While reading Chris Brogan’s blog a few days ago I ran across his My 3 Words for 2010 post and it’s something I’ve been thinking about on the back burner. He uses three words as a replacement for the typical New Year’s resolution. The 3 words serve as his guide to help him focus on the year ahead.
So far I only have one for 2011 – Grow– and I don’t mean my waist!
Lots of things it can apply to, but for the most part business. This means more customers, more services, more photos in my stock photography library, more content, more, more, more.
Here’s Chris’ 2011 word list.
Doesn’t look like the weather is going to cooperate in the Boston area for viewing the full lunar eclipse on 12/21/2010.
For those of you in other parts of the world that might have better luck viewing the lunar eclipse the New York Institute of Photography has posted some tips on How to Photograph the Lunar Eclipse
Ran into some problems getting WordPress to send email.
Running WordPress 3.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.
Spent the better part of a day trying diferent things…
- Various SMTP WordPress plugins
- Various SMTP server settings
- Various firewall rules
- Google, google, google
- Sifting through logs for any hint of what the problem might be
- More coffee
Thanks to Mario Vargas’ blog post I got pointed in the right direction. I’m not hosting at GoDaddy, but his info helped get me straightened out.
The WordPress plugin WP-Mail-SMTP was the fix!!! It reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page to manage the settings.
Setting up new WordPress 3 blog
nothing too exciting so far – just trying to get it setup and live fast.
- Created child theme for Twenty Ten based on color scheme of old static site
- Setup default categories I might post about