I have decided to share with you some pictures that I have taken during my travels. You can click on the on the Photography link above or click here. I hope you enjoy them.
Today I had an interesting afternoon thanks to GoDaddy and WordPress. I have been working with my blog a lot over the past few days and I noticed that I was getting a lot of “Error 500 – Internal server error” messages. I was getting this error about 50% of the time. I went to my Control Panel on the GoDaddy site and turned on Error Logging. The only thing the Error Log was showing was a few lines that said ‘mod_rewrite: maximum number of internal redirects reached. Assuming configuration error. Use ‘RewriteOptions MaxRedirects’ to increase the limit if necessary.’
From this error messages I assumed the problem was being caused by mod_rewrite but after several hours of playing with it and spending 1/2 hour on the phone with GoDaddy Tech Support, I discovered that it was not to culprit.
After doing much searching on the Internet I stumbled upon a forum post talking about the same problem. I discovered that the problem was not with mod_rewrite but was instead with the WP-Cache plugin that I had installed in WordPress. There seams to be some kind of compatibility problem with GoDaddy and WordPress with the WP-Cache plugin enabled. Disabling the plugin got rid of the 500 Internal server error messages.
I did not want to get rid of the WP-Cache plugin because it did speed up my site so I decided to see if anyone had a work around and I found a great blog post that told me how to fix it. The post is at Using WP-Cache on GoDaddy (500 Error).
I found thinkdj’s post over at Blogulate that has a GZIP version of WP-Cache that will work with GZIP enabled so I started with that version and added the GoDaddy fix. I took it a little further and found some optimization for WP-Cache as well. I have it fully working on GoDaddy now with no more 500 Internal Server Error messages. To save you all a lot of work I have created a .zip file containing the fixes and optimization to WP-Cache. Just download wp-cache.zip and unzip it into your wp-content/plugins directory. Your site should be faster and error free. I have only tested it on GoDaddy so I don’t know if it will work on other hosts.
Recommendation: Remove WP-Cache and Install WP-SuperCache. It works much better, you don’t need to edit it, it is updated regularly and does not cause any problems with GoDaddy.
This is a recipe I make alot. It is easy to make and only takes about 15 minutes and serves 2.
|2||Boneless / Skinless Chicken Breasts|
|1||Medium Size Red Pepper|
|6||Medium Size White Mushrooms|
|1 tbsp||Classico Basil Pesto|
|1/3 cup||Classico Four Cheese Alfredo|
|1 tsp||cooking oil|
Cooking Tip: Keep a pair of scissors in the kitchen to cut up food. It requires less counter space and makes it a lot easier and faster for smaller jobs.
In a large frying pan or wok, add 1 tsp cooking oil and set to med heat.
Take 1 Medium Size Red Pepper and cut it into small pieces about 1″ long (2.5cm) by 1/8″ thick (3mm).
Cut 2 Boneless / Skinless Chicken Breasts into small pieces about 3/4″ (2 cm) pieces. Add to frying pan along with Red Peppers. Cook for about 5 minutes or until you cannot see any pink from the chicken, stirring occasionally.
Cut 6 Medium Size White Mushroom into slices about 1/4″ (5mm) slices (I do this while waiting for chicken to cook) and add to Chicken and Red Peppers. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the water is almost all gone from the pan.
Add 1 tbsp of Classico Basil Pesto sauce to mixture and stir until it is evenly coated. Add 1/3 cup Classico Four Cheese Alfredo to mixture and still until evenly coated. Simmer for one minute more and server over white rice.
A friend of mine told me about two great sites recently that allow you to get free software and games. And it is totally legal and ad-ware / spy-ware free. This is great for me because I always like to have new things to do and have new things to play with. The first site is called Giveaway of the Day and the other site which I like even more is Game Giveaway of the Day. They change the software or game that you can download each day. They provide you with legal registration information or activation program. The catch is that you have to download and install it that day in order for it to work. They show the previous software and games so if you missed the program or game you want then you will have to pay to get it or wait and hope that it comes around again. Check them out and I hope you like them as much as I do.
I have always wanted to have my own Blog, but never knew what I would say on it. Today it occurred to me! I have way too much free time on my hand and have a problem keeping myself busy. I also have Adult ADD so that make it even harder to sick to a project. So I thought… since I am always trying to find stuff to do, why not share my exploits and discoveries with everyone. It might give you some ideas or at least give you an insight into my unusual lifestyle.
I was asked recently to help a friend to set up a blog (www.daboy.com), during the process I had to investigate blogging software and determined that WordPress was the best choice so I installed WordPress v2.3.1. I have installed WordPress before but never really played with it because I did not have a project that required it. To my surprise it can do a lot more than I thought it could do. This time around I discovered the WordPress plugins and a whole new world opened up to me. I finished the site for my friend and decided to give it a try for myself and here we are.
I will be talking about all the things I do to try and keep myself busy. Some examples of this would be writing computer programs for friends, designing websites, learning all kinds of new things, listening to Audibooks, watching TV, Movies and there is a lot more. I will go into more detail about that stuff when I am doing it. For the past several days I have been playing with WordPress, trying out plugins, playing with the template, etc. Today I decided to actually write some content. This should keep me interested for a few more days before the ADD kicks in and something else catches my eye. lol. I will keep updating the Blog but you can be sure that the topics will change often.
Last week I started to read a book on Learning C# (Visual C Sharp 2005 – How To Program). I got up to page 144 out of 1556 before the WordPress project came along and distracted me. I hope to get back to it as I have always wanted to learn to program in C, and C# is the new C.