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Author: Sam1

Fear or Love

Whenever I’m making a decision that I feel I am ’emotionally’ involved in, such as answering a question from my (almost 19 y.o.) daughter: “Do you like my new tattoo?” I’ve learned to try and ask myself a question before

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Make ColorZilla work in Ubuntu – Firefox

ColorZilla has the ability to work with Ubuntu, but not the way it is packaged. If you install the regular ColorZilla_1.x.xpi the library that does not work with Ubuntu gets installed and you get the ‘mode not supported on your

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Cleaning up WordPress database after UTW

After upgrading to WordPress 2.3 and trying to re-evaluate tag usage, I decided to re-visit an old pet-peeve of mine: The relatively massive (read: gi-normous) size of my wp_postmeta table. It was always the biggest table in my database (thanks

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Recent site and forum issues

Between the theme change, settling into 2.3 final and trying to bring some style continuity from the new theme into my forums, there have been some short periods of down-time. Last night and this AM were more significant however, so

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489th Bomber Group

A friend of mine approached me and asked about cleaning up a WWII era photo of his Father (Holtmeier) and other B-24 crew members taken in England in 1944. Unfortunately the photo was missing emulsion (the part of the print

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Recent changes here at samdevol.com

I have been meaning to post a note about some of the recent changes here, but have been busier then a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs (been dying to use that phrase for some time ;’)…

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6 Simple Steps to Hardening WordPress

There are some basic steps you can take to help limit your exposure to malicious behavior directed at your WordPress install. My intention with this article is not to make your website bullet-proof (if such a thing exists) but to

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Text-Link-Ads tech support lacks interest in WordPress

This began as a casual note, a reminder, if you will, to techsupport (at) text-link-ads.com. It escalated to where I wondered just how Text-Link-Ads (a MediaWhiz Holdings, Inc. Company) developed it’s hiring practices… Having signed up I was directed to

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Display posts ticker-style in WordPress with Zazz

I was thinking about a way to showcase older posts and happened across the Zazz Post Tickerplugin by Stew Houston. I thought “Here we go, another chance for me to totally bork my blog with some unknown piece of code…”

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missunderstood theme — Big update

Just released the new version (0.94) of the missunderstood theme. Some major changes, lots of clean-up, added functionality: Built-in Optimal Title (for SEO) Built-in slimbox (faster, lighter Lightbox effect) Separate lists for comments and trackbacks Fancier blockquotes Built-in pullquotes Prettier

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