SOLVED: How To Properly Shut Down a Web Site So You Don’t Loose All Your Visitors

There are several easy steps to properly shut down a WordPress site: 1 – Migrate Your Posts and Pages to a New Site You worked hard on those old posts and it would be a waste to loose them all.  Without loosing your content migrate the posts and pages using the built in WordPress import/export tool: 2 – Set All of The Old Pages To Draft On the old WordPress sit: click POSTS > ALL…

SOLVED: How To Redirect a Web Page After A Time Period

We had a WordPress site we were shutting down (www.ElectricCadi.com) and needed to redirect visitors to the new site (www.PartisanIssues.com).  However, we did not want to just bump people to the new site.  We wanted visitors to the old site to see an alert page telling them what we were doing before we performed the redirection. To make this happen we used the following script: <script> //redirect to www.PartisanIssuses.com new site after 6 second delay…

SOLVED: MySQL Error: Operation failed with exitcode 2

If you are using MySQL Workbench 8.x to export from earlier versions of MySQL databases (like 5.x) it will likely error out with Operation failed with exitcode 2 This is a known problem with older versions of MySQL Workbench and the solution is to upgrade to MySQL Workbench 8.2: Install the prerequisite Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019 direct from Microsoft HERE. Download MySQL Workbench 8.2 (or newer) directly from Oracle…

SOLVED: Okta – Your Passcode Doesn’t Match Our Records OR Failed to Send Push Authentication

If you are using Okta Verify for multifactor authentication you may see either: Your Passcode Doesn’t Match Our Records, when using the ENTER CODE option Failed to Send Push Authentication, when using the SEND PUSH option The problem is most likely the clocks are not synchronized.  There are three clocks to consider: Your cell phone Generally you will want to set your cell phone to sync automatically to your cell service providers clocks which will…

SOVLED: Okta – Unable To Sign In

If you are using Okta Verify for two factor authentication and see the following “Unable To Sign In” message you likely have one of three issues. However, before you get too deep, you should check the error log.  Okta’s log is very easy to understand and read: log into Okta and click the ADMIN button (top right… assuming you are an administrator) click the REPORTS menu item at the top of the screen click SYSTEM…

How to Temporarily Disable SentinelOne

If you are running SentinalOne (an excellent next generation, behavior based malware detection system) you likely know that there no obvious way to temporarily disable it.  This is unfortunate, as it would be very handy for testing. On the bright side, there are two easy-ish ways to disable SentinalOne on a machine without uninstalling it: A – Disable SentinalOne Using Groups Create a new GROUP with a policy that has everything turned off, then put…

SOLVED: Google Search Console Reports: Crawl Blocked by Robots.txt

If you notice your web traffic decrease substantially in a short period of time, you should see what Google thinks: surf to Google Search Console (formerly names Google Webmaster Tools) click URL INSPECTION in the INSPECT ANY URL bar type in your root domain (i.e. https://www.URTech.ca ) If you see the following, you have a serious problem: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt Crawled as Googlebot desktop Crawl allowed? No: blocked by robots.txt Page fetch Failed:…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Complete Google/Nest Home Mini Review: Unbox, Setup, Factory Wipe, App Install, Commands

In this video we provide a complete end to end review of the Google Nest Home Mini.  We unbox and set it up, then wipe it out and start from scratch. We show you how to install the Google Nest HOME app, find the new Home Mini, configure it and explain the buttons (including ‘long tap’ and the microphone).  We then demonstrate a number of voice commands including: make phone calls play white noise set…

SOLVED: How To Add VPN Licenses To PulseSecure MAG’s

If you have a PulseSecure device you have likely found that the licensing is complex.  Here are ALL of the steps to get your new VPN license (or any other license) installed on your PulseSecure MAG in pictures so you can click on the item you are stuck on. Below this gallery are the written instructions if you want a complete step by step.   Buy your license from an authorized reseller.  PulseSecure does not…

VIDEO: Oculus Go Unboxing, Competitors, Setup & Review

After unboxing the Oculus Go, we explain the competitors of the Go as the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and more.  We then: set it up show how to create the Oculus account mirror the Go onto a PC using TeamViewer and Oculus app on a Android Samsung S9 explore the app settings explore the Go interface install Netflix and Discovery Channel VR discuss the pro’s and cons If you want…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Asus ROG G551J Laptop Disassembly, Change From Harddrive to SSD & Benchmark

We disassemble an Asus Republic of Gamers G551J gaming laptop, clean out the CPU fan, explain the components, change the hard drive, download and install Windows 10 and run a benchmark. We then remove the new spinning disk and replace it with a Kingston V200 SATA SSD, install Windows 10 and run another set of benchmarks. Below this gallery of graphics we used in this video, are links to the manual, bios and drivers.  …

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Upgrade The Hard Drive On a Sony PlayStation 4

We explain what type of hard drives (spinning, Hybrid, SSD) can be used to upgrade your Sony PlayStation 4 and why you would want to use one over the other. We then demonstrate how to backup a PS4, disassemble a PS4, swap disks, install the PS4 operating system on the new disk and then how to restore your backup. The basic process is: Backup Your Existing Configuration, Profiles and Games Copy the PS4 Operating System…