Choices in Mice and Messages

Choices in Mice and Messages

Today Wired.com wrote about the OpenOffice Mouse. Not to be outdone by the Apple’s 1-button design, or 2 or 3 button mice for the PC, OpenOffice has created and 18 button OOMouse. OpenOffice users, Photoshop users, and gamers may really be happy about this new 18 button mouse – and gamers especially so if they …

1 Good Reason to buy Halo 3 ODST

Hunters that you can actually kill from the front. They were unassailable from the front in previous Halo installments, but now can be killed from the front as it should be (IMO). Previous Halo: Shoot a Hunter with a missile launcher, you just made him mad! Halo 3 ODST: Shoot a Hunter with a missile …

Gmail Mobile on iPhone and Android – Faster, Better

Gmail Mobile on iPhone and Android - Faster, Better

Gmail for Mobile has been re-designed with speed, usability and basic offline support for iPhone and Android devices. For example, smart links take long URLs and use names instead of the link text. So instead of something like http://www.example.com/2009/10/01/using-artichokes-as-paper-weights/ you could change the link to say Using Atrtichokes as Paper Weights. Android allows developers to …

More Gmail Security Tips

The Gmail blog today posted another security-related article as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Of the 5 security tips in their Gmail account security tips the only one that causes me any pause is tip 3, Enable “Always use HTTPS.” Any of my friends would tell you that I’m a “Google Freak” and …

Skinning WordPress with Child Themes – More Than Skin Deep

Skinning Wordpress with Child Themes - More Than Skin Deep

Even though Darren Hoyt talked about it in his Exploring WordPress Frameworks and Child Themes post, I missed the point that you can override more than the CSS file using Child Themes.  According to WordPresss.com’s Theme Development article you can go to your parent theme’s  folder (at /wp-content/themes/yourparenttheme/) and copy any of those template files …

Skinning WordPress

If you visit tonight or during the next couple of days, you may notice the layout of this blog changing  – radically. I’m writing below about skinning and am practicing with Thematic. During this process you will see the blog in customized Thematic one moment and in devart the next. Have fun, I am! Skinning …

Google Docs Preview in Gmail

Google Docs Preview in Gmail

Okay, I probably won’t use this feature but this isn’t just MY blog, its for readers in the blogosphere and I’m sure some of you will jump on this feature. If someone sends you an email with a Google Doc link you can preview it in Gmail. Above is the screenshot from the original Gmail …

GoDaddy File Restore/Rollback

Recently I made a critical error editing one of my blog’s files – I forgot to download the file before editing it, then uploaded my changes and it took my entire blog down. Needless to say I was upset with myself because I knew better, but I called GoDaddy hoping they could restore my site …