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Entries Tagged as 'Software'


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

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

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


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


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

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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Tags: Computer · Misc · Software

Why computer Scrabble rocks

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

You can have the software throw down a “best word” for you if you’re stuck, can’t remember every single word in the Scrabble library, and really don’t feel like playing “DO.” For example, who knew that enations would end up being a 131-point word? Who in the hell even knows what it means? Cheating? Perhaps. […]

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Tags: Computer · Misc · Software

I hate people like me

July 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

And by that, I mean I hate people like my friend Ben, who sneakily slide their gorgeous iPhones out of their pockets when I’m not looking. Then, before I know it, I’m staring at this gleaming piece of hardware laid out on some bar table somewhere, and my technolust washes over me like a sepsis-induced […]

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Tags: Computer · Entertainment · Mac · Misc · Music · Photography · Software


May 11th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Thanks to Greg for pointing me to this sweet photo viewer Web browser add-on. If you like looking at pictures like I like looking at pictures, this is a really nice piece of software to have on hand.

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Tags: Computer · Misc · Photography · Software

I <3 flickr

April 9th, 2008 · 34 Comments

It’s painful to watch loved ones make bad decisions. That’s how I’m feeling this morning about flickr’s decision yesterday to include videos on their site. I haven’t had much opportunity to really consider the implications of this move, but I do know that — for me — the act of looking at a photo is […]

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Tags: Computer · Entertainment · Photography · Software

Blogger curse

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Actually, it’s just my curse, I’m sure. I only ever get good (subjective, I know) ideas for posts when I’m nowhere near a computer. And it’s rare for me to be nowhere near a computer. So I end up writing posts about how I always fail to write down my good blog post ideas. Riveting. […]

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Tags: Computer · Mac · Misc · Software

Rip. Encode. Repeat.

November 12th, 2007 · 4 Comments

My MacBook was busy this weekend ripping and encoding a number of DVDs. Handbrake‘s latest version really does a nice job encoding DVD rips with 5.1 channel surround via default settings. I was able to get through Monsters Inc., Cars, The Incredibles, and two Caillou DVDs before the weekend ran out. I wish I hadn’t […]

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Tags: Computer · Entertainment · Mac · Misc · Movies · Software


November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Leah was giving Ava a bath two nights ago, and I was in the bathroom with them for a time. I stood and looked down at Ava as she splashed around in the tub, sitting sideways with her little head sticking up out of the water, and I was struck again by the fact that […]

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Tags: Ava · Computer · Misc · Software


October 23rd, 2007 · 4 Comments

There are thousands of Apple blogs out there, and God knows I’d be only another tiny drop in the fanboy bucket were I to go on too long and too strenuously here about my appreciation for (almost) all things Apple. But Apple Computer announced the results for its most recent quarter today, and I’m struck […]

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Tags: Computer · Mac · Misc · Software

Variations on a theme

September 5th, 2007 · 8 Comments

I bet that line has never been used before when a blogger switches themes. I’m a font of creative verse. If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a new theme here at avablog. Leah alerted me to the fact that the “old” theme I was using wasn’t rendering on IE<7. It’s the company default, and […]

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New theme

August 15th, 2007 · 14 Comments

It’s not something I created, but I figured it was time for an overhaul. Stick with me. There’s some changes need to be made, and I’ll make them as quickly as I can. — The Management PS — The header image is a small shout out to my dear SIL, who’s in the middle of […]

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Tags: Computer · Misc · Software

Oh, and another thing

July 31st, 2007 · 4 Comments

I love to walk around like a total tourist when I’m visiting a place. And particularly cities with lots of cool architecture. I think it would be sad if you lived or worked every day somewhere like downtown Chicago and became inured to the beautiful buildings all around you. I suppose it’s inevitable to some […]

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Tags: Ava · Computer · Entertainment · Misc · Software