When I upgraded to Snow Leopard, the permalinks (clean URL’s) on my local WordPress setup stopped working.
Instead of getting:
I would get:
I was too busy then and couldn’t care less so I left it alone. Now I’m working on my blogs again and it sucks not to have permalinks working. So I did a little Google search and it turns out it wasn’t rocket science to have this turned on.
So now I’m going to show you how to enable mod_rewrite on Snow Leopard.
replace <username> with your Mac username
Then change this:
Options Indexes MultiViews
Allow from all
Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymlinks
Allow from all
Restart Apache under System Preferences » Sharing » Web Sharing
And you’re good to go. mod_rewrite is now enabled and your permalinks will work.
I’m finally caught up with WordPress 2.1.3 but WordPress 2.2 is just around the corner. Ok maybe I’m not so caught up since I still have a few blogs to upgrade but it feels good to be caught up here at the very least.
There, enough geek talk.
Now as far as work’s concerned I’m still waaaaay behind schedule. So I guess I’m not caught up at all.
Upon finding the genius that is Steve Smith and his brilliant WordPress FeedBurner Plugin I found out that after redirecting all my feeds to FeedBurner I actually have 20 readers rather than 3. It’s kind of encouraging really, and this is the first day again in months when I’m posting two posts in one day. I hope my readership will pick up again, I promise I’ll try to be more interesting!
I like the beginning of a new month. Many good things happen, like money in the bank, less work to deal with and a chance to start over. It’s a good time to try something new, since it’s been a little over a year since I made any major updates around here. So I present you Emerge Beta – my secret project for the last six months (on and off), home designed and hand coded* in much toil surviving both depression and dementia. Ok enough crap. Here it is folks. I chose the name Emerge because this end of the year marks a giant leap in life for me. I’m quitting my job in three weeks and moving on to full blogging and webdesign starting January 2006. It’s time I emerge from my dark past and step into my new future.
The design is tested in Firefox, Safari and IE. It’s in beta because I’m not quite done yet. It’ll probably be in beta for good since I plan to keep working on it until it’s time for a new design. If you catch any bugs please drop me a note.
I surprise myself sometimes, didn’t think I’d make it this far. There’s been a few major changes in my life lately, those happening online and offline under the radars. jermexpress.com is sitting on a spanking new server, and it’s now hosted by our very own digitalSURGERY.net. We will be launching a small WordPress hosting service in the following weeks. On the personal level, I’ve been sleeping better lately. I dream less and I only wake up once or twice in the middle of the night, instead of the usual 5-10x as cause of nightmarish dreams. I’m OK financially for once. No I’m not rich yet but I can relax and not think about tomorrow (but not the next day after) if I wanted to.
I just watched Supergirl. It’s amazing how people made movies in the past without the technology we have now. Helen Slater was a babe, too bad she’s old and wrinkled now, or probably dead; who knows. I know Mr. Reeves is gone, I guess it’s time for a new breed of superheros now.
I know people with 20+ blogs, when the hell do they sleep? I’m suffering the consequences of my youthful wisdom, or lack thereof. Sleeping 10 hours can finally feel good, like paying off old debts. Waking up is like being chased around by collectors. It’s a scary life out there.
That’s why people stay online, that’s why people blog.
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