Tuesday, October 13, 2020

How to fix XBOX No Longer Recording - Error 2184328729

To fix XBOX No Longer Recording - Error 2184328729 on your PC:

This error means you do not have enough room to record any more videos. Delete old videos or move them to a different drive. If you delete videos, BE SURE TO EMPTY THE RECYLCE BIN TOO!

This worked for me, after I emptied the recycle bin... :)


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Monday, October 12, 2020

Stop Excel from Flashing "CALCULATING" Continuously

If your Excel spreadsheet constantly flashes "CALCULATING" in the bottom status bar, it's possible calls are being made out to a third party. This happened to me when I realized calls to get stock quotes were pinging every 10 seconds or so. To remedy that I created a helper cell. When the value in that cell is "1", calls are made. If not "1" no calls are made.

Thus for example, my TDA Ameritrade call script to get a stock quote looks like this:

        =IF($A$1=1,RTD("tos.rtd",,"LAST",A2),"Not live")

When cell A1 = 1, quotes are updating
When cell A1 does not = 1, "Not live" is displayed

One final note: If you have multiple spreadsheets open, the spreadsheet that's flashing "CALCULATING" is not necessarily the one with the live script, so close them all and work on them one at the time.


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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Pair AirPods with PC - This works!

I always miss one step when trying to pair my AirPods with my PC, so I'm capturing these instructions here. If you don't see your AirPods listed when you are trying to pair them via Bluetooth with your PC, there's likely one step below you are missing. Try again! :)

Pair AirPods with PC

  1. On your PC, go to the settings for Bluetooth and make sure that Bluetooth is on (Windows Key + S, type in "Bluetooth and other devices settings")
  2. Click the "+" button at the top to "Add Bluetooth or other device", then Click "Bluetooth Mice, keyboards, pens or audio and other kinds of Bluetooth devices"
  3. With your AirPods in the charging case, open the lid.
  4. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until you see the status light flash white.
  5. When your AirPods appear in the list of Bluetooth devices, select them.

AirPods should now be paired.


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Monday, July 6, 2020

AirPods Pro are Paired and Connected, but no sound on PC

AirPods Pro are Paired and Connected, but no sound on PC, check this:

Windows Key + S
Type in: Sound
Select: Sound Settings
Under Output select: Headphones (AirPods Pro)


Zoom in on Alt View Zoom 12. Apple - AirPods Pro - White.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

iPhone Photos not syncing to iCloud

Photos you took on your iPhone are not appearing in iCloud. Check that your iPhone is not in Battery Save mode:

General/Settings/Battery/Low Power Mode


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Friday, February 28, 2020

Disable Dangerous Lenovo Touchscreen

Disable Lenovo touchscreen

You must uninstall Lenovo touchscreen because it will start placing trades for you in your trading programs. No joke. Dangerous. The problem is that you have to keep uninstalling it because every time Windows updates it adds it back. Arghhh.

  1. Open Device Manager by pressing the Windows key + X.
  2. Under Human Interface Devices, look for HID-compliant touch screen
  3. Right click on this option and choose Uninstall.
Old notes:
Follow these steps
a. Winkey + Q.
b. Type Control Panel.
c. Go to Hardware and Sound.
d. Pen and touch (this will be gone if you uninstalled touch screen above, Remove it)


Sunday, December 2, 2018

How Karen the Supertrader Blew Up Her Accounts

There's nothing wrong with trading Naked Puts, but Karen the Supertrader did what almost every novice naked option trader does: If your position size is too high, you too will blow up your account.

Selling Naked Puts like Karen the Supertrader:

Suppose you sell a naked put for $1.00. Then the stock goes down and now that put trades for $2.00. So instead of showing a loss of $1.00, you roll that option out in time for let's assume a net of $0.50. So where you had a loss of $1.00 ($2.00 less $1.00), you're now showing a gain of $0.50 (-$2.00 to buy back the NP and +$2.50 to sell the new NP). So while you're actually losing money on the underlying position, you're showing a gain by rolling that position out in time. With Karen taking commissions on the "gain" of $0.50, she's taking credit for a gain that may never be realized, or worse.

If you can keep rolling this position long enough, you may be able to get out of the position without a loss even if the stock never goes back up. But if you are highly leveraged and your position size is too high, you can quickly blow up your account when the stock swoons and you too can't meet your margin calls.

This is what happened to Karen the Supertrader. Margin calls came in on the leveraged positions, and she could not meet those calls. She could not hold on to those positions long enough to hopefully see a reversal in the underlying.

Naked options by themselves are not a bad thing. The problem is leverage and position sizing. I don't use leverage when trading Naked Puts.

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How to turn off "Microsoft Account Problem" Notice

Here's how to stop the "we need to fix your Microsoft" pop-ups on your PC:

Go to: Settings/System/Shared Experiences and turn off "Share across devices"

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Automatically Start Photo Import when iPhone Connected

To automatically start photo import when iPhone is connected to your PC, change settings here:

Go to Settings/Devices/AutoPlay and under iPhone select: Import photos and videos (Photos).

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

How to get Missing Notes back onto iPhone

Wow, this worked.

If all your notes are missing from your iPhone, and you have a lot of notes in iCloud (I have ~25), in order for those to reappear on your iPhone, your iPhone MUST be connected to WiFi.

Once all those notes reappear, and you're only adding a note here and there, they should sync fine when you're not connected to WiFi.

So bottom line, if all your notes are gone, connect to WiFi and they should reappear on your phone.

It took escalation through 4 technician levels at Apple to resolve this issue today.

UPDATE 7/10/2018:

This still doesn't work most of the time.
Apple's support page for this issues doesn't help: https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht204051

iPhone simply loses the ability to see some networks. My PC see's the network (and I'm connected to it as I type this), I'm sitting within 1 foot of my router, restarting the router doesn't help, and resetting Network Settings (Tap Settings; General; Reset; Reset Network Settings) doesn't work either. That's all they've got.

Frustrating to be out shopping, open your iNotes to view yours lists, and see iNotes haven't been updated in ages.

Note that the calendar and other apps are working just fine (they don't need the inconvenience of having to connect to the cloud to update).

Is there a better Notes app out there? Will look but please send suggestions, thanks!


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