beautiful desktop pictures.

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There are some days when I cannot work until I am happy with my desktop picture. I have been known to scour certain web sites for the perfect desktop picture and I like to think I am familiar with the top desktop picture web sites (per my taste) but I was stunned to find a new amazing desktop picture web site that I had never been to before: http://www.mandolux.com/. This web site almost made me want to start using dual displays, and for those who know me, that says a lot. Desktop pictures are important to me because they often… Read More »

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flavors from around the world.

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Back in November when I went to the World of Coca Cola with my friend Doug, we sampled flavors of pops from all over the world. Today, I have finally had a chance to post pictures of what we sampled. Some good, some bad, but none better than Coke itself. PS. Stay away from pop from Italy, unless you request a Coke. 😉

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access your home computers from anywhere

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There comes a time when you are at work, travelling, or somewhere where you “really wish you could access your home computer(s).” Some people are fortunate enough to have static ips so they can simply access their computer by using their static IP. For most of us, we have to deal with dynamic IPs. For years now I have been using a great service (DynDNS.org). With dynDNS, you can set up a domain name that will point to your computer, and will update when your IP changes, so you will always be able to connect to your home computers. Sound… Read More »

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the joys of hotels.

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I travel pretty frequently. Not everyone does travel a lot, so I can understand that certain travel specific hassles and the likes would not bother people like it bothers me. Yet, I also drink a lot of water (and Coke (not Pepsi)) so I often have to go to the bathroom. Regardless of how much you drink, everyone has to go to the bathroom sooner or later and often several times a day. My point? How many hotels do I have to stay in where the toilet paper dispenser is out of reach? Who thinks that it would be ok… Read More »

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Content Management, Rethought

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After reading a few messages from my php mailing list, I again stopped to think about a content management system. Plone is amazing, but unless you have access to your own server, or have a host that supports Zope/Plone, you need something else to work with. I was intrigued by XOOPS until I went to my CMS info site. Not too much good stuff to say. I was excited that it was object oriented and that it used Smarty, but looks like I will keep looking, or perhaps make my own one of these days. Stay tuned.

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perfume is a side, not the main course.

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The county tax office, when the deadline for taxes is a few days away, is like the DMV on a good day. Tons of people, no organization, and weird smells. As I was filling out the paperwork for my exemption, a woman sat down next to me. You know the type…no sense of personal space when it comes to your sense of smell. My goodness…what is it about really bad perfume and some people? Who can possibly think that this perfume smells good, and then who in that bunch decided it was ok to bath themselves in this olfactory nightmare?… Read More »

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css, a voyage.

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Oh my. Well, by blog was getting ugly with all of my leftover CSS problems, so I decided to sit down and figure this out. I have 95% of all this figured out, still some problems with Firefox and the li dots. I am not happy with the word/letter spacing, but who knows. All this CSS work makes me want to redesign my site…again, but I need a break, and I need to focus on making my current one better. So many things that I like. Well, I am burned out. CSS… [tags]CSS[/tags]

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another day, another design.

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This is officially design #4 for jappler.com. My web sites are always evolving, and I am always trying to build my template library, so here we are again. I needed a PSU blue for my site, and I finally have it. I have not used this blue since 1998, and when looking at my site…all I could think of was man, I really miss one of my fist designs, using this blue. Anyway…back to business of trying to figure out and simply my css for wordpress. [tags]CSS, jappler.com[/tags]

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train the brain! (instead of driving me insane)

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OK, so how many times have we all heard this: “I have so many user names and passwords, there is no way I can possibly remember all of them.” The solution (and no it is not to write them down)…remember your user names and passwords. How? Make up a user name/password scheme. How? I have several levels of user names and passwords. From highly secure (bank information) to basic (web site forums, etc). If you have look at everything you need to use a user name and password for, you can figure out what level of security needs to be… Read More »

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