Barring unforeseen events, I will be buying a house. The seller has accepted my offer and signed the agreement. This will be my first “real” house, though I did own a not-very-good mobile home for a while. It is contingent on inspection, which I will be lining up as soon as possible, and then getting a mortgage. I’m kind of excited, though a bit worried at the same time.

Dreamhost, mod_rewrite, and logged status codes

I’ve done some more testing on the problem I mentioned before of all requests showing up as 200‘s in the Apache log on my Dreamhost shared server. I’m pretty sure it’s specific to their mod_rewrite module. Continue reading Dreamhost, mod_rewrite, and logged status codes

Hey fellow website makers: If you meta refresh to a generic JS message URL for your noscript users, they will see the same message, not your article, if they enable JS. They will then have to go back to the original link again, if they’re willing to put that much effort in to seeing your article. See this great ohio.com article for an example. That page variable might make you think, if they had a proper value, it’d take you to the proper page when JS is enabled, but no, there’s no JS on the page at all. Also, who is ‘Burlington Hawkeye’?

Mac Update: Snow Leopard to El Capitan

A few weeks ago, I finally made the jump from Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to 10.11 (El Capitan) on my primary computer. I had been using 10.11 at work for months, but not at home. I was probably one of the last holdouts on hardware that could be updated. Continue reading Mac Update: Snow Leopard to El Capitan

Happy new year. I rang in the new year with my brother, cousins, and their partners. Pot-luck dinner, pool playing, watching videos, watching a strange and uncomfortable new years broadcast, and playing ‘Ticket to Ride’.