Monthly Archives: June 2007

Idiocracy Plants Crave Electrolytes T-shirt

I saw the movie Idiocracy and I can’t get the phrase “It’s what plants crave” out of my head. Now I want the T-shirt! This is the best one I’ve found: Cafepress BRAWNDO Dark T-Shirt Here are two others that are cool, but are missing the ‘what plants crave’ text. VintageCotton BRAWNDO CultClassicTs BRAWNDO By […]

Monitor Verizon Wireless minutes usage in Firefox

If you are a Verizon Wireless customer and use Firefox, check out the Verizon Minutes Used Firefox Extension. Link: http://verizon-minutes-used.blogspot.com I was looking for a Google start page widget to monitor my Verizon Wireless minutes usage but stumbled upon this Firefox add-on. This Firefox addon works great! I have it configured to 0nly display the […]

Apache and PHP performance tips, tricks and what I call database buffering

I’ve found a couple useful web sites to help tune Apache with PHP on web servers. phpLens has a pretty detailed page on the subject that hits everything pretty well. Link: http://phplens.com/phpeverywhere/tuning-apache-php For the most part I agree with everything this page says.  I do have a few other suggestions though. Addressing the 3rd suggestion […]

Guacamole in and Sour Cream out

So I saw the Dr yesterday, and I have high cholesterol. Of course I knew that already but I also found out that I can eat Avocados and guacamole! My last doctor gave me an information sheet for my diet which put Avocados at the top of the list of things to avoid eating because […]

Freeware CD/DVD burning application – InfraRecorder

If you are looking for a full featured and simple to use CD/DVD burning application, look no further. Check out InfraRecorder found at Source Forge. Link: http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/ I just used it to do some basic burning and it worked beautifully. It’s light weight and gets you going. Check it out!

Master Bedroom Ceiling Fan!

Heather’s dad got the ceiling fan installed in the Master Bedroom. It looks great! The ceiling fans we got come with a remote. I guess the remotes are cheaper than the traditional pull chains. The lights can be faded with the remote.

2007 Civic Si Sedan at 1,500k miles – MPG over 30!

So I’ve put over 1,500 miles on the car now and let me tell you, all the miles have been wonderful. I’ve been keeping track of my gas mileage and I am happy to report I am getting over 30 mpg at every fill up thus far. I’ve filled the car up 6 times now […]

Office Fan Installed

Heather’s dad got the fan installed in our office. It looks really good. Next is the ceiling fan in the Master Bedroom.

VS.PHP – IDE, Debugger, WYSIWYG HTML Editor

Wow.  I am blown away.  I think the pricing is just a tad too high though.  I would recommend selling the Standalone Edition for $100 and the for Visual Studio Edition for $75.  Anythign prices over $100 is a hard sell.  Lucky for me I have a copy of Visual Studio Standard I got from […]

Home Improvements

Heather and I purchased 2 new ceiling fans for the master and 3rd bedrooms. The fans come with overhead lighting and remotes. Heather’s dad is installing them for us. The builder did not install overhead lighting in the home so the installation is a bit more complicated for myself.