I'm a web developer/sysadmin/host (NERD TRIPLE THREAT!) and this is my attempt to write about...leaving the house. Sometimes. Like, to go backpacking. And take some pictures. And justify spending the money on all the gear WHY SO MUCH?!?

So check back weekly for all the smrt missives! And the dumb tweets!

Also hiking things!

Feel free to write and complain.

21 September 2016

It seems there are few things that setting allow_url_fopen to "On" cannot fix.

so naive
14 September 2016

I feel guilty about getting all worked up about Mitt Romney. #TheSecret

that's what SHE said
7 September 2016

So, ever try to permanent store a self-signed SSL certificate in Firefox whilst in private (PR0N!) browsing mode? Really? ARE YOU SURE?!?

Seems you can't do it, anyways. What you CAN do is first load the site in question in non-private mode, accept the cert permanently, THEN reload site in private browsing and you're good to go.

php whiny
31 August 2016

So a customer requested an update to their PHP configuration file (we give them their own .ini file but they cannot access it directly because WE ARE JOB CREATORS). Evidently a WordPress plugin needed the max_input_vars increased (it's 1000 already ARE YOU TRYING TO NAIL DOWN EVERY SHINGLE ALL AT ONCE? Strong roof, that). Easy change, just modify the line and back to the BBQ.


I checked --the right php.ini file is loaded. The new change took, but now previously edited items are showing undefined values. Whuh?

Well, it seems phpinfo will not necessarily inform you if you have a syntax error in the php.ini file. You know, something dumb like using a colon instead of a semi-colon for a comment. DUHRRR.

Important safety tip: Check your colons, people.

zombie thumbs
24 August 2016

So, when using the FileManager plugin for TinyMCE and you run into your thumbnail images suddenly disappearing, keep in mind that it does NOT regenerate these if you rename the main image file (this-way-to-candy.jpg has more semantic meaning than IMG_5677.jpg).

Now, to get all the new thumbs to display without having to reload the dialog.

17 August 2016

Another Incredibly Nit-picky review -- this time it's Män som hatar kvinnor (figure it out)!

Män som hatar kvinnor

That is EXACTLY what that's for

This was a delightful coming of age story about a girl and her guardia-WHAT THE FUCK?!? NOW IT'S CADDYSHACK?

Playing through....

The Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (see? I knew you'd get it) was much better than the James Bond version. I imagine I could have watched with subtitles off and would have still been able to follow the story (so much reading). But one thing bothered me -- why didn't Henrik recognize his nephew in the enlarged photo from the parade? HE WAS TOTALLY WEARING THE SWEATER HE GAVE HIM LIKE FOR CHRISTMAS OR KRAMPUS OR WHATEVER. 


I give this flick 5 Ikea meatballs.

my dog gets it
10 August 2016

zeroth world
3 August 2016

Wife had a nightmare that TiVo was broken. Is there anything above #FirstWorldProblems?