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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 comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    Finally I have some time to respond.  I really do believe in the friendship and companionship aspect of life.  This means a kiss and hug, a laugh together, some shared memories.  A true friend is forever - my wife - and I have been together for 40 years and we are firstly just friends.  I have almost 100 other friends I have strong ties to.  I kind of collect my friendships.  Some know of my transgender leanings others do not.
    About shorter relationships these all need to be friendships to succeed. The first aspect of being a friend is acceptance and realistic expectations.  One does not try to make a friend someone they are not.  If you have quirkiness that is you, who you are, this is usually the last thing a friend considerers - this may be something you joke about and actually could draw you closer, as all of us who are real have our quirks.  I hope this helps.  I know you through your writings to be a wonderful person well deserving of many good comments and relationships.  Best to you.    Dawn 
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  2. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    Companionship a issue - the need to share one's life  ... Thanks Monica for asking me to respond - As it is late I will sleep on this and definitely share my thoughts with you tomorrow.  I think you are a wonderful person deserving of love and compassion.  The other things you mention; the you of you, these are factors of relationships but are not the drivers.  See you tomorrow.  Best to you - Dawn
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  3. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

    Mike - Thanks for working this. The photos I can now load I am sure are lower quality because of my having to lower the resolution.  Still I am able to post.  Thanks again  - Dawn
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  4. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Dress size???   

    Some thought about your great question - I guess I am very fortunate; if I am unisex dressed; ponytail, earrings, unisex glasses and jeans/shirts and start looking in the women's section in the store I am usually coded as a woman.  It is my own nerves and my voice that can give me away but not even that seems to make a big difference.  (Stats - I am 5'7.5" currently 158.  When I am at my optimum diet weight, lowest 138 - Funny I am between a size 8 to 10 women's dress). 
    One time I was shopping and I actually had some women's sports items I was carrying that I was considering and the store clerk asked me if I needed to try them on and without pause led me to one of the women's dressing rooms.  Interesting is I have had this occur several times.  The plus is, often I will enter a dressing room full of discarded items and if they are my size I try all of them on.
    A lot of times I will scope out an item in a store and then buy it on line.  I have had to return a couple of items; tops/skirts, and I have never had a problem. I don't even hide my male name and I am quite sure most of the sales staff knows I am a feminine male.  My favorite dresses are ones I have bought through e-Bay.
    Does this give you another answer to your question?  Below is my favorite dress - size 8 - an eBay purchase.  "Proof in pudding."
    Best to you - Dawn

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

    Here we go - the photo size limit appears to be close to 375kbs - Photos of 400kbs or more will not load - Photos below 300kbs load - in-between appears to vary based on aspects of Width to Height pitzels.  250kb example below

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

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

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

    Any word - I do not think I can solve on my end.  Thanks  - Dawn
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  13. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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