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WordPress: Image Editor is not loading in IE under tight security

2017/08/09
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Modified: 2017/06/25
WordPress - Image Editor is not Loading

Let’s say you have a very thigh zone security setup in IE.   All Internet sites are set to High security level, and  Trusted sites are set a Medium-High. In that case you might experience a painful WordPress problem – Image Editor is not loading in IE.  It is getting stuck on a dark loading image. Symptoms: when you click on Add an Image or Edit Image buttons, all you see is your screen is darkening and running image in the middle imitating loading is staying on, forever. To solve this problem without killing your security settings add site about:blank to you trusted site list and here we go – problem is solved!

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19 Game Results – 2017-08-06 SUN – Earnest 6 / Cüneyt 5

2017/08/08
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Modified: 2017/08/08
Vlad U 2016-08-13 SA Warren II

  Game Overview Last two Saturdays we had over 30 people and we played a series of 3 games between 4 teams. So these games are outside of the regular season format. With August vacations approaching, only 2 games left till the end of the Summer season.  And, with new Saturday format,  it could easily turned in just one single game on Sunday, August 13.  Tension is rising.  Alex Z. picked for WHITEs  Boris R. picked for DARKs  23 goals in 90 minutes   Game Timeline 09:32 – 0:1 – Earnest (1) 09:43 – 0:2 – Ilya B. 09:59 – 0:3 – Earnest (2) 10:09 – 0:4 – Earnest (3) * *…

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ERROR: Unreadable CAPTCHA cookie – RESOLVED!

2017/08/07
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Modified: 2017/06/25
WordPress -  Unreadable CAPTCHA cookie

RESOLVED!  One of the test WordPress instances had an impossible, unpleasant and not covered on Google error message.  When user is trying to register, the CAPTCHA code is displayed properly and validation is correct, but when the button Register is press, the page would display this: ERROR: Unreadable CAPTCHA cookie I have a plugin “SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam” installed.  The error message is from this plugin. I’ve tried changing browsers, clear cache and cookies. Nothing worked.  No luck on Internet search either.  What to do? Finally I changed one of the settings on the plugin itself.  I check an option for: Use CAPTCHA without PHP session And it worked!  The error message…

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04 August 18-19, 2010: Fribourg – Montreux (Nabokov) – Geneva

2017/08/06
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Modified: 2017/07/22
I lived in that XX century and You didn't give me this GD Nobel Prize

Morning and early afternoon on Wednesday, August 18 we spent in Fribourg (Freiburg in German). This town is a perfect model for Disney World for adults. It simply has everything. It is the capital of a canton (like a state in US). It has upper town and a lower town. It ever has a river called La Sarine with steep carved banks on one side. It has a serene covered bridge and other bridges flying high into the skies. It has funiculars and endless stairs. It has an quaint old town and an easy access to a highway. It has multi-hour hiking routes right in the middle of it all. Cozy,…

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MySQL: Fantastic adventures – WordPress users and their roles

2017/08/05
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Modified: 2017/06/25
MySQL: Fantastic adventures – WordPress users and their roles

This was exciting. After years of neglect, I have decided to examine, who is registering on my WordPress site, and what is that they are doing. I knew that most of them are just a result of robot activities, and they are just a dead weight in the database (useless users). However, what about the active users, who post in forums, and leave comments, and return regularly? Let me identify and cherish those. I knew I needed a monstrous SQL statement to link several files, and to count various record types, and sort all this in alphabetic order. So the plan was to learn the WordPress (WP) table structure, to start…

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Trump – Why no one knew?

2017/08/04
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Modified: 2017/07/22
Electoral Votes Estimates

This electoral map reflects a general expectation before the  election.  Clinton appeared to have 268 votes for sure and needed to win only 4 votes from NH r any other “gray” state. One day before the election New York Times estimated the probability on Clinton winning at 81%.   CNN estimates that she has 268 electoral votes in the bag, and she only needs to win any of the swing states to make it over 270 electoral votes. First shock waves came around 8:30 – 9 PM on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Unexpectedly Trump was leading in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio.  Stock Market futures started to tumble down sensing a contentions transition of…

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Can I debug PHP site on IIS? – Yes

2017/08/03
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Modified: 2017/06/25
Xdebug-PHP-Info

If you have WordPress or any other PHP site hosted on IIS you can debug it for free.  No Apache server is required. You can use NetBeans with Xdebug. This article records all the steps required to debug a PHP site on IIS.  It seems that actual WEB server used is irrelevant.  However, all steps here were tested on Windows 7 SP1 with IIS 7.5. (01) Download JAVA and IDE (Integrated Develop / Design Environment)  This is analogous to MS Visual Studio (VS).  Oracle offers a combo pack – JAVA SDK + NetBeans.  You need both.  Search for “JDK 6 Update 24 with NetBeans 6.9.1″. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk-netbeans-jsp-142931.html   (02) From Xdebug download…

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03 August 16-17, 2010: Luzern – Bern – Fribourg

2017/08/02
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Modified: 2017/07/22
IMG_7218

Next morning Monday, August 16 rain continued, but for us it was time to move on. First we visited a local Migros Genossenschaft in Adliswil – their supermarket, where we had breakfast + lunch and loaded on food and water supplies for the road ahead.  We felt like we were disturbing a well-oil machine with all our foreign questions about parking and hot water and socks and American Express (which they do accept).  But we manage, and by 14:04 we paid, and were on our way. Without a definite decision we just jumped on the highway and started driving south. Very quickly we reached Luzern. We’ve been here once in 2004, and…

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Synology DiskStation DS1515+ in action – raw power!

2017/08/01
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Modified: 2017/08/02
DS1515-Plus-InsideView

[ . . . always in progress . . . ] Everybody who uses little-known in US, but powerful Synology network storage boxes can’t help but fall in love with them.  I was thinking to replace my old 2008 Windows server with a new one, but pain of maintaining and  configuring stopped me.  Is there a better choice out there?  Yes.  Something called NAS – network attached storage.  To begin with, I almost bought Western Digital My Cloud box, but reading comments about slowness of performance stopped me there.  On the contrary,  reading Synology reviews made me salivating.  And reality was even better than expectations. The main purpose of Synology is to be a…

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Clinton vs. Trump – Dream of businessman in White House trumps the dream of a woman in there

2017/07/31
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Modified: 2017/07/22
Clinton vs Trump

  Summary: This article explains one overriding reason people voted for Trump.  He is not a politician.  He is a businessman.  Trump supporters choose to vote for a businessman outside of Washington over a familiar woman-politician.  Trump supports hope that this choice will allow to curb irresponsible Government spendings.   Did you notice that when you argue with a person of other denomination you often think that they speak of strange, irrelevant, even wrong things? You hear arguments, and ideas, and event terminology that is irrelevant or inacceptable to you. At least that was my experience. During pre-election coverage and discussions, I noticed the same tendency – supporters of opposing candidates were bringing up…

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18 Game Results – 2017-07-30 SUN – Warm Farewell to Fred!

2017/07/30
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Modified: 2017/07/30
Fred 2017-07-29 Warren

  WARREN game overview Yesterday it was the very last game for Fred with us.  He is leaving for California to continue his amazing chef career in a very picturesque setting.  We all wish Fred new discoveries and masterpieces in culinary art. Teams seemed very equal, but late arrivals might tipped the balance. With Vlad T. stellar performance, with his  2 (two) goals and one assist, it was the last straw that broke the imaginary camel’s back.  Boris R. picked for WHITEs  Alex Z. picked for DARKs  Perfect mild and sunny weather  Late Arrival: Vlad T.  Late Arrival: Andrey S.  Plenty of goals of all sizes – perfect for the season   Game…

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