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Bad Website Design at PC Magazine

I believe the people responsible for programming the PC Magazine website don’t test their work all that well.  Surely they cannot have chosen to do this deliberately.  I followed a link in an email from them to this page. I have Chrome running not full screen, but wide enough that most websites show up well.  From […]

WordPress Backup to Dropbox Error Resolution

I discovered that I had some massive error_log files on my WordPress weblogs today.  One was 111 MB.  All were filled with lines like these: [05-Mar-2016 11:01:33 UTC] WordPress database error Column ‘offset’ cannot be null for query INSERT INTO `ckhome_wpb2d_processed_files` (`file`, `uploadid`, `offset`) VALUES (‘/home/countryk/public_html/wp/wp-admin/network/update.php’, NULL, NULL) made by do_action_ref_array, call_user_func_array, run_dropbox_backup, WPB2D_BackupController->execute, WPB2D_BackupController->backup_path, […]

What’s Wrong with the Lutheran Church

I visited my mother in Iowa Saturday and yesterday and went to church with her yesterday morning.  She is a long-time member of a large Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation.  My sister, brother and I were all raised in that church. Since leaving the Lutheran Church when I was saved years ago, I’ve […]

2015 in Review by Dave Barry

Dave Barry, former column writer for the Miami Herald, noted author and owner of a very wry sense of humor, has written his annual year in review – cleverly enough for 2015 this year.  Go and read.  You’ll enjoy it, I’m sure.

Scripture About the Birth of Jesus

As you might imagine, there is a lot of scripture about the birth of Jesus Christ.  This scripture can be split into five sections. Prophecy about the coming birth of Jesus. Mary is told about the coming birth of Jesus. Joseph is told about the coming birth of Jesus and what he should do about it. […]

Selecting a Webhost

Another part of the process of selecting a new webhost and moving my WordPress weblogs to it that I’d have loved more help with was the process of selecting the webhost.  My needs for a webhost aren’t huge.  I run three weblogs, all on WordPress, each with their own SQL database, all under one domain […]

Transferring WordPress to a New Webhost

I believe that the move of this website to a new webhost is pretty much complete.  I learned some things through the process and believe it might be useful to capture them here, both for my use in case I go through this again and for others who might find it through searching.  I’ll explain […]

Transfer in Process

If you’re reading this post, the name server change for this website has processed enough that you’re able to find it at the new webhost.  I was able to import this blog’s data from the old site.  I still have things to fix, but the bulk of the data is here.  I’ll keep working on […]

Potential Downtime Coming

I am starting the process of changing webhosts for this blog.  I expect the process will happen over the next few days.  Once I switch the domain information, there may be a day or so when the blog isn’t accessible.  Please bear with me through the change.  Thanks, Gary

How to Cut Your Internet Connection to a Crawl

Our Internet service at home has been absolutely HORRIBLE for the last ten days or so.  I went through several calls to our ISP, a new cable modem, two technicians in the home, the first technician dissing what the support people on the phone had told me for being wildly and uselessly incorrect, a tier […]