WordPress Pretty Links

I had a heck of a time getting this to work, and this is just as much for my notes as it is for the wider web world’s usage.

To use the pretty links of WordPress, I had to enable mod_rewrite in Apache.  Which was actually already enabled with my default installation.

I was using virtual hosts in the /etc/httpd/conf.d directory, so I made sure that the <Directory> configuration included these lines:

AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Also I made sure that that virtual host itself had these options set:

Options Includes MultiViews -Indexes FollowSymLinks SymLinksIfOwnerMatch

But to my deepest chagrin, it still wasn’t working.  After laying my head down on my desk and allowing the tears to flow like a mountain spring, I girded up my loins and looked again.

In Apache’s main config file, /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf  I found an AllowOverride  None line!  NO!  I was beat by my own laziness and ignorance again.  I commented out that line, and pretty links suddenly worked.

Learn from my mistakes, Future Dewey/World at Large.  Don’t let it fool you again.

D&D 4e: Barons of the Wild – Session 6 (Part 2)

What a waste!
Boccob’s Waste

Alisahn, the Priestess of Celestian, inspected the amulet found in the Tower of Boccob and a smile broke out across her face.   She explained to the adventurers that this was what she was hoping for.  Reaching for the book that Pujols brought from the Tower, the book opened to the last page and the book created a new page to mark her own access to it.  It sketched a woman with arms outreached, with a mountain exploding behind her, and starlight streaming down.  This seemed to please her, and she then looked over the entry for the adventurers.  That page also seemed to please her, perhaps even more so than her own.  Quickly turning hundreds of pages back, she found the first entry and showed it to the adventurers.  The image was of four men in robes and a stoneman, with a mountain exploding behind them, with tiny creatures pouring out, and ghostly figures lurking.   In the stoneman’s hand was the amulet that Ansis now held.

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D&D 4e: Barons of the Wild – Session 6 (Part 1)

It's so pretty when you're not dead
Wasteland of the Tower of Boccob

Pujols and Ansis woke from their concussed sleep to find Llamers tenderly nursing them back from the brink of death.  After seeing them come to, Llamers collapsed in exhaustion to rest from her vigil.  After some investigation of the statue strewn room, littered with rubble from the collapsing ceiling, the two men found that the platform that the stoneman had stepped off was the trigger for the door that had sealed the room.  Loading it up with pieces of the dead stoneman, the door raised a bit at a time with each piece until the stairway was accessible beyond the door. Continue reading “D&D 4e: Barons of the Wild – Session 6 (Part 1)”