Category Archives: Work

[Err] [Bak] 1286 – Unknown table engine ‘InnoDB 00:00:00′

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Last night I had an error show up a couple times while using Navicat to backup database on Weblogs.us. This was the error: [Err] [Bak] 1286 – Unknown table engine ‘InnoDB 00:00:00′ On this server MyISAM was preferred so I had specifically disabled InnoDB, yet something was trying to deal with InnoDB and it was causing the backup error . To determine which table(s) were causing the problem, I used the following SQL statement: SELECT TABLE_NAME, ENGINE FROM information_schema.TABLES WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA =

JPEG compression and JPEG quality in WordPress

While working on part of the Branson’s Nantucket website I needed to find a way to reduce page load times. Of course there are many ways to do this but one thing that immediately stood out was JPEG file size. Some JPEGs were 400kb+ and there were a number of them to be loaded on one page. That may be fine for people with super-fast internet connections, but alas many people (myself included) sometime make due with relatively slow connections. What

Custom menus CSS in WordPress

While working on a project I needed to use a particular CSS class for a particular WordPress menu item, thankfully the following resources told me how. The first link was the most helpful, but all of them have some insights into menus on WordPress. How to Add a Custom Class to a WordPress Menu Item – SevenSparkhttp://sevenspark.com/tutorials/how-to-add-a-custom-class-to-a-wordpress-menu-itemThis is a question I get a lot related to UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin, though it’s actually baked into WordPress Core. It’s

List of silent fanless laptops

For those of us that appreciate quiet, and the removal of one more point of failure, fanless computers are a wonderful thing. While building a fanless desktop computer is quite easy, finding a fanless laptop is quite hard! To make things a bit easier for others interested in fanless laptops, I am compiling a list of laptops that are fanless (or that can be converted to fanless) as well as general resources and links on the topic. [the remainder of

Kevin Knasel SSD upgrade

The Intel-Micron 25-nanometer (nm) 8 gigabyte (8GB) NAND flash memory device measures 167mm2 and is the smallest, most advanced process technology in the semiconductor industry. Source: Intel Press Kit

New hardware! A couple exciting tidbits over at Weblogs.us: We have some cool new hardware upgrades Thanks to Kevin we will have some nice new SSDs on the way! Deciding on a SSD As for the SSDs, the top candidate so far is the Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive in the 480GB capacity. Intel’s reliability and 5 year warranty are the real clinchers… there a number of other manufacturers that offer nice drives but very few that offer 5 year warranties and the types

VMWare Server not accessible via web interface?

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I recently had an issue where VMWare Server 2′s web based administrative interface was no longer available It turns out the issue was that one of the services required by VMWare Server 2 had stopped. Starting the service again solved the issue! VMWare Host Agent VMWare Authorization service VMWare DHCP service VMWare NAT Service VMWare Server Web Access I had tried all sorts of things (Windows firewall adjustment, .hosts file editing, tomcat configuration etc.) and just a simple service start

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