Internet Phone Company Halts Operations. Whoa. Looks like I lucked out big time. Was doing everything I could to switch to Sunrocket a few months ago as their prepaid deal was very attractive. ISP was having frequent outages at the time, however, so I cancelled service and returned the VOIP equipment during the trial period. … Sunrocket flames out?
New version of WordPress is out apparently, and I was prompted to upgrade this morning. Doing so caused special characters to appear as unreadable. YUCK. Had to give myself a quick MySQL refresher while rolling everything back. Exporting posts before upgrading and then reimporting them into a brand new installation seems to have worked fine, … WordPress 2.2 upgrade
A while back, one of the credit card companies offered a small reward for switching to paperless statements. Looking forward to sparing a few trees while easily storing statements electronically instead of scanning them, I accepted the offer. Driven by that same desire to be environment-friendly, I later repeated this for my main card. Fortunately, … The danger of paperless credit card statements
Completed a transfer of domain registrar today, which I have been intending to do for over a year. Network Solutions domain registration is way overpriced, and I get private registration at no additional charge with 1&1. The transfer took only four days, which is very fast, but it also had the unfortunate side effect of … Domain transfer
It is done. I transferred nearly six years of entries into the new blog. Wrote a Perl script to parse the content from the original templates and generated a bunch of RSS files, which could be imported into WordPress. The toughest part was categorizing the entries, which wasn’t absolutely necessary, but it gave me the … Blog is in da house
Site is long overdue for a redesign. Way too functional and utterly lacking in aesthetics. Enough of the hand-rolled Perl stuff. I’m working on importing everything into a WordPress blog, which I hope to roll out by the end of the month.
HDTV DVR is finally built and working. Yeah! Still got another two weeks until Grey’s Anatomy starts up. Now if only there were a way for me to watch Weeds without shelling out $40/month for cable…
Looks like Yahoo changed the format of its weather page recently and added the usual warning against repurposing its data. Boo! T-Mobile is going to start charging for incoming text messages next month anyways so I will just have to get the forecast online or on tv like everyone else. Had to fax some financial … …
Finally hopped on the HDTV wagon this weekend. My little experiment worked exactly as I had hoped. Analog OTA reception where we live is lousy for UHF channels so I am basically paying $24/month to watch WB or Fox without snow or ghosts. HD broadcasts for both VHF and UHF channels look absolutely gorgeous using … …
Just in time for fantasy playoffs, my scoring update pager (Perl) is ready for testing this weekend. There seems to be a restriction on SMTP relaying on this server so I am using the mailer in PHP for now.