Photobucket Embedded Gallery HTTPS Support – PHP Proxy Script

It has been a tough few years for photobucket’s reputation… In 2017 they launched their new paid “P500” plan, holding millions billions of images on the web to ransom and demanding $400 per year, which unsurprisingly, didn’t go down well… For a recent website, I needed to use photobucket because they offer an email-to-upload service … [Read more…]

Xiaomi Mi Home Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner – Fake vs Real replacement parts kit (fake sweeper brushes, fake roller brushes, fake filter)

If you’re looking for replacement parts for your Xiaomi Robot Vacuum cleaner, just be aware that there are a lot of fake (3rd party) replacement components for sale on the market. I am not sure if the quality is measurably worse, but the genuine components sell for 3x to 4x the price of the aftermarket … [Read more…]

Quick WordPress Solutions Edition 1: register_sidebar was called incorrectly – Layout Builder Widget Area 1

Just a quick one: If you’ve previously used Divi or another Elegant Themes product and getting this error recurring in your wordpress debug log: PHP Notice: register_sidebar was called <strong>incorrectly</strong>. No <code>id</code> was set in the arguments array for the “Layout Builder Widget Area 1” sidebar. Defaulting to “sidebar-9”. Manually set the <code>id</code> to “sidebar-9″ … [Read more…]

MakerBase MKS-TFT LCD TFT28 Problems

In my JGAurora A5 printer, it is run by a pair of MakerBase modules. The printer is run by a Makerbase MKS Gen L motherboard, which runs the open-source Marlin firmware. The printer LCD screen is an entirely separate component, and here JGAurora have used the MKS TFT28 LCD module, which is an entirely proprietary … [Read more…]

HP Officejet Pro X – Printer Failure Investigation

Let me start by saying that I have a passion for technology – some might classify it as a love, others might call it techno-lust, but whatever it is, I really enjoy new gadgets, and I especially enjoy learning about what makes them tick. From a young age I’ve been pulling things apart, and I … [Read more…]