Bird in the Wood Stove

So today, I came home for lunch for an emergency bird removal. Apparently, in the big storm that we had hit Utah this past weekend, a bird flew or fell into our chimney and got stuck. Since birds can’t just fly straight up a chimney, it flapped around like crazy in the wood burning stove… Continue reading Bird in the Wood Stove

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Google Sitemaps

So, I’m starting up a new website, www.utahlinux.com and I just setup the Google Analytics and started working on a Google Sitemap for the site. Even though Google says that having a Google sitemap doesn’t effect the ranking of your site, I think that it helps a lot, especially with the indexing of the site… Continue reading Google Sitemaps

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Painting and computers

So my wife and I painted my son’s room today and talking about stupid computer users, made me come up with this analogy. I don’t know if it makes sense to everyone or not, but here goes: A computer is a tool, just like a paintbrush. If you want to use a tool, it’s better… Continue reading Painting and computers

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mod_rewrite

So I set this blog up to use permalinks and it automatically gave me the content for my .htaccess file to use mod_rewrite to handle the links. That was pretty cool. This reminded me of a site I recently worked on that I ended up using mod_rewrite to hide all the ? and & symbols… Continue reading mod_rewrite

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My beginnings

I started working full time with computers in 1997 for a company called TechServ. During my years of working with them, I became a Windows geek, getting my MCP in Windows 95, and then getting my MCSE in Windows NT. I stayed with the company until 2000, when the company went bellyup because of the… Continue reading My beginnings

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