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What are the common Wyze cam error codes and what they mean?

The following are error codes associated with Wyze cams.

Error code Description **How to resolve **
-90 Device offline or not connected to server See ‘Connectivity’ Troubleshooting
-42 Failed to setup connection See ‘Connectivity’ Troubleshooting
10003 Authentication failure Restart camera and Wyze app
-20011 Connection timed out See ‘Connectivity’ Troubleshooting
-60 Cannot connect to the server See ‘Connectivity’ Troubleshooting
-41 Network is unreachable See ‘Connectivity’ Troubleshooting
10001.2 Camera is being upgraded Please wait 5 minutes, then try again.
-20010 Invalid session channel
-20027 Channel is being used by others
-20002 Max number of channels reached
10003 Firmware operation failure
27 A client stops connecting to a device Attempt to reconnect to the camera in the app, or close/quit app, then re-open app and attempt to reconnect to the camera.

I have water spots that I can’t get off of my shower door, how do I fix it?


I have a shower door that has water spots on it and everything I try to do to fix it doesn’t work.  How do I get the spots off?


White Vinegar

White vinegar, half and half with water, or neat, should shift the spots, but even better, a glass of white wine rubbed over, will get them off and leave a good shine.  The cheapest wine possible would be the recommend option.


WD-40 has been known to be a good cleaner for mirrors and windows with water spots – just apply a bit to the area and run off with a cloth and it should be shiny and clean! There are also many other uses for WD-40 if you are interested!

Vinegar and baking powder

If you mix a 1/4 cup of vinegar with equal amounts of baking powder to create a paste, apply to afflicted area and leave to dry for a short while and rinse off with a damp cloth.

Rub down with newspaper

Rubbing down the area with warm water and using black and white newspaper as the cloth will help to remove the stubborn spots.

I’m getting more hits on my website than AdSense is showing, why is that?

This could be because of a few reasons.

  1. The users visiting your website might have ad blocking software on their browser that prevents the ad from showing.
  2. You don’t have, or don’t have a correctly formatted ads.txt file in the root directory of your site.
  3. Your pages might not yet be indexed by Google and as a result your viewers are not actually getting ads on the pages they are visiting.  Google relies on the pages being indexed so they know that when they sell an advertiser space that it’s in proper context and further that it’s not a topic the advertiser might not want to be associated with.
  4. The hits might be from a search engine crawler.  You might inspect the IP addresses of the counts to determine if this is the case.  If you use the free Cloudflare services for caching and denial of service protection they will also tell you how often the webcrawlers are hitting your site.

Note:  If your site isn’t fully indexed then the best thing you can do is wait, work on getting links back to your site and improving your page rank through good content.  It won’t happen overnight but with work can become viable.

What are the chords to Laurena Segura’s FireFlies of Montreal?

C             E
Ripple in the midnight clouds
F               C
No stars on the horizon
C               E
Flicker from an old street light 
F                                C
Attracts the moths who claim the night
C               E
Satellites that pass overhead
F                C
In the rib caged sky
C                   E
If they stop, we’re good as dead
F                    C
So then what good am I
E                      F
‘Cause I’ve heard from encounters with the past
Dm                   G
The creatures gentle glowing never lasts 
E                C
So won’t someone tell me after all
F                    G            C
What happened to the fireflies of Montreal
C               E
Darkness in the alleyway
F            C
At least for some
C              E
In the sixties flew away
F                         C
Left a few, now there are none 
E                   F
But I’ve heard from encounters with the past
Dm                   G
The creatures gentle glowing never lasts 
E                C
So won’t someone tell me after all
F                    G            C
What happened to the fireflies of Montreal

What are the CYP2CP substrates that piperine might interfere with?

CYP2C9 Substrates

  • Alosetron (Lotronex)
  • Bosentan (Tracleer)
  • Candesartan (Atacand)
  • Celecoxib (Celebrex)
  • Chlorpropamide (eg, Diabinese)
  • Diclofenac (Voltaren)
  • Dronabinol (Marinol)
  • Flurbiprofen (Ansaid)
  • Fluvastatin (Lescol)
  • Glimepiride (Amaryl)
  • Glipizide (Glucotrol)
  • Glyuride (DiaBeta)
  • Ibuprofen (eg, Motrin, Advil)
  • Indomethacin (Indocin)
  • Irbesartan (Avapro)
  • Losartan (Cozaar)
  • Meloxicam (Mobic)
  • Montulukast (Singulair)
  • Naproxen (eg, Aleve)
  • Nateglinide (Starlix)
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin (eg, Dilantin)
  • Piroxicam (Feldene)
  • Rosiglitazone (Avandia)
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor)
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Tolbutamide
  • Torsemide (Demadex)
  • Valsartan (Diovan)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)

CYP2C9 Inducers

  • Aminoglutethimide
  • Barbiturates
  • Bosentan (Tracleer)
  • Carbamazepine (eg. Tegretol)
  • Griseofulvin
  • Phenytoin (eg. Dilantin)
  • Primidone
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampin (eg, Rifadin)
  • Rifapentine
  • St. John’s Wort

    I have TMJ from chewing too much gum, how do I fix this?

    Chewing gum too often or for too long can sometimes cause TMJ in people.  You may notice any of the following symptoms:

    1. Jaw is tight on the side you chew gum on.
    2. It’s hard to fully bite down.
    3. There is pain in the jaw at the joint.
    4. You might have ringing in the ear or associated ear pain from the inflammation.

    The simplest things you can do are this:

    1. Stop chewing gum for the time being.
    2. Use advil/aleve for the inflammation.
    3. Use a hot pad at the joint of the jaw for 10 minutes a few times a day.  This will help loosen up the joint, tendon and muscles.
    4. Gently massage the joint.

    What sleeping position helps relieve pressure after an appendectomy?

    Although not a wonderful sleeping position for everyone, sleeping flat on your back or with a pillow under your knees will put the least amount of pressure on your abdomen.

    If you do need to move to keep from getting stiff you might find that placing a pillow under your right side might help (this puts the right side slightly elevated).  If it’s done the other direction it can sometimes put more pressure on the lower right quadrant which is what you want to avoid.

    If your surgery was a laparoscopy without complications you’ll likely feel better within 2 weeks although some people will be sore for longer.  Always stay in contact with your doctor if you have knew or persistent pain that isn’t healing.  In rare cases the stump of the appendix that is left behind can become inflamed will mimic all of the effects of full blown appendicitis (which is exactly what it is, just on the stump).

    Why does my cod turn brown after desalinating?

    The code turning brown is more an action of oxidation and less an action of the desalinating.  When the fish is exposed without skin to oxygen is will face oxidation which will brown things (the same as fruit, salads, etc.).  To slow the oxidation process you can apply lemons to the fish or the water you’re using in the desalination process.

    For more Q/A on cooking visit our friends at Cut & Dried.

    RocketDock not saving settings on Windows 11

    RocketDock although not having been updated for quite a long time still works on Windows 11.  One of the long time popular plugins for it is the stacks plugin which allows you to show a stack of files from a folder (the folder contain anything, shortcuts, programs, etc).

    In Windows 11 RocketDock does not have the proper permissions to save it’s settings files out.  Being from circa 2007 it attempts to store it’s INI files in it’s program files folder and not somewhere where the user would have permissions like the appdata folder.

    The fix is to give your user account full control permissions to the following folder:

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock

    To change the folder permissions you can do the following:

    • Open Windows Explorer
    • Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock
    • Right click on the folder and goto properties
    • Click on the security tab
    • Click the ‘Edit’ button.
    • Click the ‘Add’ button and add your user account by name into the ‘Group or user names’ box.
    • Select ‘Allow’ for ‘Full Control’
    • Click ‘Ok’ to close all of the dialogs.

    This will fix both saving the settings from RocketDock as well as the settings from the Stacks plugin.

    iOS: Contact displaying as “Name Buddy”

    An issue can occur in iOS where text messages stop sending to a contact and their display name will displayed as “Name Buddy” (even if you correctly choose them and their name displayed when selecting the recipient).  Additionally, if they have no contact photo you also won’t see their first and last initial in the avatar circle.

    Many articles will suggest that logging out of your iCloud account, rebooting and logging back in will fix the issue but that isn’t always the case.

    The Fix: The quickest fix with the least amount of risk is deleting the contact for that individual and then creating a new one for them.

    Although fix applies to many iOS versions it was last tested on iOS 15.2.