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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Modern Combat 5 Android Game Error! No Internet connection available. please make sure your device is connected

Summary: 

Just downloaded "Modern Combat 5" on to my android phone but i ran into this snag
"Error! No internet connection available. Please make sure your device is connected to the internet."

Modern Combat 5
Problem or Goal:

This Game was designed to only load over a WiFi connection and can't load when you use your standard mobile connection (3G or 4G). By all means you have to have a WiFi connection.

Cause:

The internet data usage for this phone is very high especially when you have just downloaded it. all the new missions are loaded from the cloud and this is very rich graphical and media content, this make it's data usage very high, so to minimize the "phone bill shock" at the end of the month for those on postpaid data plans, the designers intended for this game to only load on WiFi since in most cases WiFI connections are billed on flat rates and often cheaper. some countries even have free WiFI. 

Solution:

Connect to a WiFi hotspot, that's the simple option.
if you have two Phones, you can turn one of them into a WiFi hotspot.

The other trick is to install a dummy WiFi connection on your phone, with this setup you will use your standard 3G/4G mobile data plan to load the game.
The turn-off is this setup is not straight forward + you have to root your android device. i wouldn't recommend this because if you are not careful you will likely brick your device.

Problem Solved?

Yes - Just load the game when connected to a WiFi hotspot

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A/T Oil Temp Car Dashboard Alarm - Toyota Landcruiser VX Limited

Summary: 

I was on one of those long journeys and i saw this alarm appear on my dashboard
"A/T OIL TEMP"
This is a 1998 toyota landcruiser VX limited.

A/T Oil Temp

Problem or Goal:

A/T OIL Temp

Cause:

Check the gearbox hydraulic fluid, most likely it's low or almost empty.

Solution:

Top up the gearbox hydraulic 

Problem Solved?

Yes. alarm clears immediately 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Error while loading google maps - Trying to use the a3 "Contact Us Page" plugin for WP

Summary:

I ran into this error while testing the google maps for a3rev "Contact Us Page" plugin.




Oops! Something went wrong.
This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details.

Problem or Goal:

Trying to use the google maps feature on the contact us page

Cause:


when you inspect the page element using your browser's debugger, you will see it all points to an issue with Google Map API key.


Solution:

1. Got to the a3rev "Contact Us" plugin



2. Click settings

3. Select Plugin Framework Global Settings



4. Filling the google map API if you already have one and are familiar with google API console. and if you don't follow this link to get started and create one.

GET GOOGLE MAP API KEY

5. Remember to restrict your API key to only your websites.

6. Go back to your plugin setting and filling the API you generated and click "save changes"

Problem Solved?


Yes