I’m excited to try out a new publishing platform called Known. Known is a new social publishing platform for sharing content and discussing ideas. I saw the creators on one of my fave podcasts, This Week in Google on the TWiT network, so I thought I’d give it a go. I like it’s simplicity so far, and it was pretty easy to set up. I did run into a snag with my .htaccess file, but I compared it to what I used with this current WordPress install and Dreamhost.

Edit 11/17: For anyone having issues with Dreamhost and their .htaccess file, this is what I had in mine in order to make it work on my domain (not subdomain):

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
<IfModule mod_php5.c>
php_value upload_max_filesize 1000M
php_value post_max_size 1080M
<Files ~ “\.ini$”>
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
<Files ~ “\.xml$”>
Order allow,deny
Deny from all

AddType video/ogg .ogv
AddType video/mp4 .mp4
AddType video/webm .webm

For data, I had to create a data folder outside of my known installation files subdirectory. So for example in Dreamhost, I had my domain pointed to /examplefolder where my Known install is. Then for the Known data directory in config.ini, i have uploadpath = “/home/ftpuser/examplefolder/”.

Hope this helps!


Gamma Ray Computer Glasses


I use the computer all the time, and I mean ALL the time. At work, at home, when I’m relaxing, etc.  I’ve read about Gunnar glasses and their ability to help relieve eye strain for prolonged computer use.  I always cringed at the price, knowing that no matter how good they might be, after all they are just some tinted glasses with plastic or *insert material here*. You are better off buying prescription frames at that price!

Along comes a post by fellow Gadgeteer, Janet Cloninger, I found out about Gamma Ray computer glasses.  I browsed around the Amazon link provided and found these puppies for only $15!  I love Amazon and since I had a prime membership, went ahead and bought the GR801 model in black.  I received them two days later, and luckily they fit perfectly!  They are super comfortable and fit my face shape quite well.Gamma_Ray_Selfie

What do you think?

I will wear them around work and the house for a couple of weeks to see how I feel. Will I have less eye strain than usual?  Worst comes to worst, I can fit them into a pair of prescription lenses. :)