This Dell benchmarked at a huge score of 1589 on Novabench.  It is very powerful, quiet and has exceptional build quality. VIDEO 1: Unbox, Disassemble, Change Spinning Disk to SSD Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000 VIDEO 2: Unbox, Setup & Benchmark Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000

VIDEO: HP All In One 27″ Unboxing, Disassembly, Change to SSD & Benchmarking

In recent years it has become common for home PC users to use large laptops, considering them more like “small PC’s”.  This trend led computer manufacturers to build the laptop computer into the back of a screen and then provide and external keyboard and mouse.  This innovation is the “All In One” Computer.  All in Ones eliminate many of the cables and mess you get with traditional desktop PC’s. Acer was the first company we…

SOLVED: How To Evaluate AntiVirus and Next Gen Malware Defense EndPoint Protection Products

If you work in IT, it is only a matter of time before you will be involved in a group trying to figure out which EPP (Endpoint Protection Product) security software to buy. The trend today is to get away from signature based AntiVirus which is great at stopping last weeks viruses.  Most companies want/need a Next Gen Anti Virus product like Carbon Black Defense, Invincia/Intercept X, or Cylance) because they are evaluating the BEHAVIOUR…

SOLVED: Why Google Chrome Has So Many Processes

If you are a Google Chrome user, and 75% of the internet usage is, you have likely found that Google Chrome is shown potentially dozens of times in Windows Task Managers PROCESSES tab.  This is quite unexpected for many. Often people think they have a virus or some other malware at work in the background.  While this is possible, it is unlikely because Google Chrome naturally opens many Windows background processes for each tab you…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Setup CloudFlare on Your WordPress Site in 5 Minutes

We have just started evaluating CloudFlare but were unable to locate a simple setup instructions.  Below is our 12 minute video explaining: What CloudFlare does How to get it setup in just 5 minutes on WordPress What extra things (performance tweaking, SSL…) you will likely want to change TOP 5 NEWBIE CLOUDFLARE SETUP Q&A: These were my 5 questions to the CloudFlare Support Forum and my new best friend’s ‘SDAYMANs’ responses: Are there any known…

SOLVED: How To Easily Ad Google AdSense Adverts Into Your phpBB

Now that Google has Auto Ads, you no longer need to struggle to get advertisements onto your phpBB bulletin board. To Add Google Adverts To Your phpBB: Login to your Google AdSense account and expand CONTENT > AUTO ADS > SETUP AUTO ADS (blue text link in top right corner), the copy the code snippet if you don’t have Auto Ads setup, set it up! Using your favorite FTP tool (we like FileZilla) download and…

SOLVED: phpBB Upgrade Errors: No input file specified and Fatal error fix_user_styles.php

UPDATE 2019: The processes below were very helpful, but we just upgraded from 3.2.2 to 3.2.5 and needed more effort than what is described below so if if this does not work for you, read our new NO INPUT FILE SPECIFIED fix. I just finished struggling through updating phpBB 3.1 to 3.2 on a GoDaddy hosting plan which required me to get through two seemingly complex errors.  Before you get started there are three things…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Easily Move Your WordPress Website To A New Server Host For Free

We recently migrated a dozen WordPress sites from one GoDaddy host to another GoDaddy host and then to a totally different host named InMotion.com.  As a result we had to put a lot of time and effort into learning efficient migration strategies.  We moves sites completely manually and using tools.  Below are the videos explaining what we found and how to use them. It turns out that a manual WordPress migration is quite doable, you simply…

SOLVED: How To Remove a Server From Dell SAN Headquarters

If you installed the DELL SAN HEADQUARTERS ‘SERVER’ on a new server and are connecting to it from your desktop (or another server), you will likely want to get delete the old server in SAN HQ.  The problem is REMOVE SERVER is not an option.  Fortunately the solution is easy: REMOVE A SERVER FROM DELL SAN HQ Launch Dell SAN HQ Right click on your NEW server (not the old one) Select MAKE THIS DEFAULT…

SOLVED: What Are The Differences Between The Garmin Drive GPS Products?

We have been looking at car GPS systems for some time and for a variety of reasons have settled on Garmin products.  However, Garmin has a lot of product and they do a very poor job of explaining the differences between them.  So we spent 2 hours grinding through Garmin.com and other sites trying to create a list of the meaningful differences between the current generation “Garmin Drive” products.  Below is the product Garmin GPS…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Replace Drum, Toners & Waste Toner Bottle on Samsung c460 360 3300 363 364 365 & more

This video shows you how to remove and replace the drum (Samsung CLT-R406), toners & waste toner bottle on Samsung c460 which is the same as all the products listed at the end of this article: From several websites, it appears that this part and this video will be relevant for the following Samsung printer models: Samsung Xpress: C460FW C460W Samsung SL: SL-C460FW SL-C460W C410W Samsung: CLP-360 CLP-362 CLP-363 CLP-364 CLP-365 CLP-365W CLP-365EXP CLP-367W CLP-368…