Mostly Harmless

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Year

2014

Yes, of course I bought it

I just completed Crysis 3 (a $5 purchase that got me to buy a new NVidia graphic card…) and was looking for a new game to play. Since I’ve owned every Wolfenstein game that was ever produced this seemed like… Continue Reading →

Just mind the wind

My son is a fan of all things remote controlled and his latest thing is R/C airplanes. After indulging him with R/C cars Lily and I told him that he could get one under 2 conditions: he had to earn it… Continue Reading →

Praise The Monkey!

Some work stories you can share. Years ago I had a production change and I didn’t quite implement it correctly. It was fixed quickly but the user wanted what happened. User: “In the least technical language possible can you explain what happened?”… Continue Reading →

The replacement VPS didn’t go BOOM!

Yesterday I moved my WordPress network from one VPS in Chicago to Atlanta (different VPS hosting company). I like using a VPS because it maintains my illusion of being in control of my server. *Drinks more coffee* Surprisingly it went… Continue Reading →

Better SSL with mod_substitute

Renewing my SSL certificates was on my to do list for months and today I’m at home recuperating from a fever that kept me up all night. Since my web server is now patched it is a good time to get new… Continue Reading →

Careful what you post online

So it began innocently with this Tweet/Foursquare check in. I checked in with Foursquare which is something I do on a regular basis. I do this every time I visit the store. It’s a form of advertising in my not… Continue Reading →

I’ll always be a transplant from Queens

Photo by Mr.TinDC You think of a lot of things during a 15 minute drive to the train station. I will never be mistaken for a native Long Islander. I grew up in Queens, attended high school in Brooklyn, went… Continue Reading →

The Girl made Cinnamon Roll Waffles

I blame Kailey Lampert for this tweet. 😉 @bluelimemedia @jan_dembowski This is also in line for experimenting http://t.co/y0ifMqkisX — Kailey Lampert (@trepmal) March 26, 2014 Which lead The Girl and I to this link where we learned how to make these. Quick… Continue Reading →

CSS specificity is your friend

Note to self: Using "Inspect Element" in Firefox and looking at the selector you can avoid styling everything except what's broken specifically. (It was ".entry-format-badge.genericon" in case I forget.)

Note to self: Using “Inspect Element” in Firefox and looking at the selector you can avoid styling everything except what’s broken specifically. (It was “.entry-format-badge.genericon” in case I forget.)

Favorite new WordPress 3.9 feature

Copying and pasting from Microsoft Word directly into the Visual Editor is my new favorite thing in 3.9 beta. I just tried it on Lily’s store WordPress site and it worked alright. This is a fortunate side effect of 3.9 getting… Continue Reading →

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