The Principal

I recently started making funny comedy skits on video and posting them to YouTube and Facebook. In this video, I act like I’m Merv, the school principal. He likes to collect McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, make dad-jokes, and do bad impressions. The only thing he loves more than his students is his master’s degree.

This is continual build-out of the universe first created by the 16 year old who rode an Uber, followed by The Substitute Teacher, and The Driving Instructor. The one thing they all have in common is that they all love McDonald’s.

Shirts from the video are available on Amazon.com here (affiliate links):

WordPress Home Page Blank or White Due to Default HTML File after Migrating to New Web Host

I had a problem where WordPress had a blank or white home page after migrating from another host. The answer turned out to be that there was a “default.html” copied over that the old web host used, but the new one didn’t. And it was that file that was making the home page of WordPress blank or white, while the other pages worked just fine.

Answer/Solution: delete the default.html file in your root website’s directory that was copied over from the other host.

From AndreJ at WordPress Development at Stack Exchange, on the topic of “Migration issue – blog home page is blank“:

Sometimes when you are migrating your page you can get blank home page.
I found the problem with the home page not displaying from the base URL. it was because there was a default.html file in the root directory. The old hosting server must had set the order to look for start files to PHP extension as the first default so it ignored the default.html file in the root directory and loaded index.php.
The new hosting server must have the default extension it looks for as an .HTM or .HTML file and was loading the blank default.html file first. Once I deleted the blank default.html file the hosting server started loading the index.php file and displayed the WordPress home page.

Thanks, AndreJ!

The Driving Instructor

I recently started making funny comedy skits on video and posting them to YouTube and Facebook. In this video, I act like I’m Gary, a driving instructor who is “only doing it for the money” because it is better than mowing lawns and weedeating.

This is the second video in a series, the first being 16 yo Rides an Uber, in which the 16-year-old Uber rider asks his friend about whether he took Driver’s Education this summer and if he had Gary as a driving instructor. They both love McDonald’s.

My daughter, Magdalena, is coincidentally in Driver’s Education right now and so she actually did the student driving in this video. My son, Kevin, did the videography. Kevin has his own YouTube channel where he covers video games, The Game Boys.

Shirts from the video are available on Amazon.com here (affiliate links):