Chrome OS

I have been running the Chrome OS on my ASUS NetBook for about a week.  I really like it and Chrome OS has broken the strangle hold that my iPad has had as my preferred mobile computing device.  The only reason that I use my iPad is because it has 3G built in.  If my NetBook had a 3G option I would use it exclusively.

The only thing that I have not found a solution for is a good way to remote desktop to a Windows Server.  I have not explored every application, but I tried a few and they did not do what I wanted.  For now I am going to switch back to the default OS and use the NetBook with Windows 7 Starter Edition.  I like the fact that with the Net Book I can install the major OS of my choice.  I will try to install Linux next.

My blog is open for comments.

For most of it’s existence I have not allowed comments to my blog with prior registration and approval by me.  Starting today I am allowing comments.  I want to see who makes comments and it the anti spam program Akismet really works.

My Blog was running on my home server, for a few days

My Blog was running on my home server for a few days until I resolved the problems with my site because SiteGround wanted to charge me for a problem that I believe they caused. I will always manage my WordPress configuration outside of the CPANEL Fantastico script wizard from now on. I have my blog sort of mirrored at http://zaramyth.com/lonnie. I’ll automat the backup soon.

I have had an ordeal with my hosting provider Site Ground.  This is the second major service event that I have experienced with them in my 5 year business relationship.  My first falling out was when they said I had been upgraded to unlimited storage.  when I proceeded to load all of my images to the server they baulked and said that the policy did not include multimedia files.  static images were considered multi media.  I decided to host my own cloud server for my stuff in my home.  since moving to Georgia I have set up my server and it is working great.

 

I did have to redirect my personal blog to my home server because of the database problems that they could not resolve for free.  So now I have my blog back on the Site Ground (https://lonnie.wormley.org) but my gallery (http://gallery.wormley.org) is on my server (zaramyth.com).

Below is the database errors from my Site Ground help desk ticket.

 
Ticket has been updated

ID:637569Domain:wormley.org
Issue Date:2011-10-11 08:42pmOwner:wormlelo RESELLER
Category:Service Related Problems->Web site is not accessible->My site is not accessible

Subject:Web Site Down report
Description:User Comments:Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_temp_dir() (previously declared in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-includes/functions.php:2160) in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-admin/includes/file.php on line 189Have you made any recent changes to your website? NoWhich part of your website is down? Addon slot: lonnie.wormley.org

Do you have a script/application installed on your account? Yes List of scripts/programs: <b>WordPress</b>

When did the problem appear? The problem appeared in the last 3 days

Is your website permanently inaccessible? Yes

Results from server-side checks:

Accessing the account by server IP address: http://184.154.230.18/~wormley/

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Expiration date for wormley.org
2012-02-06

A record check: Expected A record: 184.154.230.54 Current A record: 184.154.230.54

DNS checks:
Recommended DNS servers: ns1.siteground158.comns2.siteground158.com
Current DNS servers: ns1.siteground158.comns2.siteground158.com,

IP limitation check : The client IP: 208.71.232.24 was not found in the firewall rules

SSL based validation: https://184.154.230.54/
HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Results from client-side checks:

Results from ping(user):


Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_temp_dir() (previously declared in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-includes/functions.php:2160) in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-admin/includes/file.php on line 189

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Results from traceroute(user):


Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_temp_dir() (previously declared in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-includes/functions.php:2160) in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-admin/includes/file.php on line 189

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Replies:2011-10-11 09:13pm byStanislav.BHello Lonnie,I have tried to recreate the problem on my end, but I was unable to do that. Please provide us with more detailed information and step-by-step instructions how you recreate the issue. Also include your administrative login credentials if needed.I’m looking to your reply.Best Regards,

Stanislav B.
SiteGround Support Team

2011-10-17 05:53am bywormlelo –When I attempt to log in I get this error.Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_temp_dir() (previously declared in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-includes/functions.php:2160) in /home/wormley/public_html/lonnie/wp-admin/includes/file.php on line 189username *******
password *******
2011-10-17 06:05am byDimitar.T –Hello,I checked the error report and I found that the problem is with the code used in file.php file.I have fixed the error in this code and now your administrator menu is loading as expected.Please check the results on your end.

Best Regards,
Dimitar T.

Support Team
SiteGround.com

2011-10-22 11:47am bywormlelo –When I log in the WordPress to add content all of the test is white. I can not upload a picture. what did you change to break this? I have not done any updates nor have I changed any of the system files for Word Press.I need my blog site fixed please!
2011-10-22 11:57am byYavor.I –I logged in to your WP back end fine:http://imm.io/aCS6Please provide detailed step by step instructions on how to recreate the issue with the image uploading on our end. It would be also helpful if you provide the exact URL where you get the error if any.Best Regards,

Yavor I.
Technical Support Team

2011-10-22 12:20pm bywormlelo –https://lonnie.wormley.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=2271&action=editClick on the upload image icon and nothing happens. i have tried this on 3 browsers on Windows, Mac and Linux, it does not work. It has always worked before I started having problems with this site. See the past tickets. not sure what is going on.Username and password have not changed, they are in a previous post on this thread. Feel free to edit this post for testing.
2011-10-22 12:53pm byYavor.I –I am sorry, but this is not a hosting related issue that we can help you with. It would be best to contact a professional developer. You can find one at:http://freelancer.comIf you want, I can restore the edited by my colleague file from our backups, but this will bring the initial problem back.If you have other questions, please let us know.

Best Regards,

Yavor I.
Technical Support Team

2011-10-22 01:23pm bywormlelo –OK I’ll fix it my self, thanks for nothing. One more reason for running stuff on my own server.
2011-10-22 01:28pm byYavor.I –Thank you for the update.If you have other questions, please let us know.Best Regards,Yavor I.
Technical Support Team
2011-10-23 01:08pm bywormlelo –I rebuilt my WordPress and it works locally. I did not change username or password for database, but I did recreate the database. I cannot grant access to the database. I have no grant rights on your server.Here is a snippet from my config/** MySQL database username */
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘*******’);/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘*******’);

/** MySQL hostname */
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

I need you to grant full rights to database wormley_wrdp1 for the named user wormley_wrdp1.

2011-10-23 01:52pm bywormlelo –Here is a link to the site working on my local server.
http://zaramyth.com/lonnie/Please fix database connection.I am pretty sure that this problem which started 10 days ago was a due to a database error on your server. Did any other users have problems? I do not do any custom database work with WordPress, I just use the front end. I should not have to pay a web developer to fix a problem that was started by something beyond my control.BTW, I exported all of my data and recreated the database and it fixed the problems on my server. Not sure if it will be fixed on your server.
2011-10-23 02:07pm bywormlelo –BTW, decided to redirect lonnie.wormley.org -> zaramyth.com/lonnie until you get things working.

I am going to be a DJ

Well I added a new category to my blog, Blues.  Why did I do this, well I am going to accomplish something that I have always wanted to do, be a DJ at a radio station.  Not sure why I have never actively pursued this passion until now, but I am doing it now.

As a visual artist I have long listend to music as I created art or worked on web sites or other computer projects.  Music has always provided a great back drop for my creativity.  I have also enjoyed attending live music performances.  I wish I could go to more concerts and festivals, but lets say I just love music.

So why be a DJ on a radio station when there is all of these digital streams for music on the Internet?  Well good old fashioned radio is a lost art form.  Listening to a live DJ select music from a music library can expose you to new music.  A good DJ can spin a mood or tell a story just by the playlist that he has selected for the show. I want to bring some of the personal interaction and local flavor to my radio show.  I do not know if I will be a favorite with the listening audience in the Albany area, but I will enjoy playing the blues.