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PHP Fatal Error: Call to Member Function on Array

Description & Purpose In this post I discuss how I troubleshot a simple object-oriented (OOP) PHP program that had array and class issues. Yesterday I began taking a course on LinkedIn Learning callled PHP: Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) because I want to refresh my OOP knowledge and fill in any blanks in my understanding. I got …

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Screenshot: Windows 10 - Your Phone error message: "We Can't connect to your phone" (Eric Hepperle, 2020)

I Bought A New Windows 10 Laptop Today … and You Can’t Upgrade It!

I decided to treat myself today and buy a new laptop. My wife and I agreed that it would be a good purchase since I need a laptop for my blogging and side hustle projects, and everything else including doing our taxes. Unfortunately, my trusty HP Pavilion 17 inch laptop finally died yesterday after 7 years …

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Quick Tip: Download Entire Playlist with Youtube-DL CLI

This is just a quick tip or note about code to use to download entire video playlists from YouTube. I find this software very useful because you never know when a playlist you’ve bookmarked is all of a sudden going to be removed. In some cases — before I discovered this software — I found …

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Troubleshooting WAMPServer Won’t Start on Windows 10

WAMPServer doesn’t work. I launched the application from the taskbar in Windows 10, but the “W” in system tray doesn’t turn green, it just stays red. There is also an error when I hover over the W: Local server – None of 2 services running SEARCH TERMS I TRIED Here are some search terms and …

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Windows 10 Update Hangs (KB4480116 version 1809) with Solution

For several weeks now I’ve been bouncing between using two different Windows laptops because Windows Update has felt the need to force itself on me, though I’ve already tried disabling windows update through various online suggestions. But, Windows wouldn’t budge. For some reason Windows Update kept locking up my computer, no matter which laptop — …

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Developer Journal: Error Windows 10 October Update Deletes 300+ Files (1809)

Before I even knew about the infamous “October Update” I suffered data loss on an external hard drive due to this horrible Microsoft update. I lost a lot of time trying to figure out what had caused my files to disappear. A corrupted Master File Table error on a different hard drive made me realize …

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Evolus Pencil Quick Tip: How to Group Items (Especially Sketchy GUI)

What is Evolus Pencil? Evolus Pencil (not to be confused with Apple Pencil, Pencil Sketch, or Pencil Code) is a great open source mockup and design application for Windows. It is has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and it’s closest competitors are probably Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and charting applications like draw.io and LucidChart. …

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