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Tech Talk & Other Thoughts Blogs

  • Simple Pints – Initial Release (0) December 14, 2019Simple Pints - Initial Release
    I had been using Raspberry Pints ported over to my windows server for a while. Getting it installed was a hack job and the database calls never worked right. After upgrading my database and PHP, my Raspberry Pints install stopped working and a reinstall didn’t work either (I was hoping that my upgrades eliminated the ...
  • phpMyAdmin No More (0) December 12, 2019
    I ran into issues with the latest phpmyadmin. seems like there is a real bug in 4.9.2 that won’t let cookies work at the moment. I tried a lower version, but had different problems. I’ve been providing some feedback through Issue #15634. In the meantime, I’ve turned to Adminer. It’s a single small php file ...
  • MySQL Upgrade (0) December 2, 2019
    After the PHP Upgrade I noticed that PHPmyAdmin wasn’t working. After messing around with this a bit I decided to go ahead and upgrade MySQL to 8.0. Things have changed a lot since I did 5.5, but after getting the new installer things went ok. I failed the first ...
  • PHP Upgrade (0) November 28, 2019
    I successfully upgraded PHP and still have my wordpress site working!  I hadn’t touched a PHP upgrade since I setup my server a while ago.  I thought this was going to be a disaster, but it wasn’t too bad.  I discovered my spam blocker ad was no longer supported which created errors the first night ...
  • Google Backup Sync Problems (0) October 7, 2019
    I discovered that many excel save problems I’ve been having are a result of the “new” Google Backup Sync program. In Windows MS Office when a file is open it creates a ~filename temp/lock file. With BackupSync running, it would backup/copy this file and somehow it wouldn’t release the file. Then when ...
  • Vizio repair (0) April 9, 2019
    I replaced the main board and now it just resets, flashes, and repeats. Any suggestions? https://youtu.be/5kmxlttkc-s
  • Sprint Sign Up Deal (0) December 31, 2018
    The following deals were at Costco.  Not sure what the problem is/was, but Costco didn’t get me signed up for it.  Then after 6+ hours of chat with sprint and an hour phone call they finally honored the deal (I think).  Though I’m not sure Sprint ever really found this plan and just gave me ...
  • Real SSL Certs (0) November 14, 2018
    For a while I was making my own certs, just to see that I could and to understand how to setup and force https.  However, since my certs were not signed every browsers said my site wasn’t secure (rightly so).  So after a few times of my certs expiring I turned off forcing https and ...
  • Corrupt Database & Quick Recovery (0) July 23, 2018
    Just experienced my first corrupt database error. All repair attempts failed. Fortunately, I have the WP-DBManager plugin running with periodic full backups. With a previous backup I was able to use the import function in phpMyAdmin to recover my WordPress site back to my last post.
  • External hard drive test (0) October 8, 2017
    I’ve been trying to sort out why my Plex media server hangs occasionally or takes a while to load content. One of my suspicions was the access time to the hard drive with the media. It was an external hard drive on a shared USB bus. I just recently moved it off of that to ...

BLT Updates Blogs

  • Raspberry Pi Brew Controller Preliminary Design (1) April 16, 2020
    After many nights stretched over a few years, I’ve finally finished the preliminary design for my Raspberry Pi Brew Controller. All the circuits appear to work and now I’m ready to buy some parts to breadboard the design. I’m sure things will change along the way, but getting to the point where I ...
  • Simple Pints – Initial Release (0) December 14, 2019Simple Pints - Initial Release
    I had been using Raspberry Pints ported over to my windows server for a while. Getting it installed was a hack job and the database calls never worked right. After upgrading my database and PHP, my Raspberry Pints install stopped working and a reinstall didn’t work either (I was hoping that my upgrades eliminated the ...
  • phpMyAdmin No More (0) December 12, 2019
    I ran into issues with the latest phpmyadmin. seems like there is a real bug in 4.9.2 that won’t let cookies work at the moment. I tried a lower version, but had different problems. I’ve been providing some feedback through Issue #15634. In the meantime, I’ve turned to Adminer. It’s a single small php file ...
  • MySQL Upgrade (0) December 2, 2019
    After the PHP Upgrade I noticed that PHPmyAdmin wasn’t working. After messing around with this a bit I decided to go ahead and upgrade MySQL to 8.0. Things have changed a lot since I did 5.5, but after getting the new installer things went ok. I failed the first ...
  • PHP Upgrade (0) November 28, 2019
    I successfully upgraded PHP and still have my wordpress site working!  I hadn’t touched a PHP upgrade since I setup my server a while ago.  I thought this was going to be a disaster, but it wasn’t too bad.  I discovered my spam blocker ad was no longer supported which created errors the first night ...
  • Google Backup Sync Problems (0) October 7, 2019
    I discovered that many excel save problems I’ve been having are a result of the “new” Google Backup Sync program. In Windows MS Office when a file is open it creates a ~filename temp/lock file. With BackupSync running, it would backup/copy this file and somehow it wouldn’t release the file. Then when ...
  • Vizio repair (0) April 9, 2019
    I replaced the main board and now it just resets, flashes, and repeats. Any suggestions? https://youtu.be/5kmxlttkc-s
  • Sprint Sign Up Deal (0) December 31, 2018
    The following deals were at Costco.  Not sure what the problem is/was, but Costco didn’t get me signed up for it.  Then after 6+ hours of chat with sprint and an hour phone call they finally honored the deal (I think).  Though I’m not sure Sprint ever really found this plan and just gave me ...
  • Real SSL Certs (0) November 14, 2018
    For a while I was making my own certs, just to see that I could and to understand how to setup and force https.  However, since my certs were not signed every browsers said my site wasn’t secure (rightly so).  So after a few times of my certs expiring I turned off forcing https and ...
  • Bar Coaster (0) November 9, 2018
    I have my own bar coasters!  I don’t know why, but this seems so much fun.  I was fortunate enough to have a few beers reviewed on The Brewing Network’s Dr. Homebrew podcast from which I won a gift certificate to GrogTag.  After looking at the various products I settled on getting bar coasters.  I ...

BLT Updates

  • Soon to be Pro-Am Photographer (0) February 17, 2013
    Lisa and I decided that we wanted to have a good camera to take a lot of baby Chase photos. Our little compact Lumix DMC-ZS3 just won’t cut it, but still really good camera to have. Also, I discovered that I had about $450 dollars worth of Boeing Pride points that I could convert to ...
  • October Sun and Pirates (1) November 5, 2011
    October sure seemed to go by fast.  After having a really gloomy September, October really came out in full force on the weekends getting into the mid-80s.  We enjoyed 2 super sunny beach weekends; it was just locals and no tourists…peaceful. We also had fun going up to the Palisades to celebrate Lisa’s grandfather’s birthday ...
  • September (0) October 1, 2011September
    My monthly blog streak is now 2!  September was another fast month.  We began with a fun Labor day weekend.  Our friend Gilbert was back in town for a night which meant trouble at Fat Face Fenners. Another exciting event this month was the Labor Day Sales for mens suits.  After having one suit for the ...
  • August Happenings (5) August 23, 2011August Happenings
    Hello family and friends!  I created this blog a long time ago with the intentions of sending out monthly updates about Lisa and I.  This will be the first one.  Hopefully I get better at this. We had a really busy August.  Lisa has a new gym, Equinox, and spends a couple hours a day there.  ...
  • 2011 Backpacking Group Trip – Ten Lakes (2) July 17, 2011
    Update 3: Here are the Ten Lakes Topo Maps from Google Earth and Official Maps (cut up) for our hike! Couple of last minute thoughts: Don’t forget to bring some clothes and a towel to sleep in at Mammoth. When we park in Yosemite we cannot leave any smelly things in the car.  There will/should be a bear ...
  • Ediza Backpacking Trip (0) July 18, 2010
    Here are the plans for our backpacking trip.  Post Comments and Questions if you have any. Who: Brian, Lisa, Tom, Suzzane, Amelia, Doug When: Friday 7/29 – Sunday 7/31 Where: Ediza Lake (outside of Mammoth) MapMyHikes See it in Google Earth Sample Photo (Not Ours…yet) Travel Plans 7/28:  Arrive at the Lisa’s Grandparents house at Mammoth Suzzane and Lisa are leaving early ...
  • Hello (1) April 26, 2010
    The website is up and running.  Check the website out at bt.beerprojects.com The photo page should be coming soon!

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