When in doubt, reboot

I always forget this, and I forget that it applies to routers too. I’ve been having some weird problems lately: I couldn’t connect to my bank’s website, my son couldn’t connect to the AppStore from his iPod, and I couldn’t view my favourite forum, Lampworketc.com (LE). Actually that’s not entirely Read more…

Default Mac keyboard shortcuts

I made an accidental discovery while typing in a form field in Safari: Typing control-B moves the cursor backwards in the field. By experimenting around I discovered that this key combination works in other programs too, and that control-F moves the cursor forwards. This has a whiff of Unix-ness to Read more…

Life without Google

I felt like I was going nuts! Starting last Wednesday I could not access Google directly from Safari or Firefox. If I typed a search term in the browser’s search box, or if I entered www.google.com in the address field then I got: Safari can’t open the page “http://www.google.com/” because Read more…

Enemies on the doorstep…

Ugh. This makes me feel a bit creepy. I was idly perusing my web server’s access logs and discovered that every few days a different server starts a probe on my server. Looking for shopping carts, blogs, database admin tools, anything. Yuck.

IP traumas

Over the last few days my IP address has been changed. Most of the domain names that I have registered (and there are a few of them) seem to work again, but I had problems yesterday with the sub-domain name that I have been using to test my website dev.icedmoments.com. Read more…

Blog software

Well, I gotta admit that I feel a bit silly having a blog. Sorta like talking to yourself. Anyway, to calm my nerves, here’s a little post about the blog software that I am using: WordPress, of course, and the theme is unwakeable by Tyler Longren. I have made some Read more…