HTML Tip – making URLs in comments
Posted on November 24th, 2008 @ 9:00 am

I’ve noticed that some commenters have been leaving multiple links in their comments, and that is fine, except I am seeing that they are not links, which is not going to help you get back links.

I don’t know if something is happening with my comment script (please let me know if this is the case), or if people are just forgetting how to format the links.  If it is the latter, then here is how to format them so that you will have backlinks:

<a href=””>This is My Web Page</a>

Again, please let me know if you are putting them in this way but for some reason that is not how they are showing up once you click submit.  Otherwise, use the above formatting, replacing the url with your own of course, to ensure that your links will show up in the comments and will provide you with backlinks.

This concludes our HTML tip for the day. :geek:

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I am so ticked off right now
Posted on November 5th, 2008 @ 10:40 am

I have changed the theme to match my other site, which works.

Identical themes.

Both with several errors when run thru the W3 Validator, yet the other site works, and this one does not.

The only differences are the content and widgets.

I even tested a theory and added a supposed missing closing div tag. It eliminated one error in the validator, but remains broken.

I re-unzipped and re-uploaded the theme so it’s “fresh” and right out of the box.

Site is still broken.


I’m hella pissed.

At this point I am [thisclose] to just backing up my damn database and wiping the site and installing it all over again.

Excuse me while I go bang my head against a wall.

I fixed it.  Weird stuff indeed.

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We’re an Apple family
Posted on September 10th, 2008 @ 8:21 am

As I posted last night, my husband practically begged and pleaded and offered to do chores in attempts to get me to ok buying one of Apple’s new Nanos that they just announced yesterday.

We’ve had Apple iPods for pretty much as long as they’ve been in existence.  We’ve had almost one of every version since the very first one.  We’ve had iPods, we’ve had (and have) the Shuffles, and we have Nanos.  My Nano is one he purchased for our anniversary gift to me this year, and had it engraved.  I :heart: it.

We ALSO have the iPhones.  Yes, plural.  One for him, and one for me.  The first version, he bought a week after they came out.  For the 3G version, we took the day off of work, dropped the Kiddo off at daycare as per usual, and stood in line the day it was released.  For three and a half hours.  (which, I have to say is MUCH better than when we stood in line for the Xbox 360, but that is another story)

And we both have iMacs.  He has a 30″ iMac, I have a 24″ iMac.  I really really :heart: my iMac.  And we both have MacBook Pros.  We also have a G5 Mac tower (I think it is a powermac?) which is home to OS X Server.  Oh, and I almost forgot.  He also has a 15″ Macbook in black.

(and I wonder why our credit cards have gotten out of hand?? Wait, no I don’t.)

So yeah, Macs rule in this house.  We have TWO lone Windows machines, both Dells.  Those are so we can remote into our home network while we’re at work, and for various games that are not on the Mac yet.  Although that is starting to become less and less of a problem anymore.  Technically I could run World of Warcraft on my iMac, and I can also run Spore on my iMac.  But I have those installed on my PC, simply because I prefer to use my iMac for surfing the ‘net, checkin’ my e-mail, and doing graphics doodling and tinkering with HTML.  Sometimes even while playing WoW or Spore on my PC.  My husband uses his iMac to watch various movies or TV shows (Star Trek DS9, currently) while he plays WoW or Spore, or other games.

Anyway.  I can’t recommend Apple’s products highly enough.  Especially their computers.  Extremely stable, last longer than any PC we’ve ever owned (I still have a 15″ G4 Powerbook that runs perfectly that is waiting for its prospective new owner to get paid so she can buy it – and we bought THAT in 2004!), GREAT for graphics work.  And did I mention stable?  I can maybe count on one hand the times I’ve had to forcefully reboot my iMac.  Or any of my Mac computers, for that matter.

Yes, they’re a little pricey sometimes (our poor credit cards can attest to that), but they are WELL worth it. And the iPods aren’t half bad either. :laugh:

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He does know how to haggle
Posted on September 10th, 2008 @ 12:20 am

My husband.  At least with me, anyway, and especially when it comes to wanting to purchase the “latest and greatest” gadgets.

Apple just had one of thier “let’s announce all our new fancy lines of iPods and stuff!” party today, and of course, my husband was all over that.  He was giving me the run down of what things Apple was revamping, what things seemed to have little if any changes, that kind of stuff.

His main interest, at least this time, is in their new Nanos.  They’ve apparently moved back to the longish shape from the version before the last one (the one before this new release was shorter and wider).  Only they increased the screen size a little so they’re more video friendly, and added a cool new function, “shake to shuffle”.  And there are quite a few more colors than previously available.

So of course, he HAS to have one. *rolling my eyes*  I told him I really would prefer not to have to charge anything more on the credit cards, since we really, really, need to start paying those stupid things off.  And we definitely aren’t able to pay for it in cash.  I said if he could sell the two he already has (which is one of the short/wide ones, and one longish one two revisions past), I would consider it.

He countered with offering to pull the weeds in the front yard this weekend, AND find a way to drain what’s left of the water in above ground pool so we can disassemble it and put it up for sale.  I was really more surprsied at the offer to weed the yard since, 1) we usually hire a landscaper to do the work for us (because we’re lazy), and 2) if we can’t afford the $50-$100 for the landscaper, I am usually the one who does the weed pulling.

I caved, and ordered him a new Nano. In the color he favored the most, which is blue.  And opted to do a simple engraving on the back, from me and the Kiddo.  Hey, the engraving is free, so what the heck.

He is lucky to have me for a wife, I think.  And he owes me a yard weeding and a pool draining this weekend. AND I still think he needs to try to sell the other two Nanos as well.

And yes it is after midnight, and I should be sleeping. For some reason I’m just not tired yet. Dang it.

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