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@MediaTemple Sadz

It has come to my attention that none of my server-side apps nor my blog can establish a database connection between around 4:30AM until 6:30AM. At least this has been a problem for the past several days. After repeated calls and an online chat, MediaTemple is aware of this issue and says they are “working […]


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Getting a Divorce

Yes, it’s true. I’m getting a divorce: from Facebook. We are in the “separation” phase. I’ve moved Facebook out: off of my iPad and my iPhone. I’m no longer going to use it from my iOS devices because those apps seem oppressively laden by Facebook’s marketing machine. So, I’m still checking my account from my […]


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A Huge Scare

Today, in the wee hours (Pacific Time), one of my database tables somehow became corrupted. All efforts to repair it failed. My blog was dead. Totally dead! Thank goodness I have a backup strategy that is automated and followed religiously. I was able to import my blog from the backup from the night before, a backup […]


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Flickr

I’ve been a Flickr fan for years. I’ve had a pro account for several years. Yes, admittedly, Flickr had become a bit stale. But lately they have been heating up, a lot! Their new Flickr iOS app rocks! Love it! While it hasn’t reached a point to be a replacement for my favorite iPhone camera […]


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Another Geek Moment

My apologies. I can never set up this code correctly to properly link the audio and the slideshow. The code below does just that and is included here on my “memory in the sky” for my future reference. Below is the code when embedding a SlideShowPro (Slide Show Pro, SSP) slideshow into a post. This […]


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Backlash Gains Real Traction

Social media? Get real. It’s really all marketing machinery! Facebook and Twitter try to keep it quiet, but a backlash against the heavy marketing (exploitation) of user information is annoying a critical mass of people. Remember, if you’re not paying for an online service, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold. Eli Pariser […]


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That Pesky .htaccess File Problem

My apologies for my blog being down for 4 days! I was playing around with a new plugin or two and they somehow corrupted my .htaccess file. Figuring out how to fix it was much more difficult than usual. Since this has happened 3 times over the past year, here is a reminder to myself […]


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