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Twitter Digest

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been conducting a bit of a Twitter experiment. The experiment itself is on going and I’ll write about it sometime in the future, but one of the fruits of the experiment is a WordPress plugin. I’ve been hacking WordPress plugins for a while now, but this is the first […]


Finally found a WordPress plugin which does auto-tagging of posts by looking for a list of tags in the post content. I modified it a bit to make it also search for occurrences of existing used tags in the new post. I find this more handy since I can then just manage the regular WP […]

Logitech Control Center is Garbage

Ever since I bought a Logitech mouse for my wife’s new MacBook Pro, we were getting kernel panics every couple of weeks (yes, the BSOD of OSX does exist). Suffice to say I was none too impress with Apple. Turns out, not their fault. I stumbled upon this thread which indicates tha Logitech Control Center […]

Microsoft Lawyers Threaten MVP

In another example of Microsoft being more about legal wrangling than software development, Jamie Cansdale has been threatened for making TestDriven.Net work with Visual Studio Express. TestDriven.Net is a very popular unit testing addon for Visual Studio and one that Cansdale earned a Microsoft MVP award for developing. I can’t believe the morons in Redmond […]

Google – Customer Service for the 21st Century

Considering I’ll have a lot more to capture on video come August, I decided to look into purchasing a camcorder several weeks ago. I read some reviews, went to a few stores and generally did my research. I ended up deciding on the JVC Enverio line of HDD products. JVC has been building hard drive […]

Vista a Spectacular Failure?

I haven’t even run Vista. Even though I’m a developer and make my living off Windows application development, I am frankly just not an OS tire kicker. I didn’t buy a Mac until Tiger came out, I still run the stable (_sometimes_ the testing) release of Debian and I haven’t tried Ubuntu as a possible […]

System Calls

I’m not generally one to wade into the OS religious wars. I use all of the top 3 major OSes on a daily basis and all of them have benefits and drawbacks. However, these pictures comparing the system calls for a webpage request to Linux/Apache and Windows/IIS are quite eye opening. The opportunity for security […]

Shuffle Kafuffle

I got me an iPod Shuffle about five months ago and up until early last week I was loving it. It is small, convenient, and makes yard work, commuting, and walking the dogs a little more interesting. However last Monday my shuffle decided to die on me. It started showing signs of the infamous orange […]

Podcast Roundup

Ever since I got the shuffle I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts. I monitor about 10 or so podcasts in iTunes for interesting episodes but there is a core group of casts that I always make a point to listen to. Here they are for your listening pleasure. Drunk and Retired – This […]

WordPress 2 and SSL

I prefer to have the admin section of my WordPress installation secure. It just makes me feel better. Then WordPress 2.0 came along and caused a few issues. I think I’ve gotten around them.