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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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Family

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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Geek Software

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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Geek Software

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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Geek Software

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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Geek Software

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 […]

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Family

Twenty.

I'm sitting in bed typing this and Lily is reading a Chinese newspaper she picked up after dim sum with The Girl this morning. She wants to keep those language skills alive. Tomorrow morning I'll read this one last time and then press "Publish". It will be July 16th, 2014 and I'll have been married for […]

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Cool Geek

Excerpts and not full content, but only sometimes

WordPress filters and actions remains one of my favorite features. There is so much that you can easily manipulate without modifying a theme’s files. For example: on my front page I like the latest published post to show the whole content with a featured image if there is one. For the rest of the articles I want […]

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Just Stupid

There is no anonymity on the Internet

Well, at least in the U.S. there really isn’t. This morning around 2 AM EDT a troll followed me from a topic on the WordPress forums from Denver, Colorado. He’d poked around for about 30 minutes with his Android tablet using Firefox (likely from his parents basement) and left a racist contact form submission about my […]

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Humor

Really? Congratulations!

I get odd solicitation calls but occasionally people dial it up to eleven to try and sell things. Yesterday Lily got a call at the store from someone looking for me. It happens and I’m pretty sure that Googling my name might lead you to the store’s WordPress site. What was odd was that they’d pronounced […]