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Dealing with pond algae

So Lily and I are at my mother-in-law’s house with the kids. It’s hot and the kids are watching cartoons. I’m hanging out with Lily’s nephew talking about the BlackBerry Pearl when I hear yelling from downstairs. Lily is on the phone getting upset with someone named “Jessica”. Jessica called […]

Adding Slimstat to WordPress

I run this web site as a hobby but I still like to have tools to check how the site is doing. Slimstat is a tool that I use because it captures things like search strings, referers, etc. It’s like Google analytics but more local. For WordPress there is a […]

Blackberry Pearl

I have been thinking about getting a new cell phone/PDA for a while. When I mentioned to Lily the idea she said “get the iPhone when it comes out”. I really like the way she thinks. I mentioned this to my friend and he suggested I try out his BlackBerry […]

WordPress 2.2 is out

WordPress 2.2 is out and has at least one really useful feature that I’ve already used. I backup my blog software and database on a nightly schedule. The whole works, database and files gets copied to my backup server on a VPS. Testing the backup is a pain since the […]

Thunderbird Webmail Extension

I am a big user of freely available software. Here is a short list of what I use. Firefox – no brainer Paint.NET – Image editing WordPress – Server blog software Thunderbird – email Thunderbird 2.0 now integrates with Vista. I like it because it’s a full fledged email client. […]

Pidgin Windows Spellcheck

Last Update: Oh good grief. Pidgin spell check works fine and it was an aspell issue all along. The file aspell.exe needs to be in your PATH. Install Pidgin 2.2.2 and make sure you install the language you need. That will kick off Aspell and the dictionary. Once the installation […]