A Tale Of Two ISPs, (or… As You Don’t Like It Very Much)

Short version… we moved. That might be enough information right there to explain my extended absence, the dead weblog, the missing newsletter, my MIA status on the Think Sideways boards. Long version… … we had an opportunity to get back to a place we missed, to our family, to our people, and the window on that opportunity was already closing … Continue reading →

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The Sad Truth of Voter Fraud

Someone discovered that the IP logging that was supposed to work on the poll I set up wasn’t working any better than the vote tallies at the bottom, and sat running up the numbers on the courses he or she wanted. I was watching the tallies pretty carefully, and while the numbers changed, the percentages didn’t. And then all of … Continue reading →

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My site was cracked this morning

The affiliate program, iDevAffiliate, one of the worst-supported pieces of software in human history, was cracked, and a phishing scam was inserted into a hidden file that directed people to what appeared to be a Skype website. I deleted the phishing scam, but because iDevAffiliate does not support their software, I also deleted the affiliate program, in order to protect … Continue reading →

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Cool Tech

http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/Hands_on_with_the_ASUS_Eee/ A couple of times on your site, you’ve mentioned the usefulness of things like the BlackBerry. Being able to write your ideas down wherever you are, whenever you get them. I stumbled upon this little gizmo on some forum, can’t recall which, but it seems to do a hell of a lot better than the BlackBerry–it’s an actual laptop, … Continue reading →

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Finally back to work

Writing of any variety hasn’t been going too well the last few days. Stress doesn’t go away when things start looking better, because the possibility that they’ll get worse again always exists. But I’m making nice progress on the type-in of the Green Magic proposal right now. It feels good to be writing again. I finally got a desktop client … Continue reading →

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Second day of migraine

No writing done. No weblogs read. Head is screaming. Thought I’d go ahead and update WordPress to the newest version, got the following lovely message: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare register_sidebars() (previously declared in /path/to/writingdiary2/wp-includes/widgets.php:15) in /path/to/writingdiary2/wp-content/plugins/widgets.php on line 22 This is an across-the-board error–doesn’t matter what template I use. I have no clue how to fix this, and I can’t … Continue reading →

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WOW! Found a new Scrivener thing

Took me a while to get a couple of plot cards I liked, and while I was working on them, I accidentally clicked a button in Scrivener that opened a whole panel I’d missed before. The panel opens with the blue I button in the top righthand corner. Yeah, a little obvious. What can I say? In this panel, you … Continue reading →

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