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Reminiscing about making web pages

I taught myself HTML during Xmas break one year while I was in middle school. Since then I’ve always had some sort of website as a hobby. I was wondering if I could find any of my old stuff online again recently, and brainstorming & research have yielded: *) Crosswinds — had free hosting, then […]

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Sideload Android apps on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

I picked up anĀ Amazon Fire TV Stick during the 2-day Prime preorder discount and received it after everyone else bought theirs at Best Buy for the same price. Overall, it’s a pretty slick device, with a few shortcomings, but it ended up not being super useful at home since I already have a PS3 connected […]

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Hello 2015!

Ok, figured it out: Made a WordPress multisite now, with subdirs under blogs.gundersons.us using EE. Had some issues at first, trying to run EE after I had already gotten a single WordPress blog up & running, so I took a Snapshot (free right now since they are apparently in beta) and blew it away, started […]

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Hello Vultr!

I spun up a VPS on Vultr over the Holiday Closure (where legally permissible). I was previously using Digital Ocean but Vultr has a Seattle datacenter, which is decidedly closer than the Bay Area. I imported old blog posts to the new WordPress install, but I’m not really sure how I’m gonna split stuff up […]

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Run Trillian from a USB drive

I’ve been using PortableApps and Trillian Pro for years, but there is no official way to run Trillian from a USB stick. So I did some digging a while back and got it working. Setup I’m using my Microsoft Account to log into a 64-bit Windows 8 PC, so if you’re using something different the […]

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convert FLAC to MP3 using LameXP

I have EAC set up to rip Perfect FLA rips, and then to transcode to MP3 I use an open-source program called LameXP. Setup Grab the latest LameXP: http://lamexp.sourceforge.net/ Extract the ZIP to a folder, or run the installer Agree to Check for updates or Postpone click Don’t Show Again at the Nero AAC Disable […]

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Use the same profile for multiple Portable Firefox versions

A few weeks ago, the latest version of Firefox was released and it [yet again] killed one of the extensions I rely on. So I uninstalled that one and went to the latest ESR (v24) on my main PC and all was well. I did, however, have to tell some kids to pull their pants […]

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Microsoft Word test post

Testing out using Microsoft Word to post this directly to my WordPress blog. This thing on?

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Windows 8.1 Preview

I upgraded my main PC to the preview today to Build 9431. It took quite a while to complete. I saw a bluescreen for a split second somewhere during the install. I have a folder called Windows.old on my C: drive that’s ~4.5GB in size. Problems I couldn’t unlock my Bitlock’d eSATA backup drive — […]