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Setting up a WordPress Development Environment (and have it work)

March 24th, 2011

One of the challenges developing in WordPress for me was setting it all up in a “localhost” environment. I went through a few trials with this but in the end, this is the best way that I have found. And it’s easy. If you have copied down a WP install to your development machine, fired […]

Your Medical Resume

March 21st, 2011

Last weekend I had to up my training as a foster parent. This means I have to renew CPR, meds training (so we know what the various nasty meds the state requires some kids to be one do…), behavior intervention, etc.  These sessions also double as a support group of types, where a handful of […]

Skype v Google Talk/Voice v iMeet

March 3rd, 2011

The boss emailed today and asked for a comparison between Skype, iMeet and a product of my choice in order to cut down on our teleconference/telecommunication expenses.  I work for a global company made up mostly of white collar types that talk on the phone a lot every day.  The call bridges we use are […]

Shoddy Journalism

February 23rd, 2011

I have an about-to-expire-and-I’m-not-renewing subscription to Men’s Health. The two things that bug me the most about this magazine: A) All the stupid stats. Stuff like (and I’m making this up as an example): studies have found that eating broccoli before noon decreases your chance of dying from a tooth infection 14%! If you try […]

Great Movie Scene and Monologue

December 23rd, 2010

I was just discussing this with my wife the other day, here’s a great movie scene, from the movie The Untouchables starring Kevin Costner and Sean Connery. There are two brilliant scenes in this movie – “brings a knife to a gun fight!” – , actually (this one says it was a deleted scene but […]

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