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Error(s) executing /usr/bin/nagios -v /usr/share/nagios/monarch/workspace/ nagios.cfg Permission Denied

Earlier in the week when moving Nagios from one server to another I ran into a bunch of random issues with Monarch which is the Nagios configuration file manager I use. After I got everything installed and thought that I was past any errors I ran a Pre Flight Test on the Nagios configuration files which returned an error. In the article below I describe in more detail the error that displayed, how I went about troubleshooting the error, and what I finally did to resolve the error.

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WordPress theme.php – Fatal error: Call to a member function read()

In the process of creating a mirror image of a current WordPress to be used for development purposes I ran into a PHP error that I had not seen before. The current version of WordPress was working without issue but because many of the settings needed to be modified for the installation to work with a different domain pointed to it. Even after modifying the settings that I had modified in previous instances to make WordPress work with an updated domain name I was still getting an error related to the WordPress Theme. I enabled some PHP error logging, started looking for answers on the web, and then implemented some changes described below to resolve the error.

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Cannot Checkout on Fictionwise Using iPod Touch Stanza Client

Earlier today I was purchasing a book called “The Alchemist” on Fictionwise using the Stanza application loaded on my iPod Touch. It was really frustrating because the process has way to many steps, is missing buttons, and does not make it easy to fill out the fields on the checkout forms. It is actually possible to complete the process though.

  1. Launch Stanza: Launch the Stanza application from your iPod Touch.
  2. Open Stanza Library: Make sure you are starting out on the Library screen which is the Stanza home screen.