Little Red Rails Now Dating Advice Guy

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As you can tell by reading this post, I’ve updated my domain to DatingAdviceGuy.com!

When I first created this website, it wasn’t for online dating at all. It was related to something called ruby on rails (hence the name LittleRedRails).

When I switched over to offering dating advice, I never changed my domain name. However, since I now have a healthy following and help a lot of people with dating online, I felt it was long past time to change.

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GoDaddy Hosting Slow? Why I Switched to HostGator

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Why has my hosting become so slow? That is the question I found myself asking about my GoDaddy account after a few months of having this website. In this “off topic” article I wanted to discuss my problems for this site when using GoDaddy and why I chose HostGator as my new hosting company. I’ll also discuss how well things have gone since switching.

Host Gator

My Problems with ...

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Repairing a Crashed Table in phpMyAdmin

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I had a nasty surprise for me tonight when I realized none of my posts were available on my blog (the one you’re looking at now!). I could log into WordPress and see everything but my posts showed a count of zero (scary!). My first thought was to restore my latest backup only to realize my backup didn’t run this week. I did have the backup from last week so I logged into phpMyAdmin and this is where I found ...

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iPad Looks Great But I Still Love My Kindle

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With the release of the iPad today, I thought I would write about how much I love the Kindle 2. Everywhere I go online today I see the majority of people blogging or twittering about how the Kindle has all but been replaced. Really, any time Apple releases a new product the hype can get pretty crazy (and with a track-record like theirs it’s no surprise).

Now that I’ve seen the iPad, I suspect that Amazon’s first thought on seeing ...

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Installing Disqus on WordPress Is Amazingly Simple

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For a while I’ve been considering installing Disqus as my commenting system on this blog. Even with what I consider to be healthy traffic I get very few comments. I thought perhaps using a system like this might encourage a little more conversation. Then again…I am in the business of providing dating advice and sometimes I wonder if people shy away from being associated with needing such advice.

At any rate, I am simply amazed at how easily the install ...

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10 Dating Profile Headings for Software Engineers

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I’ve been thinking about doing some online dating profile heading testing (that’s a mouthful!). I’m hoping to share the results here as I currently have a theory that weird or hard to understand headings may work as well as any other. At any rate, while thinking of a good profile heading to test out I came up with first in the list below. I thought it wasn’t too shabby and thought I could come up with nine more for a ...

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Massive Drop in Google SERPs after Installing All in One SEO Plug-in

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Recently I decided I wanted to try and improve my traffic here and I ended up buying a book named Building Findable Websites by Aarron Walter. I really liked the book and would recommend it if you’re looking for a good introduction to SEO.

In the book, Aarron discusses the All in One SEO plug-in for WordPress so I went ahead and installed it for my website here. When I was setting this plug-in up, I decided to turn on ...

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Setting up Ruby on Rails with GoDaddy

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Back when I first got littleredrails.com (my original domain name), my intention was to utilize a technology known as Ruby on Rails. Over the next few months, due to situations out of my control, I realized I was not going to be able to use the site for my original purposes. Eventually, I decided to record my online dating experiences and that is how this site reached its current state.

I was looking through some old documents recently and found steps ...

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Online Dating Guide for Handhelds

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I was recently contacted by someone from the Plucker project with interest in converting my guide to a format for Palm handhelds that could be viewed offline. I was not familiar with Plucker but saw no reason to decline the offer so now the guide is available for handhelds here. Hopefully someone out there using a handheld who would never have found the guide otherwise will find it useful!