Archive for August, 2014

Setup Chromecast With Transcoding UPnP Media Server Located On A Different Network

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Here are some notes on my configuration that allows the following:

  • Chromecast on wireless subnet to play video
  • Smartphone(s) on wireless subnet using Avia/BubbleUPnP to select video and control Chromecast
  • Mediatomb Linux server, on a different network segment, transcoding any video format to Chromecast format in realtime
  • Linux router at the center with wired and wireless connections


How To Debug WordPress Upgrade Failing Via FTP Or SSH

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Here is a list of reasons why a WordPress internal site or plugin upgrade using FTP, FTPS, or SSH methods might fail.  If your upgrade process is failing (either silently or with an obscure error message), investigate each of these reasons.  If you cannot solve this problem, try to solve the filesystem permissions problem that is causing WordPress to fall back to this method instead of doing a direct upgrade on the filesystem.  Or just force WordPress to use the direct method, if you are sure your filesystem permissions will allow the webserver to do it. (more…)