Mostly Harmless

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Year

2011

It’s not my fault, the wife uses Internet Explorer 8

For my home PCs I typically run the latest and greatest web browsers. I even run Internet Explorer 9 which is even not that bad™. Lately I’ve been vacillating between Firefox and Chrome. At my wife’s work they’re now using… Continue Reading →

Ilford XP2 Super 400

One of the appeals of shooting film is black and white photography. It’s the other side of the coin for color photos and somehow it tells a slightly different story. There are some really good fine grain films out there… Continue Reading →

Fun with oEmbed and Twitter

This tweet is being displayed using oEmbed between WordPress and Twitter. This capability was added a few minutes ago after I pasted Otto’s code snippet into my theme’s functions.php file: That’s pretty remarkable. I’ve embedded a tweet that has an… Continue Reading →

Themify child theme fix

Update: Themify fixed the issue and an update is now available. The child theme fix is no longer needed. I updated my Elemin theme to the latest and greatest and ran into a problem. They’ve changes how style sheets are… Continue Reading →

I really am limited by my PHP and CSS

As part of purchasing the Elemin theme I get support from Themify and I asked for CSS help on their forum. It’s a good benefit and part of the package. I was able to get two full posts on the… Continue Reading →

Christmas Tree Time!

Last year, the Sunday right after Thanksgiving I put up the Christmas tree with just the lights. I had intended to finish it after work but each week night I was too tired to do it. I get home after… Continue Reading →

Customizing the Elemin theme

NOTE: No parent theme files were harmed, modified, or otherwise abused in the making of this blog post. Sometimes I do learn things! I was able to customize the layout of my blog using a child theme, some CSS, and… Continue Reading →

Time for a new WordPress theme

The last time I switched this site to another theme was March 2010, before that April 2008. This time I’ve switched to a commercial them called Elemin. This is a first for me as I’ve never purchased a theme before…. Continue Reading →

(Was) Microsoft Touch Mouse

For years I’ve been using the Logitech MX Revolution mouse and it’s gotten long in the tooth. The pointer would stutter, the mouse buttons wouldn’t click, the click would release at the worst time, etc. I could read the signs… Continue Reading →

Now validated with StartSSL

So while I was putzing around with my SSL sites and getting some grief with mod_gnutls, I realized that my life really would be much easier with a valid wildcard SSL cert. So naturally I went to StartSSL and went… Continue Reading →

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