Adjusting Child Processes For PHP-FPM Nginx – Fix Server Reached pm.max_children Setting

As an addition to my previous NGINX articles, today we'll discuss how to adjust the number of child processes for PHP-FPM to fix the common error of "server reached pm.max_children" in the logs. This is a follow-up to the LEMP Install NGINX PHP7 MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 Server or LEMP Install NGINX PHP7 MySQL on [...]

Review: Dodocool N300 WiFi Extender

I've had the opportunity to review the Dodocool N300 WiFi Extender over the past week. The testing environment I had was a house with three floors and a wireless router on the 3rd floor using both 802.11g and 802.11n protocols. While using the cable company provided router, there were corners on the basement level where [...]

By | 2017-02-27T22:04:26+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: MPow Bluetooth Headset MPBH059AB

Over the past week I've had the opportunity to review the MPow Bluetooth Headset MPBH059AB, and it did not disappoint! I typically use earbud style headsets, but this over-the-ear bluetooth headset intrigued me. The headset offers both wireless and wired connectivity along with amazing 13 hour battery life. If you're a talker, you can get [...]

By | 2017-03-03T16:30:46+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable NetBIOS on MacOS OS X

Even though my network has NetBIOS disabled in my Windows environment, including on the Windows DHCP server, the Mac OS X computers on the network still want to send NetBIOS requests. While monitoring network traffic using tools like Responder in Kali Linux or Wireshark, you can see the NetBIOS requests being sent. In my case, [...]

By | 2017-02-16T15:10:13+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Mac, Security, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Windows 10 Creators Update – How to Hide the All Apps Column in the Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu has brought some mixed feelings among users. In my opinion, I'm glad they got rid of the full screen menu like they had in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. The good news is that in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, you'll have a little more control over your Start [...]

By | 2017-02-14T15:13:14+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update – Automatically Free Up Disk Space with Storage Sense

Windows 10 Creators Update is introducing a new feature that could replace disk cleanup utilities like my favorite CCleaner. In all modern versions of Windows, Microsoft has included a Disk Cleanup Utility, and the only way to automate cleanup was to use Task Scheduler to create scheduled tasks. While it worked well once you configured [...]

By | 2017-02-14T15:01:00+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update – Re-Enable Command Prompt Instead Of Powershell

If you’re recently upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update and you’ve used the Command Prompt shortcuts when you right-click on the Start Menu, you might be surprised to see that Command Prompt has been replaced by Windows PowerShell (resembling the left screenshot above). While Powershell has its place, I tend to use Command Prompt more [...]

By | 2017-02-14T14:48:13+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Lumsing Glory P2 Plus 15000 mAh Power Bank

Over the past couple of weeks I've had the opportunity to review the Glory P2 Plus 15000 mAh Power Bank by Lumsing. I've been very pleased with the device and how well it can charge multiple devices, multiple times before needing to be recharged itself. If you're a commuter or traveler that uses multiple devices [...]

By | 2017-02-14T09:49:44+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Cisco ASDM Font Size Too Small Or Overlap

You manage a Cisco ASA Firewall or any other Cisco appliance that is managed using the Cisco ASDM launcher, you might run into an issue were your font sizes are too small or the fonts overlap making it difficult to read and navigate. This is especially true on newer hardware with high DPI settings like [...]

By | 2017-02-09T12:21:12+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Cisco, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Update Site Certificate For ADFS Windows Server 2012

If you run a Microsoft ADFS Server on Windows Server 2012, there will probably be a time when you'll need to update your site certificate on the server. In my case, I use a wildcard certificate for my domain, for example *.tecklyfe.com so that all subdomains can use the same certificate. When you update the [...]

By | 2017-02-09T07:35:12+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: System Administration, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments