Longterm Relationships: WordPress Maintenance

Like any longterm relation, my blogging platform, WordPress, requires maintenance. In this post I’m going to cover my WordPress Maintenance experience and make some recommendations to others who use or are considering using a self-hosted WordPress installation. I started my blog in March of 2004 using the Moveable Type self-hosted blogging platform. Six years later (2010) WordPress 3.0 (self-hosted) was… Continue reading

Words, Words, Words…

At the beginning of the week, Steve was looking for something on his iPhone that he thought would be under “Settings.” He stumbled onto the section called “Legal Notices.” We both got a good laugh out of it: a comparison between Apple’s Legal Notices, License information, and Warranty. I’m assuming that everyone, like me and Steve, has carefully read this… Continue reading

The Future of Urban Transportation

Urban Migration In the recent past the number of people around the world living in urban cities has exceeded the number of people living in rural areas. This trend will continue, and by 2050 ⅔rds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. People are flocking to large cities for any number of reasons. To be sure, the traffic… Continue reading

I’m Being Blackmailed! No, Seriously!!

I’m actually being blackmailed! For real! I mean, who ever would have thought?!! I freely admit to trending off the beaten path. But blackmail? Really?! I spent most of the past month chilling out in San Fransisco. Steve joined me for a bit, but when he returned to our home in Atlanta, he found this letter addressed to me in… Continue reading

ScatMat — Best Invention Ever!

I rarely do product reviews, but, for the ScatMat, I feel a genuine need to extoll the product’s virtues.1 Waldo is cute. He’s adorable. He is friendly and lovable. But, he is also the most stubborn animal I’ve ever encountered. E.V.E.R! We will not tolerate an animal atop our food preparation and serving areas. Those cute little feet paw around… Continue reading

Flush: Singularly Special and Pretentiously Precocious

I know that every “parent” thinks their beast is singularly special and pretentiously precocious—just like their children. I get that. But… Waldo, our beast, well… He really is. [wink] Most cats don’t like water. They do, however, like drinking from a fountain of moving water. We have learned that Waldo isn’t exactly like most cats. He’s at a stage in… Continue reading

Musterole: Near Death

Childhood Trauma When I was a young child, I frequently got terrible sore throats, chest colds, and sinus infections. I took enough antibiotics to kill every germ east of the Mississippi. One of the old-timers’ remedies of choice that was always said to be  “good for what ails ya” was this horrific suave called Musterole. The Musterole packaging reads: “America’s… Continue reading