Setting Up My New Dell Inspiron 15 (3531) Laptop – Part 6

10/25/14

3:00 PM

Free Geek (Portland, OR) - Donate old computer for a good cause Took my two older laptops and donated them to Free Geek, in downtown Portland.

Mailed my HP Pavilion 17 laptop for service @ FedEx today. Need to scan the receipt because it is that dissappearing ink that fades away.

10:40 PM

Installed VoidTools Everything. This is an excellent free Windows indexing/searching program that is much better than the built in search in “Windows Explorer”.

Played around with the build in webcam in my Dell Inspiron 15 laptop. Discovered the created video and photo files are stored in

C:\Users\<username>\Pictures\Camera Roll

Made a vlog where I read and discussed a story about Thor dressing up like a woman to get back his hammer from a giant that stole it. It is a trickster myth involving the Norse god Loki. Planning to upload the video raw to YouTube. It turned out pretty good, but I’m afraid if I don’t just post it now, I will overthink it. Especially since I don’t have video editing software installed yet.

Tomorrow, I plan to spend some of the day installing new software so I can do WordPress configurations. I wish there was some freeware way to slipstream an install of all the programs I want, but I’m not aware of anything so I am just going to have to do it all manually, and install as many programs as I can handle, day by day. I start my new job as a web developer next Monday, and I want to brush up on my object-oriented PHP skills, and start to learn GOLANG.

11:14 PM

Finished uploading the Thor video here:

Downloaded Firefox. Will need to install along with Firebug extension.

11:23 PM

Discovered that for some reason unbeknownst to me, my printer is already listed in my devices, though I have never done the install process on here. Perhaps it is because I logged into the Dell with same MS ID I use on my HP. It definitely would explain why the same picture is on my Dell laptop desktop as on my HP laptop desktop.

11:25 PM

Installed Firefox 33.0.

  • Don’t sent info about install to Mozilla
  • Don’t install background update service
  • Imported Chrome settings

Installed Firebug 2.0.4 plugin
Installed FireQuery 1.4.1 plugin

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