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I recently started selling paracord crafts on Etsy, to support Kat's animal rehab work. If you're not comfortable emailing me or contacting me via Facebook message for custom work, you can hit up the Etsy site for more structure.

We could really use the support right now. The sales we've made so far this year have not covered all our animal rehab expenses, and this weekend Kat's truck got wrecked by someone running a red light. I'll work my fingers to the bone to create all the leashes and collars and other crafts you order; I've got plenty of cord and supplies, and a budget shortfall that was not anticipated.

Thank you, and the squirrels thank you.

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

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I’ve uploaded a boatload of photos to randomly rotate through the header in my blog. All are my own photos, so no more stock photography in the header. Of course, those viewing these messages through FB or LJ will just have to imagine.

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Wow, that was a long outage.  My hosting service has had a rocky week – I spent two days with email being rejected (if you sent me something and it said I didn’t exist, I do now), and then the servers lost their network connectivity this morning for about six hours. For Dreamhost, that’s very unusual. When I was with CCLhosting, I expected random outages but DH has been very reliable for years now. I’m sure this was just a really bad coincidence of unlucky events.

Back to ripping my CDs – I’m up to nearly 39000 tracks now.

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The rather useful service Loudtwitter seems to be dead.  Thankfully, the geeks who program for Wordpress have a cool tool I can use in its stead. So, you’ll continue to get all my blog posts, and tweets on my blog (and Facebook), and all that plus locked LJ entries on LiveJournal. Myspace’s RSS support remains MIA, so that particular backwater is not on my list of things to worry about. Or, you can just link to the Unhub bar and be done with it.

This has been your overdose of geekery for the day.

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I’ve deleted nearly 600 pieces of comment spam in the past two days.  I’ve noticed, in the past, one or two legitimate comments being tagged as spam, but I didn’t look through this recent flood for such stragglers.  Every time a legit comment was tagged as spam, it’s because the commenter was using an obviously fake email address in their info; no email address is needed, so if you just don’t put one, it should be good. If you’ve commented recently and it didn’t post, there ya go.

Frickin’ spammers…

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Sep. 15th, 2007 01:18 pm

Test Fire

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Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

I have moved from the moribund and seemingly unmanned CCLHosting to the more vibrant and hopefully operational Dreamhost. We’ll see how this goes.

Right now, I’m hoping that the LJ crosspost plugin still works. And…it does!  Woohoo!

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I killed Concho Online today. I attempted to launch this site a couple years ago, as a citizen journalism site, or hyperlocal media site, depending on your inclination. Since nobody but me had posted anything on it since last winter, it had obviously devolved into another personal site. Eh. I’ve got enough self-aggrandizement going on.

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Jan. 1st, 2007 10:02 am

New Design

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I’m bored.  Happy New Year.

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Aug. 16th, 2006 06:56 am

Cya

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Off for five days of vacation fun with my son.  Don’t break anything while I’m gone, ok?

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Taking a cue from Bob Cringely, I have tweaked my site’s CSS pages so they now are automagically “printable” when used with any sort of modern browser. I rock.

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I've added the new and improved Wordpress 2.0 software to the site. It's nice, the upgrade was simple, etc.

Somehow I ended up trashing my photo gallery setup completely, though. Hopefully it will be back in business by tomorrow, but we'll see. What's perplexing is that many directories moved around, as if by magic. Magic because I don't actually have permissions on those directories, so I shouldn't have been capable of moving them even inadvertently. Mysterious.

As always, a new version of Wordpress means my LJ auto-synch feature will not work until Untiens comes out with an updated version of his Livepress plugin. *sigh*
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After five days of cruising, the last one in some fairly choppy seas, it now feels like my house is swaying.

We're back, safe and sound; photos and videos and all that are awaiting my attention. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves.

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OK, you little deviants. I'm taking off for a week, cruising with my son and assorted family members to the Yucatan. It was supposed to be Cozumel, but I'm told that island is kind of hosed right now, so it sounds like we'll be hitting Progreso and Veracruz. I promise to take a bajillion photos and videos - gotta justify the new memory cards and batteries, after all. :-)

Try not to blow anything up while I'm away, k?

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After helping way too many people unscrew their systems due in large part to Microsoft software inviting everyone into their hard drives, I've decided to do something drastic.

If you are visiting my webpage with Internet Explorer, it will now nag you to switch browsers. I've joined the Explorer Destroyer campaign, boys and girls. Oh, I haven't gone totally ideologue on you - the site will still work for IE users, but mostly because I know people may not be allowed to use a secure and fast browser at their workplace. At home, though - please do yourself a favor and stop using IE. Not only does it ignore web standards (CSS2, PNG, etc), it's a virus waiting to happen. I've had to use IE to access a couple sites recently - they almost invariably end up leaving some sort of electronic spooge on my system that takes me a half hour or more to remove. And I know what I'm doing. Other folks just say, "my computer is messed up" and eventually they stop using the machine entirely.

I've used a variety of web browsers over the years. When I first got a PPP internet account, I used Netscape (0.7 as I recall). As time went on, I tried IE 1.0, but stuck with Netscape. When Netscape stopped getting updates and became a giant bloated piece of dung, I reluctantly used IE for a while. When Opera came out, I grabbed it (even though I had to pay for it, it was better than IE). A while back, the Mozilla Project came out with Phoenix, which became Firebird, which became Firefox. They got sued out of their previous names, but I guess nobody wants to remember the Clint Eastwood movie so they're safe now.

Firefox has tabbed browsing, built-in popup blocking (that actually BLOCKS everything, unlike IE's attempt), and is fast. The program is significantly smaller than IE's bloatware, but allows an impressive variety of extensions to be used. If you use Firefox, here's the extensions I recommend:
Adblock - nukes any images from ad-serving web sites. Doubleclick, begone! Must-have for dialup users.
All-in-One Gestures - let's you use the right mouse button to jump back a site, go forward, or do the hokey pokey. Until you use mouse gestures, you will not understand why people love them. once you use them, you'll hate using a machine that omits them.
Flashblock - Allows you to decide whether to load that Flash-based content or not. Must-have for dialup users.

And here's some that I like a lot:
TabBrowser Preferences - exposes many of the tabbed interface options that are hidden by default.
Forecastfox - shows a multi-day forecast at the bottom of your browser. Takes no space, and alerts you if there is a weather alert.

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If you do a search for "I voted for the moron" on Google, you now get my post about the button and bumpersticker design I made. I wonder how frequently that particular search is made. hehe

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Just to add a trifle more surrealism to your websurfing experience, I've added a little code to my site that displays the lyrics to the most recently played song from Winamp on the sidebar (bottom of the right side). Yes, I am a geek, thanks for asking.

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Aug. 26th, 2005 10:13 pm

Test Fire

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Just a quick test to see if the latest Live Press update fixes what ails me.

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Lots of photos were taken the past two weeks. It will be a while to get a substantial number of them uploaded, but a starting set are up now, and more will come soon. Keep checking back, or subscribe to the Gallery RSS Feed to always know when new pictures are posted on our site.

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Due to my recent upgrade of WordPress to 1.5.1, the Livepress plugin is broken. This means that the things I post on my site won't automagically duplicate here. You can still subscribe to [livejournal.com profile] bunk_blog, which will always match the site. I know - more complicated than it should be, but whatcha gonna do?
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