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How to keep First Alert Dual Sensor smoke alarms from going off from infrared remotes?

How do you see all the pages you have open when using chromebox?

How do you create an ODBC connection in Exp Web?

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To enlarge pulse reading on proform hold the zoom button for a few seconds when the watch is in normal node with pulse showing

How do you manage emails at godaddy?

Upgrade the Netgear router firmware.

Filling the bike tires with air

Record the audio and video from a computer session

To change file permissions so I can write to a file via php in katekane.com


 

How to keep smoke alarm from going off from infrared remotes?

Why does my smoke alarm keep going off? (and how to fix it) February 14, 2013 I recently updated the smoke alarms in our house. Because I’m me, I did all the research to figure out the most up to date recommendations on type and coverage for the home. We ended up with several First Alert Dual Sensor smoke alarms throughout the house. These alarms came with a neat feature that allows you to shut off false alarms using any infrared remote control you might have lying around the house. Useful I thought for burnt toast and whatnot. Well the fun began that night, as we were watching TV one of the alarms kept going off. After several false alarms I just took it down and removed the battery, with plans to exchange it. The fun continued a few days later, as the alarm would go off in the laundry room when we turned on the lights. What the heck? This was now too much to be a coincidence, so I hit the internet to do some research. Remember that neat feature that lets you use a remote to turn off false alarms? Turns out it also lets you test the alarm via infrared remote. And you know what else generates infrared signals that can trigger the test function? Compact fluorescent light bulbs, yep those twisty CFL bulbs that are by law replacing every light bulb in your house. Legally-required smoke alarms that are incompatible with legally-required light bulbs. That, my friends, is what we call a conundrum.
How to fix it
In order to stop this annoying false alarm, you need to disable the IR sensor on the smoke alarm. This won’t affect the ability to detect smoke, it will simply turn off the IR remote control features. It’s pretty easy to do:
  1. Open the battery door (disconnect the battery)
  2. Hold down the test button on the alarm
  3. Close the battery door while still holding the test button
  4. You will hear a chirp, and can let go of the test button
  5. You’ll need to do this every time you replace the batteries, because it will reset back to normal when you pull out the battery.


How do you see all the pages you have open when using chromebox?

Press the F4 key.

How do you create an ODBC connection in Exp Web?

Be sure to use the full path in the ODBC creation. For example in webwalkway/db/Contacts the path is: G:\PleskVhosts\jktest.icbridge.club\webwalkway\db\Contacts.mdb

How do you manage emails at godaddy?

1) log in
2) click on the "visit my account" button
3) click on the manage button to the right of "Workspace Email
4) click on "create forward" link at the top of the table
==================== Old way ==================
1) log in
2) click on the "visit my account" button
3) don't click on manage
4) do click on the + sign to expand the DOMAINS section
5) Change the results per page to 20
6) select the domain you want to work with
7) click on the "domain settings" button
8) click on the manage email button


Upgrade the Netgear router firmware.

  1. Once every 6 months or if youΓÇÖre experiencing any kind of Internet connection problem do a firmware upgrade to the Netgear router. Follow the steps below.
  2. Use IE to go to http://www.routerlogin.com/start.htm
  3. User id is: admin -- Password is: password
  4. If there is a router upgrade button available click on it, if not go to advanced --> administration
  5. Click on the Check for new version from the Internet in the upper right corner of the screen.

Filling the bike tires with air.

  1. The Citizen 3 takes 60 to 90 pounds. I put in 75
  2. The Citizen 2 takes 50 to 75 pounds. I put in 65
  3. Alex's bike takes 50 to 85 pounds. I put in 67

 

Record the audio and video from a computer session.

  1. Download and install ShareX.
  2. Run it and click Capture->Screen Recording...
  3. It asks you if you want to automatically download ffmpeg.exe, say yes.
  4. Next go to Task Settings->Capture->Screen recorder->Options
  5. Change the video source to screen-capture-recorder (it's a bit fast in my experience), and the audio source to your microphone (or whatever).
  6. Use Capture->Screen Recording again.
  7. It will now even let you select the area of the screen to record!

 

To change file permissions so I can write to a file via php in katekane.com

  1.  go to file manager for katekane in plesk hosting
  2.  click on the down arrow to the right of countlog.txt
  3.  click on change permissions
  4.  in the left panel click on "Application pool group (IWPG_jckane)
  5.  in the right panel make sure read & execute, read, and write are all checkedg