Another Tuesday

By , May 20, 2008 11:47 pm

Been working on websites for part of the day. Set up a LAMP server on the linux box here at home the other day and have finally gotten around to doing setting up some test sites on it. Got one ComicPress site about ready to transfer to the live site. Much easier/quicker to do the work here rather than ftping it all to a site online. Got one bleeding edge wordpress setup going too. Nothing on it, just a test site to see what will work with 2.6 and what won’t. Learning a bit more about how it (wordpress) works in the process too.

Face is better. Things are settling down inside pretty well. Most of the swelling is gone, and the cuts have healed over pretty well. Still chewing a bit easy but that’s doing better too.

Long day and night. Gonna hit the sack and try to get a bit more done tomorrow. Till then… πŸ˜‰

Microsoft: we listen to broadcasters, not customers

By , May 20, 2008 6:59 pm
Microsoft: we listen to broadcasters, not customers – Boing Boing

Danny sez, “A Microsoft spokesperson told CNet today that ‘Microsoft included technologies in Windows based on rules set forth by the (Federal Communications Commission). As part of these regulations, Windows Media Center fully adheres to the flags used by broadcasters and content owners to determine how their content is distributed and consumed.’ Do they really mean that they’re obeying the broadcast flag that courts and Congress rejected as being executive overreach by the FCC? The ones they have no obligation to follow?”

This is about the best reason I have yet seen to ditch Microsoft and move to Linux or Unix. I’d say more but it would just be Microsoft bashing and they are doing a fine job of that all by themselves…

Better

By , May 19, 2008 8:44 pm

Not gonna say I feel great but am some better today. Swelling is going down and holes in the face has scabbed over nicely. Bone is broken from just below the left cheek to the top jaw in a inverted V but I can eat all right if I’m careful. Just one of those stupid accidents. Will certainly be a lot more careful throwing boards from now on… πŸ˜‰

Am doing a lot of lying down as the pressure is much less in that position. Made the mistake of working on the lawnmower and cutting more of the weeds this morning as I felt so much better. Till I sneezed a few times and then started spitting blood again. Gotta remember to take it easy for a few days at the least. For now am gonna go and lie down again for a while longer and read some more. Will try to get up and do some work on the computer for a while tomorrow. Till then… πŸ˜‰

Logging in

By , May 18, 2008 6:38 pm

Steve says he is having trouble logging in yet again. Have not tried on Cat’s windows machine (and doubt that I will boot it to do so) so don’t know if reseting the home page link in the prefs fixed it this time or not. Not having any trouble with either the iBook or the Linux box getting in but then I haven’t. Seems to be strictly Windoze boxes that are affected. Go figure…

The Foody UK & Ireland

By , May 18, 2008 6:31 pm
Welcome to The Foody UK & Ireland

The Foody UK and Ireland an independent on-line resource covering all aspects of the food from these nations.
It is packed with recipes, features and useful facts about fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices, meats, when they are in season and also places where you can buy them.
It aims to offer broad overview of all matters relating to the food from these islands.
New recipes and features are added every month.

Interesting and informative site with a wealth of recipes, old and new. Quite good stuff!

The Foody UK & Ireland

By , May 18, 2008 6:30 pm
Welcome to The Foody UK & Ireland

The Foody UK and Ireland an independent on-line resource covering all aspects of the food from these nations.
It is packed with recipes, features and useful facts about fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices, meats, when they are in season and also places where you can buy them.
It aims to offer broad overview of all matters relating to the food from these islands.
New recipes and features are added every month.

Interesting and informative site with a wealth of recipes, old and new. Quite good stuff!

Bloody Saturday

By , May 17, 2008 7:02 pm

Had a bit of an accident this afternoon involving a 2x4x12 and a couple of nails and my face. One went through the lower lip and one appears to have penetrated a sinus cavity on the left side of my face just in front of the cheek bone. Feels right loverly at the present time. Interesting swelling going on too. Am going to try to eat something and take another lie down so may not post again tonight. Depends on how I’m feeling later. So, till I type again…

Slashdot | Fermilab Calls For Code Crackers

By , May 17, 2008 9:29 am
Slashdot | Fermilab Calls For Code Crackers

So Fermilab has it for a year and the Slashdot geeks crack it in less than a day. πŸ˜‰ Some of the comments are interesting/weird/typical…

Slashdot | Fermilab Calls For Code Crackers

By , May 17, 2008 9:28 am
Slashdot | Fermilab Calls For Code Crackers

So Fermilab has it for a year and the Slashdot geeks crack it in less than a day. πŸ˜‰ Some of the comments are interesting/weird/typical…

Day is done and so is I

By , May 16, 2008 11:09 pm

Has been a Friday for sure. Will try to be more productive tomorrow. Till then…

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

By , May 16, 2008 9:49 pm
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU on Vimeo

The new short film by Blu
an ambiguous animation painted on public walls.
Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche)

Amazing!

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

By , May 16, 2008 9:49 pm
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU on Vimeo

The new short film by Blu
an ambiguous animation painted on public walls.
Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche)

Amazing!

Steam dream – Life – The Phoenix

By , May 16, 2008 9:35 pm
Steam dream – Life – The Phoenix

Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities

Quite a good article on SteamPunk. Good video of Jake von Slatt and some of his works too. Well worth the read!

Steam dream – Life – The Phoenix

By , May 16, 2008 9:34 pm
Steam dream – Life – The Phoenix

Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities

Quite a good article on SteamPunk. Good video of Jake von Slatt and some of his works too. Well worth the read!

Time to move on

By , May 15, 2008 10:10 pm

After reading some stuff in the forums here at my current host I have decided it’s time (and past) to move on. Been looking at hosting providers and trying to make a decision on who to go with. Have found a couple that look good, and are in our price range. Just got to figure if it’s gonna be worth it to stay with a reseller account or go with a standard account that allows unlimited domains and put the sites in subdomains. Guess I am gonna sleep on it and see how they look tomorrow. Till then…

Back almost to where I was

By , May 15, 2008 1:34 pm

Just about to give up the fight and move it all. I ended up changing it all back over to the old wordpress folder due to error pages showing up about the archives being changed. Now to find the pages that need changing and redo them. Back in a bit.

Got the pages changed out and was able to log in as a user and post a comment so guess that part is working.

Hoping I got the archive structure right in the settings. Will know if the error pages stop showing up.

Now off to add one more plugin and turn it on. More later…

Better but still getting errors

By , May 15, 2008 11:52 am

Have installed a completely new wordpress folder and moved critical files over to it. Installed new plugings and only a couple of them. Went with the default template to make sure old template calls weren’t causing problems. Found and corrected a couple of page errors with the WordPress 2.5.1 “mail new password” function and got that working. And still getting server errors. Only thing left to do is download a backup of the database, have wordpress create a new one, and upload the data back in. Guess that’s the afternoon project to make sure that there aren’t problems in there causing these errors.

Gonna do lunch and get back at it…

Work in progress

By , May 15, 2008 8:43 am

Stuff is most likely gonna be broken for a bit till I get it all moved over.

Still fighting the server

By , May 14, 2008 10:10 pm

Guess I will break down in the next day or so and go with other hosting. These server errors are just pissing me off to no end. I realize the blog is getting rather large (over 3500 posts) but the frequency of server errors and timeouts is unacceptable no matter how large it is. I suspect part of the problem is the airsoft forum that I host on the same server, but as I am no longer running the ranch I am going to move it to another site and let it be someone else’s problem as I won’t be taking that site with me when I move this one.

Not sure if I like the WP super cache plugin or not. Sometimes it updates right when I add a post and other times it doesn’t. Again, this too may be server errors. Time (and a move) will tell…

Going to publish this and hit the sack and hope that the rain and storms tomorrow are not too bad. Till then… πŸ˜‰

Open Source Beer Recipe Finalized

By , May 14, 2008 9:57 pm

Open Source Beer Project Flying Dog Brewery Hombrewers Beer Recipe

Homebrew open source style. Sounds good. Now just got to get all the stuff together to do the brewing… πŸ˜‰

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