How to find partition UUID on Arch Linux

Using UUID to identify you partitions is better then using kernel device names .i.e /dev/sd?. Mainly on systems where drives get move around frequently. Dev names change when the physical order of the drives are change but the UUID always remains the same. You can use the “lsblk” or “blkid” command to get the UUID…

Solved: mysql Fatal error: Can’t open and lock privilege tables: Table ‘mysql.host’ doesn’t exist

Ran into a mysql issue at work today after an unplanned power outage took the server down. The error was “Fatal error: Can’t open and lock privilege tables: Table ‘mysql.host’ doesn’t exist” everytime we tried to start mysql. Looked like the system tables were gone. The fix; We recreated the system tables in the mysql data directory…

How to control your TV volume using the Astro B.yond remote control

Can you control you TV volume from your Astro B.yond remote control? I could turn on/off my TV using my Astro remote, but the volume needed a few extra steps to get working. Make sure you can turn on/off your TV from your Astro remote. Follow my guide if you can’t. Make sure your Astro…

How to control your TV with your Astro B.yond remote control

Finally configured my B.yond remote to control my TV. There are are 2 ways to configure your remote. Method 1: Hold down the tv(power)  and power buttons together  until the indicator blinks twice. Refer to the table below and key in the 4 digit number that represents your TV brand. If the code was valid…

How to manually add RSS feeds to Feedly

Feedly recently removed its minibar option and it’s been a pain adding new feeds since. My work around is to use Google’s “RSS Subscription Extension” and manually add the feeds in. Install the extension. Browse to your site of choice. If the extension finds a valid RSS feed an icon will show up in your…