The Fundamentals for Succeeding at Producing YouTube Content

Throughout the last few years, YouTube has flourished in creating a golden age for independent creators. Recently, the platform and its stars have influenced the next generation of creative minds to put themselves out there and produce online content. However, to succeed in the industry, several fundamentals can assist with long-term success. As a result, we’re going to look at the essentials that give aspiring content creators the best chance of success on YouTube. Hardware…

SOLVED: 5 Easy Steps To Check Your WordPress Site for Hacks & Clean Them Up

If you are having problems with your WordPress site or you just want to ensure it is fully functional, there are several free and easy to use services you should quickly run through: sitecheck.sucuri.net – free scan of your site fo known malware, viruses, errors, blacklisting… godaddy.com/web-security/website-security-check – this is an excellent free tool that tests and reports more information as Securi (in fact it includes Securi) search.google.com/search-console – the Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster…

SOLVED: WordPress 404 THE REQUESTED URL WAS NOT FOUND ON THIS SERVER

We recently worked through a particularly difficult to locate problem in which periodically some visitors would see the following 404 THE REQUESTED URL /commodore.guest-bike.php WAS NOT FOUND ON THIS SERVER The problem very intermittent although we were able to see the issue ourselves from time to time.  It turned out that a hack we had cleared a year or so ago was still affecting the site.  In this hack some visitors were being redirected and…

SOLVED: Outlook Not Showing Teams Presence Icons

If you are used to Skype for Business or Teams, you know that one of the their fundamental functions is providing presence information to Outlook.  You can bring up an Outlook email and see the status of the people in TO and CC fields, which can be very helpful. The problem is that presence icons may not appear in Outlook in some circumstances.   The details of troubleshooting Teams presence icons is below but what was…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How Do Different Types of Touchscreens & Styluses Work?

There are three common types of touchscreens: 1 – Capacitive Invented in 1965, started catching on by mid 1980’s A capacitive touch screen consists of a glass panel with a capacitive (charge storing) material coating its surface. Circuits located at corners of the screen measure the capacitance of a person touching the overlay. Frequency changes are measured to determine the X and Y coordinates of the touch event. Require electricity to flow through whatever is…

VIDEO: Fifine K052 Microphone Unboxing, Testing & Review

Recently we were asked to review the Fifine K052 microphone and hummed and hahed about it.  It’s a microphone… its just not that exciting.  In the end we agreed because this is a mid $20 mic with a dynamic range of 40hz to 20Khz and this company is an upstart trying to make a name for itself.  We like small businesses. We unbox the Fifine Computer Gooseneck K052 mic and compare it to Jabra Evolve,…

SOLVED: Easy Script to Wipe A Hard Disk Fast

If you have a hard disk you need to scrap or sell and you want to remove your data from it, this is the place for you.  In our case, we had 700 3TB disks that need to be wiped and resold so we wanted to make sure it would be very difficult for even professionals to get the data off of them. If you know what you are doing but just need the script…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Explanation & Demonstration of PayPal Invoicing

We explain the advantages of using PayPal invoicing and provide a full demonstration of how to configure and use PayPal invoicing including the solution to the dreaded “Logo was not added successfully” PayPal Invoicing FAQs: Is PayPal Invoicing free? It’s free to use the invoice template to create and send invoices. You only pay when you get paid online. It’s a 2.9% + $0.30 fee per domestic transaction. Does PayPal Invoicing Allow Me To Add…

VIDEO: Dell Precision T7920 Unboxing, Disassembly, Installing Rear Flexbays & Benchmark

If this video we fully explore the Dell Precision T7920 workstation.  The T7920 we are demonstrating on has two Intel Xeon sockets but only one of them populated.  We did this to allow for future expansion to protect our investment.  We: Unbox Perform a basic disassembly Install two sets of Dell Flexbay expansion bays at the rear of the machine Install Windows 10 Enterprise and benchmark it with NovaBench  

How to Stop Your CPU from Overheating

A gaming computer or laptop that runs at a high temperature is not simply annoying. That heat can actually harm the components within the computer and detrimentally affect the computer’s efficiency or even shorten its life. Thanks to the high-intensity of the CPU market, you can always find a brand new unit for your gaming PC that’s not too expensive. However, you might not want to budget any resources for that just yet. Luckily, if…

SOLVED: 16 Ways To Start The SETTINGS App Windows 10

Here are the 16 different ways to launch the SETTINGS app in Windows 10: USE THE START BUTTON TO OPEN THE SETTINGS APP Click on the START button, then the cog icon . START BUTTON CONTEXT MENU DIRECTLY Right click on the START button,  select SETTINGS . START BUTTON CONTEXT MENU INDIRECTLY Right click on the START button,  select APPS AND FEATURES then click HOME in the APPS AND FEATURES window . DESKTOP PERSONALIZATION MENU…

SOLVED: Setup Office365ProPlus To Using Windows 10 Delivery Optimization

If you have Office365 ProPlus (aka Office 2016/2019) you will know that it updates constantly.  Originally patches were released weekly but from 2018 one they are released monthly. To be clear, Office365 Pro Plus patches are released on the second Tuesday of each month (aka Patch Tuesday), just like Windows Updates.  However, Office365 patches update using a completely different data source.  Microsoft calls their Office365 source the “Content Delivery Network” or CDN. Originally Microsoft told…