MySQL : How to fix Can't connect to MySQL server on localhost 10061 error

When I installed MySQL server a few months ago on my Windows 10 machine, I chose to have the database files on my main SSD drive. As it was slowly filling up, I decided to migrate the MySQL database files to another drive. I assumed all I needed to do is to update a path for datadir option in my.ini configuration file, but that didn't work. After the database location move, starting the MySQL server gave me 10061 error "Can't connect to MySQL server" error. Luckily, the fix was quite simple.

Open-Live-Writer : How to solve invalid response from XmlRpc server error

When writing drafts for my blog posts, I prefer to use offline blog authoring editors. First, I used Windows Live Writer, part of Windows Essential, but after it reached the end of support in 2017, I switched to forked open-sourced version "Open Live Writer". I also installed EasyPHP on my local machine, to publish the drafts to my local WordPress site for further processing. The problem was that the "Open Live Writer" was not letting me add a blog account. It was giving me an error message about Invalid Server Response. In this article, I will show you what I tried and what fixed the issue.

How to prevent detected Phone Numbers turning into links in Edge browser:

Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 has many features, but one of them may cause problems. This feature overrides the original style of telephone numbers with its own style. It also automatically adds clickable links, sometimes even to data not representing phone numbers. I encountered this issue recently and this article will show the solution to the problem.

Blogger : How to modify Pages widget / gadget for mobile template

When you want to add some external links to your sidebar for your Blogger website, you can use the Pages widget / gadget for that purpose. The problem with this gadget is the way it is displayed for the mobile devices. It is displayed as a dropdown menu containing the links, which might not be what you want. In this article, I will show you how to modify the template code for the Pages gadget, so that it is displayed the same way as in the desktop version.

Canvas : How to create a simple particle system in 50 lines

Recently I started to learn how to use canvas HTML5 element and the first thing I tried to do was to draw a small rectangle. Next I wanted to an add animation loop and move that shape. After that worked, I wanted to add a bunch of them all moving in different directions and this is how my first particle system was born. This article will show you how to create one yourself. The particle system is a pretty basic one. Each particle gets a random color, random direction and random speed when they are created. After they reach the edge of the canvas, they will bounce off of it.

Email : How to solve SMTP error 553 received by senders to your email

A few days ago, my email on Outlook started to have issues. I was able to send emails just fine, but there was an issue with receiving emails. People were telling me the email they sent to me would bounce back, giving them “Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender” error. Testing it myself, it turned out that some emails were received successfully by my email client, but most of them were returned back showing that SMTP error 553. In this post, I will show you what I tried and what finally worked for me to solve this issue.

Blogger : How to fix missing Header Image in Mobile Template

The Blogger platform offers you different mobile templates for your site. You can choose between built-in templates (Simple, Picture Windows,…) or you can select a Custom mobile template, which will adapt your main template to the mobile version. This enables you to have a site with a consistent theme on both desktop and mobile devices. One part that might not be consistent though is with a header image. Depending on the options selected in the Layout section, the mobile template (either custom or built-in) might not show a header image. In this post, we will examine two ways to solve this problem.