Openx troubleshooting & errors under Ampps

OpenX stylesheets not working?  

/openx/www/admin/assets/min.php?g=oxp-css-ltr&v=2.8.11 not working in chrome?

If accessing this URL directly works fine but not when called within a page, make sure AdBlock extension is disabled for the domain in question.

Call to undefined method MDB2_Error::quoteIdentifier()

Likely a database connection error where the user doesn't have permission to access.     

Class: Finfo not found

While installed some open source libraries and packages, I was getting Finfo class not found.   This was being called by symfony's framework for a project. Easy fix:  Edit php.ini and uncomment the extension php_fileinfo.dll and restart Apache

Save the Johnson Valley OHV Area. Be fiscally responsible. Stop 29 Palms Marine base expansion. Keep public lands open.

With utmost respect for our nation’s military and national defense, we request our government deny any request by the US Marines to acquire 140K acres of public land designated for OHV use in Johnson Valley, CA for the purpose of expanding the 29 Palms Marine base. Expanding the world’s largest Marine base will cost tax payers millions and the Marines have publicly stated the land is only needed 2 months a year. Economic reports show neighboring communities and small businesses could lose $100 Million annually due to base expansion.

My Webhost Search

So I've been irritated with Dreamhost lately due to outages and poor performance. Webhostinghub seemed to be almost 50% cheaper and clearly much better reviews as Host #2 in the ranks. I was about to make my purchase until I noticed that they don't support SSH access. I use SSH quite a bit for faster software upgrades and is one of my requirements...oh well. The search continues.

Joomla shows

If you are a first time admin of Joomla,  you may notice when you post an article, you see a quirky "Details" text appear above the publisher info such as:


Welcome to my Site

Category: Site news
Published on Saturday, 03 March 2012 21:36
blah blah blah

Here are the steps to remove the Details text from Joomla articles within Joomla 2.5.x:



Getting rid of Widdit and

I had an issue where each time firefox loaded, it was calling and    I tried disabling all extensions in firefox chrome and IE, cleared my temp folders, reinstalled firefox but it didnt work.

Finally found that deleting the vShare Browser plugin completely solved the problem. 

Hope this helps someone.


Outlook 2010 Crashes on Startup

My Outlook 2010 kept crashing on start-up.    According to the event logs, was due to faulting module mso.dll with Event ID 1000.   Here's the steps I took to resolve it on win 7 Home Premium.

  1. ran scanpst.exe in C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Office/Office 14/ folder - found some errors in the pst file so I repaired it.   Outlook still didn't load.
  2. Found that I had many Outlook related Windows Updates to run and install.   Did that.  No dice.
  3. What worked: 
    1. Closed Outlook
    2. Cut and pasted the mso.dll file over to the Desktop folder as a temp holding spot
    3. Started Outlook and it reran the Microsoft Office Single image installer.
    4. Let it complete
    5. Started outlook and it finally gave me a handy error that the Exchange plugin kept failing - would I like to disable it?   HELL YES
    6. Voila!!! Outlook started up