The Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2013)

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I've scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It's chock full of Christmas favourites (and a few new ones) that are guaranteed to:
1) Bring Christmas cheer
2) Not suck

25+ tracks from great musicians with a unique sound to bring to your Christmas celebrations. Including favourites like "Away in a Manger", "Carol of the Bells", and even a special rendition of an old favourite from a much beloved Star Wars character!

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2013)

NOTE: I posted this in 2015, backdated to 2013 when I created it because I wanted an archive of each year.

How to Change the WHMCS Bridge Page

When you first install the WHMCS Bridge plugin from Zingiri, the plugin warns you not to 'edit or delete this page', meaning don't touch the page that's automatically created by the plugin. Unfortunately, if you disable the plugin then re-enable it, the page that was initially created gets trashed and a new one created. This would be fine, if unlike me, you just permanently deleted the original page that had been created, then altered the page slug and page name however you want on the new page. What do you do if you need to edit the WHMCS Bride page?

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Consider getting the Pro version - it's worth it.

However, if you were like me, you instead permanently deleted the new page, and reinstated the old page, only to find that it doesn't work any more.

That's because the settings grabs hold of the database ID of the page it creates and permanently stores it in the settings, untouchable in anyway via the front end.

First up you need to grab the ID of the page you want to use. You can get this from the database, under the wp-posts table, but it's easier to just edit the page you want to use and grab the page ID from the URL. For instance, you might have http://example.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=123456789&action= and you would grab the ID 123456789 from the middle of the URL.

Next you want to edit the database. Using something like phpmyadmin (beyond the scope of this post) head to the wp_options table and look for the option cc_whmcs_bridge_pages. change the value to the ID you grabbed before, and blammo - pages are working again.

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You might also need to add THE Custom Field Name cc_whmcs_bridge_page with the value WHMCS, but I found they were already there when I reinstated the page.

Space Flight 704, Chapter 71: The Sum of the Whole

He sensed the other watching him.

"This is you, isn't it?" he asked, holding the Ortrix up.

"In a manner of speaking," replied the other in a way that sounded melancholy, even though it lacked tone.

"All the Torim below created this? Became this before they died?" asked Rex.

"Instead of dying," the other corrected, "and not just the Torim below."

"Although the other Torim lived, what little power they possessed was a power they all shared"

"And now it's all in the Ortrix?"

Space Flight 704, Chapter 70: Introspection

The Ortrix.

For an object that contained the essence of an entire race, it was underwhelmingly nondescript. It even lacked the ostentatious metalwork it would eventually pick up on its travels.

Rex felt the weight of it in his hand. Not just its mass - again it felt not-enough - but the weight of it's future.

He could sense its journey from here, had seen it in reverse, and knew where it ended up.

If he concentrated, he could hear every soul that had created it.

Space Flight 704, Chapter 69: Birth of the Ortrix

But the Torim below survived.

Not as physical beings. Not when their bodies were forcibly taken. Reduced to so much ash and dust.

Not as minds. The Torim below had found a power that linked them deeper than that simple structure.

Not as a single being, but as an entity of thought and presence and power.

And in the caverns of Torim, an Ortrix.

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