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Entries Tagged as 'Computer'

Ava’s first e-mail to me

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Seems momentous. Of course, she’ll look back on this someday and think, “Gawd. E-mail?” from ava palmberg to palmberg@gmail.com date Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM subject daddy mailed-by gmail.com signed-by gmail.com hide details 4:28 PM LOVE YOU LOTS LOVE AVA DADDY.

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Tags: Ava · Computer

Fave quote of the day

January 29th, 2010 · 9 Comments

From Christopher Oliphant in the comments to an iPad story in the WSJ: "Flash is a crash happy resource hog full of security holes. It is a horribly bloated and slow crutch for lazy developers. If I come across a flash based site it is skipped and YouTube's HTML 5 offers better performance, higher reliability […]

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Tags: Computer · Mac


December 14th, 2009 · No Comments

My mom usually takes Ava to and from school during the week. Sometimes, when the two of them are at Gramary’s house in the afternoon, we get an electronic message from Ava. Like this one we received today: She digs thje Zapf Dingbats, as you can plainly see. Also, please avoid paincones, if you’re able.

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Tags: Ava · Computer · Misc


October 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Fine, fine. Chalk up my failed experiment to hubris (Danny’s too good a person to say, “I told you so”), but I’ve merged anonymark and avablog into this blog now, which may or may not remain under its present name. anonymark has a redirect in effect, but you may as well delete that bookmark, if […]

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Tags: Computer · Misc · Software

Hair apparent

May 20th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Cynthia posted on her blog today about our mutual hair stylist Katie (and I’m using the royal “our” here; all my “styling” is done standing up in the laundry room with hair clippers). Katie’s great. Ava lights up for her like she does for few others. I had my videocam along this evening at the […]

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Tags: Ava · Computer · Software

Vado, Mino. Vado, Mino. And the winner is….

May 1st, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Creative Labs Vado HD. Leah and I have been cogitating on this purchase for a while, but seeing Danny’s Mino last weekend brought us closer to action (well, that and all the contractions Leah’s been having recently). If you’re wondering, the better (IMO) specs of the Vado weren’t the only things pushing me in […]

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Tags: Computer · Entertainment · Misc · Movies

Still at it? Really?

April 24th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I’m not sure whether to be more astounded that this hit my gmail inbox or that someone’s still working the Nigerian scam. Either way, it gave me pause.

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Tags: Computer · Misc

MobilePress plugin

April 6th, 2009 · 10 Comments

I know a number of my more enlightened readers are also WordPress users. I thought I’d put up a quick recommendation for a nice plugin that lets mobile users view your blog in a stripped-down, clean, and fast front end: WordPress Mobile Edition MobilePress. Very slick.

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Tags: Computer · Software

God bless you, WWW

March 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

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Tags: Computer · Entertainment · Misc · Movies · TV

A new day

March 31st, 2009 · 14 Comments

Sometimes I need to remind myself that this blog isn’t all about me. Or Leah. So I’ll try to put together a unicorn chaser here. Thanks to all those who commented on yesterday’s incendiary post; it’s always interesting to find the limits of acceptable public disclosure.

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Tags: Ava · Computer · Entertainment · Misc · Software · TMI

All of which makes me wonder

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Will Leah and I find Ava’s blog more titillating than she finds ours? When can I expect the tipping point at which the children of blog-age parents spend more time reading their parents’ blogs than the obverse?

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Tags: Computer · Misc


February 27th, 2009 · No Comments

So I’m trying to implement the comments RSS feed on both my blogs, each of which is running the same version of WordPress and using the same theme. I’ve modified code in my header.php file so that the comments RSS link will appear at the top of this page; you should be able to see […]

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Tags: Computer · Misc · Software

Never, ever

February 26th, 2009 · 20 Comments

embark on a blog post if you don’t know what you’re going to write. That’s my advice to you, should you ever happen to find yourself with a blog.

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Tags: Ava · Computer · Entertainment · Misc · Movies · Software · TV

I love you, broadband

December 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

It’s nice to be back in the land of high(ish) bandwidth. It’s always a pleasure to visit Decorah, and G.G. and Harvey are great hosts (if not the best Taboo partners). But Georgie’s 256k Internet serice takes a little getting used to. As the Klevar women would be quick to point out, it wouldn’t kill […]

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Tags: Ava · Computer · Misc


December 17th, 2008 · 10 Comments

The AppleTV just keeps getting better. My tech benefactor hooked me up with a Boxee invite this week, and I installed it on the ATV at noon today. It’s a slick interface. Built on the vaunted XBox Media Center, Boxee plays all sorts of video formats and streams radio and video from places like Hulu […]

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Tags: Computer · Mac · Misc · Software

Hello world!

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Funny how appropriate the default WordPress install title for this first post is.  I give you one of the earliest images of the latest (and LAST) Klevar/Palmberg child: Funny how it looks like a little ghost. Anywho, I’m probably crazy for creating two different blogs for two different kids, and I suppose I’m making lots […]

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Tags: Baby · Computer · Emmett · Misc · Software · Unborn

Wake up, Neo

December 6th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Three cheers for Greg Smith, who I swear is the closest thing to Neo outside of a movie theater. Seriously. If there’s anything he doesn’t know about the CLI, it’s likely not worth knowing. He’s saved my bacon more times over the last…sheesh…has it been 10 years?…than I can count. Wow. Anyway, thanks, Greg. I […]

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Tags: Computer · Misc

avablog going down

December 4th, 2008 · No Comments

My web host is moving to a new service today, so avablog will be down for a while. See y’all real soon!

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Up and running

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Three cheers for Kevin and Greg, who got avablog up and running at its new home last night! As you can see, I need to get my old Cutline theme reinstalled, but that’s minor compared to switching over the MySQL database, etc. If you’ve been kind enough to link to avablog from your site, please […]

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No comment

October 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Hi! avablog is moving to a new host after a long stint on the back of my pal Greg Smith. I’m not certain where we’ll end up yet, but I do have a brother-in-law with some technical know how, a fast pipe, and a lightly-loaded server, so who knows? In any case, I’ll keep you […]

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