Category Archives: tech tips

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!

InDesign PDF export blank 0kB error [SOLVED]

Question. I am trying to export a large Adobe InDesign project as a PDF but I only get a 0kB blank PDF. 🙁 I have tried restarting and sometimes that helps but it is driving me crazy. How do I fix this InDesign error? Answer. If your project is very large, your PDF may still be exporting in the background. Here is how to check: Start your PDF export Go to the menu item  Window->Utilities->Background Tasks Check the resulting list

What does TBW stand for in reference to an SSD? [SOLVED]

Question: What does TBW stand for on my SSD? Answer: TBW stands for Terabytes Written. Specifically, TBW is the number of terabytes written that the manufacturer expects a particular SSD to be capable of during the lifetime of the drive. In general, the higher the TBW the better. However, be aware that different manufacturers may use different estimates and formulas for arriving at a given TBW. If you go with a reputable manufacturer, like Samsung or Intel, and choose a