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Windows 10 VirtualBox virtual machine spinning dots MacOS host Fusion Drive

Ok so this isn’t definite, but I have a suspicion that in the above configuraton, the presence of a Mac Fusion Drive on the host causes a long (two minutes of spinning dots) delay when starting a Windows 10 guest. This suspicion is based on the same VM opening much faster on a similar mac with a standard drive.

I don’t have a solution; this is just an observation.

Don’t buy the Nokia 6 (TA-1003) if you want dual SIM support.

This handset appears to have a bug where it randomly changes the default SMS SIM. There are no apps to monitor this, and no solutions available.

Winfast PVR2 creates 1.99GB or 2GB files / splits files to 2GB

So, my ancient copy of Leadtek’s Winfast PVR2 usually works fine, then one day it decides it’s going to split recordings at 1.99GB no matter what you ask it to do.

Reading some ancient forum posts, someone else mentioned that it will do this if it thinks it might be on a FAT16 (or FAT32?) drive. It isn’t in my case, but still it’s been known randomly to switch into this state of mind.

The solution is unknown, but switching to another physical drive seems to resolve it.

Review of the Aldi Stirling Black Label Air Purifier – EPI208

This is a fairly cheap unit at $129 – does the job but even on low it is quite loud compared to units such as the “Mi Air Purifier”. Had they given it a ‘quiet; setting it would be better in my opinion.

When I bought it there was zero information on the Internet about it, but now the manual has shown up at http://www.stirlingappliances.com.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=195680

Still no idea where to get replacement filters – but really there isn’t much complexity to this product and you can probably make your own.

Video of the product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMCpbbrqnXA (Recorded in Portrait)

Handle broke on Breville glass kettle

If the handle breaks off, undo all the screws, remove the spring from inside the lid, remove the unlocking pin, drill small hole, slide in cable tie. Done

 

 

Spotify Web Player loads then goes to a blank page

Alternatives: Spotify Web Player loads then goes to a black page

Spotify Web Player black screen. Spotify web player black page.

I think this situation is caused if you attempt to use the Web Player from more than one device, or several times without using the app. The solution appears to be simply to open the Spotify app on your phone or PC, play one song, then try the web player again.

 

Found this solution at https://community.spotify.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/desktop_windows/message-id/59221

Free Clueless Crosswords PDF

I’ve created some free Clueless Crosswords / Code Crackers at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GfWEy184kowfL1sErC9iHvV-kxfKAhow?usp=sharing

These were created via the great online website http://cluelesscrosswords.com/play.php

How to hide white borders when printing in PowerPoint

Try saving the presentation as PDF and printing that instead.

Clueless Crossword Generator / Code Cracker Generator

Could also be “Clueless Crossword maker, Code cracker maker, or codecracker maker or codecracker generator if you’re here via Google.

I have a wife addicted to these things, but don’t like spending money on books etc. She doesn’t like to do them on screens; so I thought maybe there’s a program I can use to make them.

Google searches were fruitless, until I thought to try Clueless Crossword Freeware, which took me to this page:

http://cluelesscrosswords.com/play.php#

From there it’s not hard to use the Snipping tool to capture a game, create a text box A to Z, stick it in Word or Publisher and Print it.

 

 

 

How to fix the Broadcom SDIO WiFi on Unisurf USFNWXM14BLK for Windows 10 around March 2018

 

Edit: getting several comments that this didn’t work. Unfortunately I don’t own this laptop so I can test to see if this solution is still valid. It has worked for me twice. (April 2018 ish)

If you upgrade Windows 10 (presumably by using the media creation tool) you may find the WiFi no longer works. (14 inch laptop.)

I had this problem and called Unisurf for a solution. Here is their solution, which worked:

Thanks for your enquiry, here are the steps on how to reinstall the wireless driver.

1. Please click the link http://www.unisurf.com.au/pdf/sp68594.zip
2. Then download and save the file to a USB Flash Drive
3. Plug the USB Flash Drive to your device
4. Run and Install the file (You may get an error message after the installation, just disregard the message and follow the next step.)
5. Reboot the Computer
6. Wireless Network should work again
7. Please reply to this email if the issue is fixed or not to assist further if needed