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Geek Humor PSA

Next time can it yell “Danger Will Robinson!” instead?

Yesterday I went to work at a data center in NJ. I don't often go as the round trip is more than 5 hours on the road. I had to do some heavy lifting and I wasn't sure if I had access to the last place I needed. So my pal walked me to the […]

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Cool Family Geek Humor

I think she gets it from her Mom

My daughter and a lot of her friends have begun to follow different K-pop bands. Putting aside that none of them understand Korean, they like the visuals and the beat of the music. And some of it is sung in English. My daughter is crafty and I don’t just mean her attitude. Today she’s attending […]

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Cool Geek

3D Printing the WordPress logo in two colors

My 3D printer only supports having one filament loaded at a time and that generally means the objects I print is one color. I wanted the WordPress logo (naturally) and two colors would be cool. I can print pieces in different plastics and assemble them but sometimes you want one piece. Good news! My printer’s […]

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Cool Games Geek

Pi Zero W makes for a compact Retropie box

Of course I did this with a Pi Zero W. 😉 One of the reasons I like the Raspberry Pi is that it lets you take hardware and turn it into a dedicated purpose based appliance. Cheaply! And one of those uses is to make a retro game system. I've used the Raspberry Pi Zero […]

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Geek PSA Software

Tin Foil Hat Gravatars

Sometimes I do overthink things. I wrote a plugin to protect Gravatar image URLs.

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Cool Games Geek

So! You like retro game systems?

One of my recent hobbies (aside from breaking my WordPress site) is anything related to the Raspberry Pi. I use it as a network media player in my living room, USB computer on a stick and as a retrogaming console. Nintendo recently released the NES Classic Edition which comes with 30 built in games. This holiday […]

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Geek Photo Software

Scrape IFTTT Instagram media into WordPress

I’m a photography nut. I love using my DSLR, I’m mad about film cameras and I use Instagram all the time. I’m also a WordPress user and I have a problem with Instagram: the photos are not preserved on my own site. To fix that I installed the amazing DsgnWrks Instagram Importer plugin and I’ve been using […]

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Geek

Firefox and TLS

Firefox is weird. In a forum conversation (which went so off topic but that’s alright) the following was reported to me. When you visited my site in Firefox, you get a warning about being insecure. Huh. That’s odd and a little embarrassing. I mean, I’m a network security professional so you can see how that […]

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Cool Family Games Geek Humor

Confirmed: I’m not getting the PC back anytime soon

This may fall under category of "bad parenting" but probably not. I hope not. Just don't tell Lily, OK? My daughter saw all of the fun her brother has playing Team Fortress 2 and wanted in on the action. The kitchen iMac doesn't play games very well but my PC does. So I set her up […]

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Geek

I might be overthinking my son’s TF2 server

My son plays Team Fortress 2 a great deal and wanted to host his own server with mods for him and his friends to play on. Rather than using his PC for that I created an account for him on the Linux basement server. I downloaded the Linux dedicated server, did a little port forwarding, a few […]