Zealous Autoconfig

By , April 27, 2008 11:37 pm

xkcd – Zealous Autoconfig – By Randall Munroe

Now THAT’S an Autoconfig! 😆 😆 😆

Soggy Sunday

By , April 27, 2008 11:34 pm

Trying ScribeFire out for standard posting to the blog(s) too. One nice thing about it is the ability to post to several different blogs. Not at the same time but it does allow you to save a post and post it again and again. Tis quite handy that. Several irritating things too. Whereas with a right click on a word Firefox will gives you the ability to check and correct the spelling of a word but ScribeFire doesn’t. It underlines the words but as yet I can’t find a way to check and correct the spelling. Just installed a dictionary but have to restart Firefox to get it to work so am going to finish this post and then restart it. Looks like I can save it as a draft so will try that and see if I can edit it after the restart.

And it works great! I’m liking this more and more. Seems that you can even edit existing entry’s, though I haven’t tried that yet. The spell check thing still isn’t working/or I can’t figure out how it is supposed to work. Will look into it more later.

Have got it configured at present to post to 3 different blogs and need to add several more. Not just mine but the 3 or 4 that customers sites are built with, so I can edit them too.

Added another blog (customers site) today with WordPress 2.5.1 and it seems to be working fine. The problem yesterday may have been something other than just WordPress but the timing sure was good if it was. Both times. Course like I said in an earlier post, I did replace all the files with a newly downloaded version and also updated the config file.

Been a long day. Gotten some things done, and put some off till tomorrow. Got a pile of stuff to go pick up to get put into a customers site. And still got one more to install a e-commerce program in that I haven’t gotten to yet. Seems like it’s either feast or famine.

Gonna make one more post and then call it a night. Till tomorrow…

Soggy Sunday

By , April 27, 2008 11:34 pm

Trying ScribeFire out for standard posting to the blog(s) too. One nice thing about it is the ability to post to several different blogs. Not at the same time but it does allow you to save a post and post it again and again. Tis quite handy that. Several irritating things too. Whereas with a right click on a word Firefox will gives you the ability to check and correct the spelling of a word but ScribeFire doesn’t. It underlines the words but as yet I can’t find a way to check and correct the spelling. Just installed a dictionary but have to restart Firefox to get it to work so am going to finish this post and then restart it. Looks like I can save it as a draft so will try that and see if I can edit it after the restart.

And it works great! I’m liking this more and more. Seems that you can even edit existing entry’s, though I haven’t tried that yet. The spell check thing still isn’t working/or I can’t figure out how it is supposed to work. Will look into it more later.

Have got it configured at present to post to 3 different blogs and need to add several more. Not just mine but the 3 or 4 that customers sites are built with, so I can edit them too.

Added another blog (customers site) today with WordPress 2.5.1 and it seems to be working fine. The problem yesterday may have been something other than just WordPress but the timing sure was good if it was. Both times. Course like I said in an earlier post, I did replace all the files with a newly downloaded version and also updated the config file.

Been a long day. Gotten some things done, and put some off till tomorrow. Got a pile of stuff to go pick up to get put into a customers site. And still got one more to install a e-commerce program in that I haven’t gotten to yet. Seems like it’s either feast or famine.

Gonna make one more post and then call it a night. Till tomorrow…

Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

By , April 27, 2008 10:24 pm

Linux.com :: Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

Legend has it that a Moleskine notebook and a pen were the tools of choice for Chatwin and Hemingway — but that’s because they didn’t have Writer’s Café. Designed specifically for writing professionals, this application suite includes a few clever features that make it a must-have tool, whether you write for a living or for fun. Although the Writer’s Café developers state that it’s most suited for writing fiction, novels, and short stories, you can easily use it for all kinds of writing activities.

Not that I am much of a writer (blogging not counting) but I’m going to have to download this tool suite and give it a try. Sounds quite useful.

Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

By , April 27, 2008 10:24 pm

Linux.com :: Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

Legend has it that a Moleskine notebook and a pen were the tools of choice for Chatwin and Hemingway — but that’s because they didn’t have Writer’s Café. Designed specifically for writing professionals, this application suite includes a few clever features that make it a must-have tool, whether you write for a living or for fun. Although the Writer’s Café developers state that it’s most suited for writing fiction, novels, and short stories, you can easily use it for all kinds of writing activities.

Not that I am much of a writer (blogging not counting) but I’m going to have to download this tool suite and give it a try. Sounds quite useful.

Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

By , April 27, 2008 10:24 pm

Linux.com :: Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

Legend has it that a Moleskine notebook and a pen were the tools of choice for Chatwin and Hemingway — but that’s because they didn’t have Writer’s Café. Designed specifically for writing professionals, this application suite includes a few clever features that make it a must-have tool, whether you write for a living or for fun. Although the Writer’s Café developers state that it’s most suited for writing fiction, novels, and short stories, you can easily use it for all kinds of writing activities.

Not that I am much of a writer (blogging not counting) but I’m going to have to download this tool suite and give it a try. Sounds quite useful.

Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

By , April 27, 2008 10:24 pm

Linux.com :: Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

Legend has it that a Moleskine notebook and a pen were the tools of choice for Chatwin and Hemingway — but that’s because they didn’t have Writer’s Café. Designed specifically for writing professionals, this application suite includes a few clever features that make it a must-have tool, whether you write for a living or for fun. Although the Writer’s Café developers state that it’s most suited for writing fiction, novels, and short stories, you can easily use it for all kinds of writing activities.

Not that I am much of a writer (blogging not counting) but I’m going to have to download this tool suite and give it a try. Sounds quite useful.

Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

By , April 27, 2008 10:24 pm

Linux.com :: Writer’s Café: An IDE for writers

Legend has it that a Moleskine notebook and a pen were the tools of choice for Chatwin and Hemingway — but that’s because they didn’t have Writer’s Café. Designed specifically for writing professionals, this application suite includes a few clever features that make it a must-have tool, whether you write for a living or for fun. Although the Writer’s Café developers state that it’s most suited for writing fiction, novels, and short stories, you can easily use it for all kinds of writing activities.

Not that I am much of a writer (blogging not counting) but I’m going to have to download this tool suite and give it a try. Sounds quite useful.

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

By , April 27, 2008 10:18 pm

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade. Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods, strolling hand in mittened hand along the edge of the Baltic Sea, off-season tourists from Germany stop openmouthed when they see a tall, well-built, nearly naked man running up and down the sand.

Interesting article, well worth the read.

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

By , April 27, 2008 10:18 pm

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade. Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods, strolling hand in mittened hand along the edge of the Baltic Sea, off-season tourists from Germany stop openmouthed when they see a tall, well-built, nearly naked man running up and down the sand.

Interesting article, well worth the read.

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

By , April 27, 2008 10:18 pm

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade. Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods, strolling hand in mittened hand along the edge of the Baltic Sea, off-season tourists from Germany stop openmouthed when they see a tall, well-built, nearly naked man running up and down the sand.

Interesting article, well worth the read.

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

By , April 27, 2008 10:18 pm

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade. Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods, strolling hand in mittened hand along the edge of the Baltic Sea, off-season tourists from Germany stop openmouthed when they see a tall, well-built, nearly naked man running up and down the sand.

Interesting article, well worth the read.

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

By , April 27, 2008 10:18 pm

Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm

The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade. Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods, strolling hand in mittened hand along the edge of the Baltic Sea, off-season tourists from Germany stop openmouthed when they see a tall, well-built, nearly naked man running up and down the sand.

Interesting article, well worth the read.

45+ Resources That Will Make You An Inkscape Pro

By , April 27, 2008 9:49 pm

45+ Resources That Will Make You An Inkscape Pro – Jon Dyer’s Blog

If you’re looking to create professional looking graphics and don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on programs like Adobe Illustrator or Correl Draw, I highly recommend a a free, open source vector graphics editor called Inkscape.

First time/place I have heard of Inkscape, so I check out the Package Manager in PCLOS and there it is. Install it. Opened it and played a few minutes and I am amazed at what it can do! Am going to have to spend some time with it and with the links on the page linked above. Truly a different world from the last time I used Illustrator, which now that I think about it has been about 10 years ago. But from what I have seen in the 10 minutes I’ve played with Inkscape, it will do for anything I would need to design or draw. This one get two thumbs up AND 5 stars!

45+ Resources That Will Make You An Inkscape Pro

By , April 27, 2008 9:48 pm

45+ Resources That Will Make You An Inkscape Pro – Jon Dyer’s Blog

If you’re looking to create professional looking graphics and don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on programs like Adobe Illustrator or Correl Draw, I highly recommend a a free, open source vector graphics editor called Inkscape.

First time/place I have heard of Inkscape, so I check out the Package Manager in PCLOS and there it is. Install it. Opened it and played a few minutes and I am amazed at what it can do! Am going to have to spend some time with it and with the links on the page linked above. Truly a different world from the last time I used Illustrator, which now that I think about it has been about 10 years ago. But from what I have seen in the 10 minutes I’ve played with Inkscape, it will do for anything I would need to design or draw. This one get two thumbs up AND 5 stars!

HOWTO kill/block an RFID

By , April 27, 2008 7:50 pm

HOWTO kill/block an RFID – Boing Boing

-The easiest way to kill an RFID, and be sure that it is dead, is to throw it in the microwave for 5 seconds. Doing this will literally melt the chip and antenna making it impossible for the chip to ever be read again. Unfortunately this method has a certain fire risk associated with it. Killing an RFID chip this way will also leave visible evidence that it has been tampered with, making it an unsuitable method for killing the RFID tag in passports. Doing this to a credit card will probably also screw with the magnetic strip on the back making it un-swipeable.

Trying out ScribeFire as a writing tool for posting to WordPress. It does some things fine and others a bit different. Will have to get used to it, for sure. Time will tell. Now to see how it publishes.

Zealous Autoconfig

By , April 27, 2008 6:36 pm

xkcd – Zealous Autoconfig – By Randall Munroe

Now THAT’S an Autoconfig! 😆 😆 😆

Back for the moment

By , April 27, 2008 1:39 pm

The blog is back up and seems to be working fine for the moment anyway. Still not sure what the problem was other than after making a couple of posts from outside the post page (as in I was using an old javascript toolbar posting tool updated to this page location) WordPress nor phpMyAdmin couldn’t access the database. When I submitted a trouble ticket the only response from the tech was that the database was now accessible. Which helps me figure out the problem not at all.

There seem to be a fair number of folks having this general problem with the 2.5.1 upgrade but no response from the folks on the WordPress forums other than to delete and reinstall the database and all the WordPress files including the plugins and templates.

Will see how it goes and hope for the best. I have removed and reinstalled all the files on the site but have not wiped and reloaded the database as it all seems to be working now.

Have also read some things on the webhost forum that indicate similar problems with other sites dealing with maxed out connections causing things to go down. Guess this is part of the Microsoft server infection. I checked the error logs last night and they were showing that there were hundreds of error messages showing up per hour.

More as I find out about it…

One of those days

By , April 27, 2008 4:41 am

Upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1 and after a couple of posts the database crashed or there were too many connections or some such.  Came back up and I made a few more posts and then it went down again.  I submitted a trouble ticket but no joy so far.  So I came over here to get my blogging fix for the day.  Tis a lot easier than fighting it over there and getting nowhere…

Got several links to post and may just post them over here rather than wait till Technoprimitive.org is back up and in operation.  Will have to sleep on it and see what happens in the am.

For now am about done in, so am gonna close and start again on the morrow.

Till then…
Dave

HOWTO kill/block an RFID – Boing Boing

By , April 27, 2008 1:03 am

HOWTO kill/block an RFID – Boing Boing
-The last (and most covert) method for destroying a RFID tag is to hit it with a hammer. Just pick up any ordinary hammer and give the chip a few swift hard whacks. This will destroy the chip, and leave no evidence that the tag has been tampered with. This method is suitable for destroying the tags in passports, because there will be no proof that you intentionally destroyed the chip.

Just trying out the toolbar link mod I just did to see if it would allow me to post to this blog and it looks like it works.

Though the bit above tis an interesting thing to know, just in case… 😉

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