Tag Archive for "tech"

Editing Songbird Add-ons

April 8th, 2009 by Andrew

The Notify Me add-on allows you to get Growl notifications when the song changes. Unfortunately, the add-on hadn’t been updated in 4 months. Here’s how I made it work with the latest version of Songbird.

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Google Rankings

September 30th, 2008 by Andrew

Lately I’ve been playing with search engine optimization (SEO) a lot, and I’ve found some interesting things about how Google sees amwhalen.com. Using Google’s Webmaster Tools, I can keep track of what keywords my site comes up for. Here are the searches where my site shows up on the first page of Google results: Position […]

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Drobo: The Data Storage Robot

September 2nd, 2008 by Andrew

I recently purchased a first-generation USB 2.0 Drobo. I’ve used an external drive to backup most of my data for awhile now, but it’s just not easy and not very scalable. If I expand the drive in my computer, I need to expand the backup drive as well, leaving me with extra working drives lying […]

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Brought to You by DreamHost

July 1st, 2008 by Andrew

First off, amwhalen.com is no longer brought to you by an old PC running Ubuntu from my room. I’ve upgraded to hosting with DreamHost, and things couldn’t be better. They offer so much bandwidth, disk space and features that it really wasn’t much of a decision to switch. Rather than maintaining my own hardware, I […]

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Another Reason I Hate Internet Explorer

January 23rd, 2008 by Andrew

I’ve never calculated it, but if I had to guess, I’d say I spend 30% of my time designing a site, 30% implementing the site, and 40% fixing it up so it will work in Internet Explorer. This goes for CSS and Javascript. I recently discovered mootools, a nice Javascript framework with some cool effects. […]

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