exif_read_data() not defined - crashes page on linux

I banged my head for more than 5 hours on this one and finally resolved. Hope this helps someone.

If your PHP page stops executing or gives a fatal error while using exif_read_data() function or any other exif function, there is a fair possibility that exif is not installed - even though it might show in the php.ini file. Follow these instructions to install exif if you are on whm.

1) Navigate to ’Home »Software »EasyApache 4’ in WHM. 2) Click ’Customize’ in the top right-hand...

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Happiness Recipe: Treat others like a Dog

Gucci: My Dog

I was against keeping any dog. Why would you want that additional responsibility and a potential health risk, however small? Wife insisted for a couple of years, and I finally relented, and we got this Shih Tzu furball. She named him Gucci. 

We treat our dogs with love, without expecting almost anything in return. We take care of their shit (literally), try to understand what they are trying to express without words.

Dogs, on the other hand, love us,...

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Goals, motivation, success digest

Everything below would seem too much work but it takes far less time than you think. It just looks big. Even if you think really hard about this, it’s difficult to spend more than an hour on the whole thing. Given that most people who write goals not only achieve them but exceed them, the potential of achieving so much with something as simple as writing goals has absolutely no downside. So, I am sharing my experiences by standing on the shoulders of giants such as Brian Tracy and Tony...

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Sending kids out in the world - Risk and Benefits

Indian parents, from the goodness of their hearts, keep the girls from going out, unless it has something to do with studies.

Some girls are restricted until they go to a hostel or for overseas studies.  so until they go to college.

It’s true that more girls are raped than boys are.

There is also a chance that she would gather bad habits and would do things that would soil the family name. But there is also a chance that they would do good work and bring laurels to them and...

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What do you use your mobile for?

Apollo 11, which helped put man on the moon had less computing power than a pocket calculator today and doesn’t even come near to your smartphone which has more than 30,000 times power of Apollo 11 computer.

What put the man on the moon wasn’t the enormous computing power, it was the willingness to work together and do whatever was required to do within the constraints.

Well, they were able to put the man on the moon with minimal computing power. What do you use your mobile...

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What if you start from the top of the pyramid?

A famous psychologist, Abraham Maslow, laid down a list of needs in the order which people go through in their life, starting from the bottom of the following pyramid. Most people intuitively know this pyramid. 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Maslow


Most individuals follow this pyramid scaling one step after the other in the pyramid. In Made to stick, Chip and Dan added one more step above self-actualization: Transcendence - which they define as...

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Double your money in 2 months

For every user that comes to teacheron.com, we make on an average, $5 in one month. Acquisition cost for each user is $1 or less. I am looking for intelligent investors who can give $100 or more. We invest this money in advertising on google ads and Facebook ads to get more users. By investing in teacheron.com, you will get $200 for every $100 invested in 2 months. We are a well reputed and working from last 6 years.

I can extend the above lie indefinitely and make it more credible with...

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Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. Francis Bacon I am no means an authority in writing or even close. I scored only 6.5 in IELTS in writing and was only an average student. 

Having said that, I like to learn and have improved over time. Credit goes to giants like William Zinsser (On Writing Well), my high school English teacher Gushminder Singh and people at copyblogger.com (God bless them). Gushminder Singh got me so interested in the English...

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Make a decision

If you take nothing else from this chapter, take this ? If you just define your goals, learning goals or otherwise, clearly and have them written on a piece of paper which you keep close to you, your chances of achieving your goals increases significantly. 

80% of your success comes from defining your goals of what you are going to accomplish. Interestingly 97% people don’t ever define their goal.In a research done at Harvard university, people who wrote goals were earning ten times than...

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How to make rock solid decisions

Your life depends on your decisions and actions, not your situation

- Tony Robbins

Since our decisions shape our life outcomes, one would imagine that people think rationally through their decisions. Sadly, that’s not true. 

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I’ve made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

- George Bernard Shaw

Most people think they think but they aren’t. They just run on auto pilot,...

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