Devil’s Dictionary

I'm a big fan of Ambrose Bierce and his Devil's Dictionary. Every once in a while, someone comes along and publishes a piece of satire worthy of Bierce himself. I present to you, Crispian Jago's Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense. Thanks, Crispian. You've made my day.

Repurposing Pallets

Years ago, I discovered the benefits of reusing pallets when I managed a [now-defunct] I Sold It franchise (I Sold It was a chain of eBay drop-off stores). We had a large item to ship that required a pallet for freight shipping, and I didn't want to spend $100 on pallets for a single use …

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A Lesson in Storage Costs

As the [former] Customer Service Manager at A Small Orange, comments, questions, and even complaints were frequently brought to my attention. One common question is “why do you offer so little disk space compared to your competitors?” Or to phrase it another way, “why are your shared hosting plans so stingy?” This is an understandable …

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The Business of WordPress

I was invited by Mike Shinkle to participate on a couple of panels this Wednesday at The Business of WordPress conference. I'll be participating in two sessions: Operations: Support, Maintenance, Disaster Recovery, and Scaling This is a technical-oriented session targeting backups, security, and other technical concerns of a business WordPress site. I'll be there to …

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Peripheral Vision

When driving in Atlanta, it is safe to assume that the person operating the vehicle in the lane next to you is visually handicapped and has absolutely no peripheral vision. Furthermore, it is also safe to assume that this person will completely avoid compensating for this handicap…such as using side-view mirrors or looking left/right before …

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