Imagine summing up everything a website is about in a 16x16px square. That’s the goal of a favicon (short for favorites icon). Pretty much every site out there has one, and it’s a devil of a task to make one that looks appropriate, identifiable and understandable in such a small space. As much time as […]
Back in the end of April, I started puttering around with a plugin I called Ban Hammer, which had the effect of blocking anyone who was on my comment blacklist from signing up on any of my blogs. By May, it was ready for public consumption and I put it on the WordPress site. Yesterday […]
Earthlink has seriously annoyed me. On one of the sites I host, I saw someone post a complaint that they weren’t getting emails from the board. Now I get a lot of bounced email from that site, but it’s not their fault. Spammers like to sign up with fake emails and all those bounce. Every […]
I don’t usually post this, but I have some friends out there who are being fooled by this charlatan and I felt a little Randi in their day was needed. The Amazing Randi will show you how you too can practice the same magic as Uri “Fake” Geller.
According to Google, if I drive home from work, it’s 14 miles. If I walk, the fastest route is 10 miles, though it goes through some seriously sketchy parts of town. You can’t actually get Google to admit that you can walk on the Lake Shore path, but if you fiddle around, you can fake […]
No, I didn’t move. I started thinking about how commuting is perceived of in different places, and how there are some offices where it’s fine to come in a little sweaty, and others would fire you for walking in with shorts on. I work for a Very Large Bank (often called Goliath National Bank, which […]