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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 →

Let’s play a game called SERP

On the support forums occasionally (OK today) someone will ask that a post be edited to remove a link or company name for SEO reasons. Unless there’s a good reason for that (and SEO isn’t) then it just isn’t done…. Continue Reading →

Some journalists still inspire you

Miles O’Brien has always been one of my favorite science reporters and I was sorry to hear about the loss of his left arm. You know he’s going to get through it but it’s horrific that this could happen to him…. Continue Reading →

I’ll take “Find a new radio station” for $100 Alex

On the short ride to the train station just now I just heard this stupidity. “If you were a single woman what would you prefer your ex-boyfriend tell people about you and why you broke up? You’re a bitch You’re… Continue Reading →

Yes, I “want” a new backpack

I’ve 2 backpacks, one that is just a laptop sleeve from 2002 and really is falling apart and the other is a camera backpack. Me: I need a new backpack. *Starts looking online* Lily: You mean you “want” one, you… Continue Reading →

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