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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. But it was on sale for Black Friday and I had been eying it since […]

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(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 and it was time for it to go. I was leaning towards getting the Performance […]

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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 through the process for a Class 2 Validation. I had meant to do it for […]

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Politics

Getting carried away

https://twitter.com/#!/cynthiaboaz/status/139599128601706496 This sort of statement is inflammatory and is just another false equivalency. Yes, UC Davis and other militarization of American Police is awful and frightening. But OWS is not a revolution and people really aren’t dying here. Not liking the outcome of elections or how the democracy played out isn’t what’s happening in Egypt. […]

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Geek Photo

Another Olympus Trip 35 for me

Back in March 2011 I started taking photos with my newly acquired Olympus Trip 35 cameras. Since then I’ve taken hundreds of photos with them and even went to China with them. In China I gave one of them to my wife’s cousin and he takes excellent photos with it. I kept the Tripman one […]

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With the lemons!

ThinkGeek has something really good coming in December. Seriously, I’m thinking of getting this for the holiday season!

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Geek

Google is my co-pilot

Google’s car navigation for Android phones is pretty good. The majority of my work is 9 to 5 weekdays but when I need to make (fully approved, vetted, it’s-not-my-fault-and-I-won’t-do-it-again) production changes I have to wait for after 5 PM. Depending on the potential impact, I have to wait until Saturday. This weekend the group I […]

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Tabs and spaces

Self? Remember this: You’ll need it later. At work I use bash, sed, [e]grep, cut, tr, and occasionally awk if I can’t get out what I need from the others. These aren’t used as scripts per se, just some tools I use to massage data. Need that formatted, irregular, multi-line text file broken up and […]