My Scion TC Passenger Window Wouldn’t Roll Down

My passenger window would not roll down. I already knew why I just couldn’t remember what I needed to do to fix it.

Just like my IT and entertainment troubleshooting I want to leave this here so I am remember next time.

When the battery is disconnected on virtually any car it wipes the radio, clock and messes with the automatic windows.

The passenger window will work with the passenger side controls but not on the drivers side. Simply roll the passenger window down (using passenger side controls) just a little bit and then roll it back up by holding the button in the up position for a few seconds. This will reset the system and your window will work again.

I believe my wife’s Ford Fusion has the same commands to fix her windows.

Unable to find Plex Server

I was unable to find my plex server for a very long time. I got frustrated and left it. It took me SIX months to get back to it. SIX MONTHS! I was frustrated. Thankfully I have it figured out now.

My issue was one of simplicity and stupidity but the latter might be too harsh. My issues were actually two fold. Number 1, I had 2 devices that were registering with the same IP. Not sure how that happened but I had one set as a static DHCP and another as just a static on the device. Switched them both to static DHCP with the Plex server having a new IP. Rebooted and that was that. The second issue I came across – and this one took awhile to discover – was that I had my server under one plex account email and my plex clients under another account. I’m using ubuntu server to host so I have to edit an XML file. It varies depending on what OS you are using.

What’s weird for me is the name of the support article. It’s called “Why am I locked out of server settings and how do I get back in?” I wouldn’t have thought to use any of those keywords in a search. I get how it is the same issue but still weird for me.

Here is a direct link to that article: https://support.plex.tv/articles/204281528-why-am-i-locked-out-of-server-settings-and-how-do-i-get-in/?_ga=2.255073608.1513918720.1555362890-1751339953.1555209432

Microsoft Edge Developer Preview

I have been using Microsoft Edge Developer for a short time now. The day they released it they sent me an email asking to try it out. So far so good. Far and away better than Edge. In fact, it looks and acts just like Chrome. Obviously, it is based on chromium but wow is it similar!

You can sign into the browser with your Microsoft account for sync purposes. I have only signed in and have not tested the syncing. When I first opened Edge it did ask to import my info from Chromium. Everything ported over which I honestly didn’t want. It’s good to keep some things separate for testing purposes.

Right now with out any extensions it feels faster than Chrome. That will be nice when it comes time to support the new Edge. I don’t have any plans to switch away from Chrome but am excited that others, who “click on the big blue E” will have better experiences.

Unable to call Landlines

I had been unable to call landlines for some strange reason. It was in the US Virgin Islands. My trunk provider is voip.ms. Kept getting a busy signal. I troubleshooted it with voip.ms and as always they found a way.

Very simple put, my caller ID was set to area code + number. 3407741340. This caller ID worked great for any US numbers that I tried and even my 340 cellphone. I had another system setup where I was also able to call landlines. This had me believe the problem was in my dialplans. Nope, I was wrong again. If I moved the trunk out of my asterisk system and used it as a stand alone SIP trunk I had the same issue.

The solution was very simple and something I hadn’t considered. I was missing a “1” in front of the phone number listed in the caller ID. That’s it. That is all it was..

SignalWire Setup on Yealink Phone

I was trying to setup a Fanvil Phone to test it out. Ran into some issues setting it up with SignalWire. Then I remembered that I hadn’t posted a screenshot of it working on my Yealink phone.

It’s pretty straightforward. I do use TLS because it is available. You will see that I am using port 5061.

Here is a quick rundown:

  • Register name and User Name is both the same thing. This would be your SIP endpoint username. Do not include anything after the @ sign.
  • Password – You set this up when you created the endpoint
  • Server Host – This is the part that comes after the @ sign and usually is the name of your project followed by a string of letters and characters and ends with sip.signalwire.com
  • Port is 5061 for TLS.
  • Transport also TLS. You can use UDP but then change the port to 5060 in the above field.

Set this to whatever you want but if your hardware and software supports Opus then this is a no brainer. USE OPUS!!!! Normally I would have had G.729 second on the list but its relatively new to SignalWire support.

I’ve got it up and running on my Fanvil test phone as well now. I will add those screenshots later.

How to setup SignalWire and Twilio in Wazo

How to setup SignalWire and Twilio in Wazo. First, I should state that SignalWire is a competitor to Twilio. It is brought to us by the founders of Freeswitch.

I’ve been playing around with them for just a short time and have liked what they have done so far. I had problems for forever getting Twilio to work with outgoing calls in Wazo. Now, I can finally say that I have it working 100%. Same goes for SignalWire.

When you are filling out the SIP trunk section here is the information you will need:

  • Authentication username: this is something you picked in signalwire.
  • password: you picked this right after the username.
  • connection type: honestly – I think friend and peer works. I don’t think it is used.
  • IP Addressing: Static and then the server name is the name of your end point. This should be your project name followed by some code and then ends with sip.signalwire.com. you need to enter it all.
  • Skip the rest of that
  • Skip register
  • Go to Advanced tab – this was the key for me.
  • Rewriting the From field-Domain: user your username here
  • Rewriting the From field-Domain: here you put your SIP Endpoint
  • amaflag: default
  • I also filled in insecure (ALL) and port (5060) but again I am not entirely sure they are used.

That’s it. Twilio is the same way but usually the terminology is just a bit different.

Also want to mention that when setting up a phone they recommend TLS and port 5061. However, I think if you are using Asterisk you still need to use UDP and 5060.

WordPress 5.0 Publishing Failed

I couldn’t auto-save or just regularly save any post on WordPress 5.0. A google search turned up a few options but none of them worked for me.

Suggestions included changing permalinks then changing it back. There was a php.ini line that I tried. I think if I would have reverted to the old editor it might have worked.

While troubleshooting I checked Google Debugging at it was showing access-control-allow-headers errors. I searched for that and came up with almost nothing except one little gem of wisdom. it said that the URL I was using might be different than that of my site. Specifically, the hits were talking about http vs https. My SSL was good so I didn’t think that was the issue.

What I did notice was my admin page was lacking the www even though the admin section (and nothing in wp-settings) was www. I changed my settings to remove the www and then everything worked.

Be forwarned this will probably affect your SEO. Google showed only “www” links but now I am getting rid of the “www”.

Using Star Codes with Obihai 1000 Phones

I was unable to use star codes with obihai 1000 phones for a very long time.  It wasn’t really a big deal before but was irritating that I couldn’t find an answer.  Thanks to a post from voip.ms wiki i figured out that I had to change the ITSP digitmap line.  One just has to add |*xx| after |xx.|

Not sure why this was even the case as it is this issue only relates to Obihai phones.  In case anyone is curious I use these phones on a few different systems.  They are all Asterisk based.  Usually Wazo but sometimes direct to voip.ms.

File Explorer Closes Almost Immediately after Opening it in Windows 10

If your file explorer closes almost immediately after you tried to open it in Windows 10 then I would suggest the resolution below.  I found 3 other solutions but only this one worked for my situation.  I found it first at 4IT Support.

  • Right Click on the file explorer icon.
  • Select any pinned folder.
  • In the “View” tab go to the far right and click the word “options”
  • Select “change folder and search options”
  • In the “open File Explorer to” box select “this pc”
  • Click the “Clear” button next
  • done

Enjoy your fixed file explorer!