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The Shoulders of Giants

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The worst thing is thinking of an idea for an awesome blog post during the night, then forgetting it completely by the time you wake up.

Pop Quiz

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Pop quiz: Which has more in it, a barrel of whiskey or a barrel of oil? (By volume.)

Interview: James Carville, New Spokesman for Maker’s Mark | Drinkhacker.com

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Interview: James Carville, New Spokesman for Maker’s Mark | Drinkhacker.com

James Carville isn’t just the kingmaker behind Bill Clinton and other Democratic leaders from the last several decades, he’s now the spokesman for Maker’s Mark. Along with wife Mary Matalin, Carville is stumping for the massive Bourbon brand with a cheeky political spin, promoting “The Cocktail Part…

What’s a Pinterest with You?

Monday, August 6th, 2012

In case you want to see more funny pictures than you normally do during your workday: My Pinterest Page.

If You Use Firefox, Install This

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Lazarus has saved my butt many times. What it does: It recovers text you have filled out in Firefox forms or text boxes so when you accidentally close a tab, or if a login screen suddenly pops up when you’re in WordPress and you save a document… only to discover that, no, WordPress can’t save a thing if you’ve been inadvertently logged out. Lazarus fixes all of that with a simple plug-in.

Get it now before you need it.

Back in the Saddle Again

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Florida and Aruba down. One more trip to the ultra-hot weather (Texas) to come.

WordPress and CAPTCHA Systems

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Just installed my first CAPTCHA antispam system on Drinkhacker.com today at the behest of my web host. (We don’t get much spam, but, well, long story.) Installed SI CAPTCHA and it seems to work as advertised, page loads aren’t significantly impacted, and the images are easy to read. Anyone else have in-depth experience with CAPTCHAs on WordPress? Anything I should look out for?

Chris Null: International Cocktail Magnate

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

From today’s inbox:

Dear Sir:

Hello! We are pleased to see that your company can supply The Noodle & Boo Cocktail on the Internet. And our company needs this kind of products now. However,the information about this product is limit, and we hope that your company can provide more details about The Noodle & Boo Cocktail. In addition, we want to know if we can purchase it in China?

If we cannot, shall we directly purchase this kind of product from your company?

Looking forward to your reply as soon as possible, thanks very much.

Autumn

Henan Zhuliu Jiapin Trading Co.Ltd

Tel: +86-(0)371-55910420

Fax: +86-(0)371-55697092

Website:www.hnzljp.com

Zip code: 450000

Add: # 67 Wenhua Road, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China

A Funny Cat Picture

Monday, June 18th, 2012

This is our cat eating a wooden artists’ model.

funny cat picture

Eat Before Partying

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

You will obey the squirrel on campus.

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Fun With Books You Haven’t Read

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

See, the New York Times newsroom is no better than you. (I haven’t even heard of a few of these titles.)

Books We Let Others Think We’ve Read – NYTimes.com.

How to: Change All Files from “Hidden” to “Unhidden”

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Vestiges of a virus left a computer with most of the files in the My Documents folder invisible, so the malware creator could make it appear that files were damaged (and magically “repaired” once you paid for the software to fix things).

I removed the virus but the files stayed set hidden. Online advice about fixing this didn’t work, but I stumbled upon the correct solution myself. Here’s how to fix this issue if it happens to you. This should work in most versions of Windows, from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Find the folder containing the files you want to repair in Windows Explorer.

Right-click on the folder and choose Properties.

The “Hidden” box will (probably) be clear, indicating all files are “unhidden” — which isn’t correct.

Check the box so that it has a check mark in it (not a square). Click Apply and select “Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files.” Click OK.

It will take several minutes for all files in that folder to be updated. They will now all be hidden. Don’t panic.

When it’s done, UNCHECK the “Hidden” box so that it’s clear, and click Apply again. Select the “Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files” option again and click OK.

Now, all files will — finally — no longer be hidden.

It’s Not a Small World After All

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Today I Learned: DisneyWorld is nearly as large in square mileage as San Francisco.

Claiming the Blog

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Just a formality.

T-Rex Disco

Friday, April 6th, 2012

I lol’ed.

Nodding Off

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Up in the middle of the night? It’s normal!

We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.

Say What?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

My collected works can be bought for $41, it seems.

(Please do not buy this.)

Howdy

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Famous last words. Word, I mean.

Inspiration

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The problem isn’t coming up with great ideas. The problem is remembering them after you get out of the shower.

“The first thing they told me was, ‘Leave your cats and get out.’”

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

In a story full of great quotes, that was perhaps the greatest.