Dump GoDaddy Day

It’s here!  If you haven’t done it yet, this is the day to officially dump GoDaddy and move your domains and hosting to another, more anti-SOPA company.

Here is an article explaining how to move your domain name(s) to a new registrar.

Here is an awesome domain registrar to move your domains to. Use the coupon code SOPAsucks for a discount.

Wondering what this is all about? Read a little history on how GoDaddy managed to piss off the entire Internet.

VMware – RHEL / CentOS 6.2 – Network Issues

Howdy folks,

I just grabbed CentOS 6.2 (don’t know if it’s an issue in 6.0, 6.1), but an installation with the “Basic Server” within VMware Fusion 4.1.1 delivered no IP address etc. when leaving DHCP/NAT as the default.

Finding: Seems, either something is goofed in the dhclient or NetworkManager (now default for RHEL 6.x).

Fix: I brought the network interface up “ifup eth0″, then ran “dhclient eth0″, obtained an IP and ran “yum update -y”, after which (I noticed dhclient was in the updates), I was able to reboot and all worked well.

Not a big deal, as you could have just manually configured your network script, but maybe it will help someone. :)

Stop SOPA now

I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/10253/uncensor

If ???? ??????, we ???? all ????? ?????? ???? ???? of ????? on a ??????? ?????. Go ???? ???? ?????????????? NOT to ???? for ????!

Uncensor This

WordPress Image Map Problems

I had many issues trying to get a good old-fashioned HTML image map to work in a WordPress page or post. It seemed that WordPress kept trying to add extra <map> tags around all my <area> tags. I couldn’t get it to stop!

After being led astray by such issues as wpautop() and the need to use various plugins, I finally figured out how to embed HTML image maps on my pages.

The trick is that you can’t use pretty, nicely formatted HTML because WordPress tries to automatically close tags and do various other things to your code when it detects new lines.

So instead of something nice like this:


<map name="Locations">
   <area shape="circle" coords="439,227,12" href="http://www.test.com/locations/london/" />
   <area shape="circle" coords="542,174,11" href="http://www.test.com/locations/pikeville/" />
   <area shape="circle" coords="419,161,11" href="http://www.test.com/locations/richmond/" />
</map>

You actually need to remove all the extra spacing and use something messy like this:

<map name="Locations"><area shape="circle" coords="439,227,12" href="http://www.test.com/locations/london/" /><area shape="circle" coords="542,174,11" href="http://www.test.com/locations/pikeville/" /><area shape="circle" coords="419,161,11" href="http://www.test.com/locations/richmond/" /></map>