March, 2006

  1. Around the web

    Feingold Seeks Senate Censure of Bush ADOdb 4.80 Released See What Your Website Visitors Are Doing With Crazy Egg – now that’s a stats package I might be willing to use! It’s boring to scale with Ruby on Rails (Loud Thinking) Live from CeBIT: Hands-on with the Samsung Q30 with solid-state disk – Engadget MacBook…

  2. Mortgage Follow-up

    Some excellent questions have come in from my previous post: is it a fixed rate for the life of the loan or does it float? I’m only looking at fixed rate loans. What are the fees (this includes fees that are rolled into the loan amount, not just out of pocket costs)? This is a…

  3. Non-conforming Lenders?

    I’ve gotten calls from a non-confoming lender in San Jose, CA1 offering me a mortgage rate that is quite a bit lower (4.5-4.75% was his guess2) than our current rate (5.375%). The lender claims that they can offer this kind of rate because they are the bank as well and they don’t have te overhead…

  4. .7 Development Started

    I’ve made some good headway on a new feature for the next release of Tasks Pro™ and Tasks. This is one of the first times I’m basically writing all the code completely separately from the existing codeline (I’m building it as a standalone library) and will then integrate it once it’s pretty much done. I’m…

  5. Why You Should Upgrade Your WordPress Install

    My post about my experience upgrading to WordPress 2.0.x has generated some interesting comments. Some folks are considering sticking with 1.5.2 indefinitely. There is one simple reason why you should upgrade: security. The 1.5 branch of WordPress isn’t getting the security patches that the current development branch is1. And even if someone were vigilantly applying…

  6. Ch-ch-ch-changes in WordPress 2.0.x

    This is a more detailed list of the issues I ran into when upgrading from WordPress 1.5.2 to 2.0.2, including the solutions I used. A rewrite rule that generates a URL like index.php?pagename=foo no longer works in all cases. The pagename must now include the parent page: ?pagename=bar/foo where ?pagename=foo used to work fine. I…

  7. Around the web

    tow.com – New Home! – congratulations Adam and Rae! inessential.com: Interview about Mail I’m less happy with my email app in 2006 than I was using Eudora on System 7 back in 1996. Salon.com | More power to you Daring Fireball: Familiarity Breeds a User Base Bare Bones Software : BBEdit 8.2.5 Release Notes –…

  8. Upgrading WordPress

    Yesterday WordPress version 2.0.2 was released, fixing several security issues. If you haven’t upgraded already, you should go do so. I spent most of my Friday upgrading WordPress installations (this blog, my Golf blog, the FeedLounge site and the King Design site). For the most part, everything went smoothly – however there were a few…

  9. feedlounge.com is Down

    It looks like the host for feedlounge.com has gone away for the moment. Hopefully it will be back soon. FeedLounge itself is still up and running. If you’re a FeedLounge customer, you can get in by going directly to http://my.feedlounge.com/. UPDATE: We’re back up. This post is part of the project: FeedLounge. View the project…

  10. “Networking”

    I spent pretty much the entire day at “networking” events. I started at the Front Range Brainjam event (thanks Dave, Derek and Brad for putting this together) and ended at the Denver Tech Meetup (thanks Steve for organizing). The Brainjam event was the first of its kind that I’d attended. Some of the things people…

  11. Blogging Cycles

    Sometimes when I’ve got my nose down in code, I end up with dozens of things to blog about. Other times, like this week, I get nothing. Anyone else experience this1? Doesn’t have to be code, whatever your work of choice is. [back]

  12. Denver Tech Meetup on Thursday

    The next Denver Tech Meetup will be on Thursday. The last one was great, so if you’re in the Denver area, make sure you drop by. If you want, you can ask me about a little OS project I started coding today (that I’m not quite ready to blog about yet).

  13. Bird in the Kitchen

    It was nice out, so I decided to prop open the back screen door so the pup could come and go as she pleased. 15 minutes later, there was a bird in the kitchen, flying into the windows as it tried to get out. Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea after all…