Monday, May 13, 2019

Moving web presence again, Again!

Once again... Having to change my website.

I had so much content on my site that upgrading was not possible.
I was using Wordpress 5.2 and Dynamix Theme 5.3 with PHP 5.6.40.
Hosted at 1AND1 / IONOS since 2011, I had been a customer since 2003 I believe.
I don't think they were interested in a loyal customer. in fact they were sending out lots of emails trying to scare me into purchasing virus protection, and putting my CGI & PHP scripts into some fake /.quarintine/ folder and sending me notifications I needed virus protection. Pathetic! And trying to sell me some webpage builder software, Really? come on, have you looked into my directories.

They started charging me for PHP 5 support, and raising prices on hosting quite frequently.
My sites would not run on PHP 7 so I downloaded all my databases and setup everything on a local webserver using Apache 2.4, PHP 5.6.40. I have all the sites working correctly for archiving purposes until I find a suitable web host, or I will go back to hosting it myself.

As of now I have transferred all my domains to Google Domains for 1/3 lower cost with many more features then 1AND1 IONOS.

For now I am using Blogger with Google domains until I figure out what to do.
I apologize for the 12+ years of images posted on forums, support sites, and all over the internet that will no longer load due to these circumstances.

I tried to update my Wordpress theme Dynamix, but it requires a complete rewrite of the databases.
I will continue to try and import the old settings to the new version of Dynamix 7.4, but have already spent 5 days dealing with all this. It seems that ACODA have re-written the Theme so my settings are not importing correctly. Menus are not working, errors everywhere.

This is why I avoided Wordpress for so many years, and just wrote my own scripts and pages.
this will be the second time I have to upgrade my entire installation, I was successful the first time, but I doesn't look promising this time around.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If anything I will try to keep it as an archived site if possible.

The world is just updating much to fast these days, slow down...
William,

Monday, February 19, 2018

Turn Off Windows 10 device driver updates

Turn off windows update from updating device drivers automatically

Only do this if you want to be in control of driver update "Manually"
This will fix issues with Windows updating to an "Older" or "Incompatible" driver
due to version and dating issues used hierarchy scheming

Windows has made it difficult to navigate in the newer Win10 versions
I have tried to find a way from the menu but cannot, Please post here if know a faster or better way..

1. Fastest (Requires Typing)
Left click the menu >> Choose "Settings Gear"
Type in the search box "Advanced System Settings" and choose it.

2. Click "Start" Scroll down and expand "System" Click "Control Panel" "Click System"

3. (No typing required)
Right click start menu >> Choose "File Explorer"
Right click "This PC" >> Choose "Properties"
Click "Advanced System Settings" in the left menu pane
Click the "Hardware Tab" Choose "Device Installation Settings" button
Tick the box for "No (your device might not work as expected) and "Save Changes"

You can also make a Desktop shorcut:
When in the "System View" use the address bar, drag the computer icon onto your desktop.
Now all have to do is double click the icon.

https://youtu.be/hrv0mtEV-Qc

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Strange taskbar Icon in windows taskbar 3 diagonal lines says connectwhen i hover over it

Does anyone know what this strange icon is in my taskbar?
It says "Connect" when hover it.
it only shows at windows start up, then goes away.

[caption id="attachment_2510" align="alignnone" width="385"] Taskbar Icon Connect strange weird 3 diagonal lines windows[/caption]

Monday, January 9, 2017

Added Disqus to the site

I hope this works out better then the Wordpress standard comment system.
I would like to hear what people think about my blog posts.
also trying to figure out how to enable on my existing pages.
Commenting is enabled below.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lumia Windows Phone Jack Settings, What happens when I plug something in.

A while back I used a selfie stick on my Microsoft (Formerly Nokia) Lumia Windows Phone.
I needed an extension pole to take pictures that were up high, and in places I could not reach.
In doing so I setup my phone to automatically open my Lumia Camera app.
After sometime went by I could not figure out how to change this.
I did not want my phone to open the camera every time I plugged in a headset or Aux cable.

So after searching the web I could not find any information on where this was, I searched all through my settings with no avail.
I finally found that it is an app that comes default on your Windows Phone called Gadgets.
Open the Gadgets App there you will find the settings to change what happens when a certain device is plugged into the headphone/headset jack.
You can select a device to automatically open an app, or select the device to NOT open an app..





I hope this info. has been helpful, as I was getting frustrated with the issue.

William..

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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