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Geek

SSL certs for free and not self signed?

I may have been under a rock lately. I saw on Reddit that Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 supported StartSSL certificates. So as a goof I signed up at https://www.startssl.com/ and applied for a free server certificate. I generated via their web page a certificate for blog.dembowski.net, installed it on my apache server and started using […]

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Photo

Off camera flash

I’m playing with my new camera and got to a feature that does not exist on my D60: off camera flash. It’s easy to set up the D300s to use the built in flash solely for commander mode. On my SB-800 flash, I held down the SEL button for two seconds to get to the […]

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Photo

The Nikon D300s came in

So after months of waiting, I finally got a Nikon D300s with the updated 18-200mm VR lens. I was originally planning on getting a Nikon D90 which would have been a fine upgrade from my existing D60.  But Lily intervened and pointed out that getting a D90 now and possibly repeating this in a year […]

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Humor

Years later, people realize that I am a smart ass

Remember in Fight Club, the main character was addicted to support groups? Posting in the WordPress support forums is sort of like that.

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Family Humor

Don’t look at the clock, just go to sleep

You know how when you can’t sleep, your eyes sometimes wander to the digital clock on the night table? At some point everyone does that. It’s no good since you are not going to sleep, you are just watching the clock countdown. The whole night can go by that way repeating that same counter productive […]

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Family

10 laps tonight

I went swimming with my wife again and swam 10 laps. Not as exhausted as last time but pretty tired.

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Family

Making a Tooth for the Tooth Fairy

Note from Jan Dembowski: This post is from my friend André Quitta. André sometimes shares his stories here. My son, Aaron, is six years old and just lost his first tooth. It was one of his bottom front teeth, one that had been loose for about a week. He had heard about the Tooth Fairy […]

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Games

Completed F.E.A.R.2:Reborn (DLC)

That WAS quick. The name of this downloadable (hint: the Reborn part?) content should tell anyone who played the original F.E.A.R. what this was about. The game play was okay and I hope that Monolith either releases more content. If there is a F.E.A.R.3 then this mini-episode will set things up nicely for the return […]

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Family

Swimming once a week

I’m exhausted, my ears are clogged up, and I smell like chlorine. I’ve signed up with Lily to go to the Half Hollow Hills West Natatorium once a week for laps. See, I’ve only been used to swimming at a leisurely pace to hang out.  I have successfully avoided going to a gym my entire […]

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Geek

PC really does need replacing

I was playing the new F.E.A.R.2 add on when my PC froze up hard again. Looks like I’ll be getting a new one in October.