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No more @import for me

Well, at least not for current WordPress child themes. I like child themes and always recommend that people use them instead of modifying any WordPress theme directly. Using a child theme makes your changes belong to you and they won’t get erased when the original theme gets updated. I’ve told people to use something like […]

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OK, no more Xmarks for me

I like the idea behind Xmarks but there seems to be something I am doing that’s just not working. Here’s what I’ve done. Installed Xmarks on all of my browsers. For Internet Explorer this meant a small system tray app. Made one set of bookmarks the Master To Rule all of My Bookmarks™. I did […]

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What if everyone felt this way and talked about it?

This past week hasn’t been an easy one. The world lost a charming, well-loved and talented man. This has inspired people to talk about depression and how it affects all of our lives. Why don’t people talk about it? Because it’s personal and when it happens to you it sucks and hurts. But what many […]

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Wash, rinse, repeat kitchen faucet edition

A week or so ago my kitchen Delta faucet slipped on its mount and refused to go back. The faucet was held in position by 2 wimpy 8th of an inch plastic tabs. I have 2 kids and you know what happened. At least it lasted 3 years. Last Saturday I got a new Kohler replacement […]

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I may have broken my Feedburner feed

After I converted my WordPress install to 100% SSL I noticed that my own feeds in Tiny Tiny RSS were not updating. Years ago I forwarded my RSS feeds to Feedburner and 301 redirects from https://blog.dembowski.net/feed/ https wasn’t working. I can’t even remember why I used Feedburner. I’m pretty sure I turned it on in […]

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Why not use SSL and be done with it?

On the Internet there has been talk about Google and SSL based web sites. Apparently you may get a small boost if you switch to https. I myself doubt that (I’m jaded that way) and the additional SSL math will slow down busy sites a little. But I don’t get enough traffic to care really and […]

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That was a short walk and I installed Xmarks

When I switched the laptop back to Firefox I bemoaned the lack of being able to synchronize my browser’s bookmarks with each of my other devices. That was on the list for why I used Chrome in the first place: Shared passwords Shared history Shared bookmarks Participating in the massive data collection experiment known as […]

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Cross platform browser bookmarks?

Chrome on my laptop drains the battery dry so I’ve installed the current Firefox and went through some quick installations and all is right in the world. I installed the following: Firefox – Duh. 1Password4 extension Greasemonkey It struck me that my favorite tools have cross platform equivalents. Chrome 1Password4 extension Tampermonkey But what I […]