[SOLVED] Problem Updating BIOS for Dell Inspiron 531

I was working on a Dell Inspiron 531 this morning, trying to update the Award BIOS from version 1.0.3 to the latest version, 1.0.13. The computer originally shipped with 32-bit Windows Vista. I decided to give 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate a whirl, and see how it all goes.  Besides a known issue regarding Away Mode… Continue reading [SOLVED] Problem Updating BIOS for Dell Inspiron 531

WordPress issue: <div></div> instead of <p></p> for line spaces

While it’s generally the aim of my blog to appeal to the everyday user, I recently came across an issue with a client’s website, for which I’m the site administrator.  After some troubleshooting, I arrived at a solution.  One that I’m going to share here, in hopes that it will help out someone else who’s… Continue reading WordPress issue: <div></div> instead of <p></p> for line spaces

The YouTube Speed Test Page: A Hidden Gem

Here’s something we discovered last week, by accident:  YouTube offers a speed test page. Now, you may be saying, “But, there are countless speed/bandwidth tests out there.  Why use this one?”. True: YouTube’s may not be the most robust testing page on the Internet.  But it has several cool features that you may enjoy: Speed… Continue reading The YouTube Speed Test Page: A Hidden Gem

The Disappearing Menubar in Mac OS X Lion

      When using some applications in Mac’s OS X Lion, you may find that your menu bar disappears when you’re using applications like Word. This is most likely because Mac OS X Lion is running the program in fullscreen mode. The reason your menu bar disappears – or auto-hides –  when you’re using… Continue reading The Disappearing Menubar in Mac OS X Lion