Well, I finally found a server that would reproduce the “Illegal mix of collations” error that MySQL troughs when executing some queries in my TERRIBL Plugin. See, I guess alot of servers use latin1_swedish_ci as the default collation for their MySQL databases. This seems to cause an error in some queries, especially those that use foreign characters. So I have patched my Plugin by explicitly setting all my database collations to utf8_general_ci. I also added an error handler that looks for this error in database table that may have been created by older versions of the Plugin and the new version will now fix the old tables using an “Alter Table” statement. So upgrade to version 126.96.36.199 now.
I released an update a couple of days ago with some more stats and another attempt to work around the whole Search String URL problem with Google’s new SSL Search. However, in the process of changing some field aliases in the database queries I inadvertently broke the Widget. So today I released another update to fix the Widget and it all seems to be working.
I really thought this Plugin has a lot of potential to be very popular but it still has less than 700 downloads and my other Plugin, Related Posts Links and Widget already has more than 2,600 downloads. Oh well, Maybe if I find a solution the the SSL Encrypted Search String issue it will be a great Search Engine Optimization Tool.
Here is my tribute to Stephany on her birthday, played on my favorite Google logo that they put up for Les Paul’s 96th birthday: Play Happy Birthday Recorded by Eli
This plugin allows you to create reports simply by entering in the SQL. You can save multiple reports and they will be listed on the Admin Menu so you can quickly run them again anytime with just one click.
You can download the plugin from the WordPress Repository or here.
Now you can include Related Post Links at the bottom of every post. Just go to the new Setting page in your WordPress Admin after upgrading to the new version of Eli’s Related Posts Plugin. I also created a Screenshot of the plugin “in action” as suggested by WordPress user brasofilo.
I wrote a small PHP page that produces “BINGO like” sheets of random times to help Stephany with a Hawaiian Language learning project for school. You can check it out here.
My kids and I like to play this game on Ubuntu called Luola, but it only comes with 5 or 6 levels. After we had gotten board with those first few levels included I started looking around for some more level and found out that it really is that hard to create your own level from scratch. So, after a little searching and reading trough the limited documentation I created a few experimental levels. Ayrica and Quin even created some levels of their own. This is still a work in progress but here are the level I have created so far:
You just have to put these extracted files in your luola/levels directory. On my Ubuntu system the path to the levels folder is `/usr/share/games/luola/levels/`.
A very happy birthday to my little sister who turned 27 today.