Month: February 2012

Adjusting tonality in Premiere Pro

Jeff Sengstack, Adobe/Lynda.com expert talks about adjusting brightness and contrast in videos using Adobe Premiere Pro – excellent video.


Some Winamp skins I like….

Just what is says – just a few WinAmp skins that I think are nice….. Download Winamp Skins


Combat SPAM with .htaccess and more

Modifying .htaccess to Prevent WordPress Spam Comments .htaccess can help tighten wordpress security. Short lines of codes can really help to reduce spam comments. Add the code below to your root .htaccess to deny bots with no referrer. # Protect from spam bots <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php* RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} …


Reset WordPress Password

┬áIn WordPress, there is more than one way to set your password. In normal circumstances, you can do it through the WordPress interface. If you forget your password, WordPress has a built in recovery mechanism that uses email. But on some hosts, especially when email isn’t working right, sometimes you have to take different steps …


Great classic arcade games..

Pacman and MS-Pacman don’t save high scores but these are identical to the old arcade games otherwise…..virtually identical – too cool! NOTE: This is a 32-bit application and will only run, I believe, on a 32-bit operating system. Arcade Games


Nexgen gallery

The Nexgen plugin for WordPress is very nice and I know I will forget how to implement the damned thing if I don’t write this down, somewhere. Also, there is a shitpile of releases and they are quite different. in fact, the latest releases feature a slideshow which absolutely has problems in Explorer. I installed …


Restoring default XP fonts

UPDATE… You can read this entire page…..BUT…. Recently I found a file, on the Microsoft site, which will restore Arial fonts on Windows XP when they’ve been buggered. It’s a much easier approach than what I’d originally written on this page. Simple run a small, executable file (which you can download, below) and you can …


Everyone needs a best friend….

“TJ” – my buddy for about 12 years….bad heart, and, no teeth now. I sure would miss him if we wasn’t here.


Happy Cinqo de Mayo – your house is on fire (well…almost!)

WARNING: adult language (thanks to my step-kid). He…uhm..captured the moment from our other house, across the street, and he was inspired to make this riveting mini-documentary. At 6 AM on May 5th, 2009, some bum was banging on my front door screaming, “Get out, get out – you gotta get out!” – I was sound …


Bye, neighbor!

Me and my puppy, “Angel”, were sitting on the porch enjoying a nice, warm fall evening when gunfire erupted. It was loud, and close, so I threw Angel in the front door and beat a hasty retreat – right behind her – into the living room. The shots were so deliberate – 7 or 8 …