November, 2006

  1. Google Area Code Lookup

    If you ever want to know where a certain area code is located (at least US and Canadian area codes, I haven’t tried others), just type the area code into Google and hit search. The area code location is shown above the search results. Lots faster than trying to use those “free area code lookup”…

  2. Google Calendar

    With nothing but frustration from other solutions I’ve tried, I migrated my calendars to Google Calendar (GCal). This is a half-solution for me right now, but absent a viable alternative, it’s really pretty good. Here’s how I’ve got it set up: As always – back up everything first. I exported my Personal 2006, Work 2006…

  3. Keyboard and Mouse

    I’ve been using my current keyboard and mouse for a couple of years now and they are due for an upgrade. The keyboard has some keys that have become unreliable and the mouse is getting a bit grimy. Plus with the mouse attached, my desktop machine won’t sleep – I have to unplug it every…

  4. 404 Notifier 1.0

    When I moved a bunch of URLs around for my new site, I knew I’d probably miss a couple of redirects and serve up 404s (file not found) for things I shouldn’t. I created a little plugin to help me with this. 404 Notifier keeps a log of 404 (file not found) hits on your…

  5. Building alexking.org 2.0, part 5: URLs

    Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles about the building of alexking.org 2.0. The obvious change made with URLs on alexking.org was the conversion from the old template system: /index.php?content=software/wordpress/content.php to nice clean page URLs: /projects/wordpress Since I only had 25 or so pages that used these old URLs, I’ve got the…

  6. Server Hiccup

    Oops, ran out of disk space on the server – that’s why it wasn’t, y’know, “serving” for the last few hours1. Sorry about that, everything should be back up and running now, albeit a bit slowly as things settle back in. A guess based on e-mail inactivity. [back]

  7. Listed

    Steve made me do it. alexking.org made the A-List. Um, yay! – I guess. What’s more interesting to me than what list I’m on is the fact that lots of folks are trying to find ways to measure popularity and such. You never know when someone will come up with a better mousetrap for this…

  8. Around the web

    RSS Advertising Options Charging Rumsfeld With Torture/War Crimes Text Inputs on Safari // ShaunInman.com/post The Lord and the Biker – ha! Web 3.0 Does Not Validate The Meaning of Borat – I’ll probably get this one on Netflix. Free Agent Review: Aramis Ramirez The Sand Trap .com: Bag Drop: Have Clubs, Will Travel – that…

  9. Tasks Pro™ 1.7rc3 and Tasks 2.7rc3

    These releases have pretty minor changes, but I still have about a week’s worth of set-up and prep work to get the on-line demo’s and trials upgraded, along with new screenshots for the the web site and the new support system. I figured I might as well get what will probably be the official releases…

  10. Share This 1.1

    I’ve released an update to my well-received Share This plugin. Version 1.1 has a couple of small changes: Fixed a typo that caused the Blinklist URL to be incorrect. Fixed a double = in the Furl URL. Abstracted the strings for easy translation. Changed the mechanism for creating the URLs so that it is compatible…

  11. PHP Tag Engine SVN Access

    Apparently anonymous SVN access to the PHP Tag Engine SVN repository was broken. This should now be properly available again. This post is part of the project: PHP Tag Engine. View the project timeline for more context on this post.