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Fixing a Toyota Sienna Automatic Window

After our 2010 Toyota Sienna van was in the shop this week, its driver’s side window stopped working correctly. It used to go all the way down automatically when you pushed it all the way down, and all the way up automatically when you pulled it all the way up. When you pulled the rocker … Continue reading "Fixing a …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Thursday September 5, 2019


Mass Changing File Names or Adding Extensions

When I am working on a script that creates a number of files or backups, it is really helpful to be able to change all of the filenames at once to have a new file extension or prefix the filenames with something. For example, say I run a backup script, but I forget to include … Continue reading "Mass Changing File …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 24, 2019


Converting HEIC to JPG on a Mac

I take a lot of photos on my phone, and while HEIC is a great photo format there, it doesn’t work everywhere yet. I am frequently converting photos to send to family, post to social media, or even just to get them printed. I don’t use Photos normally, so having to import them into Photos … Continue reading "Convertin…

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 3, 2019


Moving Files in Google Drive

For many organizations that I work with, we have a system of folders in Google Drive to show which step of the process a certain document is in. To move a document to the next step in the process, you move the document to the next folder. I am often working in the online interface, … Continue reading "Moving Files in …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 22, 2019


The Vendor Dilemma

I was at a conference (note, this post has been purposefully delayed an unspecified amount of time because I am not interested in shaming the specific company nor causing any negative press for the conference, this is just me getting some thoughts out). There was one time slot where I wanted to take a break … …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday April 3, 2019


Windows 10 Suddenly Can’t Convert PDF to JPG

I have a client who contacted me because they had always been able to convert PDF files into JPG files (and a large list of other file types) by opening the PDF and choosing Save As. Today, though, they suddenly couldn’t. When they opened the PDF and went under File to Save As, the only … Continue reading "Windows 10 …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Thursday February 14, 2019


Mac Crashed, Can’t Complete Boot-up

I have an older Macbook Air, and I was not paying attention to the battery (which dies rather quickly now) when the computer shut down suddenly. I went and retrieved my power cord and plugged it in. I waited a few minutes to give it a chance to charge a bit and then powered it … Continue reading "Mac Crashed, Can’t …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Monday February 4, 2019


Can’t Click in TeamViewer

I was helping a family member set up a new computer, a Macbook Pro, and I had them install TeamViewer so I could configure things for them without them having to read everything to me. They got it installed, and I connected, but I couldn’t click on anything on their computer and they couldn’t see … Continue reading …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 11, 2018


Recovering Lost Browser Tabs

I admit it. I’m one of those people who has tons of tabs open, and by tons, I mean 172 tabs currently. *sigh* And when I lose one of them – or *gulp* all of them – it’s very painful. I know I shouldn’t do it, but it’s such an easy way to keep track … Continue reading "Recovering Lost Browser Tabs"

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 22, 2018


Magento Data Import

I’ve been working on a project to move a products from X-Cart into Magento. There are too many products to just add them by hand, so I wanted to find a way to import them into Magento. It took many times of trial and error, but here is how I got the information I needed … Continue reading "Magento Data Import"

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 3, 2017


Setting up MX records for Google

I have been setting up a lot of small websites for clients over the last few years, and even though many of them just use the default email that comes with their hosting plans, I can occasionally convince some of them to use an external service, like Google, for their email. Why would I want … Continue reading …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Monday May 1, 2017


Gmail Auto-replies and Contact Form 7

I was working on a WordPress website that uses the Contact Form 7 plugin for their main contact form. The company uses Gsuite (Gmail) for their business email, and they have an auto-reply set for all emails to their company. In order to comply with anti-spam requirements, Contact Form 7 was set up with a … Continue …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday April 5, 2017


What to Charge When Consulting

I’ve had a few people contact me recently asking how I figured out what to charge for consulting work. Once I got started answering, I realized, it’s a pretty in-depth answer, so I figured I’d write it up here in case anyone else is curious. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments on … Continue reading "What …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Thursday January 15, 2015


My New Adventure

As many of you know, I love working with PHP and being a part of its community. When I left php[architect], I chose not to jump into something new right away because I wanted to make really, really sure that whatever company I joined would not only embrace this love, but encourage it. I didn’t … Continue reading "My …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Tuesday September 30, 2014


Madison PHP Conference Wrap-up

Madison PHP Conference 2014 was held on September 13th, 2014. As one of the organizers, I saw a very different side of the conference than most attendees (which mostly means I ran around most of the day, and I did not get to see many of the talks). It was still an awesome time, though, … Continue reading "Madison PHP …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Monday September 22, 2014