Comments for View from the Potting Shed The Revd Gareth J M Saunders' weblog Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:46:21 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on I’ve found my perfect music player: MusicBee by Gareth J M Saunders Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:46:21 +0000 Thanks Arya, I think you could probably change the keyboard shortcut in Preferences > Hotkeys. Change the Multimedia: Play/Pause hotkey to Space and click Assign, then Save. That should probably do it for you.

Comment on I’ve found my perfect music player: MusicBee by Arya Sun, 28 Jun 2015 05:30:47 +0000 Well, glad I found your review. After 5 years (perhaps more…) of using iTunes (both on my Mac and PC), I finally made a move to MusicBee and boy, was I right! It is really lightweight, the themes are really good and flexible (you can change the layout to whatever you want!) and also the library management is so easy and fast, unlike my old iTunes which was suffering to manage my 14 thousand songs library. May be a bit problem is this app doesn’t work with spacebar keyboard shortcut to play/pause music (only ctrl+p, but perhaps I overlooked the setting for the keyboard shortcut). Anyway, really glad to use this music player.

Comment on Problem connecting my Google Nexus 4 to Windows 8.1 by Dean Toovey Sat, 27 Jun 2015 03:55:31 +0000 I just went through this with a Nexus 4 on Win8.1.

A shorter way is to simply uninstall the device (and delete the driver when prompted under 8.1).

Then re-plug the phone in and it will go through a device discovery and the phone then appears in MS-Explorer.

Comment on Changing the Divi projects custom post type to anything you want by New website for Pittenweem Properties | View from the Potting Shed Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:31:19 +0000 […] The site was quite fun to build. I used WordPress (of course!) and the Divi theme from Elegant Themes which allowed me to very quickly design and build the site. I also┬áchanged the built-in projects custom-post-type to properties using the method I blogged about in March: changing the Divi projects custom post type to anything you want. […]

Comment on Google Chrome’s awful new bookmark manager (and how to switch it off) by Gordon Graham Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:11:18 +0000 Excellent, enjoyable post. Thanks bro.

Comment on Hacked (pt.3) or how to clean a compromised WordPress site by Gareth J M Saunders Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:13:40 +0000 Hi Quenton, the WordPress Codex is a great resource that contains a guide on how to update WordPress. You can follow this advice too for carrying out clean installs after a hack. Scroll down and look for the “Manual Update” heading.

I would do this:

1. Backup all the files via FTP (if you can log in to your hosting account and use the file explorer there you may be able to zip up all the files, which will make the download much quicker).

2. Backup the database.

3. Follow the instructions on the Codex:

a. Deactivate plugins
b. Delete the old wp-includes and wp-admin directories on your web host using FTP.
c. Delete all the loose files in the root, except wp-config and your .htaccess file.
d. Using FTP upload the new wp-includes and wp-admin directories to your web host, in place of the previously deleted directories.
e. Upload the individual files from the new wp-content folder to your existing wp-content folder, overwriting existing files. Do NOT delete your existing wp-content folder. Do NOT delete any files or folders in your existing wp-content directory (except for the one being overwritten by new files).
f. Upload all new loose files from the root directory of the new version to your existing wordpress root directory.

I hope that helps.

Comment on Acer ES1-111M-C3CP review by Gareth J M Saunders Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:07:06 +0000 Hi Stephen

replacing the RAM wasn’t particularly straight forward. While many laptops have an easily-accessible hatch that allows you to quickly remove the old RAM module and replace it with another this laptop requires you to dismantle the machine.

This guide on Acer Aspire E3-111 Disassembly will give you an idea of what is required.

The issue with the hard drive is that it isn’t a hard drive in the conventional sense: it’s eMMC which is like flash storage, similar to an SD or MMC card that you’d fit in a digital camera. Which means that it’s soldered to the motherboard.

Comment on Hacked (pt.3) or how to clean a compromised WordPress site by Quenton Reed Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:23:22 +0000 Hi Gareth, our clubs wordpress website recently suffered this same problem. I’m very much a novice but will try resurrecting our model engineering club’s website using your technique. How can I be sure that I have deleted all the core wp files or is it just a matter of going through the freshly downloaded WP and ticking each one off? Do I reinstall the WP files using FTP? Will I be able to reinstall the plugins without errors like this :- Fatal error: Cannot redeclare WP_Filesystem_Base::get_base_dir() in /home2/bristolm/public_html/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php on line 590? At the moment it all seems pretty scary and I really don’t want to lose the website. Many thanks Quenton

Comment on Acer ES1-111M-C3CP review by Stephen Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:15:54 +0000 Good to see you have increased the memory, I must try that – was it easy? The Touch-pad kept freezing on my first machine, so I now have a new one. I agree about the 32gb SSD limitation – a bit frustrating. Would it take a bigger mSata SSD, not sure – have not opened it up yet. I would also like to consider upgrading the wireless card to dual band AC. In hindsight, I probably should have bought something like this with a HDD and swapped with a standard SSD. Great for just Browsing though and handy for travel.

Comment on Todoist vs Trello vs Wunderlist for managing small tasks by Petr Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:10:57 +0000 Todoist very clean interface. Thx tips. Goodbye, Wunderlist :)