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Python version 3.x.x is not supported by node-gyp error

Problem: You try to npm install a node package on Windows and get an error similar to: Python version 3.x.x is not supported by node-gyp Issue: You have Python 3.x installed and node-gyp needs version 2.7. You may already have 2.7 installed but...


Default value must be string or number error when running npm adduser

Problem: You try to run npm adduser command and get an error message that starts with something like “Default value must be string or number”. Cause: It is attempting to access your default email address which you do not have set. Fix: npm...


I can hit RabbitMQ fine from local but when I try from remote it does not work

I’ve run into this now a couple of times. The cause may be from the (sometimes) default binding to 127.0.0.1 in the rabbitmq-env.conf file. Update the file, changing the value of NODE_IP_ADDRESS to 0.0.0.0 which will bind it to all IP addresses on...


Where is Dan?

I spread this news on Twitter and Facebook months ago but thought it was about time to do the same thing here. Wednesday, May 1st was my last day as an employee of Telligent. I worked for Telligent for over six years and I loved every minute of...


Outsourcing your Blog engine’s functionality

[NOTE: I wrote this blog post over 2 years ago and recently found it in my Windows Live Writer drafts. I must have saved it to come back later and do some editing but forgot about it. It seems to be fairly up to date so I’m hitting the Publish...


Please help us spammers

Isn’t it cute that the same spammers who were leaving spam comments on my blog(s) with links to their sites no more than a couple of months ago are now sending me emails asking me to remove those links. We have recently been penalized by Google...


My First Bike Part I

Yesterday I posted about going to Cincinnati’s Queen City Mods and Rockers event and that might have seemed to come right out of left field for many of my long time friends and followers. Here is the back story. About this time last year I was...


Queen City Mods and Rockers Rally 2012

Cincinnati’s inaugural Queen City Mods and Rockers rally was a success! It was made up of several events including a pre-pre-party on Thursday night at C&D bar in Northside, a pre-party Friday night at Motr Pub on Main Street, Cars and Coffee at...


CAPTCHA for your Telligent Evolution 6.0+ site

Need CAPTCHA for your Telligent Community 6.0+ site? Adam Seabridge of Building Blocks has you covered: Computer Says No – a CAPTCHA for Telligent Community 6.0


Updating my YouTube widget to auto load first video

A little over two years ago (wow time sure flies) I posted the details of the YouTube widget I use on my home page: Add a YouTube widget to any web site with jQuery. Recently I was persuaded to update the widget to auto load the first video and...