Welcoming WordPress 2.7 with an updated Grid Focus release

WordPress 2.7 is available for download. The update packs a number of new features that any current or new WordPress user will welcome with open arms. WordPress Upgrader WordPress 2.6 already offered immediate plugin updates directly from within the admin Dashboard. 2.7 adds a little more convenience by providing that same functionality PLUS core – […]

Your couch needs replacing, check out Sumo

What started out as an experiment transformed into a permanent alternative replacement for my standard living room furniture. Last year, my favorite pieces of furniture was a blue sectional and clean white steel coffee table. Ask me what my favorite pieces of furniture are today, and I won’t hesitate to utter the name Sumo. Last […]

Xbox 360 experience is a great improvement, Sony fumbles

Microsoft deserves a pat on the back for pushing out an excellent update to the XBox experience last night. The svelte update was surprisingly quick – taking no more than a few minutes to complete. Watching the opening welcome screen reaffirmed my belief that Xbox team should really give more input concerning the OS side […]

Sanity check: Media Temple, SpamAssasin, IMAP, & the iPhone

There is no denying that Gmail spam filtering is top notch. On average, I was fortunate enough to deal with less than 10 spam emails per week that managed to get through the Gmail spam filter. A free email service that offers accurate spam filtering? What’s not to like? From my own experiences over the […]

Acer Aspire One on Woot, grab your first netbook

I purchased one of these tiny Acer Aspire One netbooks overseas and would highly recommend it – if you’re up for some easy low cost upgrades. I added the bit about upgrading it because who is ever content with a standard configuration machine? If you head on over to Woot, the tiny netbook is on […]

10 step guide for improving a vanilla WordPress install

A few weeks ago I was approached with a request to help setup a simple WordPress site from the ground-up. The simple requirement being that after the initial setup, the site be ready for steady growth with minimum update requirements outside of core WordPress upgrades. I created this general guide highlighting 10 facets of a […]

Fix for Apache2 / localhost after Apple 10.5 Time Machine restore

For local development, I prefer to use the Sites folder in my Home directory rather than the default Library/WebServer/Documents. When the time came for me to start local development on my MacBook again, I was immediately frustrated when I discovered that http://localhost/ no longer redirected to my Sites directory. The problem? A recent Time Machine […]

Create a WordPress reader "explore" block to promote content

Congrats. You have your own WordPress blog. Each passing day results in a handful of new unique readers. As your site continues to grow, convincing visitors to explore your site beyond your most recent posts becomes more of a challenge. Additionally, getting visitors – who happen upon older posts via search engines – to visit […]

Some apps & games stay on my iPhone out of guilt

Earlier today while perusing the feeds, I caught this snippet via DF concerning the Android Market (the app store for Android). The Android Market business and program policies also include an item that says users can return any application for a full refund within 24 hours of the time of purchase. In the absence of […]

A few more tempting Apples fall from the tree

Damn Apple and my own timing when it comes to purchasing hardware right before updates happen. A month has barely passed since picking up a fully loaded MacBook and Apple updates the entire notebook line. Both the consumer level MacBook and professional level MacBook Pro received noticeable updates inside and out. Both are now equally […]