Hacking WordPress

I didn’t think I’d be hacking WordPress as much as in the past 🙂 I upgraded my sisters blog to WordPress 2.5.1 and ran into two issues that required hacking: – user password reset is broken Here’s the issue http://wordpress.org/support/topic/172820 and here is the temporary fix: http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6842 – header injection problem when using wp_redirect with […]

Blog tidy up

I manage and host my sisters Cub Scout pack website. Today was tidy up time during lunch; sadly the site hasn’t been updated in a long time – it was running an old, old version of WordPress, Gallery 2 and lots of pre-release plugins. I am in the process of replacing all of my hand-crafted […]

Music for the commute

I’m testing out the Microsoft Connector bus for my commute – I figure an hour of listening to podcasts, audiobooks or music combined with blogging and email could be more productive, less costly – and certainly greener – than driving. Music for the commute today: Ting Tings, Goldfrapp, T-Rex, Noah and the Whale, British Sea […]

Blogging for Microsoft

I’ve almost been here for three months; time to unwrap the blogging. I’ve got a couple of really marketing-centric videos up on Edge; I’ll post the links later.

Power outage

The power dropped for a second or two this morning; a good test for the Uninterruptible Power Supplies that are keeping the servers safe. Everything worked perfectly; I need to add the Vonage box to the UPS power too – the only thing that went out was the phone.

Virtual server fun

I finally got round to building my lab servers in my office. It’s certainly different using Microsoft Virtual Server and System Center Virtual Management Manager. I’m scratching around for a 64 bit, Hyper-V capable server now.

Twitter, Twhirl, Adobe Air and uninstall

I installed twhirl a couple of months ago. Today it stopped working telling me that Adobe Air was broken. There is nothing on Vista to let me uninstall, repair or otherwise tinker with Air and its applications. I found this timely blog post on uninstall: http://blog.flashmech.net/2008/05/this-is-how-you-uninstall-adobe-air/ Quoted from his email, here’s how you uninstall Adobe […]


We switched over our phone providers when we moved. Here’s how it looks so far: Utah: Local – Qwest – $45 per monthLD/Intl – AT&T – $75 per monthDSL – Covad – $130 per month Washington: DSL – Covad – $130 per monthVOIP – Vonage – $30 per month Most of our phone service was […]


The wireless network is re-configured and running. Finally I got the wireless network, IPsec and wi-fi security configured to let authorised laptops be part of the private backbone. No more uploading photos to the NAS server only when docked! I had to swap out the old wireless router – an old Netgear – it would […]