New Theme & WordPress Child Themes


After several years, I’ve updated SystemRoot’s theme! Believe it or not, the old theme was from WordPress version 1.6. I picked this design from the WordPress theme search utility. It’s called “SnC Mono” and it was designed by Three Circles.

Naturally, I wanted to update the settings of it a bit more than it allowed by default so I did a little searching about an easy way to edit themes without necessarily breaking them. It turns out that WordPress supports this great feature call “Child Themes” (linked to WordPress docs). It allows you to create a separate set of files from your theme that you can use to override certain parts of it. You can override whole pages/files or just some CSS styles.

So, here’s the basic idea for setting up your own child theme…

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How to Fix MySQL Error 2006: “MySQL server has gone away for the query”


I use Mantis at work (and at play) to manage bug and issue tracking. If you’re not familiar with it, I highly recommend checking it out.

So recently, I wanted to attach a large file (10MB wowzers!) to one of my bugs and received an error.

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