Oracle Virtualbox Cloning

Are you backing up / cloning your Oracle Virtualbox Virtual Machines?

Last Updated on September 5, 2021 by Christopher G Mendla

Virtualbox by Oracle is a fantastic tool for creating and using virtual machines. BUT are you backing up your virtual machines?

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Oracle Virtualbox error failed to open a session for the virtual machine

Recover an Oracle Virtualbox VM that is not opening and giving a virtio-scsi#0: Bad count of I/O transactions to re-do in saved state

Last Updated on September 5, 2021 by Christopher G Mendla

I was in the middle of juggling a dozen things. After rebooting my Windows machine my VM would not start. I found a work around that restored my VM

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Fax Phone Telephony Office

Sending a fax without a fax machine.

Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by Christopher G Mendla

I ran into a situation where I had to fax documents to a doctor’s office. My first concern was did I accidentally travel back in time? 

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Searching gems for code

Searching your gems to troubleshoot Ruby on Rails issues.

Last Updated on August 4, 2021 by Christopher G Mendla

If you are trying to find a method call that is causing issues and is not in your project code, try searching your gems.

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Maxxed out resources resulting in a hosting crash

When is it time to switch to a new host for WordPress sites?

Last Updated on July 29, 2021 by Christopher G Mendla

The quality of a hosting company does not always remain constant. At some point, you may find that it is time to move to a new hosting company.

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Stopping a WordPress site with runaway processes

Stopping runaway processes on a WordPress site without contacting your host

Last Updated on July 12, 2021 by Christopher G Mendla

One of my WordPress sites started acting up. When I tried to create a post, it would hang on saving and push the shared hosting CPU, IO operations and Entry Process past the hosting limits. That would crash the front and back ends of all of my sites

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Updating WordPress Plugins

The importance of keeping your WordPress plugins up to date.

Last Updated on December 22, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

A key concept in protecting your WordPress site is to make sure the WordPress core and all of your plugins are up to date. Outdated plugins can contain vulnerabilities that allow a hacker to compromise your site.

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Don't put all of your eggs in one (Adsense) basket

Website Monetization – Don’t put all your eggs in one (Adsense) basket.

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

When you set up your website monetization plan, don’t put all your eggs in one (Adsense) basket. Diversify early on.¬† Otherwise you might find your revenue suddenly dropping to zero.

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Rocket Space Spaceship Launch  - yazriltri / Pixabay

Amazon ads not showing because of Cloudflare’s Rocket Launcher

Last Updated on December 6, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I am in the process of adding Amazon ads to my sites. The Native ads showed up fine. However, trying to put a product or search ad using an HTML block resulted in a situation where that ad was not showing. The resolution had to do with CloudFlare’s Rocket Launcher. 

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Fitbit Charge showing the weather app

Fitbit Charge 3 Weather SOLVED

Last Updated on December 5, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

My Fitbit Charge 3 was not showing the Weather. This issues is SOLVED. 

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Printer Shortages in 2020

The great printer shortage of 2020

Last Updated on December 5, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

In addition to all the other insanity 2020 has brought, there is a bit of a printer shortage as well as an ink shortage. 

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Details regarding a GitHub Dependabot vulnerability alert

GitHub provides alerts for vulnerabilities in your code

Last Updated on November 23, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

GitHub will provide an alert if it finds vulnerabilities in your repository. 

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