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This blog is my play area. I use it just to keep stuff sort of documented.

Notes about Divi.

Notes about Divi.

Instructions to make a list view for blog posts: https://quiroz.co/modify-the-divi-blog-fullwidth-layout/ Basically, do a blog block, With Excerpts, full screen layout, and have this css in your site. Here is the CSS:...

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Job

Job

I am happy to report that next month I will celebrate my one year anniversary working at Yarnell Security! It's a job I enjoy much more than I deserve! We sell security systems, fire monitoring systems, camera systems and door access systems. I am learning a lot, and...

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How about this..

How about this..

I recently helped someone get their Windows 10 laptop unstuck from Windows Updates, then I helped a business owner get control of her Yelp account and remove incorrect reviews, and then I helped a small business regain ownership of their website domain so they can...

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Some Lancaster PA Secrets

Some Lancaster PA Secrets

Here are some top secret things to eat and do in Lancaster, PA. And BTW, here is a chart showing how I judge my enjoyment based on how much I need to spend: 1 Coconut Soup at Sukhothai Restaurant on Harrisburg Ave. THE BEST coconut soup EVER! Coconut Soup at Sukhothai...

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Friday Funday – Unplugged!

Friday Funday – Unplugged!

Happy Friday Funday! This is a good day to unplug for a bit, and just enjoy the world around you without distractions. Unplug your computer and disable your network adapter, and put your feet up. No news, no email, no nothing! But wait! Chrome shows you this annoying...

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USB Thumb-drives

USB Thumb-drives

Little USB sticks are somewhat out of favor these days - who needs them, when we have the whole cloud at our disposal? But I do LOVE my Kingston USB drives. The have the most satisfying form factor. Computer makers love cramming their USB ports as close together as...

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Browser Wars – Again!

Browser Wars – Again!

I was doing some browser tests looking for Easter eggs the other day, and was reminded of the Opera Browser. An old favorite I forget to use. It has some nice features! An add blocker. Activate it in Settings, then it shows up in the top right when it blocks adds. And...

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Friday Funday – Spam

Friday Funday – Spam

Your inbox gets flooded with spam. Where does it come from, and how do they get your email? Here's how you can try to find out... You won't be able to investigate existing spam, but here is how to track down the source if you use a gmail address. For my experiment, I...

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Poor Man’s Digital Signage

Poor Man’s Digital Signage

Here is a cheap solution for digital signage, which I have set up in the foyer of my church. The concept is to use a WordPress site to deliver various pages and posts to a Raspberry Pi running minimalkioskOS, which displays the web sites on a monitor. Then you can...

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Homeowner Wiring: Should You Do It?

Homeowner Wiring: Should You Do It?

The other day I learned that if you do electrical wiring, you are responsible and liable for that installation as long as it exists. Yikes! I guess this should give pause to someone like me who fancies himself to be a handyman, and is happy to do a small DIY project...

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 The Fascinating History of this Site

This Foray in to WordPress started on or about 11/26/2017. It’s ramblings about running, computers, and sometimes food.