This is a boring post. Trust me. I’m just writing it down to remind myself. The first version of my blog was hand-coded. Whenever I wanted to add a new entry, I created the HTML page, updated all the links, and so on.
There’s a period of around 18 months in the early 1990s, in my life, that had a profound effect on me. I am building up the courage, remembering all the pieces, and I’m going to write it down. It may also have coloured the memory of my father, because of his reaction and my reactionContinue reading The early 90s were not good to me
I met Wil Wheaton and he signed my foot cast. I had a photo op with Nathan Fillion, who got on his knee. The photo op with Ian McDiarmid was equally fun, but I was able to stand for that because we had more time. It was amazing, and next time I’d prefer to doContinue reading Calgary Expo 2013
I’ve written a post on my company’s blog, demonstrating why SQL Server DBAs love to answer a question with “it depends”. Check it out: The curious case of RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE
Having a broken foot is no picnic. I’m getting to the place in my head where I’m frustrated that I can’t do the things I took for granted for 30-mumble years. Like walking up stairs. Emptying the dishwasher (yes, really). Putting on clothes. Showering. Walking down stairs. Driving (though having an automatic transmission makes thisContinue reading This sucks
I’ve just written a very nifty C# application, and for reasons of secrecy, I can’t tell anyone what it is or how it works! This is frustrating because I think it’s awesome. Hopefully just posting this entry about [redacted] will get the excitement off my chest and then I can continue doing my tax filing.
There’s been a major attack on all WordPress (and Joomla) websites worldwide. When I last read about it, over 150 000 IP addresses were involved in the botnet. My (fantastic) service provider, Site5, with whom I host all of my customers’ sites as well as my own, mitigated the attack through the course of aContinue reading Two-Factor Authentication for WordPress
“To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to findContinue reading Contribute joy to the world
There’s a trend on various networks to show off one’s home screen on their smart phones and / or tablets. Never being one to miss an opportunity to follow the herd, here’s my iPhone’s home screen: For good measure, here’s the second screen, because how can I get by with only two? I love folders.
Obligatory “I’m still alive” post. For microblogging, I’m on Twitter and ADN (App.net). I’m not on Facebook1. I’m on Google+ periodically. There’s Tumblr, where I lurk a bit, mainly to find lurid pictures for a friend of mine. There is a LOT of porn on Tumblr. You can also find me on Pinterest, where IContinue reading Hello, world