Install An SSD Into An Early 2008 iMac

“To be or not to be…” My 10-year-old iMac had slowed considerably.  It took a little over a minute and a half just to load and start the OS.  I had tried all the usual solutions and maxed out its memory capacity.  The iMac was still just plain slow and I quit using it.  After… Continue reading Install An SSD Into An Early 2008 iMac

Fix Error “Photoshop Could Not Save File Because Write Access Was Not Granted”

I use Photoshop CS5 on a 2015 MacBook Pro.  The version of OS X is 13.6.  CS5 and I are old friends, so I have never sought out newer versions of Photoshop.  Until recently, Photoshop CS 5 has played well with all the different servers I have had over the years.  My servers have always… Continue reading Fix Error “Photoshop Could Not Save File Because Write Access Was Not Granted”

Home Surveillance System Setup On A Synology DS115j NAS

Introduction Several months ago, I set up a modest home surveillance system. To accomplish this, I could have bought a complete surveillance system from Walmart, Amazon, etc., but I felt I could piece together a system that would be more durable, efficient, and economical than the store-bought systems. I have used some of these ready-made… Continue reading Home Surveillance System Setup On A Synology DS115j NAS

Selecting The Right Type Of Hard Drive For Your Needs

  When selecting the right type of hard drive for your needs, beyond speed, capacity, reliability, and any manufacturer preference, you should consider how you will use the drive itself.  For example:  Do you need a drive that will be installed in a desktop computer where the drive will be “on” most of the day,… Continue reading Selecting The Right Type Of Hard Drive For Your Needs

Fix Missing WooCommerce Product Categories

  After installing WooCommerce on my WordPress site, among other setup processes, I created Product Categories and added a number of test products.  When I went to Appearance > Menus, in order to create a menu for the site, it was discovered there were missing WooCommerce product categories.  The individual product categories were also missing in… Continue reading Fix Missing WooCommerce Product Categories

Fix WooCommerce Oops That Page Can’t Be Found Error

After a fresh install of core website programs, WordPress, WooCommerce, and WooCommerce’s Storefront, it was found that individual product pages were not loading.  Instead of producing a product picture, description, etc., all the individual product page displayed was the error message: Oops That Page Can’t Be Found.  Core and menu pages all seemed appropriately linked,… Continue reading Fix WooCommerce Oops That Page Can’t Be Found Error

Set Up An SSL On Your WordPress Site

Set Up An SSL – Background A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) along with an SSL certificate are both mechanisms that set up the encryption processes allowing the HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to run on a website.  HTTPS is a security protocol.  In use, it allows web browsers/apps to securely connect to a website.   With… Continue reading Set Up An SSL On Your WordPress Site

Create A Staging Site For WordPress On A Subdomain Of An Existing WP Site

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I want to develop a new site for a business venture. In 2012, when the LarryTalksTech site was created. I pretty much did it live. No “maintenance mode” for me, I just stumbled right through the process. Not too surprising, I made a lot of mistakes along the way. The new site will be WordPress… Continue reading Create A Staging Site For WordPress On A Subdomain Of An Existing WP Site

Run speedtest.net From the Command Line With speedtest-cli

For years, my “goto” source for measuring internet speed has been speedtest.net. Pointing my browser to speedtest.net, and a with few mouse clicks, I got my internet speeds for the moment. The absence of “flash” has made the GUI of speedtest.net even more usable, and it seems faster. Recently, the good people at Speedtest have… Continue reading Run speedtest.net From the Command Line With speedtest-cli

Connect The Amazon Echo Connect To The Ooma Telo

Getting Started Several months ago, I “cut the cable” and unbundled my Internet, TV, and phone services from Spectrum.  Ooma was selected for the new phone service. At the heart of the Ooma service, is a little black box called the Telo. The Telo connects to my Internet router/modem via an Ethernet cable. A telephone… Continue reading Connect The Amazon Echo Connect To The Ooma Telo