My Online BBS History

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I was curious about my early online history. The sort of stuff that predates “the Internet knows everything” and ages before “Google knows everything. There was once even a time when “it’s probably on Alta Vista” and “hopefully Yahoo can help” were common statements. I ran NetRunners, a dialup BBS (Bulletin Board System) that was… Continue reading My Online BBS History

iCalendar of NSW Public Holidays

As a Producer, Line Producer and Production Manager in the film & TV industry I need to know about upcoming public holidays when pre-pre-pre-production planning. You’d be surprised how often a public holiday ruins a budget. Anyway, I have a mix of databases, spreadsheets, text files and industry specific software that helps me do my… Continue reading iCalendar of NSW Public Holidays

iCalendar of Easter Sunday

iCalendar specification matrix

I looked around for an iCalendar listing of Easter dates for a project I was hacking together. I couldn’t find one so I threw it together. In my typical overkill I went all the way out to the year 2299. It’s available on GitHub and also I’ll host and update two calendars covering: Good Friday, Holy… Continue reading iCalendar of Easter Sunday

An Idea to Stop Vehicle Terrorism

Flinders Street Station Photo via @briannatravers

Last updated on December 31st, 2017 at 06:32 pm As I write this, news is coming in of another runaway vehicle mowing down pedestrians on a busy street. This time in Melbourne. No details yet other than the police have arrested the driver. If this is an act of terrorism or a tragic accident, there… Continue reading An Idea to Stop Vehicle Terrorism

iTunes Match and Apple Music Breaks Play Count Edit

Broken iTunes by Speaking of Animation http://www.speakingofanimation.com/

In 2010 I wrote a script for Windows’ iTunes users called Adjust Play Count. I though some people may be interested in it. It is the most popular post on my blog and it’s had more than 400 comments (although I’ve lost a lot of them in server moves). There’s a bug on Apple’s side… Continue reading iTunes Match and Apple Music Breaks Play Count Edit

WordPress There has been an error cropping your image

GD Graphics Library

I was updating my theme with the pretty amazing Twenty Seventeen from WordPress. Attempting to add a site icon it was just… failing. The blue select button in the Media Library would just go grey. When I tried a picture larger than 512×512 pixels I got a step further with the cropping dialogue, but then… Continue reading WordPress There has been an error cropping your image

Apple Touch Icon Sizes Updated for iOS 11

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Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 12:26 am http://stackoverflow.com/a/19933647/5118345 Stack Overflow user felipep posted an answer to the question “What size should apple-touch-icon.png be for iPad and iPhone 4?” His brilliant work is that he updates with all the suggested icon sizes for iOS10, including iPad Pro and every new iPhone and iPad as it… Continue reading Apple Touch Icon Sizes Updated for iOS 11

Never Add Analytics Code to Your WordPress Theme

Mind the Gap Tube Sign by Anne Moniuk | clker.com

Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 11:32 am

Best practise is to use a plugin to add Analytics code to your website, not the options in your theme.

When you change themes you lose the code and often the first thing you know about it is a gap in your analytics data.

A detailed explanation is at WPTavern Why You Should Never Add Analytics Code to Your WordPress Theme