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Do You Have Adblock Installed on an OpenWRT / FriendlyWrt Router and Android Devices Can't Connect To The Internet?

Do you have Adblock installed on an OpenWRT/FriendlyWrt router and, after adding a few anti-tracking lists, suddenly Android devices can't connect to the internet? Luckily the fix is pretty straightforward: Log into your OpenWrt/FriendlyWrt router. At

The Definitive Guide to Fast, Free WordPress Hosting (Really!)

A Brief History of Free WordPress Hosting In the past there were arguably only three ways to get free WordPress hosting: Around 2010 a certain host handed out free hosting for life promotional accounts at WordCamps. The only caveat was traffic should s

How to Add a Level 4 Operator to a Minecraft Server

In this tutorial I'm going to explain how to add a level 4 operator to your Minecraft server using Minecraft Java Edition and SSH. But first let me unpack four things you're going to see sprinkled throughout: I run a Minecraft Spigot server running on

How to Create Redis Databases and Use a Different Password For Each

In January I moved between infrastructure companies and, for the first time in ten years, decided to run something other than CentOS for the operating system. As I installed the stack and configured things I discovered the DirectAdmin Redis management

How to Stay Logged in to WordPress For X Number of Days

If you're like me you've tired logging in to each WordPress site you manage every 2 days (or two weeks if you check off the Remember Me checkbox before clicking Log In) and want a way to extend the the log in period. Enter the following function: /** E

How to Make Custom VMware ESXi 8.0 / 7.0 ISOs

Lately anytime I've struggled to get something to work I feel like I owe it to the people behind me to document the things I did to get it across the finish line. With that in mind here's the steps I took to remix both the ESXi 7.0U2e and 8.0a archives

How to Increase Your Maximum File Upload Size On WordPress Multisite

I tried to upload a collection of 3MB images to a site today and every one bombed out with the following error: [filename] exceeds the maximum upload size for this site. I googled around for an answer for a bit and then it hit me: the site's on WordPre

Every Development Project, Ever

A short story “A new project! I should learn X while I build it because I need to learn it anyway and it'll save me sooooo much time on the next build.” Eight hours later… Next project: “I didn't use X to its fullest so this time I'll try to optimize

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