[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

Google webmaster tools access denied error fix

Gwt Feedburner Access Denied Ft | Smarthomebeginner

Google Webmaster Tools provides major tools necessary to monitor your website or blog and fix any errors that may interfere with Google indexing your pages and your pages showing up in Google Search results. Recently, I started noticing the notorious Webmaster Tools Access Denied error. Some of the Feedburner related … read more