The photo gallery and ecards sections are toast

I know the e-cards section of the website had some script errors for a while (sadly the developer never updated their code), and … the same is now true for the photo gallery section of my site with travel albums, windsurf photos, etcetera. It just does not want to work (for now). I am considering some options.  Maybe just a photo centric website elsewhere? All the info here is long obsolete. Time flies. Lots has happened. Photos are where the quick visual memories are, so blogging on wordpress may or may not be the long term ticket. FB? Yeah, no.  Instagram is too limited … I want something with folders & categories. Right, Tux?    

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Hello 2021

The web hosting company’s mandatory server update broke a few websites the other day. Those are fixed. And, now I’m here, looking at my website again :)  It looks like my old custom theme has a few glitches that I will need to decipher, a few of the plug-ins are obsolete, lots of errors, … This will be an interesting rescue operation – or – maybe I will just start over?  I do not like whatever WP’s default stuff is, and I don’t like some the changes they instituted. An old dog may be forced to learn a couple new design tricks? :D  How is everybody? Stay warm and stay safe! Happy 2021!  We’ll catch up soon.

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icerabbit lab

Nothing fancy. Just my previous desk with the G5 and the mini and a big work table besides it. Only half my stuff is hooked up, and I still need to snake some cat 6 in, so I’m getting by on wifi to the router & NAS on other side of the house. Currently on the bench: macbook with dead battery ( + full backup + snow leopard clean install) – hp slimline with dead psu -toshiba notebook waiting for windows 7.

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Steve Jobs made me do it

Yes, that’s an iPhone 3GS 32GB next to the stylish Mercedes-Benz MHI BlueTooth adapter. Costly little buggers, but ultimately it seemed that was the cost of seamless integration without headaches, maximum safety and forward compatibility (Operating system update wise) with the benefits of the iPhone ecosystem. Pairing the two was easy and it just took a moment to figure out that for address book synchronization, you need to physically switch the iPhone off and back on. It doesn’t happen during initial pairing or when they re-discover each other when you return to the car. All I can say is the iPhone 3GS is pretty smooth to operate and making phone calls from your steering wheel is way cool. Let’s just hope the AT&T and partnered GSM network won’t disappoint. AT&T can advertise “more bars in more places” as much as they want, but the GSM network in Maine still means “no bars in many places” where CDMA is fully present. Ultimately some apps and car integration caused the purchase, so … Steve Jobs made me do it ;)

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