I took out my soldering iron ready to soldering random stuff and was very sad to find that it was displayed the error “S-E” or “5-E” instead of the temperature displayed. I quickly googled some stuff quickly realized that the soldering element had gone bad. I’ve had the soldering iron for about 4-5 years and it’s always worked great, never dropped it or was rough with it, but eventually the heating element will go bad.
Problem: You are not a chipmunk but your logitech webcam thinks you are.
After getting a regular oil change at my local mechanic, they always check various other things and often things come up, which makes my wallet tense up as it will often mean spending more money. Last time I went I was told my serpentine belt needs to be replaced, I looked at estimates and found it would be about $100-150….As with any projects and jobs, I suggest doing some research to get a good estimate on how much work it takes, where most of the cost is spent, and how difficult of a job it is.
After looking at a youtube video and talking to a friend who is a mechanic, I decided “I can do that…”
- 20 Min
- Serpentine Belt Tool – AutoZone Loan
- Serpentine Belt
Take a look at this very helpful video on how to change the belt!
I got a call form an unrecognized number, so I let it go to voicemail. I later tried to delete the message but the voicemail kept calling the scammer/robocall/ads phone number as opposed to accessing my voicemail. I kept getting a answering machine with a prompt to “connect with local singles”. As much as I am interested in connecting with local singles, I am more interested in deleting this message and access my voicemail.
Tasker is an awesome app for android devices… if you know how to use it… otherwise it’s a nightmare!! Here is a list of Tasker settings and profiles I find most useful.
Enable Auto-Rotate Display on Certain Apps
- Create new profile, select application then choose your desired app.
- Create a New task and tap the “+” icon. Select “Display” then set “Display Autorotate” to ON.
Every once in a while Spotify glitches out and it won’t play any song and I need to restart it which involved right clicking on the icon and force quitting/quitting. I figured there had to be an easier way. Lo and behold I found macOS services and shortcuts! Kinda tricky to use and a bit glitchy (see below as to why my shortcut wouldn’t work)
90% of what I do is on my laptop, and it’s been going strong after 5 years, but unfortunately the battery life has greatly declined until the laptop eventually told me to replace it. it still held a 3hr charge, but I was nothing compared tot he 7-8 it used to hold so I decided to replace the battery and hopefully get another 5 years out of it 🙂
Problem: “Error: Could not find an installed version of Gradle either in Android Studio, or on your system to install the gradle wrapper. Please include gradle in your path, or install Android Studio”
My problem was also that the path wasn’t available system wide, I could say $gradle -v” in some terminals but not all, the solution below fixed this issue. This problem was happening when I was trying to build an Ionic App for android, I had Android Studio installed as well.
I ran into this issue while booting up my server. Luckily it was easy to fix after doing a bit of research 🙂
Problem: kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)
Solution: remove old linux kernels, your /boot drive is out of space
- boot to grub and click on “Advanced options”
- Select a previous kernel (should boot fine)
- login and enter command
- $ df
- See if your /boot directory is 100% used
- Remove old linux kernels
- $ sudo apt-get autoremove
I installed and tried the Drive Migrator app to copy file from one account to another, it didn’t work so I removed it. I then kept getting the following error emails everyday. With about 3oo lines of errors.
Problem: Constant emails of failed scripts