The Year Ahead

Ok I know that this is now a little late, I was originally going to post this on the 8th but never got around to it!


Right, I think its resolution time!

But first lets have a look at last years resolutions:

1. Again, finish any projects I start, and complete any that I have started

Well, I’ve started two or three this past year, and I have completed one, and one is ‘out’ but its still being worked on!

2. Update my website and blog more often

I’ve started to do that, the past three or four months I have been trying to post once a week.

Ok, now on to this years resolutions:

  1. Carry on updating website and blog more often
  2. Finish any projects I start, and complete any that I have started (third time lucky lol!)
  3. Update and improve Linux Links
  4. Try and get Linux Links on the first page of a Google search

Now lets see which of these ones I can break this year!

Thats its for this post
Till next time
Happy New Year

New Year, New Style!

Its the new year, and what a time to update my websites style!
A new year, a new style!
What do you think? Comments are welcome!

There may be a few issues, especially in browsers other than Firefox on Linux.
So if your using Internet Explorer, Opera or any other web browser on Windows, or Mac and you spot a problem let me know about them so I can sort it out. Thanks!

I don’t have any time to post any more as I should be on my way to my girlfriends by now, so I’ll post more details as soon as I can.

Until then,
Happy New Year!

Euromillones Loteria International

On the 28th of December my girlfriend received a letter from the Euromillones Loteria International
Below is a copy of the letter sent

How do I know this is a scam?

  • Firstly the letter is not directly addressed to my girlfriend, and she has never entered any lottery.
  • Secondly all of the logos on the letter have been scanned into the computer.
  • Thirdly the letter heading, is that word art with a drop shadow? On an official letter?
  • Fourthly, why would the winning participant have to give 10% of their winnings to Global Fortune Security S.A.?
  • Fifthly, don’t even get me started on the “claim form”!

I’m not sure what to do with this now, do I send the “claim form” back with fake details, or just tick the box asking to be paid by a certified cheque?

The letter asks for the “award” to be kept away from public notice until the claim has been processed and the money “remitted to your nominated account”

So what better place to announce that my girlfriend has won €615,810 (six hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and ten euros only) shared among seventeen (17) international winners with 10% taken off, than my blog!

That’s €32,601.71 (thirty two thousand six hundred and one euros and seventy one cents) or £23,940.91 (twenty three thousand nine hundred and forty pounds and ninety one pence)

WooHoo! We’re in the money! Lol!

Until the next scam,
Stay safe!

Update! One of the commenter’s, Nick, has set up a Facebook group, if you would like to join its called I’ve received a letter from Euromillones Loteria International.

Fix for wordpress breaking mod_rewrite/friendly URLs

If you’ve just upgraded WordPress and find that when you browse your blog your web browser displays the following message

“the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.”

To fix this all you need to do is edit one file in the WordPress installation.

The problem is due to the canonical redirection functionality, it redirects incorrect permalinks to their correct ones.

To disable that functionality edit /wp-includes/canonical.php and comment out the last line:
[code]add_action(‘template_redirect’, ‘redirect_canonical’);[/code]
change to:
[code]//add_action(‘template_redirect’, ‘redirect_canonical’);[/code]

Here’s the post on the WordPress support forum that details the problem and solution

This post was at first intended as a note to myself, so that in the future when i update WordPress and find my blog does an infinite loop then I can quickly change it.
I then decided to keep the post open, so that others with the same problem can quickly search and fix it!

I’ve just got over a cold or the flu!

I woke up Friday morning afternoon at about 12:30, and I had a slight headache!

I made myself some eggybread for breakfast lunch
I then went back to sleep for another half an hour and woke up still with my headache.

I went out shopping with my girlfriend to asda and then the mall, and I just couldn’t stop shaking

I had an early night that night, honest, well nearly midnight is early! Lol!

I woke up this morning with a slight headache, but i wasn’t as bad as last nights, and I’ve had this headache all day now!

I’ve been on my computer all day, but I haven’t managed to make any of my planned updates to my website!
But I have added the SRG Clean Archives plugin to my blog.
I’m just going to post this entry and make sure that the changes I made to the plugin work before I let it loose!

Till next time
Stay well!

Edit: It works!