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Check Your Server Time

OK, so this was something that has been bugging me for a few months now. Obviously, not too bad since I just corrected it today, but let me tell you, it sure was annoying! So for the past couple months, I haven’t been able to log into certain PHP scripts using Safari on my VPS (WordPress was one of the culprits). No error, no “wrong password” message. Just hit login, and BOOM! Back to the login page again.

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Secure Adium IM Logs

Maybe like me, you’re lucky enough to be able to use a Mac at work. And maybe you’ve been lucky enough to convince your boss to use some type of IM protocol like Jabber so they don’t have send those two word emails that when you read makes your head go, what the?! Then you fire off a reply only to wait 5 hours to get any type of clarification, giving you only 15 minutes to do a job that you should have had all day to do (well, actually, you still get those emails, but that’s besides the point).

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I Rubbed Cheetah Blood On My Server

So in case you couldn’t tell by the 500x speed increase around here, I’ve finally moved Joelika.com over to the new VPS server on SLHost, and let me tell you, I am extremely happy with the switch. It doesn’t pain me to come to my own site anymore (I can only imagine the curses you were calling down from me over the internet)! Everything actually loads, I don’t get weird Lost Server Connections in Safari, and hopefully I won’t have 264 unreachable URLs in Google Webmaster Tools anymore! So again Netfirms, it was a fun 7 year ride or so (except that past year), but I’m glad I made the switch and I love the increased flexibility of the VPS.

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Netfirms Pretty Permalinks Plugin for WordPress Release Extravaganza!

Fear not fellow Netfirms users! I’ve heard your cries and it brings me great joy to release my plugin to enable pretty permalink functionality that the rest of the world seems to enjoy, all without hacking a single line of code! For those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on it, download it here:

Netfirms Pretty Permalinks 1.0 beta 1

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Hello Server

Just a quick note today about a website upgrade that will be happening soon. Laure Axiom Design Works and I have bought our own VPS over at SLHost the other day, so I’ll be officially transferring off Netfirms before November. Netfirms, it’s been a good 7 year ride, but I just can’t stand the slow MySQL servers and your weird mod_rewrite abnormalities. So I’m taking my ball and going home… well, not really, but you get the idea.

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