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Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Request Limit Exceeded

We are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosting our little project . Today, we are down for quite some time. I will be able to know how long the outage took place once  is back online again, thanks to Pingdom monitoring service. As of this time 5:41pm EST AWS Service Health Dashboard  ( ) status for North Virginia delays or not accessible. Amazon CloudWatch (N.Virginia) - Delays is CloudWatch metrics for RDS, ELB and ElasticCache since 12:03 PM PDT Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (N.Virginia) - Degraded EBS performance in a single Availability Zone since 10:38 AM PDT, still posting updates ... Amazon ElasticCache (N. Virginia) - ElasticCache Cache Nodes experiencing connectivity issues in a single Availability Zone since 11:39 AM PDT ... Amazon Relational Database Service (N. Virginia) - RDS Database instances are experiencing connectivity issues in a single Availability Zone since 11:03 AM PDT AWS Elastic Beanstalk (N. Virgini

iCloud Storage - How to manage?

This is a how to guide to manage your iCloud storage. In my situation, I am using a number iPhone's, iPad, and iPod for our family iCloud's account, and I have 20Gb of paid storage ... still not enough. We are using the iCloud storage for sharing pictures within our family. We don't need to backup the email because it is already in the Cloud using Google Apps (see reference below). Here's what to check using your iPhone, similar approach for iPad and iPod. In your iPhone, tap " Settings ", scroll down to see the iCloud setting. Tap " iCloud ", here you can turn OFF the following if you don't need them. I turn off Mail, because my email is already in the cloud. I keep my Contacts ON for now. I turn off my Calendars (this is part of my email cloud). I turn off my Reminders, Safari, Notes, Passbook (I will get back to this setting if I will use this in the future). I turn ON Photo Stream for family to shares our pictures. I turn off "Docu

Office365 Setting to scan-to-email

I've searched the Internet if someone successfully use the Office365 Microsoft Exchange Online without the use of TLS and SMTP Authentication . I found nothing, so I've decided to write this article so other administrators will benefit and save time. Hopefully give me credit of saving their precious time :) Office365 (Microsoft Exchange Online) a cloud based email powered by Microsoft Exchange Server with running latest version. SMTP Authentication and TLS protocol are required for your printer to scan and email the result to your corporate intended recipients. I've tested the SMTP Authentication and TLS settings using Toshiba eStudio printers , and works like a charm. It took a while to configure but it works. See the captured configuration. I enabled SMTP Client with all certificate without CA, the SSL/TLS as STARTTLS (this is the key to make scan to email using Office365 to work). My SMTP Server Address is . Microsoft recommend that you is using Pinboard theme. is a small project using Pinboard theme from .  is a free service to create your own website, news or media, blog or journal website, Art Gallery, Pinboard like Pinterest looking site, and Photo Sharing community. Pinboard theme is an excellent choice compare with other "pinterest" like themes out there. Here's the advantage of using Pinboard theme. Feature includes infinite scroll, this means other posts is loaded automatically. The auto stacking layout works perfectly and responsively using your desktop, iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone devices. You don't need to use other plugins or customize your website. Multisite integration support which enable users to sign-up. See  website  for the live-demo of multi-site version. And the current version has room for improvement. I discovered other features that can be very useful to be included on their next update. Here's a recommendation. Integration of

WordPress Permalinks not working

It took a while for me to solve this issue. I moved my small project from GoDaddy 4GH hosting to AWS Amazon , then the permalinks stop working. I research, read, research and keep on searching, but can't find any information to resolve it. Oh well, it took 6-8 hours of non-stop searching to fix the " wordpress permalinks not working" . In my new AWS Amazon hosting, I need to change the AllowOveride All, (from AllowOveride None). Restart the web service " service httpd restart ". Viola my wordpress permalinks start working ... come check it out, sorry for my shameless advertising please visit website.