Ahoy me hearty! Happy “Talk Like a Pirate” Day!

In General by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Well, today is official “talk like a pirate” day. So put that patch over your eye, grab your peg-leg, get the parrot and go bury your treasure! Speaking of treasures, if you click through my posts to the individual ones, you will see a piratized version of them (for some reason, my home page does not “translate”). Reference is here. “Avast belay, yo ho, heave to, A-pirating we go And if we’re parted by a shot We’re sure to meet below!” “Yo ho, yo ho, the pirate life, The flag o’skull and bones A merry hour, a hempen rope, And …

iPhone: TechDadBlog now optimized for iPhone with automatic theme!

In Apple, Gadgets, General, iPhone, Open Source by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

For all of you new iPhone and iTouch users out there, this blog has been updated with a new theme (yes ANOTHER theme) that is specifically optimized for viewing on an iPhone or iTouch. Those people who are viewing through a computer browser will continue to see my black/red theme but readers who have one of those great new Apple gadgets will see a completely new look and feel! What do you have to do to see the new theme from an iPhone? Nothing but browse to this site using it. My WordPress automatically detects the “user agent” of your …

WordPress: People can view your Plugin Folder unless you fix!

In General, Open Source, Security, Software by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

As I was working on the update to my blog theme, I found a security hole that I think has existed for a long time in WordPress. While not incredibly devastating, nor directly tied to “code” within WordPress, it is a hole that is very easy to fix. The concern is more with KNOWING the types of plugins that a particular site has, and then knowing if those plugins have security holes that can be exploited. A quick Google search reveals all sorts of things. So, first to see if you are vulerable, try going to http://yourblogURLhere/wp-admin/plugins/ and if you …

Blog: New theme, new functionality, new bugs

In General, Open Source by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I have just recently applied a new theme to my blog, trying to keep many of the color schemes from before but also trying to help readability. However, it is still a work in progress as I test out many new plugins and style changes. I ask that if there are any readers out there of my writing, that you post a comment to this message with any issues that you see or suggestions too. One thing that I have noticed that is odd is the “open navigation” sometimes doesn’t work. It seems to work fine on Safari and IE …