Installing WiFi with Fedora 24 on HP ProBook 6570b

I have a HP ProBook 6570b as my work machine and while installing Cinnamon and Fedora 24 I found myself challenged to get WiFi working with the Broadcom WiFi adapter. How did I solve it?  Well, there were two likely methods that really are the same method, installing the WiFi drivers from the HP Support…… Continue reading Installing WiFi with Fedora 24 on HP ProBook 6570b

How to convert an entire MySQL database character set and collation to UTF-8?

I found myself in need of upgrading a number of older wordpress sites to change from the old latin1_swedish_ci to UTF-8, both the character set and collation.  I utilized a command line SQL prompt to accomplish this.  Modify the appropriate parameters “test” for your database, and “yourpasswordhere” with your password, ymmv, and have fun. I am…… Continue reading How to convert an entire MySQL database character set and collation to UTF-8?

Moodle “version 5.5.31 is required and you are running 5.5.5.10.0.X”

I received this error message upgrading an older Moodle installation this weekend to Fedora 21 and Moodle 2.8.2+. Information on the forums on moodle.org was less than gratifying with little or no work done to explain an answer, merely pontificate about this or that, or my favorite, ask for more information. Many folks posted less helpful…… Continue reading Moodle “version 5.5.31 is required and you are running 5.5.5.10.0.X”

How To Keep Up: Just In Time Learning

From Coding Horror Do you ever feel like you’re buried under umpteen zillion backlogged emails, feeds, books, articles, journals, magazines, and printouts? Do you ever feel that you’re hopelessly behind, with so much new stuff created every day that you can never possibly hope to keep up? Well, you’re not alone. Via SecretGeek: You do…… Continue reading How To Keep Up: Just In Time Learning