Google Webmaster Tools - Associating Multiple Domains

Google Webmaster Tools – Associate Multiple Website URLs to One

Recently I worked on a project with multiple URL’s all pointing to the exact same content.  This was killing this particular sites SEO rankings as the content was split amongst multiple domains.  In the Google Webmaster tools there were about 10 different sites all registered and all competing against each other. Google Webmaster tools only […]

Do htaccess Rules Cascade

Do htaccess rules cascade into subfolders

Do htaccess rules cascade into subfolders within your website?  By default they do.  However they do not cascade the same way that many of us might think they do.  Let’s explore how the cascading rules apply. In CSS, it is easy to learn the cascading rules by simply taking the farthest to closest approach.  Rules […]

Failed URL for HTTP Error Code Redirect Pages

Custom Apache Error Handler – Get the Error URL in PHP

Scenario   You are using an Apache and PHP environment.  You provide an ErrorDocument directive to create a common landing page for HTTP Errors (such as a custom 404 error page.)  This may have been setup either in your http.conf file or via an .htaccess file.  The rule might look like the following: ErrorDocument 404 /errors/index.php […]

Engineering Advice

10 Pieces of Real Non-Technical Engineering Advice for 2017

It’s the time of year again when most of us do performance evaluations at work.  This offered a chance to reflect on skills, experiences and other nuggets of wisdom that were gained during 2016.   These are, for the most part, non-technical nuggets of advice.  Some of these were provided by managers, some were provided by […]

Hetch Hetchy High Adventure Hike 2016

This year we hiked past the north side of the Hetch Hetchy reservoir with stops at Laurel Lake, Lake Vernon and Rancheria Falls.  The hike in total was approx 29 miles.  On the hike with us we had George Estes, Thomas Anderson, Carter Curren and Hunter Bennion with brothers Ricks, Anderson, Curren and Hall as […]

Carter’s First Grade Play

Carter had his first grade play on the Planets.  Here were some of the shots grabbed from the play. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”1″ gal_title=”Carters First Grade Play”]

4 Wheeling near Arnold

4 Wheeling near Arnold, CA

Pictures from our 4 Wheeling trip up Highway 4 near Arnold.  This time we played around at the Interface OHV area. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”2″ gal_title=”4 Wheeling Highway 4″]

Camping February Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Camping February 2016 Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Took the trailer and the kids up camping at Calaveras Big Trees state park in February.  Plenty of snow on the ground and below freezing at night, but the trailer stayed nice and toasty warm around 60 degrees at night. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”3″ gal_title=”Camping February 2016″]