Open Atrium Drupal Timeout during install

When looking for an open source project management software I decided to go with Open Atrium.  When installing I stumbled upon this error after selecting the locale.  “Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in ..\ on line 934”. First I visited the open atrium forums where others have been bitten by this […]

Stopping A Pending Service

This is useful if you need to stop a service stuck in a “STOP_PENDING” state. All you have to do is find the PID of the service. You can do so by typing at the command line prompt sc queryex <servicename> This will return alot of information including the PID number of the service. After […]

The Death of Martial Arts

Im pretty sure a black belt in karate is about as cool as a black belt in cheerleading. Just saying This was a quote by a good friend of mine a few weeks ago on his facebook page. While I felt like I wanted to knock him upside the head I cannot and will not […]

Light Your Candle

Candle In The Dark

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. — Chinese Proverb With all the negativity that surrounds us, it is easy to become overwhelmed. It is also tempting to fight against the negative or to declare war on it. Yet a master teacher offered a better way: “Resist not evil, but […]

Here is my creed


Here is my creed: I believe in one God, the Creator of the universe. That he governs it by his providence. That he ought to be worshipped. That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated […]

The F Word


For many people “The F Word” is that little four letter word that your mom used to tell you not to say (well at least mine did).  But to many “The F Word”  is the loss of the American Dream.  Most likely the most expensive thing they will buy in their lives they are about […]

Motives That Aren’t So Simple

I was reading a post the other day from a good friend of mine who was basically talking about the reason he started his blog Simple Motives. Three paragraphs jumped out at me: It seemed to make for a very interesting, artistic reflection of my daily life after I had collected a few hundred posts. […]

What holds us back??

What holds you back? Is it the fear of rejection? The fear of succeeding? The fear that maybe just maybe you will suck at what you try? Or more importantly your so comfortable in your present situation you don’t want to give up your current lifestyle to suffer for a few moments to achieve your […]

Open Mind

So last night, I watched the movie Zeitgeist and was just blown away from what I saw.  I am the type of person that takes any new information with a bit of skepticism but for some reason what was said on that program…..made sense.  But I must say I admire the ingenuity and foresight for […]