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The mood struck me and I organized all the things

Saturday I went to Lowes and picked up new air filters for the house. The old filters were… they needed replacement badly. While there the lightbulb went off and I picked up the following. 1 – Utilitech 10-Outlet surge protector. It’s 42″ long. 1… Continue Reading →

I Am NGINX! (And So Can You!)

A few months ago I switched my Apache2 installation for this blog from mod_php to php5-fpm. Using Ubuntu LTS this was as simple as running apt-get remove libapache2-mod-php5 ; apt-get install php5-fpm and adding /etc/apache2/conf-available/php5-fpm.conf with just a few lines. I activated… Continue Reading →

Constantine is a fun show

I’m watching NBC’s Constantine via FIOS on demand. It’s a fun show but I wonder how faithful it’s going to be to the original comic. I’ve not look at that comic for ages. Unlike the Keanu Reeves version, this one… Continue Reading →

October 24th

Tomorrow is the 2nd anniversary of when my Dad passed away. It’s also the day I fly to attend WordCamp San Francisco and in all the excitement I’d completely forgotten the significance of the day. That’s alright and it’s good…. Continue Reading →

Remove shortlink URLs from comments

Or remove them from anywhere, though I’m not sure why you’d remove shortlinks from your own author’s posts. I’ve written a small plugin that will filter your comments using preprocess_comment which is a useful filter comment data before it’s committed… Continue Reading →

sed to the rescue again

Some days you just want to quickly edit a bunch of config files in one go. One of the reasons I use Ubuntu LTS is that it’s got long term support (<light sarcasm>is that why it’s got LTS in the… Continue Reading →

This time it’s not the phone company’s fault

Around 8 AM Sunday my dial tone went “Buh-By!” and none of my phones worked. They were getting juice but no dial tone. I have Verizon FIOS and called the support line on my cell phone. The phone company put… Continue Reading →

“If anyone else drives the car, we will impound it.”

Nice blog post title. That’s the memory that sticks out from my Dollar Rent A Car experience. It turns out that Lily and I do not react well to being treated badly when doing something innocuous like renting a car…. Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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…. Continue Reading →

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