Archive for the ‘News’ Category

20
Mar

Attn Subscribers: Google Reader Being Shutdown

Google announced March 13th that it’s going through some more spring cleaning which includes Google Reader (see http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-second-spring-of-cleaning.html and http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2013/03/powering-down-google-reader.html). I’d like to remind my subscribers, of which 90% or so are using Reader or iGoogle, may need to resubscribe or transfer their subscription to iGoogle or another feed reader. You should be able to click the RSS Feed link and choose an RSS reader. Thanks for your continued support!

10
Dec

Reinstalled WordPress

After many failed attempts at removing some bad code somewhere in one of my wordpress blogs, I decided to delete the entire wordpress installation and start with a fresh one. This time I’m using some security themed plugins and being much more selective on the themes that I include. Please bear with me as I try to get the site back to its original state.

We should be pretty much good to go now. I’m confident things will be smoother from here on out. By the way, if any of you have any suggestions for beefing up security on a wordpress blog, please let me know in the comments!

Best Regards,
Derek

26
Nov

Site Downtime

There was a major hardware failure at the hosting facilities over Thanksgiving weekend which took down (and wiped clean) everything on this site. Luckily, the staff were able to salvage the hard drive from the old server and transfer everything to the new hardware. This does take some time to transfer. We’re hoping that by tomorrow, things will be fully transferred and back to normal. In the meantime, please forgive any oddities or speed issues as you browse. They should be cleared up soon. If you do find something that you need immediately, please feel free to use the comment form below.

Best Regards,
Derek

25
Aug

Happy 20th Birthday Linux!

It all started with an email to a mailing list about an operating system that wasn’t going to be “big and professional like gnu”. So, happy birthday to Linux as of 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT. Thanks for the good times so far!

Be sure to check out the special 20th anniversary page on The Linux Foundation’s page here:
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/20th/

24
Dec

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays everybody! I hope ya’ll have something special planned to end 2010 with a bang. 😉 Get off the computer, throw your modem into standby (or unplug it), and go spend some time with family!