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Geek Software

“James Bond never had to put up with this Vista sh&^”

My Vista 64 bit OS has been acting a little flaky for a long time.  The latest symptom was my DHCP client not working.  When Dell did the free motherboard swap upgrade, I was supposed to re-install the OS then.  But I procrastinated and just waited till the pain got bad. My XPS 700720 came […]

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Politics

So they want us to leave or what?

From the UK Timesonline website: The remarks appeared to boost Mr Obama but left the White House and the McCain campaign with a dilemma. The Republican candidate’s representatives found themselves in the extraordinary position of implying that the Iraqis did not really mean what they were saying. Iraq: we want US troops out in two […]

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Software

Flickr Firefox 3 problem

Update: I re-installed Vista 64 cleanly (wiped out everything) and I am using the Nvidia video drivers from Microsoft. Flickr is still misbehaving on FireFox 3 for me. On the upside, adding these lines to Adblock Plus’s whitelist did fix my problems with Facebook: —————— On some of the installations I have, Firefox 3 and […]

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Humor

Cast of 300 advise Obama on foreign policy?

This! Is! FORIEGN POLICY!  Before coffee I was sure that Senator Obama was getting advice from Frank Miller.

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Politics

Now they try talking

The President of Iran is a nut.  But apparently our government now realizes that sometimes we have to speak with nuts to move things along.  It worked with North Korea, wonder what took them so long?

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Family Humor Work Related

One day limo driver

This morning Lily was going to head to LaGuardia airport and catch a plane to Detroit. I was going to head to the office at my regular time and put in a fully productive day at the office. The person who was going to pick her up forgot.  I ended up getting dressed in record […]

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Geek Software

WordPress 2.6 (SVN copy not latest.tar.gz)

Well I ripped the band-aid off and did the upgrade. It feels like 2.5.5 or something, not as big a deal as 2.3 to 2.5 was. I keep almost all of my files in wp-content so upgrading was not difficult.  I shut down my web server, renamed the old directory for the blog root, and […]

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Geek Software

SVN says WordPress is now 2.6

Going to look at it some more, but I may be upgrading this blog to WordPress 2.6 tonight.  The SVN update I just did say wp-includes/version.php is 2.6.

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Geek

Geotagging on Flickr with loc.alize.us

Since the Disney trip, I’ve been playing around with the camera more than ever.  Marking your photos with geographical location info is cool and I’m thinking of getting a GPS fob/software combination. In my searching I located this discussion on Flickr.  It’s a bookmarklet (that is NOT a word) that lets you easily insert map […]

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Geek Software

WordPress 2.6-RC1

Woo hoo, I see that WordPress 2.6-RC1 came with today’s SVN updates. So far it looks and feels like 2.5.1 with some tweaks.  The Google Gears portion, better plug-in management, and now arranging widgets works.  When it is released as 2.6 I’ll upgrade this blog. I’ll also get ready for the cries of support forum […]