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Humor

I’ll just put this here and walk away

I’m sure that this needs saving before the Evil Empire™ sees it! See? Sometimes the comments take me over too. 😉

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Family

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. In my immediate family we’ve never been concerned about such dates. The thing to remember […]

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Geek Software

That was a short walk and I installed Xmarks

When I switched the laptop back to Firefox I bemoaned the lack of being able to synchronize my browser’s bookmarks with each of my other devices. That was on the list for why I used Chrome in the first place: Shared passwords Shared history Shared bookmarks Participating in the massive data collection experiment known as […]

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Geek Software

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 that my favorite tools have cross platform equivalents. Chrome 1Password4 extension Tampermonkey But what I […]

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Just Stupid

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 Firefox (likely from his parents basement) and left a racist contact form submission about my […]

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Humor

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 might lead you to the store’s WordPress site. What was odd was that they’d pronounced […]

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Family

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 and he had to pay for it out of his own pocket. Note to aspiring […]

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Geek Humor

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?” We were on speaker phone in the support center. My pal thought for a second, […]

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Geek PSA

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 so humble opinion. The store then got a call from someone named “James” asking for […]

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Humor

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 to City College on 136 street in Manhattan and eventually Queens College (very long story). […]