Workbench: Toshiba Satellite A7200 won’t boot into Windows 10

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So with the amount of side work I do fixing computers, it beneficial to start a new category here that I am going to call Workbench. To kick this off, I had someone bring me a laptop that would not boot. A Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200. I started by observing its characteristics. A reboot loop after… Read More »

GTA Online – Rockstar Games’ half-baked money generating engine

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Most days of my life, I couldn’t recount precisely where I was. However, September 17, 2013 is an exception. At midnight, I was standing in line at the midnight launch of Grand Theft Auto V, at the time, the hottest and most awaited game to come out, in a very, very long time. At least it… Read More »

Raspberry Pi: Auto-Expand File System Shell Script

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So with work, we have developed a process to develop and distribute software for Raspberry Pi’s for many purposes ranging from Menu Boards, to Kiosks all under Raspbian. One of the critical failures of this process, is the learning curve of configuration once they are being deployed. Before, the Support Team had to have an understanding… Read More »

Tip: Don’t Crawl entire WordPress sites with Google Search Console

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So while playing with this WordPress website, I have found seen and done some interesting things using Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools). It has taken me some time to understand the entirety of my faults, and where I went wrong. When you have Google crawl your site, it follows every clickable link embedded in… Read More »

Contact Form, SA-MP Scripts and more!

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A few years back, I use to be extremely active in a 3rd party modification for GTA San Andreas on PC, called San Andreas Multiplayer (SA-MP). SA-MP was a place where you could play, or make. The servers had the ability to run custom gamemodes and plugins, to make your server whatever you wanted. This… Read More »

Raspberry Pi, HIDAPI 0.7.0, MagTek Magnetic Swipe Reader and Raspbian Linux – How to make it work

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If you are like me, hopefully by now you have had the same thought I had.. Keyless Entry Room with Magnetic Striped Cards. YES. Leonard Nimoy would approve of this level of geek-dom.  However, that’s not how this started, and I don’t like Star Trek. This all started listening to my boss on a conference… Read More »

Raspberry Pi Tricks: Shrinking .img files of SD Cards

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At my day job, we use Raspberry Pi’s. We use them, a lot. So naturally, we see a problems or processes that are difficult, and streamline them as best as possible. Being the primary Raspberry Pi developer here, I had a need to shrink down the images for easy transport to our corporate office, across state… Read More »

WordPress Iconic One Theme – Calendar Appearance

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So recently I posted how to make the WordPress Theme Iconic One be easier to use with Data Highlighting for Google Search Console. Since then I have found another issue that is purely aesthetic, but can be easily solved. When using the calendar to show the date activity, the links do not stand out like… Read More »

WordPress, SEO, and Google Rankings – How to get found.

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So if you are new to the world of web development, or even a seasoned developer like myself, you may or may not have heard of SEO. SEO is Search Engine Optimization and literally can make or break your website. SEO is what drives your websites ranking or score up, to show up as more… Read More »