Open DNS Servers

For the longest time I have been a big fan of using OpenDNS‘ DNS servers. For any of you that are not familiar, you can point your DNS to their servers (208.67.222.222 & 208.67.220.220) and have about perfect domain name resolution. With some ISPs that I can name, this is Read more…

Google Maps, polygons, won’t display properly in IE7

Recently I have been working again with Google Maps on a site for work. I was working with implementing transparent polygons, which were displaying perfectly with Firefox 2. Figuring that Firefox, Javascript, and I don’t get along very well at times, IE would work fine if Firefox worked. I was wrong.

After finishing the map page and confirming everything worked perfect in Firefox, I switched over to IE7 and gave it a run. The first time the page loaded only half (more…)

Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName

For some reason I kept getting the following error when starting my Apache2 server:
“Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName

Since the error occurs only on my Apache/2.2.3 install and not on my Apache/2.0.54 install, I can only conclude that it is a “feature” of the newer 2.2.x version of Apache. Anyhow, the steps that I took to resolve (more…)

Redirection using .htaccess files

Redirecting to appropriate subdomain

So I wanted my sites to redirect from http://domain.com to http://www.domain.com and found the following solution:

(in a .htaccess file)
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [R=permanent,L]

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