Monthly Archive: July 2009

More Mac observations 0

More Mac observations

Today I abandoned the Mac Mail application that comes with OS X in favor of Thunderbird. In a way, I hated to do it.  Mac Mail is very nicely put together, with an elegant,...

Houston, Tranquility Base here.  The MacBook Pro has landed. 0

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The MacBook Pro has landed.

The proof of the pudding, they say, is in the eating.  And so far, I’m liking what I’m eating. My shiny new (refurbished) MacBook Pro arrived this morning via FedEx ground.  The timing stunk...

Switching Sides 0

Switching Sides

Late last week, I did the unthinkable.  I ordered a new laptop…from Apple. I’ve been watching the MacBook Pro line closely lately, especially since Apple introduced the new unibody design, and I’ve been really...

More info on Authorize.net 0

More info on Authorize.net

Turns out the problem was indeed a data center fire (which is a truly frightening prospect).  As best I can tell, a transformer shorted out and started a small fire.  Sprinklers kicked in and...

Authorize.net Is Down…that’s bad news 0

Authorize.net Is Down…that’s bad news

Looks like Authorize.net is down hard.  That’s a huge problem for online retailers, thousands of whom rely on Authorize.net to process credit cards. See Authorize.net Goes Down, E-Commerce Vendors Left Hanging for a little more...

Can we really tweet new posts? 0

Can we really tweet new posts?

I just installed a plugin that promises to tweet any new posts to my blog.  This post is a test to see if it really works. Results: Yes, yes it does work.  COOL! Better...

Photos have gone missing, too 0

Photos have gone missing, too

It would appear that any photos that were uploaded to a BlogWare photo album have not come across with the rest of the data that I migrated.  Not sure if it’s worth tracking those...

Moving to WordPress 0

Moving to WordPress

I’m moving the blog to WordPress, so bear with me for a while as things settle. It’s a little sad to move off of Blogware (which has served me well for many years).  I...

It’s a small world, after all… 0

It’s a small world, after all…

File this one under “bizarre coincidences that you simply couldn’t dream up on your own.”  One of my clients has been having trouble with ColdFusion on his server.  I’m not a CF guy, so...