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Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Spam Links Sent Through Google Maps

Not sure what Google is doing about this, but it appears that some clever script-kiddies have figured out that they can embed their BS spam messages into “refer this map” link on Google Maps. Here is an example of what was sent to me this morning.

Since the email is coming from “” it is not [...]

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Google Finance iPhone App

I was looking for a replacement to the default stock application for the iPhone. What I really wanted was a way to keep track of profit or loss I made if I bought a stock at X price on X day. For those of you who have never heard of Google Finance, you need to [...]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

WP Super Cache IE7 Cannot Display Webpage

WP Super Cache is an amazing Wordpress plugin for webmasters with large sites or with sites that use a ton of SQL queries to generate the content. When I first installed, everything appeared to be working fine. When I tested the site in Internet Explorer 7 I received the dreaded “Explorer cannot display the webpage” [...]

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

iPhone Exchange Account Verification Failed

After the trouble I went through to get my fellow co-workers iPhones to sync with his Microsoft Exchange Server I thought I would share what worked out for me.

Make sure “Active Sync” is running on your Exchange server. We use a “managed Exchange” solution which means that we are renting the server from a [...]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Kitchen Minder Review

The basic idea behind the Kitchen Minder is to inform your employees when to cook product. The Kitchen Minder aims to atticipate how much product needs to be prepared ahead of time to allow your crew to serve food fast to customers, but also reduce waste caused by crew members over estimating demand and cooking [...]

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Get Menulink Working on Windows Vista

If you are a restaurant owner and use Radiant Systems Menulink program with your point of sale system you might run into problems trying to get Menulink to work with Windows Vista. Occasionaly everything will work just fine after the install. Many times however you will wind up getting a strange error. Something like “xml [...]

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Regex Tutorial preg_match preg_replace

Understanding Regular Expressions can be a real pain, but they are a very powerful tool. I use them in Apaches mod_rewrite to create SEO friendly URL’s and to screen scrape content from sites. Here is a web site with excellent step by step broken down explanations as to how common regex engines work.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

GoDaddy .com Domain Promo Code

OYH3 - $2.50 off / $7.45 any .COM . I use this every time I register a new domain. Just used it yesterday so I can verify that it works.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Multiple Internet Explorers

Ever wanted to test out a website with IE6 AND IE7 at the same time? Here’s a link to a program that I use to install IE3 - IE7 on the same computer to test out my web sites.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Image Resizing in Internet Explorer 7 and IE6

I’ve always been annoyed with how IE7 does image scaling. If you have an image that’s 100 X 100 and resize/scale it with HTML to 70 X 70 Internet Explorer doesn’t resample the image so┬áit winds up looking “blocky”. I ran across a page on Flickr’s Developer Blog that describes a little known CSS command [...]

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