New encoding (UTF8) is incompatible with the encoding of the template database (SQL_ASCII)

odoo-logoDuring the step of database creation in Odoo database manager the following database creation error occurs:

New encoding (UTF8) is incompatible with the encoding of the template database (SQL_ASCII)

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A2Billing wholesale: fake ring and incorrect billing

a2billingOften in A2billing wholesale setup one might find that A2Billing starts billing for calls too early (before the call is  answered). Another frequently asked question is “fake ring”.

Let’s go through each of issues. Continue reading

A2Billing wholesale configuration

a2billingIn order to use A2Billing for wholesale you need to modify a few settings.

Log in to A2Billing as usual and go to System Settings -> Global List menu. Set Display setting to All and now you can use browser to quickly find needed setting (Ctrl+F).

Play Audio (this will disable all stream file but not the Get Data , for wholesale ensure that the authentication works and than number_try = 1 ) = Yes Continue reading

FreePBX error gui_hidden has a deprecated constructor

freepbxHaving fresh manual installation of FreePBX 14 on CentOS 7 and when access GUI for the first time it throws the following error: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; gui_hidden has a deprecated constructor.

In Apache’s error log file I found the following:

Whoops\Exception\ErrorException: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; dayNightObject has a deprecated constructor in file /var/www/html/admin/modules/daynight/ on line 9
Stack trace:
1. Whoops\Exception\ErrorException->() /var/www/html/admin/modules/daynight/
2. Whoops\Run->handleError() /var/www/html/admin/bootstrap.php:362
3. require_once() /var/www/html/admin/bootstrap.php:362
4. require_once() /etc/freepbx.conf:9
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How to convert an OVA virtual machine to VHD

virtualbox-convert-ova-to-vhd-vmdk-vdiI’ve got an OVA virtual machine image of VirtualBox. As I use Hyper-V I need to convert ova to VHD before I’ll be able to import OVA virtual machine to Hyper-V.

In order to do this you will need VirtualBox’s VBoxManage.exe utility. You can get it without actually installing VirtualBox on your system by using portable version from website.

After extraction you will find VBoxManage.exe in Portable-VirtualBox\app64 folder.

Convert OVA to VHD in two steps: Continue reading

How to traverse FTP directories with CURL

When doing FTP commands to traverse the remote file system, there are a few different ways cURL can proceed to reach the target file, the file the user wants to transfer.


cURL can do one change directory (CWD) command for every individual directory down the file tree hierarchy. If the full path is one/two/three/file.txt, that method means doing three CWD commands before asking for the file.txt file to get transferred. This method thus creates quite a large number of commands if the path is many levels deep. This method is mandated by an early spec (RFC 1738) and is how curl acts by default: Continue reading

How to upload a file to remote FTPS with cURL and PHP

You may need to upload a file to remote FTP or FTPS in a number of cases. In this article I’m going to show you how to upload file with cURL from Linux shell and using cURL in PHP. Continue reading

Ubuntu disk full error: apt-get unable to install or remove

UbuntuI encountered the following error while upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Now apt-get is unable to install or removed any package.

Though I have a lot of free space. Continue reading

Display too bright / Saturated colors on Skype for Business, Windows Media Player or PowerPoint

Skype-for-Business-Powerpoint-Windows-Media-Player-oversaturated-videoThere is an issue when user experiences over saturated video in Skype for Business, Windows Media Player or Powerpoint.

In Skype for Business when user is in a meeting and someone shares a screen, it shows on their laptop however the colors are over-saturated making it difficult to read.
When this happens, it is only the S4B screen that is over-saturated.
All other windows are showing proper colors before S4B and during S4B session. Only the screen sharing window is over-saturated.
If a user shares their own screen, the colors are OK and people see them OK on their own laptop. Continue reading

How to Bypass FRP Lock Xiaomi MIUI9, Redmi 5 Plus, 5A Prime, 4A, 4X

MIUI-frp-mi-unlock-bypass-google-verificationIn MIUI 9 security was improved and you cannot unlock locked device easily. But there is a method to bypass FRP Unlock in MIUI 9, reach a home screen and access system settings in order to unlock device on next steps. Using this method you will be able to bypass Google account FRP lock and prepare device for MI Account Unlock. This is so called “Talkback Method”. Continue reading

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