How to Link to a Twitter Account Using a Twitter ID

Twitter has two ways of identifying accounts, an @username that a user chooses and can change, and a Twitter ID that is permanent. The @username can present a problem of link rot over time as users change their handle, so sometimes linking directly to the Twitter ID is preferred.

The first step is to get the Twitter ID from the current @username. Let’s use @CNN as an example. There are a few websites that do the conversion, but these sites seem to break from time to time. One that currently works is Continue reading “How to Link to a Twitter Account Using a Twitter ID”

Fixing Android wlan_rx_wake Locks at Home with a Guest WiFi Network

Looking into why my phone (HTC One Android 4.4) won’t go into deep sleep because of wlan_rx_wake locks keeping it awake led to many things to try with no good solution. After installing WireShark on my PC I determined that my network connected printer was flooding the network with SSDP UPnP broadcast messages that would cause my phone to come out of sleep, acknowledge and then try to go back to sleep. The problem is that happened every five seconds or so.

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TiVo Wireless N Adapter Fails After Fall Update

Both of my TiVo Premiere units updated to the latest fall update but the one connected via WiFi was having network problems.

It would pass network diagnostics and would connect to the TiVo servers but would not get account information from TiVo or go beyond that point. A reboot of the TiVo, the wireless N adapter and router did nothing to fix it. There were a number of error codes that the TiVo generated but they all seemed dubious. The bar at the top of the TiVo Central menu that normally shows ads and other thing they think you might like was blank or said that TiVo services were unavailable at this time.

The answer was to reset the wireless adapter and reconnect it to the WiFi network. Here is how to do that.
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Extend Your DSLR Battery While Using Eye-Fi

I picked up a 16GB Eye-Fi card and have really been happy with it. Good performance, reasonable capacity and the fact that it automatically transfers pictures to my computer is great. The only problem is that it really drags the battery down when not in connected to my network. That’s probably due to it constantly searching for the network. The simple trick is to turn off the WiFi connection when you’re going to be out and about and want the get the most out of the battery in the camera.
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