Welcome to DIYBlindGuy.com. This site is full of DIY projects brought to you by the blind guy.  So many projects and so little time.

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Recent Projects / Howtos / Tips

Build An LED Grow Light For Seedlings and Cuttings - Introduction Watch the video above to see how to build a cheap LED grow light for your seedlings or cuttings.  This light is more energy efficient than a shop light.  This light is perfect for a 10 inch X 20 … Continue reading
Fix VMWare Fusion Upload to Server Problems - Introduction Sometimes things don’t go to smoothly.  I couldn’t get a VM from VMWare Fusion 11 to upload to a VMWare ESXI 6 server.  Here’s my solution to the problem. VM won’t upload hard disk file: Well this was caused … Continue reading
An Easy Way To Delete All Tables From A MySQL Database - Introduction Sometimes you need to remove all the tables in a database.  For example, when you are installing or testing a web application.  There are GUI tools that can help but we are going to use the command line. Solution … Continue reading
Hacking: Put a larger battery in an APC Back-UPS ES 350 or 450 - Introduction In the video below I cover adding a larger battery to an APC Back-ups 350 or 450. Items You’ll Need A 12V 9Ah lead acid battery A Dremel tool with cut off wheel. The Hack The hack takes advantage … Continue reading
My Favorite WordPress Plugins - Introduction This is a quick rundown of the plugins I like to use on my WordPress sites.  I do try my best not to install tons of plugins on my sites.  For the most part I use small lightweight plugins … Continue reading
HOWTO: Configure A UPS on Proxmox 5.x - Introduction Each of my proxmox servers has its own dedicated UPS.  My servers are low power and the UPS will keep them up for at least 2 hours.  I’m using a Cyberpower UPS connected via USB. This howto will use … Continue reading
Creating a MySQL or MariaDB Database and User for WordPress - Introduction These are just some quick notes on creating a mysql database and user.  This example shows how to set it up for WordPress. The Steps Just type the following lines.  Replace ‘dbname’, ‘username’ and ‘password’ with your values. mysql … Continue reading
Enable Opcache for PHP 7 and Up - Introduction If you are running PHP 7+ on a production server then you want to enable PHP’s opcache.  Your PHP applications will receive a well deserved speed boost. Configure PHP This configuration example is being done on Ubuntu 18.04.  Only … Continue reading
Ubuntu LTS 18.04 Base Server Setup Using Proxmox LXC Container - Introduction All of our servers will start with this install. This base server is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server.  This setup starts with a Proxmox LXC container instead of installing from an ISO.  I don’t explain much in the … Continue reading
Fix phpMyAdmin and PHP 7.2 Issues on Ubuntu 18.04 - Introduction The version of phpmyadmin for ubuntu doesn’t play nice with php 7.2.  The problems were fixed in newer versions of phpmyadmin. The Fix Just a few steps and things will be fixed. First visit www.phpmyadmin.net and download the latest … Continue reading