Dec 05 2009

Best Christmas Lights Display

Tag: ComputersTed @ 2:23 pm

I found this link for the Best Christmas Lights Display.  Check it out!

Amazing Grace Techno – Computer Controlled Christmas Lights from Richard Holdman on Vimeo.

Best Christmas Lights Display


Oct 28 2009

The Folly of Spell-check

Tag: ComputersTed @ 9:18 am

Spelling Poem

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

— Found on the Internet


Jan 02 2009

Joomla to WordPress Conversion

Tag: ComputersTed @ 12:35 pm

Now that I have a little free time before going back to work after the holidays, I’m going to make a serious effort to convert a website I maintain for my condo association.  Joomla was OK, but I found I liked WordPress better.  A search found the Joomla / Mambo to WordPress 2.5 migration wizard by Jeremiah Hester.  Since WordPress is now at version 2.7, his migration wizard will probably require a little tweaking.


Nov 23 2007

WP Theme & Photo Gallery Working

Tag: ComputersTed @ 8:18 am

I found a theme I like: Stardust by Tommaso Baldovino. I found some problems with it when I installed the Gallery2 plugin. After a few tweaks, I have it working correctly with my photo gallery.


Nov 19 2007

Hello world!

Tag: ComputersTed @ 12:25 am

Welcome to my blog. I initially tried to set up a site here with PHP-Nuke, but it kept getting hacked by idiots with more time on their hands than brains in their heads. I tried Joomla with another site I run and although it seems more secure, it was hard to include pictures in the posts.

In discussions with members of a third site I run, Joomla was discarded as an option. I then tried WordPress on that site and so far most seem pleased with the result. One dissenter said we should just use static HTML. Although that is the most secure, I just don’t have the time to maintain a site like that.

WordPress isn’t perfect, but a couple of plugins gets it pretty close. Close enough that I’m going to use it for my personal site.

Ted