Posted by on 2010-08-03 at 02:32  Editorial, Guest  Comments Off on conjecture
Aug 032010

[Two scoops.]

For a while, we assumed that the stars were gods, watching over us.  Currently, we have a better understanding of the physical nature of stars.

For a while, we were drilling holes in people’s heads or cutting out parts of their brains in order to make them “normal” again.  We know better now.

For a while, lesser status was given to certain human beings based on superficial attributes, like skin color.  Some of us still feel the pain of that stupidity.

For a while, some people were stupid enough to think that a style of music could bring down the whole of society.  Okay, some people are still that dumb.

The point remains:  we think we know stuff.

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How to Fix Some WordPress Memory Exhausted Errors

 Posted by on 2010-05-02 at 23:17  Hacking, Internet, Technology  Comments Off on How to Fix Some WordPress Memory Exhausted Errors
May 022010

After updating WordPress and redesigning this weekend I started to get an error message similar to the one below on the WordPress Admin Dashboard:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 1966080 bytes) in /home/user/public_html/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 5353

I was able to solve this error by editing the wp-config.php file and adding the following line:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

What this effectively does is increase the amount of memory that WordPress can use on your web server. You can alternately modify the php.ini file to increase the memory limit, but many web hosts do not allow users to change these parameters. I hope this tip helps people having the same or similar errors on their WordPress 2.9.2 sites.


 Posted by on 2008-07-30 at 04:09  Editorial, Guest  Comments Off on erroneous
Jul 302008

[…this has been a message from the emergency broadcast system.]

It is important to be aware of those times when we are in error. It is on those occasions that our true character can be tested. One’s response to such a realization, or whether the realization occurs at all, can speak volumes about a person’s dedication to that which can be deemed “true.”

I have, over the years, developed a particular fondness for finding myself in the wrong, and admitting it. There are times, I will concede, that I still find it difficult to do so. However, as this kind of circumstance tends to be one of our best learning mechanisms, the pride I hold for my ability to admit such a fault typically outweighs the difficulties associated with doing just that.

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