SOLVED: How to Easily Bulk Edit / Search and Replace Text or Links In WordPress

If you have to change text or update links in many of your WordPress pages, there is a simple solution with BETTER SEARCH REPLACE. We recently removed a YouTube video player that required all of our YouTube links to be prefixed with httpv:// (not the ‘V’) .  The plug-in is now dead because WordPress now supports YouTube links directly but we had literally hundreds of pages with httpv://youtube.com/<whateva’> that we needed to change to https://youtube.com/<whateva’>  . …

SOLVED: What Happened To Google Earth Desktop & Is Google Earth Web Merging With Google Maps?

Google Earth for the desktop is a NEAR end of life product, but it is still available.  They are replacing the GoogleEarth desktop app with a GoogleEarth Web App.  Google said: While rebuilding the new Google Earth from scratch we decided to start with features that are essential for exploring and learning about the planet: Voyager, Knowledge Cards and I’m Feeling Lucky. Some of the features you may be missing from classic desktop Earth are…

SOLVED: What is CRYPTO-JACKING?

Crytojacking may sound like a method of extorting money by encrypting files against someones will and then charging them for the decryption key.  However it is not. Cryptojacking is using unsuspecting peoples devices to cyrptomine (compute solutions to make new cryptocurrency), like Bitcoin. Can Cells and Tablets be CryptoJacked? When we say devices, we mean all devices with a processor, including low power devices like tablets and cell phones.  If you know anything about cryptomining…

SOLVED: How To Disassemble A Seagate 2.5″ Backup Plus USB Disk

If you want to remove and / or replace the disk from a Seagate Backup Plus External USB chassis, you are in the right place. Remove the Seagate USB disk from the box and any loose plastic packaging Use a flat edge screwdriver along one of the two long edges to pry the aluminum top from the plastic bottom Once two sides have been loosened with a screwdriver, use your hands to remove the aluminum…

SOLVED: Where To Get Free Online Audio To Text Transcription?

We recently needed to get a 10 minute interview transcribed and I blew an hour testing sites, reading blog but generally going no-where.  There were a great number of people that chimed in with such useful comments as: Just pay a human to do it Machine transcription a farse that only exists in TV and Movies After trying 6 services and find that they all had some major problem (like they would take 10 hours…

SOLVED: EDIT LINKS Missing From YouTube Channel Art

If you want to add or change the URL links that appear in your header channel art in YouTube, but cannot find the link (pun intended), you are likely using Google Chrome or MS Edge. There are several annoyances using Chrome on YouTube, which is definitely unexpected because Google owns both.  In this case you need to use Internet Explorer or the “pencil” edit icon does not appear in the top right of the channel…

SOLVED: What is Dell Lifecycle Controller & How To Get Around Problems?

The Dell Lifecycle Controller is simply the management tool Dell built to update firmware. When booting a Dell Server you will be able to access the Lifecycle Controller but it may ask you for an IP address.  My concern was that it was asking to set a static address on a NIC that I already had in use in Windows.  Dell support assures me that the same NIC can be used in Windows with one…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Migrate Your GoDaddy WordPress Site To A Different SQL Server

If you are having unexplained performance problems with your WordPress Site and you have already tried: disabling ALL your plug-ins – 99% of the time Add-In’s) are the problem with WordPress sites installing a AntiVirus and running a scan on the site – we strongly recommend the free version of WordFence changing to one of the default WordPress themes (like 2015, or 2016) contacting your host’s technical support team – note that we are a…

SOLVED: 4 Quick Changes To Speed Up Your WordPress Site & Improve Your Google Page Rank

If you want your webpages to rank highly in searches, you need to ensure that your site is delivering pages quickly.  Google, Bing and other search engines really care about the speed of a site and will reduce page rank due to poor site performance.  Fortunately the world seems to have standardized on the WordPress platform and that means there are lots of things you can do speed up your WordPress site. Before you make…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Replace a Spinning Disk with an SSD on a Mac

If you have a Apple Mac and it is running slowly there are many things you can do, but you will find few things that improve performance like replacing the spinning disk with a solid state disk. There are ways to clone the existing disk but in this video I wanted to show you how to start fresh: Backup your data Disassemble your Mac (in this case a MacBook Pro from 2012) Remove the old…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between Active and Passive DisplayPort Adaptors

The difference between an Active and a Passive DisplayPort adaptor is a circuit that makes the conversion happen.  Active DisplayPort adaptors have a chip that makes the conversion happen while passive DisplayPort adaptors do not. In most cases you are best to just buy Active DisplayPort adapters but Dual Mode Display Port connectors show a P inside a D with two + signs like: will handle the conversion for you and as such you can…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between Wacom Intuos Products

If you spend time on Wacom pen tablets you will see the Intuos line is quite broad.  We found it quite confusing. Below is a simple explanation of differences between the various Wacom Intuos products starting from the top of the line and moving down to the bottom of the line: Wacom Intuos Pro: The Wacom ‘professional line’ is larger and has more sensitivity in the pen / stylus Intuos Pro S = 12.6″ x…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Setup & Configure Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel

If you have a Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel you need to know: How to set up a T80? What do the color of lights mean on a Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel? Why is the LED flashing red on your Wheel? How to use the T80 Steering Wheel be used on games that don’t specifically support it? How to set the sensitivity on the T80 wheel? Below is our short video demonstrating how to fully setup…