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  • Catching Up With Lego

    I’ve been “getting back into” Lego recently. I have always been a huge Lego fan since I was a kid. I still have a giant tub of Lego from when I was younger and I’ve been recently buying new sets and having a great time with it. I tend to gravitate towards building more interactive […]

    Oct 25th, 2009 | Filed under Lego, Nerd
  • Cleaning Up Maildir Directories

    I have a TON of old messages to clean up in a maildir style directory. I don’t want to just delete them, but I do need to clear some space. Unfortunately, setting up a mail account to download and delete them will take forever. A few Google searches have revealed this fun tool: cleanup-maildir. USAGE […]

    Oct 23rd, 2009 | Filed under IT, Nerd
  • Counting The Syllables In A Word With PHP

    Years and many site revisions ago, I used to have a very basic haiku page on my site. People could submit their own haiku and bring up random haiku that were submitted previously. The only problem that I had was that either people couldn’t count or they had a different idea on the classic haiku […]

    Oct 11th, 2009 | Filed under Nerd, Programming
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bored == Centos?

    I was kinda bored tonight so I got a Centos box up and running. This is going to perform a few important tasks that I didn’t previously have: computer redundancy – since my last host died, I only have my laptop (macbook pro). Given how much of a PITA it is to repair hardware issues […]

    Aug 11th, 2009 | Filed under Nerd
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