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2 Short Films by Erwin McManus — December 27, 2020

2 Short Films by Erwin McManus

Time and again, people interviewed said that religion is negative, spirituality is positive. These 2 short documentary films from 2010 have a similar flow: Erwin McManus interviewing people in 2 major Canadian cities about the intrinsic cravings of humanity, interweaved with his meaningful commentary.

Crave: The Documentary about Vancouver

Crave: The Documentary explores how we all have one thing in common, regardless of race, background, or beliefs: the cravings of our soul. Crave features intimate interviews with people young and old. What they have to say about life’s biggest questions may surprise you. Erwin McManus explores the soul of Vancouver, Canada.

Crave: Calgary

Crave: Calgary explores the deepest questions of the human spirit: What does it mean to be human? What are the intrinsic longings that inform our choices and motivate our actions? Why do we do what we do?

Crave unwraps how regardless of race, religion, or status, we all have one thing in common: the cravings of our soul.

This 30-minute documentary is a definite must-see for those seeking new ways to dialogue about faith, spirituality and the inner journey of the soul.

Join Erwin Raphael McManus as he connects with people about life and its deepest meaning. Expand your understanding and respect for those whose paths are different from yours and yet, are on a common journey.

Filmed in Calgary, Alberta, Crave features private interviews with people young and old—from CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs and business leaders, to musicians, artists, chefs and fashion designers.

What they have to say about life’s biggest questions may surprise you. You may never look at people in the same way again.

Directed by acclaimed author, activist and filmmaker Erwin Raphael McManus.

Popular Christmas Song from Venezuela — December 21, 2020

Popular Christmas Song from Venezuela


El Burrito de Belén (The Little Donkey from Bethlehem) is a very popular Christmas Song from Venezuela. Saddleback Church included the El Burrito de Belén song in their 2020 Christmas worship set

Lyrics to El Burrito de Belén

Here’s the lyrics to El Burrito de Belén (lyrics.com)—

Con mi burrito sabanero
Voy camino de Belén
Con mi burrito sabanero
Voy camino de Belén
Si me ven si me ven
Voy camino de Belén
Si me ven si me ven
Voy camino de Belén

El lucerito mañanero
Ilumina mi sendero
El lucerito mañanero
Ilumina mi sendero
Si me ven si me ven
Voy camino de Belén
Si me ven si me ven
Voy camino de Belén

Con mi cuatrico voy cantando
Mi burrito va trotando
Con mi cuatrico voy cantando
Mi burrito va trotando
Si me ven si me ven
Voy camino de Belén
Si me ven si me ven
Voy camino de Belén

Tuqui Tuqui Tuquituqui
Tuquituqui Tu qui Tu
Apúrate mi burrito
Que ya vamos a llegar
Tuqui Tuqui Tuquituqui
Tuquituqui Tu qui Tu
Apúrate mi burrito
Vamos a ver a Jesús

Where is power button on Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3? — December 7, 2020
How to get a Bluehost staging site in 2020 —

How to get a Bluehost staging site in 2020

There’s one page in the Bluehost knowledge base (at time of this post, on December 7, 2020) about how to setup a WordPress staging site https://www.bluehost.com/help/article/switching-wordpress-theme

Supposedly if your Bluehost WordPress site was created after July 2017, you’d automatically have a Bluehost section in your admin dashboard, as illustrated above. But, I’m working on a Bluehost account older than 2017, so it doesn’t have that Bluehost section. And the instructions to download the plugin going to the URL http://blue.host/Ng4F30mCcod actually only goes to bluehost.com and there’s no plugin to download.

So I’m stuck. I’m on hold with Bluehost Support via Chat. They’re trying to install a plugin called Mojo Marketplace. Now s/he has to increase the PHP limits. Still waiting.

What is that plugin called?

It’s called WordPress Staging Website (Beta), according to this Bluehost knowledge base article-

Duplicating a WordPress Website

If an installation needs to be copied, several plugins are available to handle duplicating and migrating content. See WordPress Staging Website (Beta) to learn more about putting your WordPress website in Maintenance Mode. Please take note, this option in WordPress is still under development by the developers, which means it’s not the final version yet. If further assistance is needed, WP Live can be purchased on a monthly subscription. Call our 24/7 support staff to add WP Live at 888-401-4678.

Error When Creating Staging Environment in April 2019

Someone had 66% success with using the Bluehost feature to Create Staging Site, back in April 2019:

My site is hosted with Bluehost and I’m attempting to use their staging feature to create a staging environment. FWIW, I’ve done this successfully on two other sites I have with Bluehost.

However, this particular site is being problematic. Every time I click the “Create Staging Site” button it starts to setup the staging environment but almost immediately shows a grey error message at the bottom of the screen, “Unable to authenticate the action”. Then is disappears.

Meanwhile, the screen continues to say, “we’re setting up your new staging environment” but it never completes. I even let it run overnight and it was still “setting it up” by morning. My other two sites completed the setup in just a few minutes.

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/error-when-creating-staging-environment/

And, after trying for 3 months, still couldn’t get it to work.

Why Hosting Brands Like Bluehost use Mojo Marketplace

A user named Dion mentioned this in the WordPress Support forum

The one-click WordPress installs for all EIG hosting brands (Bluehost, Hostgator, Arvixe, and about 75 others) include a bunch of garbage, Mojo Marketplace among them. Last time I checked, the garbage also included a couple MU plugins.

This is a common problem with one-click installs, which is why most applications (WordPress included) strongly advise to not use them. It is also a problem with many “WordPress Hosting” plans. Such plans are oftentimes nothing more than a standard hosting plan with a “one-click install” version of WordPress pre-installed.

when Google Chrome can’t reach internet but Safari can — September 26, 2020

when Google Chrome can’t reach internet but Safari can

Recently ran into this on my MacBook Air, where I could connect to the internet via wifi on Safari, but I would get an error, “This site can’t be reached” on Google Chrome. That’s weird, right?

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_SECURE_CONFIG

After some research on search engines, I found my own solution, that wasn’t mentioned on the pages I looked at, while tinkering around, and depending on your settings, this could be the fix you need.

In my Chrome settings chrome://settings/security under Advanced, there was a section: Use secure DNS. I had recently turned that setting on, but apparently it wasn’t working today and stopped my Chrome from accessing the internet.

To fix that DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_SECURE_CONFIG error, all I had to do was toggle OFF the Use secure DNS setting, and my Google Chrome browser is working again.

Error Message in Google Chrome Browser

This site can’t be reached

duckduckgo.com’s server IP address could not be found.

Try:
Checking the proxy, firewall, and Secure DNS configuration

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_SECURE_CONFIG

Check your Secure DNS settings
Check your secure DNS settings. You may have configured a secure DNS server to which connections are failing.

Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings.
If it is already listed as a program allowed to access the network, try removing it from the list and adding it again.