shill bear

I like the guy, but Running Wild is just an hour long commercial #BearGrylls #ShillBear

13 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

old goat

This is my dog's last day.

9 July

This is a writing post.

What the BLERGH

Ever try to vertically center text in a div and it's just not working correctly on the Mac? But it's spot-on correct on the PC? Or vice-versa?

16 May

This is a code post.

no daddy no, part deux

Have you received the yearly GoDaddy ICANN grind email about verifying your contact info? DId you click the link and the form says the credentials aren't valid?

7 March

This is a work post.

no daddy no

So I am fortunately late to the 'GoDaddy screwed the pooch on ICANN rules' party. Evidently their internal account system cannot deal with email addresses that have been valid for a dozen years. An inconvenience, but not a terrible one.

28 February

This is a work post.

just the facts, danno

Explaining your design choice with "I saw it on an episode of Dragnet" seems like a bad idea. #Green #Shiny #WhatHaveIDone

9 February

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Refractalling

The trouble with code refactoring is knowing where to stop.

30 January

This is a code post.

walter junior was right

I am pretty sure feeling guilty about having a bowl of Raisin Bran Crunch is a sign of an eating disorder. #WalterJr #WordsOfWisdom

9 January

This is a oui-sequitur post.

smarty docs MORE LIKE FARTY DOCS AMIRITE?

So here's a hard-found tip about how to call a Smarty plugin function -- you delineate parameters with spaces, not a comma or a bar. You need to do this

24 December

This is a code post.

great with oreos

I have invented a new drink: kahlua and coffemate. I shall call it The Boorista. #GhettoBeverageScience #Yummy

12 December

This is a oui-sequitur post.

I called who what now?

Intimate pet names are like passwords: you probably should not reuse them. #Boo #CurrentWife

4 December

This is a oui-sequitur post.

crash and maybe burn

Hiring a marketing agency that can't deal with code is like hiring a driver who is unfamiliar with snow. #LeaveItToThePros

11 November

This is a oui-sequitur post.

pulling up lame

So cPanel has a nifty tool that allows you to do DNS clustering. This lets you make changes to DNS and have them propagate to the other servers in the cluster.

8 November

This is a work post.

what has been seen cannot be unseen

Worst day to stand outside the Today Show window #AlRokerProstateExam #TodayShow #WTF

7 November

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Leashes cramp her style

My dog has reached peak color.

5 November

This is a pittures post.

that's just great

I think I may have an ear infection. Or lyme disease. Or meningitis. #DammitGoogle #VagueSymptoms

30 October

This is a oui-sequitur post.

shake it out

My wife got a week's worth of aerobics when she got a bee in her hair #LetsGetPhysiAGGGHHHHH

17 October

This is a oui-sequitur post.

monkey gone to heaven

My ex-wife has cancer and I have come to say goodbye.

Her dog will be sad and happy and attentive and comforting. He will pee in the yard a lot.

        Her family will envelop her

Her husband will bear the weight with a smile, a quip and a calm understanding. We will see him for who he truly is.

        She will be beautiful and calm

11 October

This is a writing post.

jiggling the handle

So, you're trying to restore a web site backup using cPanel and you get the

8 October

This is a work post.

I know nothing

Switching from From Here to Eternity to Hogan's Heroes they truly are #TheGreatestGeneration

4 October

This is a oui-sequitur post.

unbeliebable

Lil Twist and Lil Za sound like items from the kid's menu at Olive Garden #TMZ #WhyDoWeBother #WhyDoWeCare

1 October

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Just put it anywhere

The resources section is the junk drawer of web sites. #JustSayNoToResources

26 September

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Sick of typing

A handy little cron command for Ubuntu is @reboot. For some reason I am too lazy to research properly I kept getting

20 September

This is a code post.

Thanks a lot Bellevue

Just when I started to regret not having enough beef jerky the power comes back on #FirstWorldProblems

19 September

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Yes, dear

If telling me what to do was a full-time job, my wife would be Employee of the Month #YesDear #IWillNotMowLawnWithWeedWhacker

16 September

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Just the facts damn

Never paint a room after watching reruns of Dragnet #HighGlossGreen #WhatHaveIDone

12 September

This is a oui-sequitur post.

They said what now?

I have come to the conclusion that half my family has no idea what they're talking about. And the other half is okay with that. #BlarneyFife

6 September

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Run Charlotte Run

My ability to deal with spiders ensures continued marital bliss #ArachnaBoy #BeFreeLittleCreepy

6 September

This is a oui-sequitur post.

I call it Hansel and Greteling

A little something to save frustration when working with rsync and public/private keys. Be sure to pass the key you'd like to use (if not using default values):

1 September

This is a code post.

Something something stat

I find myself watching reruns of Emergency! and counting the HIPAA violations. #IgnoranceNoExcuse #ItsTheLaw

29 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Sophia was the lucky one

#TheWalkingDead is just a metaphor for bad parenting #PutALeashOnCarl #YouKilledDale

28 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Why we can't have nice things

There are better ways to block brute force attacks against Wordpress (mod_security, carpet bombing), but if your host provider goes the .htaccess route then here are a couple of caveats to be mindful of.

27 August

This is a work post.

Yinzer-wear

Pittsburgh is the jean short capitol of the world. #Jorts

26 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

I am number three

Hearing the announcements from the school across the street makes me anxious that I don't have the right pencils. #CatholicSchoolSurvivor

22 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Own the ball, Danny

Working on a community web site can be rewarding. But it can also spiral out of control in a hurry. Well-meaning people (and those not so) empowered with tools to instantly reach a large audience on their own will still need guidance and support. As much as we'd like to believe that WordPress and all the rest make our lives as devs easier, it often is just the opposite. Yes, it's easy to update JUST ONE CLICK! but when that update causes a plugin to misbehave and OOPS WHITE SCREEN...you see the problem? 

21 August

This is a work post.

go daddy and dick moves

It's been standard practice for quite a while that domain registrars are allowed to block you from transfering your domain within 60 days of your registration renewal (this works either before or after). While this is inconvenient for users, it makes some sense for the registrars to keep excess churn at a minimum.

19 August

This is a work post.

world war bee

Ever wonder if that last bug bite made you Patient Zero? #uhoh #pandemic

13 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

chopping bad

Two episodes in and I am glad Walter White isn't a shop teacher.

12 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

demetrius no

Getting older means being upset when the morning weather guy leaves.

2 August

This is a oui-sequitur post.

mailchimp and templates

Pulling your last remaining hairs out trying to get MailChimp templates to work right? Wondering why your perfectly set design suddenly looks horrible after saving a copy? Well, MailChimp DOES THINGS IT'S OWN WAY.

2 August

This is a code post.

This time I write it down

So, if you're running into the "I have an authentication key all set why won't it work right" and you've gone through all the helpful suggestions like "make sure permissions" and "check sshd config", one last thing to check would be what you named your private key when you ran ssh-keygen.

31 July

This is a code post.

A caveat

Beware when reading deceased relative's journals. Three words: Quincy Fan Fiction.

29 July

This is a oui-sequitur post.

design in progress

Since I really have no over-arching plan for this site (beyond using it as a playground for what-nots and whos-its), be prepared for some Weird Things to show themselves on occasion.

24 July

This is a code post.

random doctype whatnow?

When you see an error in Firebug mentioning syntax error for doctype or some such, check to see that all of your scripts are loading properly. A 404 error can cause this notice to crop up and YOU'LL WASTE MINUTES WONDERING ABOUT IT.

18 July

This is a code post.

avatar-ish

Om nom nom

18 July

This is a pittures post.

survey says

Asked what three famous people I would most want to have dinner with, I said James May, Chris Kluwe and Nina Hartley. I totally panicked.

18 July

This is a oui-sequitur post.

choices

Which one?!

17 July

This is a pittures post.

building a blog as you write it is ridiculous

Whose idea was this?

17 July

This is a writing post.

Trending...

I choose to believe that "trending on Twitter" means "I got my first follower!"

5 July

This is a writing post.

Scary

She: Scary! Me: That's why they call it an alarm, honey.

5 July

This is a oui-sequitur post.

Writing is hard. this sucks. i want to go home

Still trying to find my voice, as it were.

22 May

This is a writing post.

This blog now has....

...categories. Yay.

22 May

This is a code post.

My week on elance

Now that I've been at this for nearly a dozen years, I find that I have often been less than efficient with how I fill the time between projects. (This really didn't take that long to figure out). I'm also not the greatest at hustling for work: salesmanship is not my strong suit.

22 May

This is a work post.

Today's Latest

Let's see how bold works.

22 May

This is a code post.

Don't get me wrong:

I love what I do. I love being my own boss and all that comes with that. Lunch at 11:30? no problem! Take a break at 2 to walk the dog? Go for it! Get distracted by a video of a cat playing with a laser NOT ACCEPTABLE GET TO WORK.

20 May

This is a work post.