• Time For Lego?

    I’ve been quite obsessed with Lego in the recent past. Frankly, I’ve been obsessed with Lego for more than 20 years, but the recent past has seen a resurgence in that obsession. Not that long ago, I shot a time-lapse of a Lego 8294 Excavator build. It was a fun learning experience (the shoot), but […]

    Sep 29th, 2009 | Filed under Lego, Nerd
  • MySQL Database Management On OS X

    For the longest time, I’ve used phpMyAdmin to manage my MySQL databases when a UI was required. While it definitely gets the job done, I was never a fan of the web interface and I figured it was the best option available. A few weeks ago while in LA, I was shown Sequel Pro. It’s […]

    Sep 27th, 2009 | Filed under IT, Nerd
  • ‘watch’ Command For OS X

    I just discovered today that the ‘watch’ command isn’t natively available on OS X. You can apparently get it through Macports. Since I don’t have Macports installed, this seemed like a very heavy solution for a rather small problem. Looking for another solution, I opted for a basic while loop — which is a shell […]

    Sep 26th, 2009 | Filed under IT, Nerd
  • mp3 Naming & ID3 Management Under OS X

    Before my transition to my Mac, I used ID3 Renamer on Windows. It’s a great application and does everything that I need it to do – which is full renaming of mp3 files along with full id3 tag handling. One-stop shopping at its best. And it’s free. Unfortunately, there isn’t an OS X version and […]

    Sep 25th, 2009 | Filed under IT, Nerd
  • Ride, Ride, Ride Your Bike Gently Cross The Graves

    My watch has been running fast for a few days. There’s definitely something wrong with it. I reset it as of 9am this morning. I went to a watch shop after work (around 5) and it was already an hour ahead. Definitely not good. I’ll hear in about a week what the damage is and […]

    Sep 22nd, 2009 | Filed under Random
  • Site Redesign

    Over the past few days, I’ve done a bunch of work to redesign the site. I obviously rethemed WordPress, but also made a number of modifications to that theme and changed how the Google Ads are distributed and displayed. I had to make a few changes to various plugins to get them working properly, but […]

    Sep 20th, 2009 | Filed under Nerd, Programming, Site News
  • Back Online

    My site was offline for a few hours. The hosting company had some problems that took them a while to fix. Not sure of the details. I just know that when I woke up I didn’t have access to email or any of my domains. Not fun. Only about two months ago there was an […]

    Sep 17th, 2009 | Filed under IT, Nerd, Site News
  • WP & Plugin Updates

    I just got through updating WP and all of my plugins to the latest versions. It takes some time because I’ve made modifications to about half of the plugins and it’s a PITA to upgrade my test system, test it, make sure I’ve made all necessary changes and then upgrade the production box and make […]

    Sep 15th, 2009 | Filed under IT, Programming, Site News, Travel
  • LA For The Weekend

    I’m flying out to LA in a couple of hours and returning Sunday. That’s pretty much it. I’m just glad that I’m escaping the dropping temps and rain for a few days.

    Sep 11th, 2009 | Filed under Random
  • Dive Day – 20090905

    Went diving today. Such a great activity to add to a summer long weekend. The weather was awesome, the water was “warm” and we got to see a lot of critters. Tons of skates and flounder all over the place, along with the usual assortment of lobster and crabs. More than a few lobster were […]

    Sep 5th, 2009 | Filed under Diving
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