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PHP White Screen of Death Solution Guide

PHP White Screen of Death Solution Guide

One of the most infuriating things is when a PHP script fails, and there are no error messages on what happened. If you run your script and all you see is a white screen with no error messages you know the problem. It has been dubbed the PHP White Screen of Death, after the infamous Windows Blue screen of Death. Without error messages, it is almost impossible to fix a bug. Here is a guide on how to find the errors so you can actually fix a PHP white screen of death problem.

Group Games With Inner City Kids

Group Games With Inner City Kids

I used to volunteer in an inner-city church. It had way too many kids, and not enough volunteers. It was hard, and challenging, but it was great. I really enjoyed doing it and learned a lot. I have moved out of the area, but I still look at that time as a growing experience. When I volunteered, I did group games, which can be harder than it sounds. Recently the church asked me to write down some of the games I used, and some things I learned to help other people that were taking over the job. I decided to post the document that I made, in the hopes it will help someone else.

ALL Font Tester Updated

ALL Font Tester Updated

I made the original All Font Tester to be able to see what a given phrase would look like with every font installed on a computer. Javascript has not ability to get the list of fonts on a computer. So I originally wrote the original program using Java to get the font list, and then pass the list to javascript to do the rest of the work. Unfortunately java has been hit with a lot of exploits recently. So it seems like browsers and Operating Systems have been really limiting the execution of Java. So I have had to change my script to run off of Flash. I used FlashDevelop, to write a very simple script to get the fonts, and then pass them to javascript. Luckily most of the code stayed the same, and it works much better now. Most browsers will now run the script by default instead of giving the Java warning. To try it out go here

What is the difference between cat5, cat5e, and cat6

What is the difference between cat5, cat5e, and cat6

I always get confused about the exact specification of these cables, so here is a detailed overview of them. I have had more involvement with this, because we are putting a new phone system at work, and we have different standard cables going through the office.

How to Manage and Grow from Stress

Stress management ball

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Stress enters everyone’s lives for multiple reasons. I know I have battled stress, and I am sure everyone else has too. There are several ways to handle stress. Some good some bad. It is important to handle the stress well, and if possible grow from the stress. This post will go through some things that help me handle and grow from stress.