Tight-fitting clothes vs. classic, comfortable tailoring

Here's my take on the subject of men's clothes. I realize I'm going against current trends with this view, but thanks to my recent experience with severe back pain, I've gained additional insights into the effects that clothes have on our posture, our bodies and ultimately our health. I know and I have seen first-hand … Continue reading Tight-fitting clothes vs. classic, comfortable tailoring

Site optimization — the order of your scripts and styles

I watched this video yesterday, where a Googler talks about the importance of ordering your scripts and styles correctly in order to speed up the rendering of your website, made a quick change to my header file, then ran the Page Speed extension for Firefox to see how I was doing. While there still some … Continue reading Site optimization — the order of your scripts and styles

How to display recent photos from your SmugMug feeds

I was asked by a reader (Andrew M.) how I display the most recent photos from my SmugMug galleries on my home page. He was aware that I use the SimplePie plugin for WordPress, but wasn't sure how to get the same look when starting from scratch. Before you read any further, keep in mind … Continue reading How to display recent photos from your SmugMug feeds

Run WordPress by itself or cached?

I've been running an experiment for the past three months. I wanted to see how well WordPress would do if I ran it by itself, without any sort of caching. So far, so good. About four months ago, my web server kept getting pummelled into the ground almost daily, and I couldn't figure out why … Continue reading Run WordPress by itself or cached?

Use a Nokia N95 as a Bluetooth modem on a Mac

One of the reasons I bought a Nokia N95 was the ability to tether it as a Bluetooth modem on my MacBook Pro. I wanted to access the internet via my mobile phone if I'm away from home or from a WiFi spot. While Nokia's PC Suite of applications includes an option to tether the … Continue reading Use a Nokia N95 as a Bluetooth modem on a Mac

Get iMovie '08 to import 3GP files

I recorded a few video clips with my wife's mobile phone today, and when I tried to import them into iMovie '08, I found out that I couldn't. Apparently, I'm not alone, because if you do a search for this on Google you'll find there are plenty of other people with the same problem. Fortunately, … Continue reading Get iMovie '08 to import 3GP files

If iMovie '08 crashes…

You can try bothering with the preferences files, or the codecs, or the color profiles, as the forums tell you to do, or you can do the following: Go to your home folder > Movies > iMovie Events. Locate the folder with the last clips you imported. Delete the iMovie Cache and iMovie Thumbnails folders. … Continue reading If iMovie '08 crashes…