Friday, July 29, 2022

Photos Comparing Samsung Galaxy S22+ to Google Pixel 6a

 Here are some side by side photos comparing the Google Pixel 6a vs. Samsung Galaxy S22 android phones.    Side by side photos of the Pixel 6a and Galaxy S22 Plus.

Photos to compare Pixel 6a vs Samsung S22+

Compare Galaxy S22 + Plus vs Google Pixel 6a Phones

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Replacement Delonghi coffee carafe that doesn't make a mess

 If you are looking for a replacement Delonghi coffee carafe that doesn't leak when you are pouring it, I found the answer with DeLonghi 10 Cup Coffeemaker Carafe, Black

Like me, many of the people that bought the Delonghi BCO40 coffee maker and espresso machine, you are incredibly frustrated with the Coffee pot spilling everywhere when you use it.

In fact, almost every review I read about the Delonghi BC040 coffee machine talks about how it makes great coffee but is an absolute mess.  The coffee carafe (coffee pot) on the delonghi is garbage, and it makes it impossible to pour water or coffee without spilling and leaking everywhere.

New alternative delonghi carafe on left, original on right.


Notice the nice spout on the alternative left pot.

The new non-spilling pot fits perfectly in the espresso coffee pot combo.  Unfortunately, the handle is grey instead of black or chrome, like the coffee maker, but it doesn't look bad.

Frustrated by cleaning up spills constantly from the BCO430 combination coffee maker, I finally set out to find a replacement coffee pot that doesn't leak but is compatible with BCO430

So, if you are looking for a non-spilling coffee carafe that works with the delonghi bco430, you will want to buy this replacement ....

I've been using it for about a week now.  It fits well into the Delonghi, heats properly, and the coffee machine drip works properly.   The lip of the alternative pot has a nice angle on it so that it doesn't make a mess.

For about $30 this carafe is a tad pricey, but worth it to not spill anymore.  Replacement alternative coffee carafe for BCO430

Monday, September 28, 2020

Xbox App Keeps Pinning to Taskbar Windows 10

 Every time I would reboot my Windows 10 computer, the Microsoft Xbox app would reappear on my taskbar.  I could unpin the x-box app and it would go away, but as soon as I reboot the computer, the xbox app repinned itself and showed back up.

I spent a long time trouble shooting user profiles and looking in the registry but could not find a solution that stopped the xbox app from reappearing on my windows 10 task bar.   Finally I found a solution.

Open Explorer and navigate to:

  1. C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\
    (if windows is installed on a different drive, replace the C: with that drive.)
  2. Open the file in Edit mode (right click and edit) Layoutmodification.xml
  3. Look for this line:  <CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection> or <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
     (use ctrl-F)
  4. Delete everything between <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout> and </defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
    It should be something like <taskbar:TaskbarPinList> through </taskbar:TaskbarPinList>

Reboot!.  That should remove the xbox icon from your Windows 10 tray permanently.

It seems that MSI computers and MSI laptops (computers with MSI motherboards) often have this xbox app hard-coded to the taskbar.  You'll need to implement the above fix to stop the xbox icon from reappearing on your taskbar after reboot.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Political Memes, 2020 Edition

Feel free to repost and see how people will make what they want of each nonsensical image.

Trump Memes, Biden Memes, 2020 Election Memes.
2020 election memes
biden vs trump
swing state voter map
voting conspiracy memes
Trump Waldorf Statler Biden