How I use the stadia controller with Minecraft Bedrock on PC and Android

For PC:

  1. Install ViGEm/ViGEmBus (
    1. ViGEmBusSetup_x64.msi is the release you will most likely want.
  2. Install/unzip 71/stadiacontroller (
    1. ignore the source code releases.
  3. Plug in your controller to your PC
  4. double click on stadiacontroller.exe from the zip you extracted
  5. Your stadia controller should now be recognized in Minecraft Bedrock!


  1. Install Null Keyboard – Apps on Google Play
    1. This may be optional however for my Samsung the keyboard kept popping up during play.
  2. Swap to null keyboard when you want to play the game, you will have to open settings to swap it back afterwards.
  3. Plug in your controller to your phone and play!

This post was published 2021-02-24, I don’t know if it is possible but I hope the stadia controller will eventually be able to be used via Bluetooth to PC and Android and this whole post will be irrelevant.

How to install youtube-dl on a chromebook

  • Install Termux
  • Enable storage access termux-setup-storage
  • Install Python
    • pkg install python ffmpeg
  • (optional upgrade pip)
    • pip --install upgrade pip
  • Install youtube-dl
    • pip --install youtube-dl
  • Navigate to your downloads directory
    • cd storage/downloads
  • Download your youtube video (Make sure you are in downloads directory so you can write the file!)
    • youtube-dl
    • You can paste with ctrl+alt+v into termux
    • You can pass the command –restrict-filenames to have clean file names without spaces for example: youtube-dl --restrict-filenames
  • Upgrade everything after it has been a while or when you encounter problems
    • pip install --upgrade pip youtube-dl
  • Updated 2020-04-07 to get ffmpeg from the archive and not pip.

WordPress alert when you are on the staging site.

Recently I accidentally overwrote my Production site when I thought I was on the staging site so after a bit of googling I came up with this solution. If you are on WordPress you can just paste this at the end of your functions.php for your theme. This could also probably be turned into a very simple plugin.

Override dns settings

Super useful for testing a non-live site to see if the new server or settings is fast enough.





  • Use Tab stops not spaces
    • I copied the above code into VSCODE and changed it to tab stops to get it to work.
  • Paste into