Archive of Posts in "General Geekery"

Come for the TARDIS Soap, Stay for the Rose

On Saturday, I got to meet the amazing Kylee Lane of Luxury Lane Soap at @geekwithsoul and @katmbyrne’s house. In celebration, I decided to finally use the Luxury Lane TARDIS soap I’d bought a little while ago. It’s so pretty and accurate that I hadn’t been willing to use it until now.

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How I Converted My MyBook for Mac to Work on Windows as NTFS

I’ve managed to recover from a series of dumb decisions and am finally enjoying the lovely 1TB MyBook that I bought back in, wait for it, September. I’d made the mistake of looking at a MyBook for Mac as well as the MyBook I planned to order. Then I made the further mistake of closing windows. Then of reopening the wrong one. Then of ordering the wrong one. Then when I got the wrong one, I went into a shame spiral that’d be better illustrated by Allie Brosh but basically consisted of me being terrified of either returning or opening the damn thing.

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In Which My XP Profile Corrupts And Gives Me A Heart Attack

A couple weeks ago, I had a little adventure with my computer which left me more than a little shaken and made me change my whole backup game-plan. Up until that point, I’d handled my backups by using the 500gig external drive I had on hand to back up things I deemed “important” and store things I didn’t need on my computer but didn’t want to get rid of. I also used the Mozy 2gig backup service for a set of important folders and e-mailed files to myself from time to time.

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The Two Most Common Fixes for WordPress Problems

As a former Wordpress consultant (mostly), I’ve had a lot of people call or e-mail me frantically to say “My site’s not working!!” There are a lot of things that can cause your Wordpress install to break, but let me share the two most common fixes for Wordpress problems.

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