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About Dawn13

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  • Birthday 07/13/1951

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  • Gender Transgender
  • Location Back in the USA - Recently returned from Germany
  • Interests I love history, Indian lore, hiking, ballet and modern dancing, sketching, visiting battlefields, doing genealogy, collecting coins, stamps, rocks and traveling all over the world.

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  1. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

    Hello Mike,
    I got it, posted my first photo in a while.  It is/was/appears to be a file size limit.  Still not sure what the exact size is but I do know that less than 100kb or less than 300x300 pixels will load.  Maybe the error should be designed to show this limitation.  (Not sure how to make the error show that way)  This is probably a limit set in the input parameters for the new software running the website.  Anyway, I should be able to post again but I will have to go through additional steps to decrease the size of my photo files.   Dawn
    The below photo is only 63kb

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  2. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: How many times have you been mistaken as a girl   

    One of my new bras now that I have something to cover and support.
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  3. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

    Mike - I too am using Windows 7, Other aspects = Broadband; Spectrum (Old Time Warner), Norton 360 and firewall connected to it - Dawn
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    I just tried a smaller photo - 500KB.  This was a resubmit of one that I already posted.  The new copy did not make it - Same error 500 - so it does not appear to be size related.  Firewall??  permissions?? Operating system?? I have tried to post using my tablet and my desktop - both produce errors. --- Internet provider??   Dawn
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  5. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

    It might be a limit on the photo size - I just changed my cover photo - required a 700kb or less photo size.  All of the photos I have been trying to load are about 2mb.  Do you know what the photo size limit in kbs is?  Thanks Dawn
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    Thanks Michael - It started with the upgrade -  I actually had a couple of photos successfully posted and they disappeared from the Group Photos - for all I know this is where the software corruption started.  I have some new photos to post but am waiting until we think it is fixed.  Best to you - Dawn
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    Any word - I do not think I can solve on my end.  Thanks  - Dawn
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    Two different solution sets below (Word Press and PrestaShop)- I think the problem is a memory setting (Parameters) issue.  "Many times the server limit is 30 seconds, which is not long enough to run these scripts."  This is why I think it works for some and not for others.  Dawn
    Word Press 
    Common Solutions for the 500 Internal Server Error
    The two most common causes of this error are a corrupted .htaccess file and exceeding your server’s PHP memory limit. The .htaccess file in your WordPress directory can become corrupted after you install a plugin or make another change to your WordPress site. The fix is simple. All you need to do is create a new .htaccess file.
    PHP memory limit issues often occur as the result of a poorly-coded plugin running on your site or a site that’s grown considerably over time and is using too many plugins. You’ll begin to exceed the PHP memory limits set by your hosting provider once either of these things happen. The result is a 500 internal server error.
    We’re going to learn how to create a new .htaccess to get rid of the corrupted one as well as how to test whether or not you’re exceeding your PHP memory limits.
    We’ve all seen it. As common as it is infamous, the dreaded HTTP 500-Internal Server Error ...
    How to recognize the Error 500
    First, we need to go over the different ways you might see this error message on your computer. There are different forms of this message because each host/server is allowed to customize the way it’s displayed. Here are some common ways you might see this error.
    “500 Internal Server Error”
    “HTTP 500 – Internal Server Error”
    “Internal Server Error”
    “HTTP 500 Internal Error”
    “500 Error”
    “HTTP Error 500″
    Most times you will see this message accompanied by various forms of this classic ambiguous line
    “The server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request by the client”
    It’s important to note that this error can be shown on any browser and any operating system (sorry, but switching to the new Mac Pro will not solve this problem) Here is a screenshot of one of the ways this error might be displayed on your browser.

    What is the 500 Error?
    Put simply, the 500 error is the Web servers way of saying “Something went wrong but I can’t tell you what, sorry.” This is what we call a “server-side” error. That means that there is something wrong with the server who is hosting the website. It is an extremely general error usually caused by configuration issues with the websites programming, PHP or system permissions.
    How Can I Troubleshoot?
    Don’t fret; although this error message is absurdly vague, you still have ways to find more information. Web servers are almost always configured to hide specific error messages. ....
    For PrestaShop v1.4 through v1.5.2  ... (One system)  ...
    Investigating the Error
    Once you have the additional information, there are some standard ways to further investigate the error. First, let’s go over some the most common ways this problem is caused. Once we find the cause of this error, it is much easier to solve.
    Permissions: Many times you will find that the permission setting on one of your folders is set incorrectly. It could be a simple fix as switching a file/folder permission from 777 to 755 or vice versa. In most cases permission sets of 777 are extremely unsafe and can allow even an amateur hacker to access your files and put malicious code in it. Make sure to check with your hosting provider for specific information about permissions set as some servers have different regulations.
    Incorrectly configured .htaccess: Oftentimes you will receive an internal server error when the htaccess file is configured incorrectly. For PrestaShop purposes, the main culprits of the htaccess errors are “URL Rewrite” settings or Friendly URL enabling. The htaccess syntax is very strict so even one wrong character or command will cause the server to return an Internal Error 500. Make a backup of your htaccess and regenerate the htaccess file either through the back office or by toggling the Enable Friendly URL option.
    Server timeout: Every server has their own timeout setting, which sets the time that any given script can run. If the function or script crosses that limit, you will receive an error 500. The most common scripts in PrestaShop that can take too long to load are CSV Imports, backups, translation loading, import/exports and thumbnail regeneration. Many times the server limit is 30 seconds, which is not long enough to run these scripts. You should contact your hosting provider and inquire about changing the limit, at least temporarily.
    UPDATED 3/31/2016:
    We hope this article helps you address your issue. For answers to individual questions, you can post your question for free on our forum (www.prestashop.com/forums/) or contact us (www.prestashop.com/en/contact-us) and a representative will contact you with details on how you can get the help you need.
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  9. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

    When trying to load a photo I get this error
    The website cannot display the page
     HTTP 500  Most likely causes:
    The website is under maintenance.The website has a programming error. What you can try:
     Refresh the page.Refresh the page. Go back to the previous page.Go back to the previous page. More information <ID id="moreInformation">More information</ID>This error (HTTP 500 Internal Server Error) means that the website you are visiting had a server problem which prevented the webpage from displaying.
    For more information about HTTP errors, see Help.
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  10. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: How many times have you been mistaken as a girl   

    Monica did you see this post?
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    Have been trying to reload a photo and keep getting "Error 500"
    Sorry - Dawn
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  12. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Small and Treasured   

    Hello Emma - Thanks - You too are a delightful person.  I keep wanting to meet everyone as we are all in this life journey together.  (Not practical but we do have a lot to share)
    Emma - You are treasured, yes, and of course loved. 
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  13. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Small and Treasured   

    Another delightful thread.  About Halloween and costumes, I have had the opportunity to wear several costumes lately, Green Lantern, Superman (Pink for Cancer Version), an elf and Avatar and of course as a woman(But not lately).  In the last three years, I have been able to go to almost a dozen parties and face paint the kids. (I usually wear a costume/s)  Besides doing the kids I usually face paint myself and paint additional examples of my work on my own arm.  Rainbows, butterfly's, stars, animals and super heroes.  I love to do this.  It is my feminine arty nature coming out.  I have now been requested at various fairs and I ask for donations.  I give the money to children's programs.  I too am in my 60's - still enjoying life, stretching myself and taking risks.
    About the first thoughts - To me being Transgender doesn't have to mean being female rather it means being closer to the attributes that are labeled as female.  I now feel that my condition, who I am, is not a learned thing but rather in-bedded in my DNA.  I have always been an explorer; this is my nature.  Also, I visualize colors, experience touch sensations and sense sounds in a way that I believe is a female frame of mind.  I remember when I found myself putting on my first feminine outfit at about six or seven years.  It was a yellow sun suit with green flower embroidery on it.  This along with my longer hair made me look like a girl. That was an image etched in my mind. I wore the sun suit and I wanted to show the world it was me inside it, wearing it. It was the little person, girl, me, and it was there before I ever put the item of clothing on.  So the article of clothing/adornment brought out my nature and it was what is considered feminine.  As I grew up took me forever to mature - most of my life my maleness consisted of being a Pixie or a Peter Pan.  I also often masked some of my feelings about wanting a female body by being a clown.  The clown gets to wear almost anything and can make people laugh.  As a male I did not laugh. The closest I ever felt to being a male was in my Indian heritage.  Wearing minimal clothing and being highly adorned.  As a kid, I always felt more at home in my own skin when I was wearing feminine styled clothing.  Going against the norm (Accepted by most) I am more female than most males.  I have been hit on a lot - most want me because of some homosexual attraction.  I am not homo.  I too hate most of the base male characteristics.  Dirty, unkempt, Cursing, corralling.  So I am closer to female, but not female, transgender.
    Have a great day!  Dawn
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  14. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: How many times have you been mistaken as a girl   

    My recent gender bender.  Went to my hair stylist a couple of weeks ago wearing all women's wear including a bra. (My stylist also does my pedicures and waxes my eyebrows)  She told me my hair was now finally long and was longer than most of her women customers as women currently coming to her are now getting shorter cuts.  About her she has always been a tall muscular woman.  Much heaver than me.  She commented that it looked like I had 'lost weight" and that she liked my turquois "earrings"  I said I did not think so since I had seen her last.  Then I started to think she could see my bra straps or that she knew I was transgender.  After she draped me in pink we got into a discussion of fitness and she told me she had increased her weight lifting to as much as two hours a day.  She asked me to feel her bicep and I did and it was both large and hard.  I said you can "feel mine" and she did.  'Soft' was her comment. Then she said it was "OK" and that she was going to make me beautiful and she did. She gave me a very nice feminine haircut; matching my outfit.  When I saw my image when she was done I actually felt I was passable as a woman leaving her salon.  The attached photo was taken after the visit; me in a dress.  Dawn

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  15. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Wow What a Year!!   

    Hello Dawn - Looking at your first posts I have a similar experience - still not totally the same - but similar.  My therapist also told me she has me categorized as transgender, I am one of two, that I know she councils. Because of this she had told me it is OK to wear women's clothing that is more gender neutral to what I feel.  Also, I do wear a bra occasionally as I do have some natural breast. (Size B ) I would love to have a bra fit but Have not done this.  As you also talk about, I know my transgender part is inside me not just a sin I cannot control but actually part of who I am.  I will post more and look more at your blog when I have time.  Dawn (13)
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