Gotchas are oopsies, uh-ohs and other knowings that aren’t intuitive about a particular concept. They can be linguistic, functional, or other.

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things to know

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Quick Tip: Download Entire Playlist with Youtube-DL CLI

This is just a quick tip or note about code to use to download entire video playlists from YouTube. I find this software very useful because you never know when a playlist you’ve bookmarked is all of a sudden going to be removed. In some cases — before I discovered this software — I found […]

Windows 10 Update stuck at 70%
Computing Design Errors

Windows 10 Update Hangs (KB4480116 version 1809) with Solution

For several weeks now I’ve been bouncing between using two different Windows laptops because Windows Update has felt the need to force itself on me, though I’ve already tried disabling windows update through various online suggestions. But, Windows wouldn’t budge. For some reason Windows Update kept locking up my computer, no matter which laptop — […]

Featured image for www.maogg4.com Quick Tip post - How to Group Items in Evolus Pencil for web design mockups & diagrams. (Collage by: Eric Hepperle, 2018)
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Evolus Pencil Quick Tip: How to Group Items (Especially Sketchy GUI)

What is Evolus Pencil? Evolus Pencil (not to be confused with Apple Pencil, Pencil Sketch, or Pencil Code) is a great open source mockup and design application for Windows. It is has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and it’s closest competitors are probably Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and charting applications like draw.io and LucidChart. […]

Bulk Rename Utility lets you transpose dates in file names using regular expressions. (Eric Hepperle, 2018)
Computing Programming & Coding Tutorial

Regex Tutorial: Converting Dates in Filenames With Bulk Rename Utility (Perl PCRE)

Regular Expressions (Date Matching and Conversion) – Perl 5 and Bulk Rename Utility. I occasionally find myself modifying my digital photo naming convention, and subsequently end up having to rename a lot of photos (thousands!). The best program that I have found for renaming is called Bulk Rename Utility (BRU). BRU is lightweight, powerful, and […]

Featured image for www.maogg4.com blog post on solving GoDaddy broken Contact Form 7 email issues with Exchange Admin Center spam exception (Credit: Eric Hepperle, 2018)
Design Errors Programming & Coding Tutorial

Contact Form 7 Broken on WordPress – GoDaddy, MS Exchange Email Spam Issues Likely Cause

Picture this. You just finished building a very basic WordPress website using any one of several popular contact form plugins including WPForms, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, Pirate Forms, or the old stalwart (and arguably the easiest contact form plugin to set up and configure), Contact Form 7. Maybe you’ve designed a detailed custom contact form […]

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Computing Errors Programming & Coding

Powershell – Executing commands which require quotes and variables is practically impossible!

I’ve spent the last 2 hours reading an interesting bug report/forum thread about how executing commands which require quotes and variables in PowerShell is difficult (this was originally posted on Microsoft Connect, which no longer exists; replaced with archive.org link). I’m trying to understand how to properly quote commands with parameters and interpolated paths so […]