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Two months until OneWebDay

It’s only two months until OneWebDay. What are you going to do to help celebrate the web? How has the web changed your life? It must have changed your life in some way, after all you’re reading a web site.

Odd referrers in my apache log

Over the past few days I’ve had a few visitors to my web site that have as the page referrer. And they are coming into several different pages of the site. I am 99% sure that the home page is not linking to my site. Can anyone think of any reason why someone […]

Verizon DSL tech support

Last night my DSL at home,, died. Resetting the modem and connection, and then the router didn’t make any difference. So I luckily found a phone number, and called. I used the voice navigation system to let Verizon know that I was having connection problems. The first response from Verizon? Check their web site […]

Is anyone out there using Scribus?

I’m seriously leaning towards rebuilding my Powerbook with as much open source software as I can. Is any one out there using Scribus? It is a desktop publishing system. From their web site: “Scribus brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOSX and Windows desktops with a combination of “press-ready” output and new approaches to […]

Listening to online radio stations under Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop Linux on an older Windows PC (Goodbye Window XP!). Then I wanted to listen to my Internet radio station, but the software I needed wasn’t installed by default. This is how I got the right software onto the system: On the Applications menu (top left of the screen), choose Add/Remove… […]

Goodbye Yellow Pages, Hello Yellowikis

I hate getting the 6 zillion page phone book thrown on my doorstep a few times a year. I get one from Verizon, and a couple from competitors. Why in the world would a business spend upwards of $500 for a listing in the dead tree pages? I love that someone has started Yellowikis: the […]