Jul 04, 2011 in Technology
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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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 28, 2009 in Technology
I meant to write about tools to restore the data from FUBARed SDHC memory cards last year. This week at least a couple of co-workers told me about their SD and micro-SD cards becoming unreadable, possibly due to their computer’s lack of support for the SDHC format.
While this could be true, even though my computer’s built-in SD card reader claimed to support the SDHC format, I encountered similar problems.
In this post I talk about a couple of free and commercial tools that helped me recover lost space when my card reader mysteriously stopped supporting my SDHC card, and recover lost photos from corrupt Compact Flash cards.
Apr 13, 2009 in Technology
It astounds me that a company as large as Microsoft can’t develop better help systems to accompany their products. While most people complain that Microsoft merely releases lousy products, I am one of the faithful who believe that the products are fine, but badly, poorly, confusingly, terribly supported.
Case in point: MS Word’s string
Replace() function, not discussed in any official VBA reference.