Tag: pro tips

Cork Knobs

I Spy: a fresh look around a space that i see every day

Having lived with myself forever, I rarely stop to think what it must be like to live with me. Turns out “it’s an adventure” and I “don’t do things like most people.” Quite possibly. In part one of taking a first look at what I see every day, this is what I found and these…




A Need for Speed: How I sped up my WordPress Admin and WordPress (.org) Blog

To prep for my 30 Day Blogging Challenge (#30dc), I started to give my old blog a make over. This included upgrading WordPress, my theme … and re-tagging, re-categorizing and setting featured images for all of my old posts. That was the task I was dutifully toiling away on tonight when it started taking far…




Cleaning out the Closets

One of my most favorite aspects of winter is the cycle of death and rebirth. So I figured, what better way to clean out my closets than to kill my old junky heap of a site and launch something new. I couldn’t kill it all, of course, so there’s bound to be some hiccups as…




Installing PHP, MySQL and MacPorts on Snow Leopard

Funny. I drafted this in January and kept coming back to it when I had to do a fresh wipe and install back in September. Since it’s still in the draft archives, I thought I’d pull it back out in case it helps someone else. It’s been a long month recovering from a corrupt hard…




How I Fixed my HP C5180 Printer

September 2013 Update: I’m so glad this has helped so many people! Over the years, a few folks have posted additional info in the comments, so I recommend checking out the great tips especially from Mike & Jim if the Hard Reset isn’t what you’re looking for. After several weeks of no working printer, I…




On Being a Champion

Simply put, it rocks – like the music at SXSW. Of the 15,000 folks at the festival, around 100 entered a softball tourney, the entertainment for the close out BBQ. Those braves played their hearts out on dusty fields after 4 days of continuous drinking, partying and little sleep. And some of us won. I…




Lovin and Leaving Louisiana

Nestled quietly a mere 9 meters, or 30 feet, from I-10 in a Texan rest stop, I reflect on my recent Louisiana love affair and replenish my body’s hydration system. Currently, I’m en route to Austin Texas, where I hope to be one of 400 people to receive free tickets to a Yo La Tengo…