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Five for Friday: Bacon, Booze, Porn…and Running

This is NOT an SEO bait, I promise you. I never bait!  Well, maybe when I get y’all over here to see my Slave Leia photo. But that’s more of a nerd bait, really. *ahem*

And now we talk about bacon.

The Sticky Pig Ice Cream Cart Kickstarter

OakMonster.com - The Sticky PigI just learned that my friend Tara–the great Paleo dessert queen, Bacon Vixen, and the owner of The Sticky Pig Bacon Confections–is looking to branch out into ice cream treats with a Kickstarter campaign.

Y’all, she’s looking to get an ice cream cart.  More ways to get Tara’s super creative bacon treats into the mouths of the people? Yes, please!

For the love of bacon, please support her.  And in a way, support my addiction to her bacon pecan caramel tarts.

And here we talk about booze.

Incendiary Hand Grenade

The first time I met Shotgun (@shotgunspr) at Psychogate, he was asking people to do the “Hand Grenade” with him. It involves tequila, Jagermeister, and Red Bull. As I am not entirely insane, I politely declined.

Now that we get some support from Fireball Whisky at the tailgate, Shotty came up with an even more brilliant way to get us all fucked up.

Say hello to the Incendiary Hand Grenade.

And, more booze.

An Afternoon at District Wine

I’ve loved District Wine forever. Now there is more reason to love this cozy and friendly wine bar in Downtown Long Beach: they serve lunch Tuesday through Friday!  Olaina and I actually were their very first lunch customers a while back.  But this week, as I was getting stir crazy at home, I dashed out to the bar.  With a book.

Three hours later, I rolled out of the comfy armchair to go home. I had a glass of bubbly and a cheese plate while I got lost in my book.  Angela, the co-owner, offered to run out to my car to put the quarters in the meter for me so my reading doesn’t get interrupted.  LOL  A bar that feels more like someone’s living room, that is what District Wine is like for me.

I mean, why go sit at a coffee place when you can lounge around with a glass of wine and a plate of nosh, listening to some vinyls, for the afternoon?

And here we talk about porn.

Long Beach: the New Porn Capital?

As it turns out, Measure B, which requires porn performers to wear condoms, does not apply to Long Beach, Pasadena, or Vernon because they have their own health departments independent of LA County.  THAT I didn’t know. And apparently most people did not know that either. Read all about it here.

If Santa Monica is Silicon Beach to Northern California Silicon Valley, Long Beach could be Porn Beach to the San Pornando Valley.

It could happen.

Finally, we talk about running.

I’m DEFINITELY A Morning Runner

Since I slept in on Sunday, I decided to go for a run in the afternoon.  Brandon suggested that if we go to the little neighborhood park, we can both get our work out in, me running and him walking. Good idea!  And so we were out around 4 p.m. on a warm November day.

I am now on Week 6 of the 9-week Couch to 5K plan which is run for  8 minutes, walk for 5, and run for 8 more. And that’s it.  It’s a endurance building exercise at this point.  (Yes, I know. I’ve been running for longer than 6 weeks but that’s where I am on the program so shoosh.)  And so, off I went.

While I accounted for the warmer temperature, I didn’t think about the drier afternoon air.  My lungs didn’t like what was going through it.  Sure, I made it through the 8-minute interval but I started to gasp for air like a fish out of water for most of the 5-minute of walking.  So I heaved and coughed a little bit, and that seemed to have stirred up another afternoon run problem.

The lunch I had eaten well over 4 hours before threatened to come back up half way into my second run. That was also new as I usually run on almost empty.  My pre-run breakfast is a handful of dry Cheerios 15-30 minutes before hand and a big spoonful of raw honey right before I head out the door.  I never had a meal before a run. This was the first.

Needless to say, I gave up the rest of the routine and started walking toward Brandon to catch up.

Then the top of my foot started cramping. All the way half the park to get to Brandon and most of the way home.

Yeah. Not running in the evening. Ever. Again.

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Can We Agree to Disagree?

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Politics. This is the stuff that breaks up families and friends forever. In every country. In every language.

I had an online AND offline argument with a friend over Thai politics many years ago. We agreed to disagree, and we never talked politics again ever since.

Agree to disagree.

Some people would consider that phrase a cop out, a surrender, or sometime an invitation to keep laying on their point of view.  I consider it the olive branch.

A spirited discussion over politics, fashion, music, movies, etc. is normal in any circle of friendship. Democrats vs. Republicans. Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. Kirk vs. Picard.  Did Han shoot first? Wait…that’s not a dispute. Bad example. Sorry.  But you get the point.

A discussion like that can get out of hand and into an all-out verbal slugfest with personal attacks that will not end well for anyone.  All it takes is for someone to realize earlier in the game where the discussion was heading to call a truce and throw down that olive branch.

Let’s agree to disagree…and change the subject.

If you have any common sense or even the slightest respect for the relationship you’re having with the person you’re getting into an argument with, this is a stop sign.  It doesn’t matter who brings it up first, but now that a truce is offered, you take it.  You agree to disagree.

Both of you would throw up your hands and hug it out. We now know whatever it is is a touchy subject for the both of you. Let’s put a mental force field over that and don’t ever visit there again.

Agree to disagree.

If that doesn’t stop a conversation, there’s no respect left in that relationship.

Yes, it is a conflict avoidance strategy. But do you really want to go through your life confronting everybody everyday?  I sure don’t.

I don’t have to agree with everything you believe in, and you don’t have to agree with me either. As long as we respect that we believe in something completely different, and know where the boundaries are, we can continue on with our relationship.

Then again, I don’t have that need to win every argument or be right all the time.

I’ve learned a long time ago, you can’t make people think the same way you do. You can try. But at some point, you have to let it go.

Well…

One of my favorite artists, Sebastien Millon! Source: sebastienmillon.tumblr.com via Sebastien on Pinterest

 

I’m kidding. Kind of. ;-)

So…*ahem*… How about those Dolphins?

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Five for Friday: Halloween 2012

Since Halloween is my most favoritest holiday, it is appropriate to do a Five For Friday for it, don’t you think?  After all, there is ALWAYS something new to learn.

Oh, and my album is on my Facebook right here.

Double Check With Your Friends About Halloween Party

When Halloween falls on a weekday, make sure to check with your friend who said he’s having a Halloween party exactly WHEN that is.

For example, the invitation to a party on Friday before Halloween was clearly stated that was indeed on Friday, and Friday we were there.

Saturday night, I came home from watching USC football with USC Alumni Club of Long Beach, which was also a costume party, to zero plan for the evening.  I took the advantage of my hair already having gel in it to do a dress rehearsal for the Wolverine hair for a party we were going to on Halloween night.  Or so we thought.

A take-out dinner and a few TV shows later, my phone started buzzing.

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When the Friend said “Halloween Party” with no specific date included, we assumed it was on Halloween night.  On the flip side, he assumed that we’d know the party would be on Saturday because, you know, it was when pretty much everyone else was having a party and not in the middle of the week.

*sigh*

And so we scrambled out to his party anyway since my hair was already done, just to get there 15 minutes after the DJ and just about everybody had left.  Oh well. We had a good visit with the Friend anyway.

Never Work for a Company that Bans Halloween

A friend talked about not being able to dress up for Halloween at her work because the company deems dressing up and overall festivity unproductive. Another friend in another state said they banned Halloween in their office because it makes some people *cough*cough*fundamentalist Christians*cough*cough* uncomfortable.

I don’t think I can work for a company that does not celebrate Halloween.  Yes, future employers. I am telling you now. And here’s why.

I am not interested in being just a worker bee who only comes to work and then goes home.  I want to be a part of your company, a part of the family.  I want to be passionate the work I do and the company I do it for.  To be able to do that, we have to be the right for each other.

My skills come with this personality–it is not sold separately. I celebrate Halloween and embrace all the creative energy that comes with the holiday. If you don’t do Halloween, we are not going to work out.

So when I went to an interview on Halloween, I wore my cat ears.

The receptionist was a clown, so that was a good start. :)

The Magical Property of Wire Coat Hangers

This Halloween would not have been possible without the coat hangers from my dry cleaner. You see, I was saving them to take back to the cleaner to get recycled.

When I settled on being Fluttershy for the Friday party, I used one to support my wings.

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And then we decided last minute to join Olaina, Justin, and Ella for trick-or-treating. The family was going as Tigger, Eeyore, and Pooh, respectively. To go along with the 100 Acre Woods theme, I threw a pair of bunny ears on Brandon for Rabbit and clipped on my fox ears for Roo. I was just missing a tail.

It’s amazing how 2 hand towels, a few safety pins, and a coat hanger can make for a damn good kangaroo tail.

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Secret Ingredients of Paul’s Bloody Mary

Our friend Paul makes the best Bloody Mary I ever had. Of course, he is willing to share his secret ingredients, but not the proportion.

Not so typical ingredients in this Bloody Mary: Bold & Spicy mix, Clamato, Angostura bitter, and a non-commercial smokey hot sauce. Then there’s horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and celery salt in there somewhere too.

So. Much. Yum.

Oh, and good luck trying to duplicate Paul’s recipe. ;-)

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Slave Leia Is Not Recognizable Outside of Nerd Bubble

“Are you Princess Jasmine?”

“You can’t be a belly dancer. You don’t have a belly!”

“Princess Leia wore THAT in Star Wars?”

*sigh*

Just…move along, muggles.

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Hockey Lock Out. Slave Leia. Captain Kirk.  Photo credit: Hockey Lock Out

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Five For Friday: My First Paleo Meal, Manhattan, and Burpees

Five for Friday is a weekly (well, almost) series about the five new things I learned each week. It could be anything from a new recipe, new skills, or a new life lesson.

This is a week of MANY firsts!

My First Paleo Meal

Breaking news: Paleo diet is not gross. Well, at least at Anais + Tara’s Paleo Feast it is not. (For those who don’t know about Paleo diet, read here.)

Of course, being the one on the Eat ‘Em All diet, I’d never refuse myself of any culinary pleasure. Well, except for beets. I can live without beets.  But since I’ve heard about Anais and her food a LOT these days, and I’ve known Tara, the Bacon Vixen of the Sticky Pig, for a while now. I thought I should support my friend and try it out. After all, if Anais is cooking and Tara is doing dessert, nothing could possibly go wrong.

And nothing did.

This is what was served.

Roasted beet with orange blossom honey, mashed sweet potatoes with orange and butter, “bangers” and mash with onions and apples, and my favorite, cabbage and bacon.  Not pictured: Brussels sprout slaw in a kick-ass creamy cashew and lemon dressing, and Tara’s Paleo chocolate espresso layer cake.

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If you know me, you know that is A LOT for my portion. But the food was so good and the conversation was so awesome that I determined to just sit there and eat everything. I employed the Asian At A Buffet tecnique–slow and steady–and 1.5 hour later, this happened.

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Lordy…

I was REALLY full when I got home, but it was not the uncomfortable feeling I usually get. I have issue with dairy but never thought about gluten. Now that I have a dairy and gluten free meal, perhaps I should give it a little bit more thought.

The Paleo Feast is on on Wednesday nights. And if you do “Chef’s Table”, you’re right there in the kitchen with Anais and Tara, so you can watch the magic happens in front of your eyes.  They also offer take-out for those just coming home from Crossfit.

Disclaimer: I did not get paid to promote this or receive any comp meals. Tara did give me a caramel bacon pecan tart earlier in the week but that’s because I begged.  I had a really great meal and I want to tell everyone!

And speaking of all this healthy stuff…

My First Burpees

I finally looked it up to see what the hell it is.  I seriously thought it had something to do with trying to pat yourself in the back or something.  Nope.

So I tried to do a few since I already am doing push-ups anyway.

As I was hopping from plank into squat, my toes caught the floor and I almost ate it.

Do I have “graceful as a yak” as a tag yet? I should.

My First Manhattan

David would be so proud of me! If it wasn’t for him, I probably would never have develop my palette to handle bourbon.

I HATED whiskey in general. But since I was making David bacon-infused bourbon, I had to taste the stuff…and I gagged a little every time. But after a while, I’ve gotten used to it.  I would still not drink bourbon straight up but I wanted to try something.

At Haven Gastropub last Friday, an after-party of the event I went to, I decided to try a Manhattan.

Jeremy the Bartender: What kind of bourbon?

Me: Er. Not so bourbon-y kind?

Jeremy: Your first Manhattan?

Me: New to bourbon altogether.

Jeremy: Don’t worry. I’ll be gentle.

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And gentle he was. That drink was perfect. I asked Jason who is a bourbon connoisseur to approve the drink. He said Wow. I desperately wanted another of these but I could only do one that night.

Now that I’m in love with Manhattan, I know exactly where I can get them done right locally. 320 Main, I’ll be seeing you!

Being A Little Bit Paranoid Is A Good Thing

A woman was stabbed while jogging at night not very far from my house in the neck of the woods I run in. (Stabber is caught by the way. Good job, OCSD!) God bless this lady for having fought the guy off and that she’s not lethally injured.  It’s a horrible thing to have happened to anyone, let alone in this sleepy side of town. It’s also a lesson that nowhere is truly safe.

Running alone at 9 p.m. isn’t something that would cross my mind.  If 4 years of night classes at USC didn’t instill any survival instinct and personal security common sense into you, I don’t know what would.  LOL

Sure, having come from the sheltered life in Bangkok and then Orange County, I was extra paranoid when I first got to the urban setting of USC.  I would never walk around campus alone at night unless people were still going about. Foot traffic thinned out after 7 p.m. so I would call campus security to escort me.  But the paranoia paid off.  Not one single incident. Well…having all four wheels stolen off my car on campus isn’t the same thing…

Later on when I was taking Taekwondo, our dojang held women’s self defense class a couple of times a year.  The first lesson is NOT how to fight off the attackers but how to NOT get yourself into that situation in the first place.  Sure, we were taught the tactics we can employ so we can get away and how and where to strike a defensive blow when it comes to it. But most importantly, if we end up having to use any of the moves, we haven’t learned a damn thing from this class.

I’ve learned to evaluate my personal security mentality.  My size makes me a super easy target.  As much as I wish I’m Black Widow, I am not her  (*snap* damn…) and therefore I will not be going toe to toe with anybody and win.

Considering myself a gimpy weakling in a herd might just be my best self defense strategy. All eyes on the predator and stay out of the way. Somebody would consider my thinking setting back feminism 50 years, but I don’t care what you think. Preserving my life is more important than your opinion.

Be mindful, NOT fearful. You’re never as safe as you think you are.

I never thought that running/jogging is a dangerous workout from the perspective of personal safety until I got a little lost in Rossmoor that one time.  The neighborhood was empty because folks had gone to work. In broad daylight, I suddenly felt like I was in Downtown LA at 9 p.m. After that, I started paying attention to where I was running.  I run on the sidewalk but I still go against traffic so I can see who’s coming toward me. If I somehow ended up on the same side of traffic, I pay special attention to any car that slows down by me or pulls up just ahead. If that feels weird, I trust my instinct and just cross the street.  I’d also cross the street away from any parked vehicles–especially vans–that give me a weird vibe.  (Disturbingly, I found there are more creepy vehicles parked on school days. Heebies. Jeebies.)

Be safe out there, kids!

Broccoli Can Be Sexy

No. Seriously.

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Five for Social Media Explorer

I know I’ve missed a few Five for Fridays. But I was actually super busy this Friday, taking mad notes and fighting to get wi-fi connection at Social Media Explorer’s EXPLORE event (#gotoexplore).  Southern California Media Association (formerly SoCal Blog Crush) invited a handful of us to attend this 2-day event, packed full of great speakers.

The Double Trouble from TEDx OrangeCoast, Resa (@resamichelle) and I, were back together for another round of event coverage and harmless twitter-heckling. Annette (@dananner) turned our duo into a trio which I renamed the Giggle Gaggle.  But as the conference went on, the Gaggle’s online shenanigan grew to include many others. I’d Storify our antics but that will take a year to curate and will be a mile long of a story. :)

But even with all that joking around, I learned A LOT.  Now that I have a few days to process all the information, here are the 5 things I learned from the conference.

Creating Killer Content

The content that moves people emotionally is the key to making an impact.

Peter Kim (@peterkim) said that people expect social media to make them laugh, make them cry, and make them famous.  Joseph Heinl’s (@josephheinl1) pointed out that Boo the Dog on Facebook has 5.5 million Facebook fans, setting off the running inside joke for the rest of the event that puppies = best content.

Tim Washer (@timwasher) said that humor should be used in business communications because it evokes positive emotion, cuts through the noise, humanizes the brand, and shows authenticity. He also said this.

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Then came the entertainment panel where one of the panelists mentioned that if you want more Facebook “likes”, you need to show a picture of Channing Tatum shirtless.

And finally, Jason Falls (@jasonfalls) talked about creating “Holy Shit!” content. Holy shit, that was funny! Holy shit, that was gnarly! Holy shit, what the fuck was that?!  If it makes you go “Holy shit!”, it has made an impact.

Applying all that we learned through out the day, there could be only one content that rules them all.

Holy shit! It’s shirtless Channing Tatum, holding a puppy while riding a shark!

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You’re welcome, internet.

They Ask. You Answer.

Marcus Sheridan (@thesaleslion) should’ve been our post-lunch speaker. Dude is one can shy of a 6-pack of Monster, full of energy…and win. He shared his success story and a very simple guide to market by.

They ask. You answer.

People go to the internet to find solutions to their problems. If the people can’t find what they want on your website, they would not stick around.  To make sure people find you and stay put, you need to answer ALL of their questions, not only just the one YOU think they should know but the questions THEY would ask when they do their research.

Marcus cited an example of how he put together a list of the best businesses in the area without even mentioning his own company. People do search for Company A vs. Company B, after all.  And when they do, they land on his post.  At some point, his post gets even higher ranking than his competitors!  Oh yes, counterprogramming works here too.

Larry Rosin of Edison Research (@edisonresearch) pointed out that there is an emerging trend that people who seek a company’s help on social media want to be answered almost immediately.  (See full study PDF here.) Not only do you have to answer the question, now you have to answer it very quickly.  Businesses should commit to the expectation of immediacy or cease operations, he said.

They ask. You answer….and do it NOW.  It’s going to be an interesting journey for everyone going forward.

Find Your Cheerleaders

Courtney Seiter (@RavenCourtney), Tamsen Webster (@Tamadear), and Rob Fuggetta (@robfugetta) all touched on cultivating your brand’s champions.

You need to LISTEN.  Stop “talking” for a second and find your real fans. Engage them. Listen to their conversation about your brand–not just mentions. Reach out in a personal manner.  Reward the behaviors you’d like them to repeat and amplify their interaction with you to others.  Make it easy for people to say nice things about your product and share with your friends.

From my experience as a Fresh & Easy uber fan and Starry Kitchen loyal, I can tell you that when they make me feel like a friend, not just another customer, that’s when they get all of my attention.

During the fireside chat, Kred’s Andrew Grill (@andrewgrill) pointed out that people don’t listen to ads when it comes to making their purchase decision. They listen to their friends–online and off.  Andrew and Jason introduced the concept of “dark social”, the influence on social media activity by someone who is not on social media. For example, how Andrew’s wife informed him of a social media promotion she saw on the television.  You have to think about everyone, not just who’s plugged in.

“Dark social” also illicit a quiet maniacal laugh from me, Frau Blucher style, that sent Resa into a fit of giggles. I just can’t help myself…

Social Media is a Layer

Larry Rosin also said that social media is not a channel but a layer–it sits on top of all other media.

You can see the proof of that in everything nowadays.  I’m looking at my soda cup from a fast food chain, and there’s a QR code on it. Magazine ads have links to twitter and Facebook. Television shows have a hashtag in the corner. You can find extra content can be found on YouTube and share with your friends.

And of course, there’s also the “dark social”.

(Sorry. But it must be done.)

Social Media Pros Are Not All Nerds

I don’t know why I would assume that social media professionals would also be sci-fi/tech/pop culture nerd like me.  They were clearly not and it was made abundantly clear through out the conference as Annette, Resa, and I would laugh, hoot and holler, and squee at things that nobody else seemed to understand.

Like when Robert Rose (@Robert_Rose) mentioned the Kobayashi Maru.

Like when Tim Washer showed this Cisco Valentine’s video which is funny over all. But it is particularly funny to some of us who are married to tech guys because this could actually happen. Annette concurred.

And like when Jason was citing contest by this tool shed company as a case study. The Gaggle were just whispering among ourselves that it would be so awesome if the TARDIS shows up. Not a moment later…

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Hello, sweetie!

Naturally and delightfully, we squealed.  Pièce de résistance, Jason thought we were cheering on for “this cool police box”.

*sigh* Muggles… ;-)

But you know, it takes ALL KINDS in this social media field. That is what make being in it so exciting.

EXPLORE is going to Portland next. I highly recommend it. These guys know what they’re talking about.

ETA: I will continue to add recaps from a more trustworthy source than myself below.

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Five for Friday: Vanity Sizing, Caro Emerald, and White Screen of Death

Five for Friday is a weekly series about the five new things I learned each week. It could be anything from a new recipe, new skills, or a new life lesson.

Caro Emerald

I heard her on XM. Now I can’t get enough. This song, especially, does NOT get old for me.

Vanity Sizing Reality Check

I haven’t really paid much attention to “vanity sizing“.  Sure, I know that a size M dress at Forever 21 is a tad loose but a pair of size zero petite pants at Ann Taylor Loft will fit like a dream. But I don’t really shop a lot these days so it doesn’t really affect until I went along on a luxury shopping spree man with my grade-school friend Natalie who is vacationing from Thailand earlier this week.

Hanging with Miss Marilyn Monroe

As you can see, Natalie–Lee, as we call her–and I are about the same height. She doesn’t have the Thailand’s J-Lo butt that I do though. LOL  If you think I’m petite, Lee must looks like a golf pencil to you.  Anyways. Here we were in H&M, she grabbed a size 4 dress off the rack.

“Lee, that is going to be too big for you,” I said.

“Have you BEEN to H&M, dude? I wouldn’t be able to fit into anything smaller than a 4 in here.”

As a former shopper of Forever 21, I should know that. I thought that things are a little different at H&M. Nope.

That size 4 dress was tight on her and I can’t even zip the damn thing up. My ass. J-Lo. I told you.

Many clothing stores later, we found ourselves in Diane von Furstenberg.  The shop girl offered to grab us some “champagne” and just about all of the size zeros in the store for Lee to try on.

Zero.

We are back to being petite little Asian flowers again as the price tag for a dress goes from $25 to nearly $400.  Oh, and of course, Lee fit beautifully into everything. That bitch… ;-)

So, in this sense, fashion industry’s vanity sizing really is like junk food. The cheaper the stuff, the fatter you get.

Hexaflexagons

My mind is blown. And I’m surprised with all the origami I’ve learned growing up, this wasn’t one of the things we played with.

White Screen of Death

I’m about to talk web development nerd stuff. If that’s not your cup of tea, please move on to the next item. :)

You know how computer people have “Blue Screen of Death”, when the screen goes blue and you know your computer is pretty screwed?  There’s a version of that for WordPress developers too…as I found out for the first time a few days ago.

Apparently, I have been quite lucky and/or smart enough to have avoided the the White Screen of Death this whole time. I usually get some kind of error message but never a blank screen. My plug-ins and themes have never really given me problems and I don’t dare going around playing with PHP functions.  But after I completed a project for a client and about to look at my baby one more time before I turn in for the night, it happened.

The website that was running a minute ago was now all white. Log-in page. Update page. Everything. White. Across Firefox, Chrome, and IE. Blank pages everywhere.

Long story short, I did all kinds of troubleshooting and it was quite clear that it couldn’t have been me as nothing was changed between when it was working and when it went blank.  The site was working just fine when the web hosting’s tech support people checked on it, and it was fine to me in the morning. But later on in the afternoon, the site disappeared again. Not only that, a friend could see it on Safari, and Brandon could see it only on IE at work on one machine and on Chrome on the other. WHAT?!?

I hit up the web host support again now with the new found symptoms. They found the problem.

It wasn’t me. It wasn’t them. There were two DNS A records existing for the domain. The site was supposed to point to a different hosting service before we added this one. It seemed my client’s tech guy did not delete the previous service. That’s why sometimes we can see it and sometimes we can’t–totally random.

Just another day in developer’s paradise. You learn something new all the time.

Gangnam Style: Bossa Nova

I really dig this version of the song, Who knew, right?  These kids are talented AND adorable!