Technology Errors

ZenCart Ecommerce Store: Web Page Redirect Loop Error, CEON advshipper

During verifying some upgrades I had made to a ZenCart store I ran into some issues during checkout with a couple accounts. The issue was that my browser would get caught in a redirect loop after I added contents to my shopping cart and then attempted to checkout. At first I thought the issue may be with the checkout_process.php file as it was one of the files I had upgraded recently though after a more troubleshooting I determined this was not the case. 

ZenCart Checkout: Browser Redirect Loop Error

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Technology Errors

PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 25165824 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 491520 bytes) in /path/to/file

I received the below error during the process of a ZenCart shopping cart upgrade. The error was noticed when navigating through the ZenCart store admin via a web browser. I wanted to post a resolution because I wasn’t able to locate the exact resolution to my answer online and it took me awhile to locate the issue. Most of the resolutions I located on the Internet talked about modifying the post_max_size or other options located in the php.ini file however no matter what I changed these to I ended up receiving the same error.

Error: PHP Fatal error:  Allowed memory size of 25165824 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 491520 bytes) in /path/to/file

Technology Insights

Delete All Mail Using the mail Command From the CLI of a Linux Server

Deleting mail from a Linux users local account is easy using the mail command line utility. The mail command can also be used to perform any other functions that you can think of to manage email such as replying to messages, reading messages, or just sending messages. It is very basic in nature but it does provide a great utility for simple mail tasks.

Typically most of the mail that ends up in a user account on a Linux server that I might manage comes from a cronjob or some various task that is run on a server under a users name. It is important to understand and review these messages from time to time as they may have important information in them.

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Install Tabbed Windows Explorer Toolbar For Browsing Multiple Folders From One Window

Almost everyone has become used to tabs for their Internet browser. Applications that incorporate tabs make life a lot easier and cleaner for that matter. I have become used to tabs for my SSH client, tabs for Internet Explorer, tabs for Console, tabs for Trillian, etc. One thing I have always wanted but never took the time to look into though was tabs for Windows Explorer. I am constantly in various folders comparing files or moving files between folders and typically have 3 to 4 Windows Explorer windows open at all times. Well I finally decided to take the time to look for a solution and was pleasantly suprised to find QT TabBar from QuizoApps.

QT TabBar Details:

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Skype: Get a List of Voicemail, Delete Skype Voicemail

The newer versions of Skype, which include version 4 and above, appear to not provide a way to list or delete voicemail messages. There are two options I have come up with to resolve the issue of managing Skype voicemail messages. I would think that Skype will resolve this issue in the near future however it has already taken longer than I would have thought to provide a solution to users to manage voicemail. I am currently running Skype version 4.0.0.226 so the below information is based off of that Skype version which at the time of writing this article is the most current. I recommend using option two which includes a third party piece of software so you still get the benefits of the latest release of Skype.

Downgrade Skype: