Bose Mini Soundlink II – empty battery fix

By | November 3, 2017

The Bose Soundlink Mini II, one of the best bang-for-the-buck purchases I’ve ever made (along with the Dyson V8 Absolute) finally started to show its age. I got the dreaded charging warning! The battery should last far longer than a year, so my issue was likely with the firmware. It was the latest version, so… Read More »

2006 Volvo V70 2.5t mileage figures

By | February 10, 2017

  Fuel Log/Expense 2006 Volvo V70 2.5t Date Range: 1/1/2016 to 1/1/2017 File: 06Volvo.db Printed 01/16/2017 @ 3:27pm Date Odometer Fillup Fuel Pumped & Type Cost/Gallon Cost MPG 1/2/2016 134,947 Yes 12.809 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.069 26.50 25.529 1/11/2016 135,325 Yes 14.789 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.029 30.01 25.560 1/23/2016 135,712 Yes 15.950 gals. Premium Unleaded… Read More »

HP Printer driver fails install due to USB Software Support

By | February 10, 2017

Symptom:   While installing a USB connected printer, the driver stops with the following error; This computer does not have the necessary USB software support to allow completion of a USB installation.   Cause: For whatever reason, the USBReady.exe file can’t properly perform a USB detection.   Solution: Go into the temp directory where the… Read More »

A simple & inexpensive way to keep your toilets clean

By | January 15, 2017

Parts: FluidMaster Flush & Sparkle – one for each toilet. HTH 1″ chlorinating tablets. – 5 lbs bottle will last forever! I’m lazy and don’t want to do more work than I have to.  I was a big fan of the bleach pucks you dropped in the toilet tank. They kept the bowl sparkling clean with… Read More »

Excel 2013 (Office Products) can’t open files on network share

By | December 16, 2016

Symptom: Opening Word or Excel documents on a network share opens a New Document window and not the selected file.   Cause: Corrupt Office profile folder.   Resolution: Log in as Administrator, rename (or delete) the profile folder. C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office I renamed mine to OLD-Office so I could rename it back if I caused serious issues.… Read More »

Domain computer fails GPUpdate /force

By | November 16, 2016

  Symptom: GPUpdate /force doesn’t update the computer policy   Cause: There are many, but in THIS case it was due to the registry.pol file needing to be renamed/removed.   Resolution: Rename (or delete) C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol Run Gpedit.msc as Adminstrator. Under Administrative Templates change any setting and then change it back. This will recreate the Registry.pol… Read More »

Silverlight requests installation despite already being installed

By | November 5, 2016

A recent issue I ran into was a website that prompted the user to install Silverlight. He already had it installed, and I ensured it was the latest version. The website worked fine when other users logged in. It did not work even after making the user a local administrator. It had to be a… Read More »