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Madam Vice President March - Major Brian Dix, USMC Retired


New composition appropriately scheduled in time for the 59th presidential inauguration, the virtual concert honors Vice President-Elect Kamala D. Harris.


SAN DIEGO — Retired Major Brian Dix, Director Laureate of the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, will debut his recent work “Madam (Vice) President” in a performance by an all-volunteer, all-female orchestra hailing from the state of California. Appropriately scheduled in time for the 59th presidential inauguration, the virtual concert honors Vice President-Elect Kamala D. Harris.

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Legal Network, Inc. Workers Compensation Defense Attorney Job

Congratulations Legal Network, Inc. for joining the After Dark Grafx Social Media Family

Just Released: LEGAL NETWORK, INC. hires After Dark Grafx for Social Media Services

We would like to welcome Legal Network, Inc. – to the After Dark Grafx Social Media Family!

Legal Network has earned the reputation as Orange County’s premier staffing service. In business since 1977, Legal Network’s primary purpose is to meet the temporary and direct hire staffing needs of law firms and corporate legal departments.

Carole Perkins - Legal Network, Inc.Founder and principal of Legal Network, Carole Perkins, was formerly a legal secretary and legal administrator. She had the foresight to envision the need for a full-service staffing organization with efforts focused on the rapidly expanding legal community. Since that time, Ms. Perkins has continued her education and honed her skills to isolate and identify the top legal talent available in the marketplace. Ms. Perkins and her staff meet with hundreds of legal secretaries and other law firm staff each month and by comparison, skill identification and employment history, she is able to recognize the most desirable candidates to suit the guidelines of each client’s particular needs.

To date, Legal Network is the primary source for staffing Orange County and surrounding area law firms. It is the oldest, the largest, and the most successful legal staffing agency.

Legal Network is a member of several professional associations, including the National Association of Legal Secretaries and the Orange County Legal Secretaries Association, and it was the first vendor member of the Orange County Bar Association. In addition, it also supports many community service affiliations including several of the local police and fire associations, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Orange County Legal Secretaries Association, the National Association of Legal Secretaries, the Long Beach Legal Secretaries Association, the Inland Empire Legal Secretaries Association and the Orange County Paralegal Association. Legal Network’s greatest source of community service pride is through its 25-year affiliation and dedication to the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Over the past 25 years, Legal Network has been the largest collector and contributor of toys for all of Orange County.

Legal Network has made its mark upon the legal community, and looks forward to continued growth and contribution for many years to come.

If you are looking for a job in the legal field in Orange County, Los Angeles and Long Beach, California then contact Legal Network, Inc. at 949-752-8800.

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Hosted Payment Pages - Converge Pay - Godaddy

Converge Pay GoDaddy Elevon Hosted Payment Pages

How To Fix 500 Internal Server Error from a Hosted Payment Page on Godaddy Using Converge Pay from  Elevon

We are assuming that you have already implemented a hosted payment page with Converge Pay / Elevon.


If not, here is the documentation on how to create one:

This post does not explain how to create the hosted payment page, rather how to troubleshoot your payment page if you are getting a 500 Internal Server Error from your request once you try to make a payment.


Adding the IP address from your website/server is the first step by providing this IP address to Elevon / Converge Pay and then testing your payment page to see if it works. You will need to call their support to add it.  

Elevon / Converge Pay Support 800-377-3962 > option 2 > option 2 again.


You will need your Merchant ID. Tell them you are using hosted payment pages and need to add your IP to their system. Stay on the phone with them and test your page again once they add the IP.


We recently moved a client from our hosting services over to Godaddy. The hosted payment page worked on our servers but once we moved them to Godaddy we encountered the dreaded 500 Internal Server Error. This was weird because it worked on two prior server installations. So, initially we thought that Godaddy was the culprit.  Well, the error above indicated that Converge Pay / Elevon was not even receiving the request and that the IP was blocked on their end.


ConvergePay / Elevon requires that the ip address from the website be added to their firewall in order to allow the authorization for the user to use the hosted payment page solution. In theory, we should have just been able to add Godaddy’s shared ip address within cPanel but this did not work.


After spending several hours going back and forth between Elevon and Godaddy support services, we ended up just purchasing a dedicated IP address from Godaddy after one of their engineers recommended this solution.  We then contacted Elevon, they added the IP and … NOPE! Didn’t work.  You will definitely need a dedicated IP address no matter what hosting account you are on but the caveat is that Godaddy does not POST from the same IP address as your dedicated IP address when making calls to Elevon or other services.

In order to find a solution for this, the team over at Elevon finally said, upload a php file onto the Godaddy account and use this URL (below) to see what the actual IP is that is posting to the hosted payment pages.

We created this simple script that you can upload to your Godaddy hosting account that will tell you exactly what the posting IP address is. And… WHALA!  Different IP address than our dedicated IP given to us from Godaddy.

Well, we contacted Elevon and added this new IP to their system and BINGO…. IT WORKS!

Of course make sure that your hosted payment page URLS are correct as below:

Live Site Session Token Request —


Live Site Redirect Request (Once Session Token is Retrieved)


Also, make sure that your Elevon / ConvergePay user has API permissions within their system.


Lastly, if you are using an include or other file to include the access permissions and still having issues, add a few letters to the PIN and try the transaction again.  At this time, Elevon / ConvergePay will be able to see the failed PIN attempt. Then change the merchantUserID to something different and send another request. Lastly, change everything back to what it is supposed to be for the correct authorization.  Basically, Elevon / ConvergePay is caching the requested credentials and sometimes it puts the merchantID in as the merchantUserID as well, so doing the above will “kick it” so it sees the correct credentials.


$merchantID = “YOUR-MERCHANT-ID”;
//Converge 6-Digit Account ID *Not the 10-Digit Elavon Merchant ID*

$merchantUserID = “YOUR-API-USER-ID”;

//Converge PIN for use with user webpage above (64 CHAR A/N)


Hope this helps anyone else out there looking for a solution as I could not find one online.


Use file below. Copy the text, open a text editor like Notepad, Paste this code, Save the file as   myip.php then upload this file to your public (web) folder so that you can access it at          It will fetch the ip from the server performing the post for the hosted payment page.


$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,’’);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
$response = curl_exec($ch);
echo $response;



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Shopify Developer San Diego - Air Cooled Vintage Works

Air Cooled Vintage Works – Shopify Design & Development

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of

After Dark Grafx Shopify Web Design services along with our Shopify Development services, enabled Air Cooled Vintage Works to quickly launch their Shopify Store. initially contacted After Dark Grafx to provide Shopify Consulting Services. After Dark Grafx was then retained to perform the Shopify Design, Development and App Installation and configuration.

“After Dark Grafx offered a custom website development and design to focus on product sales and conversion. They setup and integrated Facebook Shop, Instagram Shopping, Shopify payments, shipping and inventory management and offered  Custom Shopify Development and coding solution to optimize our product pages. They held our hand through the process, always just a quick email or call away. They created How To Videos so we understood how to update certain sections of the website and just made it an excellent experience.” – Jason – Owner


Web Development Company - Shopify Air Cooled Vintage Works Homepage


The Shopify Platform is a robust eCommerce platform with a low barrier to entry along with a “simple to use and understand” interface, this platform allows for businesses large and small to offer and manage a professional eCommerce website without a lot of training.  Easily track inventory, hook into your financial booking and shipping systems and easily manage and process orders make Shopify the “GO TO” eCommerce solution for you.


If you need Expert Shopify Help or just have a simple Shopify Question, please feel free to contact us even if you are not doing business with us.

After Dark Grafx on Pinterest San Diego Website Design

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After Dark Grafx has a New Pinterest Account!

We manage many Social Media accounts for our clients so that they can focus on the more important aspects of their business.

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Like most businesses, it is both hard and time consuming to keep up on all of your social media accounts. Posting links, following back, creating lists and just generally interacting with potential customers online can be overwhelming unless you have someone who is directly dedicated to managing your social media.

That is where we come in.

Social Media is extremely important to your business with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest being the top platforms.


You can hire an “in-house marketing assistant” or have your marketing director handle this, but in most cases, it is you, the single entrepreneur, who has to manage this along with the many other facets of your business.


SOLUTION: Hire After Dark Grafx to do this for you!


We have custom solutions for business large and small and the consultation is always FREE! We also mention you on all of our existing platforms and cross-post with other companies when mutually beneficial.

No obligation, just pick up the phone and contact us TOLL FREE at (888) 578-8300 or if in San Diego (619) 702-7377 or contact us here.

We can manage one account, or all of them! Read more here…