Site update

This weekend that just passed, I just moved this off a bloated reseller server and onto Digital Ocean, added SSL and Jetpack for CDN. All the old posts are private. Mostly because they’re old, embarrassing and I really needed spellcheckers. I don’t know what I’d do without the help of robots.

Nokogiri install error

An error occurred while installing nokogiri (, and Bundler cannot continue. Make sure that `gem install nokogiri -v ‘’` succeeds before bundling. Well, this was a pain. I tried a lot of solutions such as; rvm use system rvm use 2.2.3 –default Then a bunch of stack exchange solutions. But none of the solutions worked. What […]

Testing hotjar on here

After returning from #Frosmox15 I decided to test hotjar, which claims to be “All-in-one Analytics and Feedback”. I’ve set it up on my site and so far I’ve peeked at these features: heat mapping recording polls So far it’s impressive given that it’s also free. Yet to try these features: funnels forms surveys recruiters

Cherokee installation error

When setting up a webserver on a Raspberry Pi v.2, running Raspian OS, you can choose Apache or go for something a little lighter. If you follow the instructions from the Raspberry Pi website you will encounter a Cherokee installation error. I haven’t found anything that is light and will work on Raspian except Cherokee. […]

Robots on Ventrilo on a Mac

I tried to make this title like snakes on a plane on ventrilo on a mac. After 20 minutes of chatting while playing WOW I get the “ROBOT!!!” exclamation from everyone on vent, or, “Dude, just don’t talk”. Either way, here is a complete fix: You need to replace the KEXT file AppleUSBAudio.kext with an […]

useful .htaccess rewrites

# Site has permanently moved to new domain # to RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L] # Page has moved temporarily # to RewriteRule ^old_page.html$ new_page.html [R,NC,L] # SEO / Pretty URLs (no query string) # to RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/?$ categories.php?name=$1 [L] # Pretty URLs with pagination (no […]

Why Page Rank is not useful

I’ve been writing a few threads on an SEO forum over at SitePoint and other places recently and trying to dispel the myth that Page Rank is not as useful as most people think. When I optimize a website and its pages for search terms it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when I […]

The SQL that saved my life…

Pretty simple find and replace: update [table_name] set [field_name] = replace([field_name],'[string_to_find]’,'[string_to_replace]’); OMG, I am glad I listened in the database classes all those years ago 🙂 I’m upgrading an older WordPress blog to the latest version and that lil query saved my life!