Fixed the ShoutBox…again :)

Whoops. Well more bugs with the ShoutBox not wrapping words correctly and spewing out ugly HTML. Should be fixed now. Hopefully for good… :)

The BLOBs Are Going To Take Over the World!

Having gotten my feet with in regards to BLOBs while developing StuffDawg, I am starting to really see why some many people get eaten by the BLOB (and get spit out too!). The problem, at least that I have found, with BLOBs is that they do not seem to scale …

Updated Trax Downloads Stuff

So a while ago I added some PHP kung-fu to make downloads easier to track. Today I updated it to hopefully work better for people on slower connections or with non-standard configurations. It works like most sites out there where it loads a page that contains a direct link if …

Spammers made me do it!

So apparently my last round of securing the website from spammers made things a bit too restrictive and actually prevented people from creating accounts. Ouch. Well, I seem to have fixed things. My apologizes for the one person I noticed in my logs that tried to register and didn’t :) …

StuffDawg – Organizing All Of Your Important Material Crap

I released a new version of my new stuff tracking application, called StuffDawg and thought I would give it a small plug on my blog. What is it? Well, you know how all the manuals of your somewhat expensive material possessions all say to write down the serial number of …

Super Mario Brothers. Just as hardcore as it was back then.

So Kay and I have sort of a fun rivalry going on at work. Both of us claim to be regular badasses at video games, and while there is no contest when we are playing Street Fighter II (namely, I win), Super Mario Brothers was a different story. She challenged …

Reason #40915 To Hate Gentoo…(But I Still Use It Anyway)

So yesterday my server finally took a dive. I had been running some MySQL benchmarks and testing throughout the day and was running an ALTER TABLE over a big database when the whole thing just crapped out. Turns out, the power supply was bad, and later the NIC also decided …