40,000th Hit Today!

My blog is "Small and Steady". The most popular posts are as expected -- "in areas where I have expertise and provide something of value". I enjoy writing about books, music, marketing, career mgmt, etc. It really helps me learn about those things. But you (the readers ) definitely prefer reading posts that are about... Continue Reading →

iMac Blue Vertical Lines :(

Serious bummer. My 2 year old iMac started to display a blue vertical line a week ago. The Apple dealer "fixit" price is 1/2 a new iMac. Of course I'm not alone on this one. ( ie it's far too common). There is a blog dedicated to Blue Vertical Lines 😦 I've been a dedicated... Continue Reading →

TV Addictions – Smallville

Our house is in the midst of an addiction to Smallville. Yes that show about Superman's teen years. It's lotsa fun. I like watching Clark learn about his powers and where he comes from. It's a good mix of action, long-term-story, teen angst, teen love/lust, superman history, etc. It would make a great christmas gift.... Continue Reading →

My Music — A Dozen From 2008

2008 was a strange year for me. My favorite album Jukebox was purchased in January, and didn't get a ton of play until the fall. My most listened to album was the extremely quiet Music For Airports (LIVE) by Bang On a Can. (My family felt very tortured). I picked up the pace with Jive... Continue Reading →

DD-WRT | Fixing Home Router Slowdowns

If you're experiencing home router slow/melt downs this DD-WRT note on Router Slowdown may be helpful Go to the Web Interface of the DD-WRT Device and log in Go to 'Administration' Go to 'Management' Enter the following values at 'IP Filter Settings' Maximum Ports: 4096 (For an 8MB RAM model set it no higher than... Continue Reading →

Useful Mac OS X Software Dec 2008

Here's an update wrt/ "Useful OS X Software" posts. I'm really liking the Smultron text editor and Sleep Display. My kids are liking SketchUp 3D drawing. I had to do some work on the "Dark Side" (ie Windows) laptop this summer. I found Notepad++ text editor and Strawberry Perl very useful for editing and running... Continue Reading →

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