Posts tagged with: I may as well be a sea cucumber

Goodbye, DreamHost, mostly

I ran into this thread in the DreamHost forum the other day: A Better Payment Process Hi DH, As someone who tends to have something to renew on a monthly basis, the payment process is incredibly frustrating. I used to have a form prefiller configured for the payment page, but now that DH has switched …read more…

Goodbye, Instagram

So, a few months ago, this happened… Let’s talk about what this actually means. First of all, remember that when someone gives you something for free, such as Twitter, or Facebook, you are not the user. You are the product. Your actions are tracked, and that data is used to sell ads to companies who …read more…

An Ewok Riding a DeLorean

I help out in a number of forums online; the two big ones are the WordPress support forums and the Graphene Theme support forum. In general, I enjoy helping people out, partly because I have received a lot of help there myself, and partly because I learn quite a bit that way. But every once …read more…

I’m a Red Shirt!

So I took the Which Star Trek Character Are You? quiz that Jeff Baker offers on his web site. Guess what? I’m a red shirt! And proud of it! (I think.) Your results: You are An Expendable Character (Redshirt) An Expendable Character (Redshirt) 90% Spock 84% Geordi LaForge 75% Jean-Luc Picard 65% Data 64% James …read more…

Protected: How Facebook Became Meaningless to Me

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Silent Noise Project #005

Welcome to Episode #5 of the Silent Noise Project. It’s snowing in here. How cheesy is that? [Update as of 20 January 2012: No, it isn’t snowing any more. It was cheesy. And it interfered.] This was originally going to be the “Quantum Mechanics and Red Leicester” episode, in honor of Monty Python’s cheese shop …read more…

how to annoy the easily annoyed…

As a lot of you know, I work as a moderator at the Graphene forum. Graphene is easily the most customizable theme for WordPress, which is the software I use to run all my blogs. On any given week, I spend between 10 and 30 hours helping folks out there, all in my spare time, …read more…

Friday Links #1

In general, I am loathe to put a lot of links on this blog because a lot of them just die faster than the speed of meme. But sometimes I come across stuff that I could share on Twitter or Facebook, but that’s a lot of work keeping track of all of that, and someone …read more…

how did that happen?

I didn’t have to work Sunday, which meant I had Saturday night off (I’ll explain that later), so I brought my checkbook up to date (depressing) and balanced it for the last two months (also depressing), and then feeling I needed (and deserved) a little pick-me-up, I did a short episode (number five) of Project …read more…

Protected: Cherry-flavored Pez #002

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last night’s podcast

Well, folks, I really wanted to post another episode of Cherry-flavored Pez last night, but that didn’t happen, as you can tell. Last night, I got home, started up the Mac, started up GarageBand, and realized that none of my loops were there. WTH? As it turns out, I had done something terribly wrong to …read more…