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JavaScript bookmarklet for #CompassBetaTest

Sep 09, 2013 in Society, Technology

TransLink opened the gates to Beta Testers for the new Compass tap-to-pass system. I am fortunate to be one of 10,000 volunteers chosen to tap a demo Compass card on the way on and off the various modes of transit. One one hand, I am excited to get the chance to try this technology out. […]

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Christmas is coming

Aug 18, 2013 in Technology

Just in case you were wondering what to get me for a Christmas present, I thought I’d help you out a bit. Wow. This new flagship keyboard from Roland, the BK-9 is pretty skookum.

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So much more me than me

Jul 04, 2011 in Technology

Those who know me, know that I’m all over any technological gadget you can find. Here’s a recent Dilbert strip that some would say describes me to the letter. Seriously.

Dilbert - New smartphone: poor reception--but it's got Apps!

View the original Dilbert June 30, 2011 strip. © Scott Adams Inc.

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Now posting from an iPhone

Jan 15, 2011 in Technology

I downloaded the WordPress iPhone app to manage my website from my mobile phone. Why anyone would want to do this is beyond me. Let me know your thoughts on the practice of being always “on”.

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WordPress: How to show a specific post or page

Jun 04, 2010 in Technology

I have a lot of fun playing with content management systems. Last week I wrote about some of the fun stuff I’m doing with MediaWiki. This time I’ll be looking at a specific task common to WordPress template creation: How to retrieve the contents of a specific post or page using the get_post() function.

My first attempts using get_post() returned empty values. After hours of searching and plugging away at the task, things started to click. I figured I should record this keep track of the solution for future reference, and to help out anyone else with the same problem.

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When Trend Micro blocks Internet access

Feb 10, 2010 in Technology

This post is a little old, since I gave up on Windows PCs in general and switched to a MacBook Pro last October. Essentially, I grew tired of combating hassles with my laptop hardware, uncooperative Windows updates, and—the piece de la resistance—Trend Micro Internet Security randomly deciding to cut off one Internet service or another, even when the firewall program wasn’t enabled.

I figured that I should still complete this post for the benefit of those who may still be suffering through the Windows XP/Trend Micro Internet Security hassles. I still run a similar setup in a Virtual Box on my Mac, so the solution on the next page is still valid to me.

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Drupal 7, Panels and Hitler?

Feb 02, 2010 in Technology

Just a quick update today. I was browsing for Drupal resources to help me with a project, and stumbled onto this funny video. The sensitive among you will have to close your eyes at the well-placed swear words. Sorry. It was too funny for me to worry about censorship.

Drupal 7, Panels, and Hitler

Many thanks to Nick Lewis’ tell-it-like-it-is blog

Just in case you’re wondering, I’m not jumping onto the Drupal 7 bandwagon while it’s still in Alpha.

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