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How to embed Facebook videos in WordPress

Believe it or not, this seems surprisingly unclear at first blush! Or maybe that isn’t too surprising considering how often Facebook changes the rules. :-p The first thing you/Google think to try is just to embed it directly. [embed width=”123″ height=”456″]https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAulani/videos/961137040599463/[/embed] But that doesn’t work because WordPress doesn’t support direct embeds from Facebook (again, not too surprising).* The next suggestion from Lord Google is to copy/paste the Facebook embed code and post that directly in the post (it’s HTML code so we have to make sure to use Text mode instead of Visual mode). <div id=”fb-root”></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_PI/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3″; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));</script><div class=”fb-video” data-allowfullscreen=”1″ data-href=”/DisneyAulani/videos/vb.147898618589980/961137040599463/?type=3″><div class=”fb-xfbml-parse-ignore”><blockquote cite=”https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAulani/videos/961137040599463/”><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAulani/videos/961137040599463/”></a><p>Uncle prepares for Fall at Aulani!</p>Posted by <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAulani”>Disney Aulani</a> on Day o&#039; the Moon, Septembarrr 21, 2015</blockquote></div></div> But that doesn’t work. Hmm. We can’t … Continue reading →

ICS file Timezone Formatting

I recently RSVP’d for an event that allowed me to add the event to my calendar via ICS file. But the file was somewhat crudely constructed and made no mention of what timezone the event was in, so I suddenly had a VERY early Sunday morning event to contend with (which would never do lol). Being something resembling a web developer, I immediately tried looking at the source code of the ICS file to see what was going on. It loaded fine in my favorite plain-text editor (TextPad) and the problem was immediately clear — there was an absolute dearth of any timezone related information in the file. I tinker-toyed with the idea of just adding PDT to the end of the DTSTART and DTEND lines, but then decided – for the sanity of my calendar app – to do a precursory search for proper formatting of an ICS file. Who knows, … Continue reading →

Star Wars

Star Wars Network Configuration Magic!

C:\>tracert Tracing route to FIN [] over a maximum of 30 hops: 3 6 ms 6 ms 3 ms cr83.la2ca.ip.att.net [] 4 6 ms 3 ms 3 ms cr1.la2ca.ip.att.net [] 5 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms la2ca02jt.ip.att.net [] 6 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms xe-9-2-0.lax30.ip4.tinet.net [] 7 76 ms 55 ms 55 ms xe-2-0-0.atl11.ip4.tinet.net [] 8 60 ms 56 ms 57 ms epik-networks-gw.ip4.tinet.net [] 9 56 ms 56 ms 56 ms po0-3.dsr2.atl.epikip.net [] 10 * * * Request timed out. 11 97 ms 95 ms 95 ms episode.iv [] 12 131 ms * 100 ms a.new.hope [] 13 94 ms 97 ms 96 ms it.is.a.period.of.civil.war [] 14 98 ms 94 ms 102 ms rebel.spaceships [] 15 100 ms 106 ms 95 ms striking.from.a.hidden.base [] 16 95 ms 121 ms 171 ms have.won.their.first.victory [] 17 173 ms 158 ms 153 ms against.the.evil.galactic.empire [] 18 127 ms 150 ms … Continue reading →

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

Shortly after I first started working at DreamHost (Fall 2011), there was a lot of talk about “the cloud” and because I’m never tuned into the right channels, I couldn’t help but feel like DreamHost was just enslaving themselves to some kind of marketing buzzword and we wouldn’t be doing anything significantly different. The continual mention of “the cloud” made me laugh out loud like Candace Flynn anytime anyone said anything about writing letters to Santa Claus. And I didn’t think twice about those thoughts until I stumbled across this recent Dilbert comic strip (almost a year after I initially had those thoughts about “the cloud”) and I was amazed and somewhat humbled to realize how much of a cloud nut I’ve become since then. So I started poking around to get some more information about “the cloud”. First I read Who Invented The Cloud by TelecomTV.Com to try and … Continue reading →

PC Magazine Daily Digest Reactions

At CES, Vendors Play Catch Up With Apple Windows 8 you say…a laptop with a detachable table you say…that’s goatee stroakingly interesting! Last Ballmer CES Keynote Light on News, Big on Windows 8 Okay. Wait a second. Ryan Seacrest was on stage talking to Steve Ballmer about what’s coming next? Why? So more “not news but hype”, but the YouTube link at the bottom about the “Josh Groban Sings The Best Kanye West Tweets”? Priceless. Google ‘Dream’ Doodle Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Beautiful as always. Murdoch Slams Google, White House Over Piracy, SOPA I have absolutely NO respect for Rupert Murdoch’s statements. I still think Fox News is “more balanced” than any other news network out there, but really the future is going to belong to the Internet so get off your Twat-box Rupy. 😉 Murdoch: News Corp. ‘Screwed Up’ With MySpace Bwahaha. Yeah. That’s pretty funny. Also interesting … Continue reading →

Windows 7 Repair Install

Due to the slow start of Windows Vista/7, I never really needed to figure out how to repair those installations and just kept on repairing Windows XP installations by booting the XP CD and selecting the repair option. Now that people are really starting to use (and consequently screw up) Windows Vista/7, knowing how to do a repair is actually pretty important. Unfortunately, Microsoft changed the wording on everything. It’s now called an upgrade (even though it’s the exact same version of everything). It preserves settings, programs, files, etc and just repairs the operating system. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

Sony Vegas Pro 8.1, Windows 7 64-bit, and Error 0x80010105 (message missing)

I was trying to figure out how best to render videos in Sony Vegas for YouTube. I used to just use DivX and hope for the best, but I’ve upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit and Sony Vegas Pro 8.1 (the only 64-bit compatible version of Vegas8) doesn’t recognize DivX. I found a partial solution referring to h.264 here: http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/24/874371 & http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/24/874375 But when I tried to render with the project template “YouTube (HD)”, the render would fail with this error message – “An error occoured while creating the media file xxxxx.yyy. Error 0x80010105 (message missing)”. The suggestions posted here: http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/24/884273 said to try “compatibility mode: Vista no service packs” and “Run As Administrator” which didn’t solve the problem. So I dug into the project template and lo and behold – de-selecting two-pass on the video tab allowed the render to complete perfectly. Don’t know that it’s a final solution, but … Continue reading →

Disabling Open File Warnings

1. Go into Internet Options, through Control Panel or Internet Explorer -> Tools. 2. Go to the Security tab and select “Trusted Sites”. 3. Click on “Sites” 4. Deselect the “Require server verification (http:) for all sites in this zone” checkbox 5 Add the network computer the executable is located on (i.e. \\server) and click OK 6. Click on “Custom Level” 7. Set the “Launching applications and unsafe files” option under Miscellaneous to “Enable”. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itproxpsp/thread/e3008c75-48b4-4a6c-bc14-5a20ce72cd7f

MSConfig Entry Deletion

Locations of the entries in MSConfig The enabled/checked items are populated from the following registry locations: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run -and- HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Windows Values named Run & Load The disabled entries are present in these locations: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Shared Tools \ MSConfig \ startupreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Shared Tools \ MSConfig \ startupfolder (source: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/MSCONFIG.htm)