As a teenager, I used a Dad-hand-me-down pullcart, but gave it up in my college years in order to carry (not only did I look cooler, but it really was easier to carry rather than pull my clubs). Continue reading
2012 is the year that I have been re-infected by the game of golf. As a kid, I played the game quite a bit (my father encouraged it, because he loved the game too). My love peaked during Grad school, on the beautiful Scarlet & Gray courses of OSU. But after getting married Continue reading
OK, I used the WordPress Admin option to back up my blog. Big mistake. For me, trying to restore from the backup files just didn’t work. And I tried for a couple of days. Finally, I just gave up trying to “restore” and I was able to recreate my blog from the xml files created during the “back up”. Unfortunately, I lost all the comments. There must be a better way.
Last year (2010), I decided to buy a couple of cheap ($35) Lawn and Garden batteries (think riding mower) for my Sea Doo GTI jet skis, rather than the much pricier official “jet ski” batteries, which typically sell for 2-3 times as much (see http://encorecbt.com/encoreWeb/boating/sea-doo-gti/projects/battery/index.htm). Continue reading
Just went up to Sandusky Bay and put No Rules into the water, over the Memorial Day weekend. Dang blast it, but I had to change the port impeller. Port side is a whole lot easier to change than the starboard side; it only took 3 hours of sweat and toil. But she’s back in the water and we’re ready for another fun season of boating.
My website, http://www.encorecbt.com, is not displaying Flash swf’s properly (in fact, no swf on the web is displaying properly in IE8 — new laptop). Ends up there is an issue with Flash Player and the 64 bit version of IE8 — the issue is there is no “official” 64 bit Flash Player for IE8. Continue reading
I added a cockroach to my homepage; go the http://www.encorecbt.com and you should see, on random occassions, a cockroach scurrying across the screen. Just a little Flash swf file, the roach crawls across the screen (at random scales) and at random time intervals; each time he crawls across the screen the time interval increments, so eventually, the roach makes its appearence less and less often. Continue reading
As part of the eriecanalny.com project, I want to use mySql as the database. MySql is a php based database system, apparently. But simple php documents fail in localhost with a 500.21 error. The simple solution was to uninstall/reinstall the Windows feature for IIS CGI. Details below. Continue reading
This is more of a tech support article: I had a client, who complained rightfully that my Flash piece was painfully slow loading, and no fun even after it had loaded. And worse yet, it is a simple little piece. Long story short: My client had accidentally installed the debug version of the Flash player (Windows Vista) and that thing is slow. But it’s a simple fix: Uninstall the Flash Debug Player and install the latest Flash Player (non-debug). Unless you’re a Flash developer, there’s no good reason to have the debug version anyway. So, nothing wrong with the Flash piece, but the debug version made it no fun to play.