May 14th, 2009
I love those Biore strips that pull out all the gunk and sebum from your nose, chin, and forehead. But I hate how expensive they are. I recently paid $7.00 for a small box.
I tried to make my own version, first trying packing tape. It’s a weak substitute. It pulled off some hair, but didn’t get deep into the pores.
My latest try has been very successful - an Elmer’s Glue Facial. First, I steam open my pores for about 10 minutes with a sinkful of boiling water and a towel draped over my head. Next, I wash my face well, then dry. Next, I smear about two tablespoons of Elmer’s glue all over my forehead, cheeks, and chin, applying it as I would a commercial facial mask. Wait about 15 minutes until it dries, then peel off! Rinse well.
It will pull out a lot of the sebum (maybe some hairs too) and leave your skin feeling extremely smooth and soft. It doesn’t hurt any more than a regular peel-off facial mask, and hurts far less than the Biore strips.
I’d say the Biore strips still work better, but at about 50 cents a bottle, Elmer’s glue is a great cheap substitute.
My skin is fairly sensitive, but I did not react to the Elmer’s Glue at all. However, you may want to test it out on a smaller patch of skin first. Honestly, I have no idea of the chemicals in Elmer’s glue, as it is a secret. For my next expermient, I will try this facial with some homemade glue with simple ingredients.
April 9th, 2009
If you turn debugging on (in site configuration in Smartway), you can see lots of errors! Some of them actually originate from the base_classes.lib file. That has been encrypted by WebScribble, so you won’t be able to fix those errors.
Here are some errors that are easy to fix
1. Use of Undefined Constants
You may see a bunch of these cluttering up your page when you run your site with debugging on:
Notice: Use of undefined constant SOME_CONSTANT_HERE - assumed ‘SOME_CONSTANT_HERE’ in /path to your site/engine/pages/your_problem_page.php on line 41
Fixing it is simple, and I have to believe it helps make your site run more efficiently. Find the constant on the line referenced by your error notice. It will be in all capital letters. Add a single quotation at the beginning and end of the constant. Reupload your file. The error message should no longer be there.
2. Permission Denied Errors
Warning: touch() [function.touch]: Utime failed: Permission denied in /path to your site/engine/pages/your_problem_file.php on line 43
Open up the file that is referenced, and look on the line referenced. You should see it refer to another file. Change the permissions (CHMOD) to 775 on that file. If that doesn’t work, try chmoding to 777.
November 18th, 2008
Problem: A lot of websites like to have a different masthead on the home page than on secondary pages. Since webjobs offers only one template for the page header - templates/page_top.html — the solution is an if/then statement within the template. I heard that you can modify what template is chosen by webjobs in the base library files, but since these files are encrypted, the below method is the only method I can come up with on short notice.
Solution: Edit templates/page_top.html to display one bit of html for the index, and another bit for any other page. Here’s the basic idea:
<? if ($_GET['page'] == "" )
put your html for the index page top here
<!–End top and Logo for home page–>
<!–start top and Logo for secondary pages–>
put your html for the other pages here
<!–End top and Logo for secondary pages–>