Category Archives: web/internet

So I’ve been playing around with Microsoft Parental Controls on our family computer and I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it is to setup and what a good job it does. I honestly can’t believe it’s a Microsoft product. The settings can apply across multiple machines, and you can see the reports and adjust […]

Printing a big image on multiple pieces of paper

Printing a pig picture shouldn’t be hard at all – especially with semi-pro tools like PhotoShop, right? Wrong!  It’s a pain in the behind, and seems to take forever or just doesn’t work.  The easy solution to the problem is blockposters.com You just upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets (by […]

Geting started with WordPress

So, you want to get started making websites or run your own blog? Or you’re just interested in learning more about WordPress. As with most things, the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Fortunately, there are several free hosting options that will allow you to get started […]

Edit PDFs online for free

Whenever I need to fill out a PDF or make minor edits to one, my tool of choice is PDF Escape, an online PDF editor that’s free. You can perform such edits pretty easily with PDF Escape, an online PDF editor that’s free and also lets you edit password-protected PDF documents in the browser. With […]

Posting WordPress blog posts on a “regular” webpage

The “root” of my webpage is just a standard static website.  It’s treated me well for a long time, but I’ve been wanting to show the most recent blog posts on it.  I know I could have redirected the main index page to the WordPress portion of my site, but didn’t want post dates on […]

Attack of the killer robots

Today I had  someone ask me how to keep bots off of their forum. They were seeing a noticed slowdown in the site when it was being indexed.  That and they don’t want their “crazy cat lady talk” indexed on Google. So here goes: if you want to keep Google off of your site – […]

Enabling add-ons with Firefox beta

Firefox has released 3.0b1 and I’ve been eagerly awaiting a version that leaked less memory than a sieve, so I thought I’d give it a go. After downloading it, I was very impressed with it’s performance and styling updates. What didn’t impress me was the lack of add-ons. I mean, how can I possibly live […]

wireless meets SD storage in the Eye-Fi

I believe the perfect gadget has just been released in the Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card. This amazing little gadget combines a 2GB flash memory SD card and a full-blown Wi-Fi adapter into one tiny bundle. With this bad boy in your camera, you can take pictures and wirelessly upload them to your computer or […]

Help! Someone’s stealing my content!

So you figure out that some lowlife is grabbing your RSS feed and using it to populate his MFA splog. Maybe you used copyscape (www.copyscape.com) to find him, maybe you were alerted by a loyal reader. No matter how you find out, you need to take action to avoid Google’s duplicate content penalties, a loss […]

WordPress advances

WordPress (which powers this site) announced a couple of major advances this week: Version 1.0 of WordPress MU – a multi-user version of Word Press, and bbPress – a forum software that integrates with WordPress. WordPressMU reaching 1.0 is a biggie – I tried an older version about a year ago, and it just didn’t […]