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A New Beginning

You will never win if you never begin. -Helen Rowland

Here we are starting again. Starting fresh. This time I’m going to write about what I’m learning and doing so that I can keep a sort of online resume or portfolio. A few of the things I am working on that I will be posting about include: learning written and spoken Khmer/Cambodian (my wife is Cambodian); learning Python along with Django, so that I can finally work on projects I’ve always wanted to do; and I am also finishing up my Associates in Computer Information Systems.

Projects Planned

  • Visa FAQs ( – A site with information on applying for various Visas (K1, K3, Student, Vistor) by oneself. I went through this process in 2013 to bring my now wife over on a K1 Visa and think I can offer some helpful advice.
  • Release Reminders ( – This was an idea I’ve had for a while and I’d like to at least take a go at getting something up, even if it is just for learning.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Calculator

Update  (March 13, 2014): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Calculator has been taken offline. Thanks to those who found it useful.

I picked up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim last Friday and I’ve been enjoying, but I feel I may have misspent some of my perk points and made it so I cannot get everything I want later. Since this happened I started looking for a Perks tool online to help me build out my perks before I buy them so I know I can get make things perfect. In my search I found lots of people looking for the same thing, but no tool. So I’ve decided to try my hand at creating one.

You can find my list of Skyrim Perks there and hopefully within the next day or two I will have a functioning Skyrim Perks Calculator for planning out your characters.

Skyrim Perks – Perks Calculator for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Thesis Theme

How to use WordPress 3.0 Nav Menu with Thesis Theme (also fix the line 42 error)

Using WordPress 3.0 Nav Menus with Thesis Theme

This is actually very simple to fix. In your custom_functions.php file of your Thesis Theme add the following code.

add_theme_support( 'nav-menus' );

remove_action('thesis_hook_before_header', 'thesis_nav_menu');
add_action('thesis_hook_before_header', 'wp_nav_menu');

Simple, right?

Line 42 Error on Custom File Editor

Now for the error you get when running WordPress 3.0 and try to use the Custom File Editor in Thesis. It should say something like:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function use_codepress() in /home/your_directory/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis/lib/admin/admin.php on line 42

For now to fix this just comment out line 42 in your /lib/admin/admin.php file like so. (by adding // in front of line 42)

// if (use_codepress()) add_action('admin_print_footer_scripts', 'codepress_footer_js');

Thesis Codepress Fix

No more error!

Have fun with WordPress 3.0 and Thesis.

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