Category Archives: Work

The best custom taxonomy plugin for WordPress? [SOLVED]

custom-fields-custom-post-types

I checked out a bunch of custom taxonomy plugins for WordPress. When it was all said and done my favorite plugin was: Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management http://wordpress.org/plugins/types/The complete and reliable plugin for managing custom post types, custom taxonomy and custom fields. While it is a little hefty at ~6.8MB after uploading, it does the trick and is fully compatible with the latest WordPress version. Woot!

Changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program

Annotated screenshot showing the Amazon affiliate program changes as of Feb 1st

Amazon associates/affiliates received the following notice recently: We are writing to notify you of some changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program Operating Agreement, which governs your participation in the Amazon Associates Program for Amazon.com. All changes are effective on February 1, 2014. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/operating/compare And here is my summary of the changes: Magazines go from a 25% affiliate commission (fee rate) to none Video game console products go from a 4% commission (fee rate) to 1% Overall this continues a trend by

Thunderbird auto spell check not working [SOLVED]

Ye-haw, it works again!

Thunderbird’s ‘check spelling at you type’ feature quite working for me last month. Since that time I have been working without inline spell check in Thunderbird (and it has been quite annoying ;-)). Today I finally took the time to figure out how to fix the issue! First I tried simply checking my settings: The box was already checked to ‘Enable spell check as you type’ but I went ahead and unchecked/checked it and hit ‘OK’ just to make sure

[Err] 2006 – MySQL server has gone away Navicat/WordPress [solved]

Screenshot showing the wait_timeout variable in Navicat Server Monitor

Recently I tried upgrading to the latest version of the WordPress Download Monitor plugin. It did not go well Thus, I tried to revert from a backup made using Navicat. Unfortunately, the restore would fail every time while trying to import my wp_posts table (a pretty important table!) I tried exporting the backup to a SQL dump and importing that. No luck. Finally, I tried resolving the actual ‘MySQL server has gone away’ issue itself and I had success. This tip is

Staying at Crossroads Inn & Suites in Salem MO

This evening we are staying staying at the soon to be Crossroads Inn & Suites. They are located at 1200 South Main Street, Salem MO (next to the Crossroads Shopping Center). The facilities are top notch and the rooms are the nicest in the area (actually better than most in Springfield in my opinion). On March 19th the hotel will be switching from the old Holiday Inn Express to the new Crossroads Inn and Suites.  They have some exciting changes in

Crossroads Inn, Salem MO

My family enjoys staying at the Holiday Inn Express is Salem MO. It is a very good hotel, with excellent service and amenities (which is quite a surprise for being in such a rural area). In fact it is actually one of the best we have stayed in anywhere. As such, I am excited to be helping them as they switchover to being Crossroads Inn and Suites. I know that the owners want to run the best hotel possible and

Beneficiary Deeds in Missouri

A beneficiary deed allows for property to transfer on death (TOD) without going through probate. The beneficiary deed only goes  into effect upon death of the owner, therefore it does not actually transfer property until the owner’s death and therefore it does notpreclude transfer before death. In other words, if an owner executes a beneficiary deed and then decides to sell the property, that it is not a problem. The Missouri Bar provides an overview of Estate Planning methods and

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