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Getting videos hosted on WordPress to play on an iPhone

So, none of the videos I uploaded to my WordPress sites would play on my iPhone. I didn’t know if the problem was the player (for example, I often use “flowplayer” on WordPress) or the encoding. I tried the following code, which I’d never used before, in the absence of any sort of video player …


Acronis ext4 fix

So numerous editions of Acronis purport to support imaging a drive formatted in ext4, but, often when you attempt to image such a partition you receive a message that “Some partitions contain errors and can only be imaged sector by sector…..” etc. I ran into this, recently, using Acronis 2018 to image a partition formatted …


Two tools to create bootable USB sticks

Here are two, free software programs for creating bootable USB sticks on Windows. I can’t even recall their names….. DOWNLOAD


Stand alone video player

No big shakes, here…. But, sometimes I like to make an HTML file, for local use, with an embedded video. An older version of the jwplayer works fine for this, but, I always forget how to congfigure the darned thing. Here’s a zip file with an example…. That’s it. DOWNLOAD


Some odd issues with Piwik and IIS 6

First, I’m using PHP 5.2.5 which is really pretty old. I had to grant read/write permission to the IUSR and to Users to get this thing to work – and it does not update, as of February 1st, 2014. It works with version 1.9. Also, I have a package which I use that says it …


Fixing broken AVI indexes

Recently I opened an .avi movie in VLC and the program indicated that the file’s index was broken. I’ve done very little in the way of video editing and, even now, I don’t completely understand what this means. I did understand, after a bit of Googling, that such files (with bad indexes) typically cannot be …


Enabling multi-site setup on WordPress

This pretty well sums up what you do….. A couple of notes: The first thing you need to do is add the following code to the wp-config.php file, right above the line that tells you to stop editing: define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true); This worked when I did as the video suggests – using a sub-directory, not a …


Jimi King Show – SkyFM – 01-19-14

Just some nice listening music…. From Jimi King’s website……. Hi there I’m Jimi King. I’ve been involved in the media for over 40 years. Much of that in radio, but I have also recorded voiceovers for all types of media, including TV & film.Since 2001 I have become heavily involved in Internet radio and am …


Amazing Power Foods for Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is officially here. Public health officials say the best way to prevent the flu is to receive an annual flu vaccine, but doctors say there are lifestyle adjustments you can make to reduce your chance of getting ill — and help you recover faster if you do contract a virus. Wash …


‘It was home:’ Flint’s Ambassador Bar closes its doors for last time

FLINT, MI — On Jan. 13, Karen Hubbard sat on her fiance’s lap on a piano bench at the back of the Ambassador Bar, and leaned her head against his. There was a time when even at 7 a.m. you couldn’t find a seat in the place, she said, when the final whistle had sounded …