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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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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 →

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