Sunday, March 30, 2014

Brightness settings for the Thunderbolt Display

It happened a few times that the brightness slider for my thunderbolt display was gone. I tried unplugging it, I tried rebooting, I tried resetting pram and nvram, I tried a lot. Nothing worked.

Then, instead of unplugging the display from the wall, I kept it plugged in, but I disconnected the power cable from the display. The screen was also disconnected from my macbook. Then I reconnected the power cable to the display and plugged the screen back in. This method has worked reliably for me a couple of times so far. I hope it does for you, if so, leave a comment.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

HeidiSQL - SQL Error (2003) in statement #0: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'xx.xxx.xxx.xx' (10061)

Frustrating error. One thing you may want to try is to open a command prompt and try the plink command manually

    • plink.exe -ssh user@host.com -L 3307:host.com:3306
It seems that when your host changes, or some other issue that requires a confirmation in plink to accept the key and the finger print, HeidiSQL cannot yet report on that issue and returns that generic error from the title. It's worthwhile to test this as 80% of the cases where HeidiSQL would not connect was due to this.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Youtube: An error occured, please try again later

I use a number of plugins to increase security, NoScript, Adblock plus, https-everywhere, and enable-rc4. I suspected all of them to be the culprit of my youtube error that I could not seem to resolve, except for enable rc4.

It seems Google prefers a stream cipher for its huge content, makes sense too, but it took me way too long to figure out. So disable that add-on on youtube pages and you should be fine. Hope this helps you.