Category Archive: TIP AND TRICKS

December 7, 2019   /   by Marco   /   , , , , ,

HOW TO FIX ERROR 99 CANNOT ASSIGN REQUESTED ADDRESS NGINX

HOW TO FIX ERROR 99 CANNOT ASSIGN REQUESTED ADDRESS NGINX

I recently received this error message when I manually started my VestaCP Nginx service: 99: Cannot assign requested address nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed I tried searching for a solution on Google but none of them helped. After some digging around, I managed to work out what the issue was. A few weeks ago […]

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How To Create a Firefox Offline Mode Batch File

For those of you who don’t know, Firefox has an OFFLINE mode where you can use this to display cached content if the website is down. I’ve managed to create a little batch file that checks whether the website is down and then it loads the OFFLINE website (note you must have previously visited the […]

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January 15, 2018   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

HOW TO FIX DYSON DC31

HOW TO FIX DYSON DC31

As we all know, the Dyson vacuum cleaners are one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. We have the Dyson DC31 handheld and the Barrel version (paid almost $1k for this). The handheld version has been playing up in the past couple of months and the wife was getting really annoyed – she […]

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June 20, 2017   /   by Marco   /   , , , , ,

HOW TO FIX ISSUE WORDPRESS PLUGIN BANNER ADS ROTATOR NOT DISPLAYING AD BANNERS PAGE

HOW TO FIX ISSUE WORDPRESS PLUGIN BANNER ADS ROTATOR NOT DISPLAYING AD BANNERS PAGE

I’ve been using the Banner Ads Rotator plugin on several of my WordPress sites to display different types of banners on the sites. I recently stumbled on an issue whereby when I tried clicking on Ads Banner, it would go to a default error page. I just needed to go in there and delete some […]

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February 7, 2017   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , ,

Things That Drive Graphic Designers Mad

Things That Drive Graphic Designers Mad

This infographic explains different methods that most people use to annoy graphic designers. One of the most annoying things for graphic designers is that they are forced to work even when they aren’t being paid by companies because they have to make their portfolio strong. People who hire graphic designers should also consider that graphic […]

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January 13, 2017   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , ,

HOW TO FIX A CORRUPTED TABLE IN A MYSQL DATABASE

HOW TO FIX A CORRUPTED TABLE IN A MYSQL DATABASE

One of the websites I manage Digital Signage Blog was not displaying correctly (posts were not displaying, menu was missing links to the categories and only displaying pages) and after some investigation, I discovered one of the database tables (the categories table – wp_term_taxonomy) was corrupted. I attempted to repair the database by using these instructions […]

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September 17, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , ,

HOW TO CHECK A USED CAR BEFORE BUYING IT

HOW TO CHECK A USED CAR BEFORE BUYING IT

When you’re planning to buy a used, vehicle there are many cosmetic and mechanical factors to consider in order to determine that the performance and condition of the vehicle is up to the mark. With the help of these factors, you are going to be able to get a good deal while making sure the […]

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September 9, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , ,

FIX FOR WINDOWS BATCH FILE THAT DOES NOT CONTINUE LAUNCHING

FIX FOR WINDOWS BATCH FILE THAT DOES NOT CONTINUE LAUNCHING

Windows batch files are great for basic automation, especially if you add it to your Windows Startup. However, I just ran into a problem with executing multiple commands in a batch file – they would not continue and just pause until the program is exited. Here is an example of the original batch file:

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June 25, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , ,

HOW TO CENTER IMAGES USING CSS

HOW TO CENTER IMAGES USING CSS

Centering images or banners on a web page can be a nightmare. I’ve tried several CSS methods but the only way I was able to center the image was to use this code: [codesyntax lang=”css”]

[/codesyntax] Just make sure you change the img.center to your own CSS class. I decided to write this down so […]

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January 10, 2016   /   by Marco   /   , , , , ,

HOW TO DELETE CERTAIN FILES IN CENTOS VPS

HOW TO DELETE CERTAIN FILES IN CENTOS VPS

The easiest way to delete files based on the filename and extension in CentOS VPS is to use the following syntax: [codesyntax lang=”php”]

[/codesyntax] For example, if you want to delete images that has the name businesslegions in it use: [codesyntax lang=”php”]

[/codesyntax] If you’re a bit hesitant and want to check which […]

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October 23, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HOW TO SCHEDULE BACKUPS FOR WAMP FILES AND DATABASES

HOW TO SCHEDULE BACKUPS FOR WAMP FILES AND DATABASES

I managed to figure out a way to backup the WAMP files and databases by using the Windows Task Scheduler and a batch file. The batch file includes using mysqldump (already part of the WAMP install), 7-zip (a free open source compression tool) and gzip (for the database compression). BATCH FILE Let’s have a look […]

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October 18, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , ,

Disabling Google Chrome Updates

Disabling Google Chrome Updates

By default Google Chrome automatically updates itself to the latest version. This is a good thing if you want to make sure you have the latest security updates and bug fixes. However, it was announced at the beginning of this year that NPAPI (which uses Java) will no longer be supported after Chrome Version 45, […]

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