Placerita Canyon 12-06-10

This car went around me on double yellow lines on Placerita Canyon, I’d estimate at about 60 mph.  I then turned left on Sand Canyon Road and then watched him go around 2 cars, crossing a double yellow line at which point he got flashed by the oncoming driver.

CA License Plate 6ZQZ987 with an LA County Fire Department plate surround.

Driver’s With A Death Wish

It is my intention to post video clips off my dash cam of drivers who drive with complete disregard for other users of the road.

I happen to live near Placerita Canyon in the Sand Canyon area of Santa Clarita, California, and have reason to spend a fair amount of time on the road around Los Angeles.  Recently a cyclist was killed on Placerita Canyon by an irresponsible driver.  I have been thinking about posting these video clips for a while and the death of this individual has convince me that I should start.

If your car, truck or motorcycle, shows up in this list of videos perhaps it is time for you to be more responsible ?

I will create individual posts, but here is the first short video clip just as a sample of what is to come.

Woocommerce Tax Not Calculating

The Woocommerce tax not calculating problem is the result of a poorly designed query.

I have been setting up a new Woocommerce store for a the candle company I work for part time.  During the testing process I discovered that the tax calculation had stopped functioning.  I was convinced that this had worked at one time but suddenly had ceased.  Worse, this seemed to occur after importing all the Zip codes and tax rates.

After much trial and error I discovered that the problem is the algorithm used to determine the tax.

The data is stored in two tables:


The first table is the key.  If you create a Zip code based entry, for arguments sake lets use a California code of 91387 which happens to be include Canyon Country areas, then your entry is going to look like this:



Here is where the problem starts.  On the Cart page the store doesn’t know which ‘city’ the buyer is from and the query appears to ‘AND’ the two entries so it doesn’t find the tax information provided in the cart by the customer as being in the 91387 Zip code AND Canyon Country.  In the checkout itself, once the customer enters the City and the Zip code the tax should be calculated correctly.

The easiest solution to this problem is to simply leave the ‘City’ blank when adding Zip codes and tax rates.