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DELL XPS 15 (L502X) Change HDD to SSD

I have a five years old DELL XPS 15, L502X model.  I have an SSD, Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5-inch SSD. I have a 2.5-inch HDD SSD External Enclosure.

Now it is time to change HDD to SSD. I want to keep the system, data, everything on the HDD.

The original HDD on XPS 15 is Hard Drive 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive.

The very first step is to clean my laptop.

Remove some useless programs and movies. Move one of the users’ data to NAS. Delete this user. Just keep one user, which is my daughter.  The purpose of this step is to reduce the data to less than 240GB.

The second step. Install SSD into Nexstar External Enclosure.

ssd-in-enclosure

The third step. Clone the HDD to SSD.

I connect the enclosure to my laptop through USB cable. Install the cloning software, or migration software, which is shipping with SSD.

Acronis TrueImage.

When the cloning process finished, turn off the laptop. disconnect all cable and power.

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Replacing Rear Left Turn Signal Lamp

It is my second time to change the bulb of my MiniVan. I still can find my post which described how it did on my blog.

Last time it is 3057LL, Sylvania Long Life Lamps. Clear bulbs.

I went to Walmart and found 3057A LL, it is also Long Life Lamps, but, with yellow, or amber glass bulbs.

3057all-lamps

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How to move blog from MovableType 5.27 to WordPress 3.7

There are very few guide on web about migrate blog from MovableType 5.27 to WordPress 3.7.
Here is my own experience to do it.

Step 1: Prepare the data on MovableType 5.27

Using MovableType export function is not enough, because the exported file has entries, tags and comments, but no keywords.
When WordPress import plugin working on this type of export file, it will not import tags. It only import MovableType keywords as WordPress tags.
So that, I found an solution to export MovableType with keywords, which are actually tags in MovableType.
Add a new template file. Add following into it and publish it.


AUTHOR: <$MTEntryAuthor strip_linefeeds="1"$>
TITLE: <$MTEntryTitle strip_linefeeds="1"$>
BASENAME: <$MTEntryBasename$>
STATUS: <$MTEntryStatus strip_linefeeds="1"$>
ALLOW COMMENTS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="allow_comments"$>
CONVERT BREAKS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="convert_breaks"$>
ALLOW PINGS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="allow_pings"$>
PRIMARY CATEGORY: <$MTEntryCategory$>
CATEGORY: <$MTCategoryLabel$>
DATE: <$MTEntryDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
TAGS: <$MTTagName quote="1"$>
-----
BODY:
<$MTEntryBody convert_breaks="0"$>
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EXTENDED BODY:
<$MTEntryMore convert_breaks="0"$>
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EXCERPT:
<$MTEntryExcerpt no_generate="1" convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
KEYWORDS:
<$MTTagName quote="1"$>
-----

COMMENT:
AUTHOR: <$MTCommentAuthor strip_linefeeds="1"$>
EMAIL: <$MTCommentEmail strip_linefeeds="1"$>
IP: <$MTCommentIP strip_linefeeds="1"$>
URL: <$MTCommentURL strip_linefeeds="1"$>
DATE: <$MTCommentDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
<$MTCommentBody convert_breaks="0"$>
-----

PING:
TITLE: <$MTPingTitle strip_linefeeds="1"$>
URL: <$MTPingURL strip_linefeeds="1"$>
IP: <$MTPingIP strip_linefeeds="1"$>
BLOG NAME: <$MTPingBlogName strip_linefeeds="1"$>
DATE: <$MTPingDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
<$MTPingExcerpt$>
-----

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Replace PHP 5.3.3 by PHP 5.5.3

I have a test before to compare the performance of PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.3. The result is PHP 5.5 is 20% faster.

Now, I replaced PHP 5.3.3 by PHP 5.5.3 at this server, which my blog is on.

The php -v information shown as below:

PHP 5.5.3 (cli) (built: Aug 24 2013 10:14:23)
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache v7.0.3-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2013, by Zend Technologies

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Replace rear turn signal bulb of Montana SV6

It is the first time that I replace rear turn signal of Pontiac Montana SV6. I am not a handy man. I just like to play computer only.
OK. The situation is right rear turn signal issue. It is not working. If I send it to car dealer to fix it, it may cost $50.
How to DIY replace it? Which lamp is it to replace?
I do not want to give my whole story. Only valuable information is worth to record here.
1) Tool.
T screw driver. It is T-30, you need it.
T-30-screw-driver

2) Lamp
The original one is WAGNER 3057KX bulb.
I bought a Sylvania Long Life Lamps 3057LL. Two lamps a pack.
It is about $3.50 at Walmart.
3057-long-life-lamps

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How to Replace the Battery in a Pontiac Remote Control

I have a Pontiac SV6 mini van. I found the remote control sometimes not work. I try to replace the battery of it.
The number on the back of remote control is GM/L:15100811.
The front looks like below.

pontiac-remote

The battery type is CR2032. Very popular, you can find it in any stores.
The steps to replace the battery in a Pontiac Remote Control
1) Insert a small knife or thin flat-head screwdriver between the remote halves, directly underneath the slot for your key ring. It is actually the part I circled it in red above.

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Got a Samsung ML-1915 to replace ML-2010

I have a Samsung ML-2010 laser printer for 4 years. You can find the post of it. the day before yesterday, when I want to print something, it did not work. I tried to fix it. All failed. The red and green lights kept blinking.
OK, it is time to get a new one, I thought. I checked Bestbuy, Stalples, Office Depot, Future Shop, etc. Compare the price and features from All-in-one laser printer to wireless printer. Color laser printer is not in my consideration.
I make the decision that Samsung ML-1915 is the right one for me.

1915_gallery01_M

picture from Samsung official site.
Actually, I just need a laser printer for print only. Scan, copy are not necessary. Wireless is also not must have. I use DNS-323 as a printer server. All computers in my home can access the printer through DNS-323.
Samsung ML-1915 is on the market last Oct. Not a old product.

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Get my Nintendo DS Lite Case changed

I have an Nintendo DS Lite for 2 or 3 years. All good. Except the case is broken by someone. Maybe my daughter. Definitely not my wife. 🙂
OK. I will try to replace the case. The whole case.
DealExtreme is a good place to find these kind of small staff.
I ordered it at $9.60. Full Replacement Housing Case for NDS Lite (White). It is WHITE. The original case is black. Now change to white. Good idea.
It took about two weeks to receive it.
You want to know how to change the case. See video below.

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