Category Archives: tech tips

How to access the files on a Network Device (NAS, QNAP, Thecus, etc.) using SMBv1 in Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, are you no longer able to access legacy SAMBA v1 shares? Here are the steps to enable SMB V1 access on a Windows 10 PC: Step 1. Open Control Panel in your PC/Notebook/Laptop/Tablet. Step 2. Click on Programs. Step 3. Click on Turn Windows features on or off link. Step 4. Expand the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support option. Step 5. Check the SMB 1.0/CIFS Client option. Step 6. Click the OK button. Step 7. Click the Restart now button. After rebooting, you should now be able to connect to network devices running the

ExpertPower 12V 200Ah (runtime analysis) Lithium LiFePO4 battery real world test

Product being tested: ExpertPower 12V 200Ah Lithium LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Rechargeable Battery Description: 2500-7000 Life Cycles & 10-Year Lifetime | Built-in BMS Results: 11:27 AM 2/28/2021Start ~370 watt load 3:19 PM 2/28/202112.55V 3:41 PM 2/28/202112.43V 4:19 PM 2/28/2021END~1.845V (voltage below inverter low voltage disconnect, apparently due to BMS disconnecting load at “empty”) Results: 4 hours 52 minutes runtime at ~370 watt inverter output = ~1801Wh output (not accounting for inverter inefficiency) Using inexpensive Bestek 500W 12V to 110V AC inverter

Goal Zero Yeti 1400 lithium ion battery, replaced under warranty

Update, February 2021: Goal Zero replaced my Yeti 1400. The new model is working perfectly. They paid shipping both ways and I am very satisfied 👍👍😁⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Original information, January 2021: The following email was sent to Goal Zero on November 29th, 2020. As of Jan 11th, 2021 I have not received a response. Hello and thank you in advance for your assistance. Issue:I have a Yeti 1400 Lithium (non-wifi) unit that will not work properly.Specifically, the display does not stay on, none of

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