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Does anyone know how to successfully 301 redirect a dynamic URL to a new non-dynamic URL using .htaccess? I cannot do anything “on-page” like HTTP meta refresh because the original pages were on a proprietary platform and recreating a directory and URL structure that mirrors the old site did not work. The old site was on IIS and the new one is apache (WordPress). Or if you know of a WP plugin that would 301 redirect. Example of a URL is sitename.com/DirectoryName/default.aspx?PageID=123456 and it needs to be redirected to sitename.com/pagename. Unfortunately, dynamic URL’s can’t be redirected in any way I’ve found in the .htaccess file. I can redirect ALL URL’s in that directory to a single page, but I need several individual pages each redirected to their new corresponding index page. Help?
Klout.com is a scoring service that measures your social media participation and assigns you a score. The higher the score, the “better” you are at social media interactions, influence, etc. I used to have a pretty high score and get the Klout “Perks” and enjoy knowing that anyone seeking to check up on my social media skills for employment or other reasons would see that I know what I’m talking about. (I know that’s all relative, but some people genuinely put stock in the Klout score).
I enjoyed using Klout and benefiting from my high score. I’m pretty good on Twitter, but my Facebook is where I get tons of comments, and have more influence (in my opinion). And it would seem that way to Klout as well because without my Facebook being attached to Klout, my score has fallen about 30 points.
Why don’t I just connect my Facebook to my Klout account again you ask? Why, I would love to… only I cannot. I alerted Klout via Twitter that after I switched to beta klout (which is now just regular Klout) that my FB got disconnected and when I tried to reconnect it, it wouldn’t “stick”. The person manning the Klout Twitter account asked me to email email@example.com to explain and they would get me all sorted out. I did that. Nothing was resolved. That was May 17th.
Then on May 23rd I got a sex change operation and moved to Utah. Well that’s what Klout would like you to think. You see, now I am Paul Jewkes from Utah and I like to talk about snow sports and travel, and Utah. Someone at Klout forgot to follow the number one Ghostbusters rule: Don’t cross the streams!
Here are some of my emails with Klout, and the screenshot of what happens when I try to connect with FB on Klout. Did I mention Paul and I met on Twitter over this because he is stuck unable to connect to LinkedIn because of ME! Yet all Klout wants to say is to delete my cookies and login again. Um… my cookies are not in UT and neither am I! Poor Paul has now un-signed up from Klout over this.
May 17 – Email TO Klout FROM me:
Hi my Klout name is abourland. I am using the beta version, and had used the old version for a long time before this. Since I’ve been on the beta version, Klout has been leaving out the FB part of my scores, asking me to connect the account. I have done this several times, and even seen my FB stuff be re-incorporated into my score. But then it all starts over again. I have re-added my FB acct several times now, but today it still asked again.
I mentioned this on Twitter, and the person running the Klout twitter account asked me to email the details to this email address.
May 17 – Email FROM Klout TO me (Autoreponse)
Thanks for emailing Klout! We love getting feedback and are here to help with any trouble you’re having but we do ask that you check out support.klout.comto make sure we haven’t already answered your question.
Can you try connecting in a different browser? Let me know if that helps. Thanks!
Maybe your beta Klout doesn’t properly handle FB accounts w/stricter privacy settings? It works fine on old Klout.
Can you try logging out and then logging in first with Facebook instead of Twitter? This often solves the problem. Thanks!
I was chatting with the FANTASTIC Elizabeth Esther on Twitter yesterday about breastfeeding and stigmas about it.
I’m SO sick of people acting like breastfeeding is abnormal and “ew.”
@elizabethesther I was abused as a child and breastfeeding still holds a stigma for me somehow. I wish I was more comfortable seeing it.
@elizabethesther It is sad how we’ve been raised to see something natural as unnatural. It is sad how abuse of sex has warped it too.
@abourland Yes! And oh, I’m SO sorry something wonderful is so hard for you! ((hugs))
That was a great conversation and I’m glad I jumped in. It’s nice to have someone who is open to hear reasons why some women who are moms may struggle with the function of breasts in the context of motherhood. I do think breastfeeding is natural and that women who breastfeed should be free to do so when and where they need to so their precious child can be naturally fed.
Today I went to Elizabeth’s blog as she shed some context on her tweets yesterday and why she began the conversation with some other tweeters. It turns out someone was calling a children’s toy doll that mimics breastfeeding “ew”. Well I won’t call it “ew” – again, we were born to eventually (key word EVENTUALLY) birth children and breastfeed them. If you want this doll you should feel 100% comfortable getting it. But I wanted to share my thoughts on why I would never get the doll for my daughter.
I can appreciate the stance presented by Elizabeth and the other moms that it’s natural, etc because IT IS natural for a mother to breastfeed her children – totally 100%. And I agree, if there are dolls with bottles, why not breastfeeding? I get that.
However, I cannot change society. I feel I have no choice but to deal with how society is. And the truth is there are sick people out who will see my daughter lifting her shirt to hold that dolly to her chest and try to do or say something inappropriate. I wish I could change that in my lifetime. I’m sorry, but child molesters are all around us – I worked with one for years and didn’t know until he was arrested on his 2nd offense. Whether we like it or not, people are out there who get off on this stuff, and our little girls should be keeping their shirts down for now, thank you. It’s not about making breastfeeding unnatural at all.
I should say that the breastfeeding doll is not my “target” because I don’t really agree with any of the overly “realistic” dolls out there. I don’t mind my daughter having a baby doll to hold and play with (Scarlet calls her doll her “little sister”), but having all the stuff to pretend she’s a mommy – I think it rushes everything and makes it too much like a fun fantasy. Well what happens when she’s old enough to make that fun fantasy a reality? Enter the show 16 and Pregnant.
Everything in our life has a time… when it’s time for my daughter to be a mommy, she will do mommy things. Nurturing does not have to be taught or forced; she will learn by example and I will teach her, and answer all her questions. Just like I do not want to rush her into wearing makeup, having sex, or anything not age appropriate, I won’t rush her into acting like a mommy in all these ultra realistic ways.
Why are we rushing our daughters? Encourage nurturing behavior, sure. My daughter is very nurturing at 3 but she doesn’t need to pretend to breastfeed. Disagree with me? Fine, but let’s rewind to pre-baby and breastfeeding – would you buy your daughter a toy set called “Mommy to Be” that allows your daughter to strap on a “baby bump” and wear maternity clothes so she can pretend to be pregnant? Not me. Why encourage all this behavior with babies so early?!
See, first my daughter will have to go through puberty and recognize that she even HAS breasts (and I’d like to think she has a lot of time between now and then). That is part of a natural life stage. It isn’t until later that she will come to understand all the joy that is having her own children and nurturing them through breastfeeding, changing diapers and everything else.
So all the “Baby Alive” genre of toys and now this toy – forget it for me. I hope my daughter never gets something like that as a present – she’s 3 and she doesn’t need to learn to be a mommy in that kind of a hands-on sense at this age. No way.
I want to clarify since the Internet can be a snarky place that I think Elizabeth ROCKS and this post is in now way aimed at her. In fact, what Elizabeth did is make me THINK. And she reminded me to think twice before I have an internal reaction to seeing a mom breastfeed. That mom is doing something natural – it’s not about my past abuse, I need to move on. She presented STELLAR information on her blog (and kicks ass on everything she puts out there) and I agree with her points. I just have these reservations about these types of toys in general and this doll just brought it all to the surface. Please subscribe to Elizabeth’s blog while you’re over there!
My weekends are not planned weeks in advance, and I won’t be the life of the next ten little kid birthday parties. My column this week goes over how and why I took my weekends back, and how that will help me lose weight.
What do weekends mean to you? Are they a time of relaxation where you daydream as you swirl your icy lemonade in a sweaty glass? I am willing to bet the majority of us say, “I wish!”
On any given weekend, this mom can find a few birthday parties, a church function, a couple of “sales parties” and nearly any other activity to occupy the precious minutes I have free from working.
What has happened to us that our weekends are just another set of obligations?
What do you do when you feel like going to the gym isn’t “working”? Is it all in your head? Is there something wrong? For me anemia was the main culprit… but now I’m starting my in-home workouts and heading back to the gym soon. Read my latest column and share your thoughts in the comments on the article page
Print must not be dead, because seeing myself in print has made me feel very alive! I was happy to have one of my OC Moms columns included in the Tues May 24, 2011 print edition of the Orange County Register. I thought I’d share a quick picture of the article in print. This is my first column in the paper, and I’m really honored to be part of the OC Moms section of the Register. I was next to a bunch of stuff about Oprah’s last show and her stunning career, and above the movie show times. If you get the OC Register, you can find the story on page 3 of the LIFE section.
Please check out my latest column at OC Moms. This week I share my story about how I triumphed with weight loss, and now I need to start all over again.
It all started in 2003. I was suddenly sick after every meal – no matter what I ate. I tried things that would be gentler on my stomach, like bread, or rice. Nothing helped. No matter how little I ate, I was rapidly gaining weight. I felt like a freight train was coming at me, but I couldn’t tell from which direction.
Click to read the entire column >>> Diabetic working mom starts over again
As some of you may already know, in addition to my “day job”, I am now a columnist for OC Moms. I have a weekly column featured every Friday in the OC Moms section of the OCRegister.com website called WORK, HEALTH, LOVE. This column is all about my journey to get fit again, and the struggles that full time working moms face. I will also be doing a few additional columns about events, books, and anything else relevant to parents in the Orange County area.
Page views on my columns and comments on the article pages help me at OC Moms, so please visit and show your support – whether you’re a mom or not, and whether you live in Orange County or not!
Thank you everyone for your support as I keep putting one foot in front of the other!
CATCH UP ON MY COLUMNS:
So a new post about why I quit my personal Facebook profile (GASP) and am developing a public fan page instead is coming soon. But my first step is unhiding all my previous posts on this blog. You see I have a whole SLEW of posts here… not the tiny handful visible to you now. I’ve been having a blogger identity crisis, and when I was job searching, I was afraid to have personal information out on a public blog. I realize it probably wasn’t necessary to hide all my posts, but I did. So subscribe in your RSS feed readers, etc… we’re going back to the future… actually the past first, THEN the future.
I have always had my professional blogs, social media, and everything buttoned up like a pro… and like old mail or dirty socks, I let my personal blog lay on the floor. I can’t “promise” that will change, but I sure hope I live up to my expectations here. Thanks for reading!! ~ Annalytical