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Quiet All Around

Not much to report today. Things were pretty quiet in the office. I’ve been talking about blogging for work for a while and I think I am going to actually get started. I wrote my first post today although it was more of a note and less of a post, congratulating the guys at Quantum for earning rep of the year.

I had a nice quiet evening at home tonight and am hoping to get a good night’s sleep tonight as I was really tired today. I think I’ve determined that the mood I’m in when I go to sleep has a huge effect on me the next day. I guess it is true that you should never go to sleep angry. Monday night I was excited/happy and I think it was the best night’s sleep I’ve had for a while. The rest of the week hasn’t compared and this morning I even got up late. I think I totally slept through my alarm.

Baked & Burned = Exhausted

Things got pretty crazy today. I was trying to get payroll done, or even started for that matter and then had to head out for a site survey for this weekends event. It was flipping hot out there in Lake Elsinore, although not really any hotter than it was in Murrieta. We should have a great event this weekend and I am looking forward to working with these guys more in the future. Once I got back to the office it was trying to catchup and then in meetings for the rest of the day.

I’ve just been exhausted all day since being outside this morning and getting sunburned probably. I’ve had a decent headache and have been thinking about going to bed since I got home around 6. Fortunately the Alieve just started to kick in after comparing insurance quotes and reading Consumer Reports for a while. Looks like Western Mutual has the best policy at the best price, about $725. They are also offering earthquake insurance, although not actually offered by them I’m sure, for $476. I’m not sure if it is really going to be worth it or not. I’m sure the chances are slim that my house will be destroyed in an earthquake, yet they are still there. Any suggestions on what to do?

I also spent some time reading about the effect of Gen Y on the net, marketing and so forth. I kept reading about twitter, so I decided to sign up finally. I’ve resisted signing up since I couldn’t understand the point of the system/service. Now that I’ve signed up, I still can’t figure it out. What’s the point? If I want to tell you what I’m doing this second, I’ll tell you via my blog or facebook. If I really want you to know, I’ll send you a text message every few seconds. Maybe I’m just not ready to live my life that connected. I rarely even use facebook’s status thing for what I’m actually doing and instead usually just to broadcast messages.

Maybe someone can help me out and bring me into the 21st century!

Redirection – categories to tags url

I just wanted to give a shoutout for this plugin I just found, activated and which solved my problems in seconds! I was looking for something to redirect any requests for /category/ to /tag/ since WordPress decided to delete all my categories after converting them to tags the other day. I tried doing this with a redirect in cpanel and .htaccess which didn’t seem to work (I don’t know why) and I discovered I should have been doing this with mod_rewrite already, but again it didn’t seem to work.

In any event, this plugin seems to solve the problem in seconds and I like the log it gives. I may actually look at moving the rest of my redirects (for old pages before wordpress) into this system so I can more easily track them as well.

Redirection – Manage 301 redirections without modifying Apache | Urban Giraffe

The only config I had to do after dropping the plugin in and activiating it was putting the following redirection in place:

Source URL: /category/(.*)
Target URL: /tag/$1
Type: Simple redirection
Method: Pass-through
Regex: checked

(courtesty of perassi.org)

Happy blogging!