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Review Part 2: The kdLinks DX2 Dash Cam

After several weeks of testing this dash cam, I have come to the conclusion that the KDLinks DX2 is a worthy successor to the KDLinks X1, but doesn’t replace it. … Continue reading

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Review Part 1: The kdLinks DX2 Dash Cam

The full nomenclature: KDLINKS DX2 Full-HD 1080P Front + 720P Rear 290° Super Wide Angle Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor & WDR Superior Night Mode, 1 Year Dashcam Warranty. A … Continue reading

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WordPress: From server to MAMP subdirectory – Part 2 of 2

Now that you’ve compressed your whole website from your server, downloaded it – and downloaded the MySQL database and installed it in MAMP using PhpMyAdmin, we turn now to configuring … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

WordPress: From server to MAMP subdirectory – Part 1 of 2

So, I wanted to backup my web site to my MAMP on my iMac. But not just put it on my iMac – I wanted it to work, and to … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Protected: Easy way to make a static page for Drupal 7

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Find that elusive Drupal node ID number

Don’t get battered by search engines, where they want you to write some php coding just to find out the Node ID of a Drupal post. Go to the “admin/Content … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Insert a watermark or Copyright symbol in iMovie 10 and 11

There are a lot of posts about putting in copyright symbols and watermarks and logos in iMovie’s previous iterations, but finding anything about iMovie 10.0.3 or iMovie 11 about doing … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

NameCheap finally admits Heartbleed vulnerability – kind of

In one of the oddest letters to its users I have seen, the NameCheap hosting company finally – on April 11 – sent out an e-mail blast to its users … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free DNS company ends free; preaches pay now

Dyn, the web hosting and DNS company, has sent a letter to its free DNS account holders to tell them that the company will no longer provide DNS service for … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Redirect your WordPress RSS feed elsewhere

Ever want to redirect your WordPress blog’s RSS feed to somewhere else – such as FeedBurner? Go to your site’s root folder to “wp-content > themes > The theme you’re … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Add a stroke path to text in Gimp 2.8

A lot of people have a lot of ideas about adding a stroke path to text in Gimp, which is the open-source, and free, answer to PhotoShop’s bloated and overpriced … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

NuWave Oven Pro: Not-so-wise ‘cracks’

OK, so the NuWave Oven Pro has been around for about 15 years. And 15 years later, the plastic dome still cracks. A replacement dome will cost $49, plus shipping … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Google open sources JPEG assassin

Google has open sourced a new “lossy” image format known as WebP — pronounced “weppy” — claiming it can cut the size of current web images by almost 40 percent.

September 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Free (oops! now it’s for-profit) online newspaper, magazine progam

One Drupal spinoff was created specifically for those who want a newspaper or magazine web site, but who want it free

September 5, 2010 · 1 Comment

Managing multiple RSS news feeds in one package

A new community has surfaced that marries more than 30 Open Source projects with the also-free Drupal Content Mangagement system.

September 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

Forum topics don’t show in Drupal

Many people have complained that, with recent updates to Drupal 5, forum topics don’t show anymore. If you’re having trouble in Drupal 6, this solution should work, too. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

September 7, 2009 · 2 Comments

Fix WordPress ‘Press This’ 404 error

Are you getting a 404 page error when you try to use the WordPress “Press This” bookmarklet? There’s an easy fix. The problem is that the URI encoding is getting … Continue reading

June 23, 2009 · 3 Comments

Use SimplePie as a standalone without a module in Drupal 5/6

You can now use SimplePie in Drupal without a module. Here’s how.

January 2, 2009 · Leave a comment

Protect AWSTATS from prying eyes on Mac OS 10.5 Leopard

One of the more irritaing things you see when you look at your AWSTATS totals each day is seeing how many other people are also looking at your stats.

October 26, 2008 · Leave a comment

New Zealand Man makes money off dead children

A New Zealand man has been jailed for 14 months for assuming the identities of dead children to get college loans, and then taking that money and living it up … Continue reading

March 8, 2008 · Leave a comment

Bad Google

The US defence department has banned the giant internet search engine Google from filming inside and making detailed studies of US military bases. Close-up, ground-level imagery of US military sites … Continue reading

March 7, 2008 · Leave a comment

LiveJournal, Six Apart divorce

Three years after it bought LiveJournal, Six Apart has sold LiveJournal to a Russian company. According to the Associated Press and the BBC, the Russian Company SUP hopes to make … Continue reading

December 3, 2007 · Leave a comment