Category Archives: tech tips

Deebot N78 no longer Charging [SOLVED]

My wife recently asked me to take a look at our Deebot N78 robot vacuum as it was no longer charging. You could manually place the robot on the dock and it would just not light up or charge or anything. 🙁 Thankfully, by turning the vacuum over and flipping the power switch to off, waiting a few seconds, then turning it back to on, the robot came back to life! I was able to place it on the dock

How to add a Google Calendar Reminder that repeats on 1st of each month

Recently I needed to create a Google Calendar reminder that repeats on the 1st day of each month. 📅 Initially, it was slightly confusing how to do this. Therefore, once I figured it out, I wanted to share the tip in case other people had similar issues: Go to Click the “+Create” button in the upper left hand corner Choose “Reminder” Set a title for the Reminder Choose the 1st day of the month that you want the reminder to

Increasing the PHP file upload limit for phpMyAdmin on IIS/FastCGI [SOLVED]

Recently I encountered a somewhat unusual web host. They were running FastCGI/PHP on MS IIS and they needed their PHP file upload limits increased. This is trivial on a normal PHP installation, but it took a bit more sleuthing to determine the proper location(s) for php.ini on this IIS install. For reference, here are the locations: C:\Program Files\PHP\v7.4\php.ini C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.3\php.ini The changes needed were: upload_max_filesize = 200M post_max_size =200M A few tips: Make the changes to the proper php.ini

youtube Api Could not be loaded ! Please Check and Renew SSL Certificate ! [SOLVED]

Recently I encountered the following error message on a client’s site: This error is fairly glaring as it covers the video that was meant to be playing. After some research, I was able to narrow the issue to a slider plugin and specifically the following javascript libary: jquery.themepunch.revolution.min.js and another more recent site had the same code in the file: rs6.min.js on both sites, the file was located in: \wp-content\plugins\revslider\public\assets\js\ After reviewing the code, it is evident that the javascript

Rotate a tablet screen when using TeamViewer or remote work software

Summary: sometimes a PC or tablet may be stuck in the wrong screen orientation when you log in via TeamViewer or other remote software. Solution: Turn rotation lock ON Rotate via the “orientation setting” Apply settings and you are done! Details: Recently I had to do some work for a client via TeamViewer. While that is normal, the ruggedized tablet that I was logging into was a little out of the usual. Specifically, the tiny tablet was running Windows 10

Model GXT1000//1030/1050 Series No Transmit WI [SOLVED]

If you have a Midland GXT 1000/1030/1050 two way radio and one of the radios is not transmitting, check that WI (Whisper Mode) is not ON. Specifically, if you see a “WI” indicator at the top of the LCD screen, I recommend turning it OFF and give that a try. 🙂   This fixed our radios so my kiddos could successfully use them 🙂 NOTE: if you do not see the “WI” indicator on either radio, then this tip will

Best case for the Nokia 9 PureView phone [SOLVED]

March 17th, 2019 Update: Reader Jeff suggested the J&D Nokia 9 PureView case for additional protection. It appears to be very similar to the Slinco but with more drop protection. Original March 13th info: My Nokia 9 PureView arrived recently and I have been putting it through its paces. So far I am really enjoying this phone and its 5 cameras. 😉 Along with evaluating the photo performance, I have also been evaluating the best phone cases for the Nokia 9.

DeWalt lithum ion battery, replacement under warranty

I have a fairly new (1 year old) DeWalt lithum ion battery that now refuses to charge. Therefore, I contacted DeWalt for battery replacement under warranty. DeWalt was very helpful and here is the support transcript: Me (3/11/2019, 11:30:44 AM): Hello, I have a DeWalt 20V lithium ion battery that I need to replace under warranty. Paula D (3/11/2019, 11:30:36 AM): Thank you for contacting DeWalt. I’ll be happy to assist you today. Me (3/11/2019, 11:30:44 AM): Thank you Paula!