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WordPress Slugless Author Pages Cause Static Page Not Found 404 Error

The use of slug-less author page permalinks are not possible without causing 404 errors on static pages. Lets see why:

Normal rewrite rules for author pages:

[author/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[author/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[author/([^/]+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[author/([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]

Rewrite rules without the “/author” slug:

[([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[([^/]+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]

The 4th line above conflicts with the rewrite rule for pages which appears last in the list of rewrite rules:

[(.?.+?)(/[0-9]+)?/?$] => index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&page=$matches[2]

This means that any requests for pages are handled as if it was a request for an author page. A static /about page would return 404 because the system could not find an author slug of “about”.

Rewrite rules used on a wordpress blog with a standard /yerar/month/postname/ permalink structure:

[category/(.+?)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[category/(.+?)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[category/(.+?)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?category_name=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[category/(.+?)/?$] => index.php?category_name=$matches[1]
[tag/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?tag=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[tag/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?tag=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[tag/([^/]+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?tag=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[tag/([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?tag=$matches[1]
[type/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?post_format=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[type/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?post_format=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[type/([^/]+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?post_format=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[type/([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?post_format=$matches[1]
[robots\.txt$] => index.php?robots=1
[.*wp-(atom|rdf|rss|rss2|feed|commentsrss2)\.php$] => index.php?feed=old
[.*wp-app\.php(/.*)?$] => index.php?error=403
[.*wp-signup.php$] => index.php?signup=true
[.*wp-activate.php$] => index.php?activate=true
[.*wp-register.php$] => index.php?register=true
[feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?&feed=$matches[1]
[(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?&feed=$matches[1]
[page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?&paged=$matches[1]
[comments/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?&feed=$matches[1]&withcomments=1
[comments/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?&feed=$matches[1]&withcomments=1
[search/(.+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?s=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[search/(.+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?s=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[search/(.+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?s=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[search/(.+)/?$] => index.php?s=$matches[1]
[author/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[author/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[author/([^/]+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[author/([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?author_name=$matches[1]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([0-9]{1,2})/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&day=$matches[3]&feed=$matches[4]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([0-9]{1,2})/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&day=$matches[3]&feed=$matches[4]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([0-9]{1,2})/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&day=$matches[3]&paged=$matches[4]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([0-9]{1,2})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&day=$matches[3]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&feed=$matches[3]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&feed=$matches[3]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&paged=$matches[3]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]
[([0-9]{4})/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[([0-9]{4})/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[([0-9]{4})/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[([0-9]{4})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/attachment/([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/attachment/([^/]+)/trackback/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&tb=1
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/attachment/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/attachment/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/attachment/([^/]+)/comment-page-([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&cpage=$matches[2]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([^/]+)/trackback/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&name=$matches[3]&tb=1
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&name=$matches[3]&feed=$matches[4]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&name=$matches[3]&feed=$matches[4]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([^/]+)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&name=$matches[3]&paged=$matches[4]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([^/]+)/comment-page-([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&name=$matches[3]&cpage=$matches[4]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/([^/]+)(/[0-9]+)?/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&name=$matches[3]&page=$matches[4]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/([^/]+)/trackback/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&tb=1
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{1,2}/[^/]+/([^/]+)/comment-page-([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&cpage=$matches[2]
[([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{1,2})/comment-page-([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&monthnum=$matches[2]&cpage=$matches[3]
[([0-9]{4})/comment-page-([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?year=$matches[1]&cpage=$matches[2]
[.?.+?/attachment/([^/]+)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]
[.?.+?/attachment/([^/]+)/trackback/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&tb=1
[.?.+?/attachment/([^/]+)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[.?.+?/attachment/([^/]+)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[.?.+?/attachment/([^/]+)/comment-page-([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?attachment=$matches[1]&cpage=$matches[2]
[(.?.+?)/trackback/?$] => index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&tb=1
[(.?.+?)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[(.?.+?)/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$] => index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&feed=$matches[2]
[(.?.+?)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]
[(.?.+?)/comment-page-([0-9]{1,})/?$] => index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&cpage=$matches[2]
[(.?.+?)(/[0-9]+)?/?$] => index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&page=$matches[2]

Error Creating Snapshot On virtual Machine: Cannot Write To MultiExtents

You may receive a “disk is full” error when trying to create a snapshot of a virtual machine in vSphere ESXi 5. If the machine is powered on, it will also crash and be powered off. Any attempts to power on will result in disk read failures.

The operation on the file “/vmfs/devices/multiextent/42b5fd59-Ad Server-0000010s001.vmdk” failed (Invalid argument). The file system where disk “/vmfs/devices/multiextent/42b5fd59-Ad Server-0000010s001.vmdk” resides is full.

You may see an event log similar to this one:

VMware ESX cannot synchronize with the disk before canceling. Disk /vmfs/devices/multiextent/42b5fd59-Ad Server-000001-s001.vmdk may be inconsistent.

The cause of the problem is not having a working directory set in your virtual machine configuration file. In my case, the virtual machine was moved from VMware Server 2 to ESXi 5. Because of this move, the working directory was not specified. To repair, shut down your VM and add the following to your VMX config file Continue reading Error Creating Snapshot On virtual Machine: Cannot Write To MultiExtents

Intel Apple Mac OSX Recovery Parition on GPT disk

Last login: Mon Oct 10 20:03:34 on console
red-barchetta:~ chad$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0
   #:                       TYPE NAME     SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0: GUID_partition_scheme              *500.1 GB   disk0
   1:                   EFI               209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:             Apple_HFS Macintosh HD  60.0 GB    disk0s2
   3:            Apple_Boot Recovery HD   650.0 MB   disk0s3
   4:  Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP      439.2 GB   disk0s4
/dev/disk1
   #:                       TYPE NAME     SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:FDisk_partition_scheme              *2.0 TB     disk1
   1:          Windows_NTFS FreeAgent     2.0 TB     disk1s1
red-barchetta:~ chad$

PHP Warning: date_default_timezone_get(): It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone settings

Error:

PHP Warning: date_default_timezone_get(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/adserver/httpdocs/lib/OX/Admin/Timezones.php on line 158

Fix:

Edit php.ini and add appropriate timezone.

date.timezone=America/New_York

List of timezones are available here: http://www.php.net/manual/en/timezones.php

Disable Google Talk Voice Chat Microphone Auto-Adjust

Auto-adjusting microphone levels can be annoying for some. Here is how you can turn off the auto volume control of the Google Voice chat plug-in.

  • Close your web browser
  • Open regedit
  • Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk Plugin
  • Change the value of “audio-flags” to 1. It is probably set to 3 currently
  • Close regedit and restart browser

Firefox 5 Hidden Extension Redirecting Google Searches to Spam Website

Using GooredFix, I was able to remove a malicious Firefox extension. This extension is not all over the internet currently, but apparently present to the few websites I visit each day. It installs without permission and causes every other clicked Google search result to redirect to a fake search engine site.


Deleting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\{EFB5AF1A-EB6E-4A28-AEF7-FDD4FBB4B353} -> Success!
Deleting C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\{EFB5AF1A-EB6E-4A28-AEF7-FDD4FBB4B353} -> Success!