All kinds of new stuff….

I’ve gone ahead and started a new blog over at Primarily for two reasons.  1. My original intent for THIS blog was to have a little bit of everything….family, technology, life-in-general. 2. Two blogs on the same domain is a pain. The other site will ONLY about the topics of projection and it’s fellow […]

Musings on server-side config, wp-cache, and PHP5

So I went to update my WordPress install to the latest ( ). Piece of cake, right? Just hit “update” and a minute later I should be rocking. Not so much. It turns out I need to upgrade the PHP version on my host server (Godaddy). It was set at v.4 and had the option […]


Apart from an oddly funny name, Keepass is a completely cool application for securely storing passwords. I use Keepass Droid, as well as Keepass X (for MAC) religiously. Having a website, more online accounts than I can count, and just as many email accounts makes keeping track of passwords pretty ridiculous. Keepass lets me do […]

More late night solder adventures…

So the little compass/clock in the center console of my truck stopped working. Fuse? Lamp? Neither. A cold solder joint from Toyota. I searched around and found numerous threads on the subject and all were conclusive: remove the console with one screw, resolder two resistors (whether they look like they were broken or not), and […]

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Projects, projects……

Since the Opera cancelled this week, I decided to take some time off and recharge the batteries…..but that usually means “get stuff done”.  The big project was a planter we’ve been meaning to build.  I looked at all kinds of stone at the local quarry, but after doing the math and looking at the bank […]

Apple’s Newest Critter

Well Apple announced the much-anticipated iPad yesterday.  There has been a flurry of hands-on and other reviews, but at the outset I would have to say I’m underwhelmed.  The folks at OWC have been offering a tablet mod for the Macbook for a couple of years now and I’d be more inclined to go that […]

New camera…

We have entered the 21st century and bought a video camera.  It is actually our Christmas present to each other, but the reason is simplicity.  We had a camcorder that we bought before Olivia was born, so it’s a bit outdated. Plus- digitizing all the tapes is a pain.  It’s a surprisingly common problem.  The […]


While this weekend’s gig was fairly painful, there was one bright spot.  To make a long story short, I am required to roll a couple of DVD clips for an awards program.  The problem is that there are very few pro-level DVD players that allow the type of cueing that I need- and they are […]

New lens pics

The new Sigma lens is ALRIGHT!  As proven by the following snaps.  We went to see our friend’s new baby, Cole, and it was a prime opportunity to test.  Plus, you can’t beat seeing a new baby! Bookmark It