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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 →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Why not use SSL and be done with it?

On the Internet there has been┬átalk 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… Continue Reading →

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