Misc Archive

Mysql Backup And Restore Database

Recently at work, we lost a server that was running our MySql database for the Rivendell Radio Automation that we run. Fortunately I had regular backups of the MySql database, so recovering the database with all of

How To Reset MySQL Root Password

The other day I needed to reset the root password for a mysql database because I forgot it (oops!). Fortunately, there is a simple solution to resetting the root password in mysql. The first thing you need to

Easy Way To Install Equipment into a 19″ Rack

I needed to install a transmitter into a 19″ equipment rack. Since it was heavy, and having installed heavy equipment into a rack I needed an easy way to do that. If you have ever installed something

Build an Arduino Color Organ

I went to a show at a  local coffee shop and during the show, I realized their music would be great with a Color Organ. After the show I talked to the shop owner about it, and

Block Bad Bots and Spiders With a robots.txt File

In an earlier post, I talked about how to block bad bots and spiders from searching your website using a .htaccess file. In addition to that method, I am also using a similar technique with the robots.txt

Bond Ground Rods With Exothermic Welding

At work, I recently put in a ground system for our new translator, which requires a good ground system. A critical part of that is properly bonding the copper ground wires to the ground rod. The best