[Fix] ImportError No module named helper.encoding – SickRage

Uninstall Sickrage Ft | Smarthomebeginner

Out of the blue SickRage did not start on my server and displayed “ImportError No module named helper.encoding”. Upon investigation I found that a bad update may have broken SickRage. How did I know it was broken in the first place? My recently setup Monit system monitoring software notified me … read more

Fire TV update fails with network connection lost message

Amazon Fire Tv 2015 - Checking For Update

While updating the new 2015 Amazon Fire TV, update fails with -network connection has been lost- message. This happened when I was first setting up the AFTV and again after my factory reset. This can be quite annoying as you cannot move forward to using your Fire TV until the … read more

[Solved] Varnish WordPress comments IP address problem

Wp Comments Ip Varnish Ft | Smarthomebeginner

First, let me explain the Varnish WordPress comments IP address problem. As many of you may know I have switched to VPS from Digital Ocean and currently run a LEMP stack with Varnish Cache. All was well until recently when I discovered that all WordPress comments IP address were … read more

[Solved] WordPress Yoast SEO sitemap blank on Nginx

Yoast Seo Sitemap Blank Ft | Smarthomebeginner

After moving my WordPress blog to Nginx on Digital Ocean, I have had to work through a few issues, one of it being Yoast SEO sitemap blank problem. Likes most bloggers I use Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin, which sort of eliminates the need for several other plugins for non-on-page SEO … read more