WordPress Permalinks

Still learning alot about WordPress.  I wasn’t happy with the page naming being an incremental number so I’ve enabled permalinks for a more informative name.  There’s a permalinks tab in ‘Options’ that let’s you play around with the format.  You may have to create a .htaccess file in the same folder as your index.php.  Here’s some more documentation.


The First Computer Bug

In FireFox I was getting a weird addition on an image link:

<!– Removed by HIPS FW

And then a whole lot more dashes, well it turns out that my CA Internet Security Suite thought there was a “web bug” and edited the HTML before displaying! How nice, I’m not a fan of the CA Suite it’s worse than Norton. Anyway, to get rid of this:

  1. Open up the Personal Firewall section.
  2. Click the Privacy Icon.
  3. Under Cookie Control click the advanced button. This will open a new sub-window with multiple tabs.
  4. On the first tab uncheck “disable web bugs” in the third party section.
  5. Now refresh your web page and it should be back to normal!

If you’re ready to dump CA here are a few alternatives available at amazon, read the reveiws before you buy and check out some of the free options like ZoneAlarm.

The Future of Laptop Computing

Touch Screen, handwriting recognition, slide-away keyboard, multiple ways to access the Internet and local networks, and a dock to let you use a full sized monitor, keyboard, mouse, and anything you might want to plug in.  All this and the speed and durability of flash memory (no moving parts on your hard drive to crash).  Sony’s Vaio VGN-UX390 is really an amazing machine.  I love my Dell Axim, but this thing blows it out of the water  No need for a watered down version of Windows, you’re running Vista with no compromises.  I’d love to have one of these things.