I've gotten over $200 in cash back from them at places I would have shopped anyway! Ebay, Staples, more! I put it at the top because they ROCK. Basically, you get a kickback from Ebates when buy.com or whoever pays them. Win-win. If you like throwing money away, don't use them!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Apple OS X Disk Utility Stops or appears to be incomplete on Boot Disk

Catchy Title huh?

The problem arises when you use Disk Utility to hopefully get those little green magic words "The volume 2TB Internal appears to be OK." or whatever you call your boot volume after you verify the disk.

This is while you are booted off the disk, not when booted off the DVD which should work every time.

A check on the whole disk works, but a check on the volume of your boot disk appears to fail.

(You do run disk utility to check your disk every now and then, right? And have a SMART Monitor running, right?)

Well the workaround fix is in.

Here's what worked for me:

"The volume 2TB Internal appears to be OK." will show up on my Mac Pro (10.9.3) if I do this:
1. Open a Finder window
2. Click the Disk Utility Verify button
3. Click on the open Finder window
4. Wait for the Disk Utility to finish verifying
5. Switch back to Disk Utility and the green (The volume Data appears to be OK.) is displayed.

The original thread showed it worked on an iMac also.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Skull Candy Headphone Warranty: Mini-Review

UPDATE: 13 Oct 2015

They now require proof of purchase, BUT I called them at (888) 697 – 5855 and they are allowing me an exception. I got an email from Cherise. If there are any hiccups or notable items in this process I will post it.

Original post:

Long story short, since it seems like I've reviewed these before....

I bought some of the FMJ model once and had trouble. Skullcandy sent me a prepaid label to send them back and then sent me a gift card for their online store that was enough to buy TWO PAIRS of what had broken.

I have not had trouble in years, and although I've been careful, they get pulled on, rolled up, and have been knocking around my laptop bag and house for years at this point.

Totally happy. Recommend. They are comfy, have interchangeable ear seals, and sound good. Metal construction. I don't think you'll be sorry:

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Make it easier for a customer to buy something

I got an email today after a request for a feature that would help me sort through the many Excel sheets I get in my inbox from a certain company.

I just wanted a highlight of changes on a separate sheet or tab, that you could program Excel to do fairly easily.

You take yesterday's Excel sheet, compare it to today's, and then spit out a third sheet or tab that highlights differences. Or Excel can color code cells it finds different than yesterday.

Here's what I got back from the sales rep:

"Our sales are fine thanks.

We have had zero complaints."

That's a top notch employee right there! I guess the economy is so awesome, your company doesn't need a revenue increase.

I don't often wade through the NINE excel sheets they send every day to see if any prices have changed, stuff has come into stock, etc. because it's tedious.

Thought of the day: "Make it easier for a customer to buy something."

Monday, June 23, 2014

 
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