Archive for August 2009

Snow Leopard: Personal Review

The new operating system for my Macintosh came out Friday – so, of course, I had to go get it Friday. I was at the store 6 minutes after they opened and was walking back to the car about 2 minutes later. Gotta love how all the Apple employees on the floor wield the power…

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Bad Design: Things You Shouldn't Do

Okay. I admit it. I wish I had a “magic” red magic marker that I could mark billboards, newspapers, magazines, and television commercials. There are just some things that really bug me in the world of typesetting and design. Some are just bad design. Some are because no one delivered a pamphlet to our front…

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Php Date Function Cheater List

Can’t remember all the different date formats for php when making time stamps? I found that I needed to look these up frequently enough that I thought it would be handy to make a post. Now I always know where to go. Maybe it will help one of you too. Formats d – The day…

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Funny IT Support Calls

I do enjoy receiving funny tech support calls. I am positive they are real, since I have also received my own share of them. Here are a couple of my experiences first: Once I sent a proof to a woman of a flyer. It was a simple black and white flyer. She called me upset…

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Have AT&T or U-verse and email problems?

We recently switched over to AT&T’s U-verse for our internet, phone, and cable needs. For the most part, it’s been wonderful. With their recorder you can record four television shows at a time and watch them from any TV set in the house.  Their recorder is very Tivo like. I miss the little boop-boop-boop noises from…

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Website Design: Dr. Elaine Martinez

Dr. Martinez wanted a fun site that would appeal to parents and match the fun atmosphere of her office, and to get a new logo that made it very clear what her business was all about. Her projects were delightful and she and her staff are wonderful to work with. I also learned a lot…

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Microsoft Bing: Review

If you are trying to make heads or tails of Microsoft’s new Bing search engine, you can read some quick reviews and then scroll to the bottom to watch this review by David Pogue to get you up to speed. Fact Sheet Bing is Microsoft’s new search engine. The cost $80 million… to market. Bing…

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How to protect a directory using .htaccess

Adding Folder Password Protection Sometimes you need to protect a directory with a login and password. Here is how to accomplish this. You will need ssh access. Create or upload a file named: .htaccess in the directory you are wanting to protect. The .htaccess file should contain the following 4 lines: AuthType Basic AuthName “Some…

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WordPress NextGEN Gallery: Quick Start Guide

If you are using WordPress and need a gallery program, NextGEN might be a great choice for you. You can have multiple galleries and albums and it is pretty easy to use. Where is the gallery? After you login to your WordPress admin area, you should find a new item on the left side named…

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