Techie Stuff Articles

Backbutton focus

So -- I wonder if this method would have made better shots of the hummingbirds outside my window. Next season, I think I'll give it a try... maybe test it out on some fast moving grandchildren. It is fortunate that I too shoot with a Canon 6D, so these instructions...

Notes to self

Some great places to learn Divi and get help: (list to be updated regularly, I hope) Elegant Themes Blog - the creators of Divi offer some good ideas and tutorials Quiroz.co - tutorials and more DiviThemeExamples - examples of themes, tutorials and more DiviSoup -...

First Foray in to Ecommerce: Puritee Designs

I recently developed a website for Puritee Designs. Among the items for sale on the site is this burnout tank, sporting a runner design. I think she's really cute! Size small medium large x-large Quantity

WooThemes: Customizing for a Network Install

I recently migrated the vast majority of famvin.org sites in to a Network (multi-site) Wordpress installation. There were, and continue to be, hitches along the way. And there were lessons learned that can be applied in other situations. For example, I use a child...
Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

BlogThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day....

iBooks, Kindle, ePubs, oh my!

iBooks, Kindle, ePubs, oh my!

It seems that there is an iPad in my future. I own a Kindle. I'm looking into publishing some materials from some of our websites for these formats. So, here goes my research! Learn about the formats: Start with Wikipedia information: A Comparison of E-Book Formats...

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Twitter and such

Twitter and such

I'm doing battle with TwitterTools -- on one site I cannot get the blog posts to tweet. So, here I sit trying to get it to work on a different site to see what might be wrong. I'm not sure I need all this connectedness, but some folks are really into this stuff, so...

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Creating Custom Write Panels in WordPress

For a project we hope to get, I have been researching extending Wordpress. With Wordpress 3 at Release Candidate 1 status, the new features included will be helpful... custom menus, custom post types, etc. So, I found this great tutorial on creating custom write...

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iChatAV: we have it working

I've recently entered the world of "video chat" - and while I never thought I'd be interested, it's been really rather nice. It started with my new iMac (20", with the built in camera). Then my friend Freda was ready to get a new computer, and decided to go Mac. And...

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ScriptyGoddess and Pixelog.org

I've been fascinated with pixelog.org - such a beautiful, elegant, simple and generally delightful site. I found this link on scriptygoddess . One of the things that drove me to WordPress was the fact that it was PHP based. It leaves the doors wide open for you to do...

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learning to do drop shadows – css style

learning to do drop shadows – css style

So - I'm wandering around and came across an article on AListApart - cssdropshadows - and I thought I'd try it out. I really find this rather fun and interesting... and it works on different sized images without having to create the shadows in Photoshop or Fireworks.

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