e-Goodness For Everyone


Exercise Together

I have always observed and sometimes joined the throng of exercisers along the waterfront at Sandgate. Its such a great place to get out in the sunshine and increase the heart-rate a little, burn some calories or just catch up with a friend.

Well now there is a new way beat those procrastinating ways by joining a group fitness squad and benefiting form the added motivation that it brings. You also get expert support and direction from Katie or Tim who know how to keep things fun while working the group just enough.

Both of these guys did their Certificate III in Fitness at the Academy of Fitness and so they really know what they are doing. They can suggest a wide variety of activities from the usual stretches, warmups and runs to kettle bells, team exercises and games. Pets too get a workout.

Check it out if you (like me) need some motivation to keep turning up!


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE

filezillaWhen uploading themes especially in WordPress I sometimes get this error:

WordPress – Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE

My solution is check FTP settings are to binary transfer.

In FileZilla 2.2.32, go Edit > Settings > File transfer settings > ASCII/Binary. Set it to always binary: that should do the trick.

In FileZilla 3.5.0 the setting is in Edit > Settings > Transfers > File Types > Default transfer type > Binary.



WordPress SQL Import Error #1064

I exported a database as a backup that was working fine. When I imported the database to the same exact server, folder, etc. I got this error:

There is a chance that you may have found a bug in the SQL parser. Please examine your query closely, and check that the quotes are correct and not mis-matched. Other possible failure causes may be that you are uploading a file with binary outside of a quoted text area. You can also try your query on the MySQL command line interface. The MySQL server error output below, if there is any, may also help you in diagnosing the problem. If you still have problems or if the parser fails where the command line interface succeeds, please reduce your SQL query input to the single query that causes problems, and submit a bug report with the data chunk in the CUT section below: —-BEGIN CUT—- eNo1jUEKwjAURIXu/inmADHkpwYxu1JCu0iTmFQ9gYtushP09qaCs3oMjxmXc8wWI2PU8C5YMDSY qayt7oiWT7l6CyON7NWxV5LpVjJiERgmF1aBu2vmY6sY5xwX11Ql9YXSMlicGhtKc9otEcs+1Es+ w2/19SY/hMniWen3Qd3hny8nMiDI —-END CUT—- —-BEGIN RAW—- ERROR: C1 C2 LEN: 1 2 11 STR:

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How To Fix Moodle File Picker Not Loading

We had a situation where the moodle file picker would not load and just showed a loading sign ….. We fixed this by:

  1. We turned javascript caching off

Others suggested also that they turned the combined YUI combo loading off but we didn’t have to.

I then turned the caching back on and it worked ok. POssible clearing the cache too would have done it.


Contact form 7 checkboxes – one per line

When I need checkboxes in a contact 7 form I usually want them each on a separate line.

We add this simple link of code to our stylesheet. It will insert a linebreak between all checkboxes or radio buttons in your forms built with Contact Form 7.

span.wpcf7-list-item {

That works a treat.


Eco Pool Builders

We are looking still for a pool builder in Brisbane who can design us an amazing backyard as well as a concrete above ground pool. Our next possibility specialises in eco style and natural pools which is not what we want but the pools on the site do cover all varieties.

Brisbane pool builder Ecozen, is your locally owned and operated family business committed to giving you a quality pool building experience. Our company offers concrete pools, landscapes and complete design and build packages for clients who want the best in professional service and eye catching quality.

Our team of award winning designers and experienced project managers will work with you and our own in-house trade staff from start to finish to guarantee you get the most out of your new swimming pool and outdoor area.

We will check out Ecozen Pools and Landscaping as they say they have a full design service and we will check their awards and references … another of the possible pool builders in Brisbane for us to try.



My Kids

Sandgate Brighton Childcare and Kindergarten Association is a community-based, not-for-profit organization which owns and manages:

The Association is run by a Management Committee made up of volunteer parents, staff and other members of the community.  Any profits that are raised are returned to the Association where they are used for the benefit of the children attending our three Centres.

My kids have benefited from this centre in the past.


Professionals Working Together … Nice!

Build in Brisbane   Brisbane trade networkBuild in Brisbane   Brisbane trade network (Mobile)The Build in Brisbane network is a group of QLD businesses who have actively worked together in one way or another for several years. Each member has been personally invited by other businesses that they regularly deal with. Only trusted and professional businesses are involved however we are simply a connected group of businesses rather than an organisation of any kind. We aim to provide a one stop shop so that you can simply connect with whoever you need next in the process of Building in Brisbane.


DNS for a Local Mail with External Website

I am always forgetting the settings for DNS of a domain where you want ot host the mail but send all web traffic to an external server or provider.

So here it is … in the permanent record along with my notes:

abc.com. IN MX 0 mail.abc.com.
abc.com. IN A XX.XX.XX.XXX ( the external server's IP )
mail IN A YY.YY.YY.YYY ( local server's IP)
www IN CNAME abc.com.

Actually I usually have to also make the 'mail' line:
mail.abc.com. IN A YY.YY.YY.YYY ( local server's IP)

SO there you have it.


Biodegradable Nappies

Little Shoppers is an online ECO baby store with amazing organic, biodegradable bamboo nappies, wipes, clothes and more. The nappies are highly absorbent, absorbing up to three times its weight in water. They are naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin. Bamboo fibre is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning there are no sharp spurs or harsh chemicals which may irritate the skin.

But a huge plus is the fact that the fabric can be 100% biodegraded in soil by microorganisms and sunlight. The decomposition process does not cause any pollution in the environment. Make the right choice, choose bamboo nappies.