I recently purchased a cool new 4 TB external WD hard drive for backups. When I plugged it in and rebooted my computer, I got a black screen and never saw windows boot up. I spent some time looking at various posts but never found anything useful so I thought I'd post my solution here.
Note. the drive worked fine when I plugged it in. I only found a problem when I rebooted the computer. This is a problem as I plan to leave the drive plugged in so my system can make a daily backup each evening to the external drive.
I use a device called an OBI100 with google voice to make and receive phone calls when at home. This allows me to use the same phone number for voice/cell/texts etc. It only cost me about $30 btw. Recently, I hit a snag.
When I tried to make a phone call, after I dialed the number, a voice reported: "no service error please login to obitalk and configure your device"
My beloved Firefox has been doing something strange when it tries to view websites that have certificate problems such as expired certificates. For some reason my desktop computer would pop up a bland dialog box whining about the site uses an invalid security certificate. My laptop doesn't seemt to do this. Apparently no-one on the internet has ever experienced this problem so I felt it would be useful to share the solution with folks.
My neighbor, who is very sweet, as well as developmentally challenged, has a habit of coming into my backyard and leaving the gate open. At least I think it is she who leaves it open... The gate is often mysteriously open after I meticulously close it, and I doubt the chickens know how to open the latch. I know she visits when I'm not home because I've found her there before.