WordPress: Broken RSS Feed

This is one of the worst bugs I’ve encountered in a while. The worst because you really don’t know exactly where the issue can be fixed…

If you go to your site’s RSS feed (http://YOUR_SITE_URL/feed), you might see this message:

XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
Location: http://YOUR_SITE_URL/feed
Line Number 3, Column 1:
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
^

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The time our waiter was Christoph Waltz

our waiters at bj’s looked a lot like christoph waltz (of inglourious basterds and django unchained fame)

i’m getting pretty good at spotting doppelgangers…

waltz

he was a good sport for posing next to my phone…

Christoph+Waltz+Water+Elephants+Germany+Photocall+PCESDJi9mrOl

he said he normally gets likened to ben stiller

The Most Hipster Strawberry Shortcake Dessert You’ll Ever Eat

this is super simple to make — it consists of 4 ingredients:

  • angel food cake (pre-made and cubed)
  • cool hwip (spelled correctly)
  • sliced strawberries (mixed with strawberry glaze)

grab a mason jar and layer your ingredients in each one: cake, cool hwip, strawberry/glaze mix, cake, cool hwip, strawberry/glaze mix, etc.

looks can be deceiving — the cake and cool whip are practically air so go ahead and stuff the jars — your guests will be very thankful later

monkey business

i’ve been doing the gorirra side business with geoffro for several years now. i’ve always had the mindset that it was just a side business that would occasionally get me cool toys and free food/beer — well, it still gets us that, but the main part was that it was JUST A SIDE BUSINESS — nothing more.

i came across this wonderfully inspiring article titled “why ‘side projects’ matter?

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