Birthday vacation! Be back July 20thish!

I’m taking an entire week off to celebrate my upcoming birthday!

Depending on how valid my passport is, I’ll be back Tuesday the 20thish.

Have a great week everyone!


“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Jack Benny

“It takes a long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso

“Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” – Pope John XXIII

“Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier

“Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened.” – Cora Harvey Armstrong

“The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.” – Robert Orben

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Cherokee Expression

Where have I been? Ask the little blue whale!

There was no Friday posts and no Saturday “News the Mainstream Media Missed” post this week because of this diabolical contraption…

I know what you’re thinking. “Ha! That little thing? It doesn’t look so bad!”

Oooooooo but you’d be wrong there. This little contraption will snatch your whole weekend away, all the while accompanied by little-baby-nephew-and-baby-niece screams of delight.

It also, apparently, has the ability to temporarily regress grown adults back to a single-digit age.

I finally subdued the monster late late late last night. But I have a sneaking suspicion it will be back again this Saturday.

Back to work!

Error 500 you say?

I get tied up with business trips and miss a few days of posts and the website decides to go all “error 500” on me.

Following absticles’ tip on the wordpress forum, adding this to the .htaccess file seems to have done it.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

Some sidebar candy seems to need some burping too. Plus I should backup the backup’s backup.

Looks like it’s time to do a little surgery on the site!

Now where did I put my scalpel and bazooka…

Fixed the post-to-twitter integration!

Finally fixed the post-to-twitter integration!

All I had to do was modify my .htaccess file to include…

Options All -Indexes
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

Delete every twitter based plugin from wordpress

Then delete from my SQL database everything in the wp_options where option_name like ‘aktt%’

Then install the TwitMe plugin and Voila!

Actually it was Colonel Mustard in the Hall with a Revolver. I just made all that other stuff up.

Right! Back to it!

Meebo enabled

I just enabled the Meebo Bar for this site.

Now if you click and drag an image from this website, a pop-up will appear that lets you share it however you like. Plus you can log into several IM apps from here… a nice end-around for some corporate firewall rules.

Since Meebo is still in beta, please let me know if it acts up on you (or if you just don’t like it).

Wait… It’s Thursday?

* You know you’re having a rough week when you actually stop for a second and check if your shoes are still on.

* You know you’re having a rough week when you seriously consider adding another vice because the existing ones ain’t cutting it.

* You know you’re having a rough week when you look at a major network TV drama and go… meh. Been there. Done that.

Right. Enough whining. Back to posting!