How to Fix Windows Volume Mixer

Occasionally for no apparent reason applications in the Volume Mixer are losing their settings and seemingly randomly changed so that some applications are no longer moving with the master volume slider. I haven’t figured out why this happens but it sucks. I...

How to Fix WP Statistics Error Log Spam

WP Statistics is a popular and powerful WordPress plugin for tracking statistics on your WordPress website. However if you have any plugins or anything that creates dynamic pages that don’t have a post id assigned to them then you will get lots of errors in your...

How to Restore Saved WinSCP Site Logins From Backup

WinSCP is a great file manager program for logging into many different types of remote servers. It saves your sites into the Windows registry by default rather than a WInSCP.ini file like it used to long ago. You can switch this option in your WinSCP Preferences....

Moving Thunderbird from Windows to Linux

I occasionally run into this issue whenever I switch OSes. If you happen to use a dual boot between Linux and Windows you might find yourself in a similar situation. You may be tempted to switch mail clients but Mozilla’s Thunderbird remains one of the best,...

Backup Through SSH to Another Server

Backups are important but sometimes files are just too big to save to your computer or to the server that you’re trying to backup. This is when you might want to backup to another server through ssh. Here is a command that allows you to backup a folder to...

Changing PHP FPM Versions in Virtualmin

The issue is that Virtualmin currently only supports a single version of PHP FPM and seems to want to use PHP 7.2 no matter what I do, and I want it to use PHP 7.3 which is also installed. This appears to be a long-standing issue with Virtualmin. I solved it by...

How to Create and Push to a Local Git Repository

I want to store this one for later so I’m posting it here. If you find it useful feel free to link to it. I wanted to version some files I’m working on but didn’t want to use a git service like BitBucket, GitLab, etc. mainly because they are huge and...

Install new ARK server on Ubuntu 16.04

First provision your server at your desired web host. I recommend using an 8GB Linode VPS. I could not get the server to start on a 4GB but maybe some day they will optimize it enough for that if you aren’t planning to have a lot of players. Linode is great...