Category Archives: Work

Fidelity Communications internet and phone service down

The internet and phone service was down in Salem MO this morning for customers of Fidelity Communications. It was quite perplexing at first, because I was working on a wireless upgrade at the Crossroads Inn & Suites hotel in Salem. During the middle of the upgrade, internet connectivity was lost. Eventually we determined that it was not our system’s issue but rather Fidelity’s. After contacting them we learned that a router went down in Kansas City and that caused widespread

Salem MO hotel with good internet [Crossroads Inn & Suites]

This past week I worked from Tuesday through Friday in Salem MO. I stayed at the Crossroads Inn & Suites and had a chance to test their internet over the course of my stay and my work. Here is the speedtest.net result for their free wifi: This result puts is at equal to or better than most hotel’s that I’ve stayed at in Springfield MO (another area where I work regularly). They also have (5) dedicated wifi access points for

Access MySQL server over SSH tunnel using Navicat

Use the remote server's IP and approriate SSH login credentials

Today was my first time to access a MySQL server over a SSH tunnel in Navicat. After a bit of trial and error I was finally able to achieve success Here are the main things I learned: #1 On the client machine running Navicat, use the same credentials that you would use if you were at the console of the remote server. In this case localhost and port 3306 #2 On the SSH tab, use the remote server’s IP and

Replace () / . characters in phone numbers with dashes (MySQL database)

If you have a MySQL database containing phone number records in varying formats, you may want to standardize them. New records can easily be handled by checking data entry against your desired format (via JS or whatever method you like). However, existing records must be dealt with. That is where an UPDATE statement combined some handy MySQL functions can assist us: // Replace forward slash with dash UPDATE db_phonenumbers SET phone_field = REPLACE(phone_field, ‘/’, ‘-’) // Replace close parenthesis with

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

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