матрациRemembering what a horror show it was to upgrade Movable Type at the job — and only for a 4.x to 4.x+1 release — I finally bit the bullet and upgraded from WordPress 2.9.2 to 3.0. After carefully backing up everything, including all my files and the database, pushing the …
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Four years of blogging here on tom-mcgee.com. Hope you’ve enjoyed it. In that time, we’ve pushed over 920 posts — roughly two posts for every three days. It’s like a job. Except that it doesn’t pay and I only have to work about five minutes a day. So what have …
I’ve been a fan of the Thunderbird email program for a couple of years now. Lightweight, feature-packed, great calendar integration via Sunbird which couples neatly with my Google calendar. When a notice popped up that my copy was going to be the last supported version of 2.x, and I ought …
It might be time to start reeling it back in.
A longish rundown of a bunch of music sharing and download sites around the Internet. Please comment, and feel free to add your own suggestions and sources.
This one’s all about legal sites; so please, no LimeWire!
Playing trade shows for peanuts. No wonder they turned murderous.
Back in 2006 I noted a crookedtimber.org piece about the problems in using PowerPoint for military planning in Iraq. Here we are three and a half years later, and it’s even worse. Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times has an above-the-fold page one story about it. Briefly: “PowerPoint makes …
On the teevee, Microsoft commercials have people proudly claiming that Windows 7 was their idea. I bet nobody takes that kind of credit for Vista. At the risk of beating a dead horse, here’s a funny quirk.
If your ajax application doesn’t seem to be updating the page with new information, it might be that the content being delivered is cached. By putting a no-cache header into the server response, you should be able to eliminate the problem.
I’ve added gravatars to the comments displayed at the bottom of posts. If you have one set up it should appear down there automatically based on your e-mail address. Otherwise, you’ll be distinguished by a rectangle rendered is a sophisticated shade of grey.
If you think this is a bad idea, by all means let me know.
One of the most-read pages on this site is my Styleswitcher, and despite that I carelessly let it become broken. It’s now fixed.