July 02, 2013

Please help us spammers

Isn’t it cute that the same spammers who were leaving spam comments on my blog(s) with links to their sites no more than a couple of months ago are now sending me emails asking me to remove those links. We have recently been penalized by Google because we have too many anchor text links to our site....

June 06, 2012

My First Bike Part I

Yesterday I posted about going to Cincinnati’s Queen City Mods and Rockers event and that might have seemed to come right out of left field for many of my long time friends and followers. Here is the back story. About this time last year I was bitten by the vintage motorcycle bug. I’d always...

June 05, 2012

Queen City Mods and Rockers Rally 2012

Cincinnati’s inaugural Queen City Mods and Rockers rally was a success! It was made up of several events including a pre-pre-party on Thursday night at C&D bar in Northside, a pre-party Friday night at Motr Pub on Main Street, Cars and Coffee at Fuel Coffee on Saturday morning, a group ride...

April 12, 2012

CAPTCHA for your Telligent Evolution 6.0+ site

Need CAPTCHA for your Telligent Community 6.0+ site? Adam Seabridge of Building Blocks has you covered: Computer Says No – a CAPTCHA for Telligent Community 6.0

April 12, 2012

Updating my YouTube widget to auto load first video

A little over two years ago (wow time sure flies) I posted the details of the YouTube widget I use on my home page: Add a YouTube widget to any web site with jQuery . Recently I was persuaded to update the widget to auto load the first video and switch to a given video if the thumnail image of that video...

April 01, 2012

Six steps to getting a blog author’s attention when asking for help

I get a couple questions a week through my blog’s comments or contact page similar to this: “I love the Flickr widget, but how can I get it to [… do something custom…]?” I try to answer as many questions as possible but between work and family life and finding time to...

February 09, 2012

I’m a sucker for a free glass

Some old friends and I met up last night for the first time in way-too-long to catch up, tell stories, get a little loud, and generally have a good time over a few beers. We lucked out by choosing a meeting spot that happened to be hosting a Cincinnati Beer Week event. We had a great time at the Tap...

January 24, 2012

Canned Goods Cabinet

Last night I finished up my weekend project for my lovely wife, who was inspired by similar cabinets . This nifty little thing is a 4-inch wide shelf on casters that fits in the formerly unused space between the refrigerator and the wall.  The shelf will hold about 75 cans of various sizes, which...

December 20, 2011

Testing Web Services

Jim Holmes asked me to write an article about testing web services for his great 31 Days of Testing blog series and I gladly did so: 31 Days of Testing – Day 16: Testing Web Services The article ended up being less about testing web services specifically and more about tips based on our knowledge...

April 05, 2011

My first Harmony Remote, I’ll be back.

Last Friday someone who will go unnamed dropped our TV remote on the floor for the final time. Since replacing our carpet with oak flooring several years ago our remotes have been taking a beating. The occasional drop onto the carpet seemed to rarely hurt them. A drop from an end table to the wood floor...

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