How To Solve Grafana Error “failed to load its application files”

Author: , February 23rd, 2022

Try a newer browser before anything else! I was using an older version of Safari on Mac and got this:

I switched to the latest version of FireFox and was fine.

How To Force Postfix To Use Only IPv4

Author: , August 12th, 2021

vi /etc/postfix/

service postfix restart

How To Fix aws Command Error “You must specify a region”

Author: , July 29th, 2021

I was getting error “You must specify a region” when running any aws CLI command. The fix: Using the aws command:

which will automatically add the following to the file ~/.aws/config:

You many simply edit the ~/.aws/config file yourself and append the same thing:

How To Fix “IOError: [Errno 10] No child processes” When Running the aws CLI Command from Perl WWW-REST-Apid

Author: , December 3rd, 2020

Problem While running the aws cli command from a Perl async command inside apid, I go the following error:

Solution The issue turned out to be a bug in Python2.7, so I upgraded to Python3.4, then uninstalled and re-installed the aws cli software so that it used the proper Python34 version. Procedure […]

How To Update a WordPress Plugin Manually Using rsync

Author: , January 24th, 2020

If you are unable to update a plugin via the WP admin console, then you can do the update manually. Download the zip file to your local hard drive and extract it. Then, from the command line, do the test run first:

*Make sure to use the trailing slashes with rsync for proper operation […]

How To Fix “TypeError: Language code” JavaScript Errors in WordPress

Author: , January 20th, 2020

PROBLEM Wordpress site broken with Javascript errors with zero plugins or themes installed. The issue followed different devices, OS’es and different browsers. SOLUTION User account corrupted. The wp_usermeta locale field had an invalid value of “regular”, and nulling the field solved the issue. DETAILS JS console shows this:

How To Install/Update CPAN on MacOS Mojave with fatal error: ‘EXTERN.h’ file not found

Author: , June 12th, 2019

The Problem Tried to install the latest version of cpan and got stuck. Tracked it down to the dependency module Mac::SystemDirectory which was failing to build:

The Solution Use the MacOS installer command to deploy the needed files:

The, rerunning the cpan install works:

How To Solve the LOAD DATA INFILE Error from –secure-file-priv

Author: , June 12th, 2019

The Problem Tried to load a Tab-delimited text file into MuSQL 5.6.43 and got the following error: mysql> LOAD DATA INFILE ‘sample.txt’ INTO TABLE test_table; ERROR 1290 (HY000): The MySQL server is running with the –secure-file-priv option so it cannot execute this statement Solution One mysql> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE “secure_file_priv”; Copy the file into the […]

How To Increase WordPress Memory After PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size exhausted

Author: , February 13th, 2017

PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 277644940 bytes) in /volumes/data/customer/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/searchwp/vendor/pdfparser/vendor/smalot/pdfparser/src/Smalot/PdfParser/Parser.php on line 72, referer: To increase the PHP memory limit to 256MB, edit wp-config.php and add the following just before the line that says “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging.”:

How To Fix MySQL Remote Login Errors

Author: , August 25th, 2016

In this case I had done a restore from a MySQL 5.1 server to a MySQL 5.6 server. That was not too smart, because it broke the mysql database table structures and prevented me from logging in remotely. Local login worked both via the socket and TCP. mysql -u root -p -h remoteHostName Enter password: […]