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The macOS Installation couldn’t be completed. Now what?

Posted by on 3:13 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on The macOS Installation couldn’t be completed. Now what?

My MacBook Pro (2011) recently developed an issue after I had tried upgrading it to the latest version of High Sierra. Some security patch came along, and after bugging me for several weeks, I finally gave in and installed it. Sadly, after macOS tried to restart I got a message like this: I tried restarting several times, but without luck. The message varies slightly at times, often accompanied by an error log and a more explicit message that something went wrong, but not with simple solutions on how to rectify the situation. What worked for...

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Redirecting a secure domain in Plesk

Posted by on 1:04 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Redirecting a secure domain in Plesk

There are several ways to make two domains resolve to the same content in Plesk. The easiest option is to setup a Domain Alias. That way, domain1.com and domain2.com both serve the same content from the same subscription. This worked great for non-SSL domains, but if you have a secured domain, the redirection will be detected by modern browsers and a certificate warning appears. Not what we want. Another way to achieve the same thing is to create a separate subscription in Plesk, then change the Hosting Settings to Forwarding. This will...

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Screensharing and Video Calls in Discord

Posted by on 11:39 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Screensharing and Video Calls in Discord

We had a blast last night trying to setup our first screensharing/conference call through Discord. We’re so used to Skype and FaceTime that these habits have made it a little difficult for us to grab the concept of getting started with Discord calls. Before we forget how it works, I thought I’d better take some notes. Here’s how we made it happen. The Concept While anyone with the right permissions can chat in a text or voice channel, video sharing appears to be possible only during a private DM conversation (that’s...

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List of randomly generated Mixer User Names

Posted by on 1:58 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on List of randomly generated Mixer User Names

When users first sign up on Mixer.com, they’re assigned a totally random user name. It is anyone’s guess how these are generated, but it certainly adds a little mystery and machine-generated individuality to new users. Some of these names are quite funny, so I thought I’d compile a list of the ones we’ve come across. I’ve removed the random number at the end, which leads me to believe it’s probably a finite list of names to which a unique identifier is added. If you’re interested to see what your...

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Roles and Permissions in Discord

Posted by on 1:17 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Roles and Permissions in Discord

We just started using that Discord thing everyone is talking about. It’s really easy to setup your own server, but with such great powers come great responsibilities. We wanted to run a private invitation-only server and see how it would work for our team, but an obvious caveat was that everyone who had joined could send invitations to others willy nilly. It was not really obvious for me to fix this, until I did some digging. Here’s how to remove the default invitation setting from @everyone, and a brief explanations for new...

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Child Theme Wizard – Version 1.4 released

Posted by on 4:40 pm in Knowledge Base, Plugins | Comments Off on Child Theme Wizard – Version 1.4 released

I’ve pushed a new version of my Child Theme Wizard plugin to WordPress today. While the changes are very simple, the implications of this update are rather significant for using child themes. From time to time, best practices for how to create your child theme change. This has happened several times over the course of this plugins 5+ year life span. Often it is down to users that I get to find out about such changes. Something similar has happened this time, when Marcin contacted me about a missing variable declaration ($parent_style),...

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How to change your user name on Mixer

Posted by on 11:20 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to change your user name on Mixer

Although we can use a Microsoft ID to login to Mixer.com, when we do so for the first time, the system assigns a random (rather funny) user name to us. It’s usually not what you want to be called in the chat. Thankfully there’s an easy way to change this, and here’s how. Click on that little icon at the top. It’s usually a little blue man icon (I’ve already changed mine). This opens up a menu, at the bottom of which you find an Account option. Click that. Now you’ll be presented with a number of boxes, one...

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How to reactivate Easy YouTube Video Downloader for Firefox

Posted by on 1:27 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to reactivate Easy YouTube Video Downloader for Firefox

There’s a really useful Firefox plugin called the Easy YouTube Video Downloader by Dishita. Here’s the direct link on the Firefox Add-Ons Directory. Once installed, it allows you to download MP4 and MP3 versions of any video on YouTube. That’s super handy if one my streams is not recorded properly at my end. Let me tell you, it’s always good to have a local backup of things! With the free version we can download MP3 files in 128Kbps and MP4 files in 720p. Higher resolutions are available with the Pro Version, for which...

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Where is Stream Deck profile data saved

Posted by on 3:03 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Where is Stream Deck profile data saved

I wanted to move my Stream Deck Profile Data over to another machine. I had previously setup several shortcuts and actions and wanted to sue the same setup on another system. Turns out Elgato’s Stream Deck software saves such data in a similar location as OBS Studio does. Here’s the full path: Windows On Windows 10, you’ll find those files in the following location. For this example, imagine your user name is “you” and replace it with your correct one. C:\Users\you\AppData\Roaming\Elgato\StreamDeck macOS On...

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Windows does not recognise new CPU – SOLVED!

Posted by on 2:37 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Windows does not recognise new CPU – SOLVED!

I acquired a new HP Z600 Workstation from eBay recently. I was thrilled to get a unit in such condition for such a good price. It was equipped with a single (and relatively slow) E5605 Xeon processor, but the motherboard supports two Xeons by default. So I bought a pair of faster hexacore X5675 Xeons and made my new Z600 even better. Before I did so, I decided to install Windows 10 to see if the unit was working as expected – which thankfully it did. After Windows had updated itself several times, I decided to replace the CPUs and check...

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