Category Archives: Work

Acer Aspire M5 583P wifi driver fix

Screenshot showing the correct driver to use for your model

Q. Here us a wifi driver question from a reader comment: hello, coming to u again for some help, this time im upgrading athe hdd to an ssd on an Acer Aspire M5 583p-9688. here is a rundown on what ive attempted. cloned original hdd to ssd using paragon software ( was successful when i cloned the hdd for the asus laptop). physically swapped the drives. f12 settings changed UFEI boot settings to Legacy, placed SSD on top of the

GoDaddy 2014 Renewal Coupon Code for .COMs

GoDaddy Renewal Coupon Code

Recently I needed to renew about ten domains names at GoDaddy and it took me forever to find a promo code that worked for RENEWALS. Finally I found one for discounted renewals: GDBBX1705 *copy and paste the code into the coupon section at the bottom of the GoDaddy checkout page You can apply the coupon code here: GoDaddy Renewal Discount It saved me $48.54 so that’s not too shabby

Data truncated for column ‘status’ at row 1 [SOLVED]

Showing the existing enum values for the status field

Recently I encountered the following error: Data truncated for column ‘status’ at row 1 This was specifically in a PHP based web hotel/reservations app that uses MySQL for the database backend. When trying to add a new dropdown option value of ‘departed’, the form submission would always fail with the aforementioned error. Thankfully, the solution was easy once I checked the table/field definitions. The column ‘status’ was of type enum and thus needed to have the ‘departed’ value specifically enumerated in

Enable remote MySQL access (root non-local access)

Often one of the first tasks after setting up a MySQL server is to enable connections from other IP addresses. Here are a some articles that discuss how to setup a user that can access a MySQL database remotely (non-locally). Between the two of them you will have all the info you need to create user accounts for remote MySQL db access If you are in a testing environment you can also enable non-local root access for all databases from

Regenerate thumbnails error on WordPress [SOLVED]

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Recently I switched to a new WordPress theme and subsequently encountered some image thumbnail issues. Here is the specific error I received when regenerating thumbnails: function (){if(l){var t=l.length;(function i(t){x.each(t,function(t,n){var r=x.type(n);”function”===r?e.unique&&p.has(n)||l.push(n):n&&n.length&&”string”!==r&&i(n)})})(arguments),n?o=l.length:r&&(s=t,c(r))}return this} This was particularly frustrating, because if a custom size is not available then WordPress will use the FULL size image even for thumbnails. This of course results in slow page times and wasted bandwidth The solution Thankfully, after a little checking it appeared to be a simple permissions issue.

Windows Update error 80072f8f [SOLVED]

The dreaded error message!

If you get a Windows Update “error 80072f8f” when you try to Check for Updates, you may need to adjust your computer’s date and time settings! The 80072f8f error generally happens when there is a large discrepancy between your system clock and the Windows Update service…. so when that happens you will get the error and be prevented from receiving updates. Thankfully, as mentioned earlier, the fix is generally very easy as you just need to update your computer’s date/time to

Internet speed test results for Best Western Oasis, Joplin MO

speedtest-joplinmo

I am on a business trip to upgrade servers at Weblogs.us. The servers are located in Tulsa OK, but for tonight I stopped in Joplin MO along the way. Priceline negotiator got me a room for $42 plus tax at the Best Western Oasis. That price is nice but internet is a big part of my work so I always try to evaluate the network speeds where I stay. So far I’d give them a C+ but speedtest.net rates it

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