I’ve written about setting a high minimum gas tax before. Related posts: Are We On an Oil Diet? Gas Prices Are Still Too Low! Recipe for Success: Higher Gas Prices $1.999 Per Gallon of Petrol The New York Times editorial board recently wrote about it again. The Gas Tax NY Times Editorial, December 26, 2008 […]
I’ve lived and traveled in societies ranging from the most sexually liberated to the least. Uniformly across the world, women are safer in the former. In the most sexually liberated countries (Australia, Holland) young women are treated to the least harassment and sexual aggression; in semi-sexually liberated places (Mexico, Southern Italy) they get a moderate […]
A letter released in October by Focus on the Family Action titled “Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America” was printed in the current (January 2009) issue of Harper’s Magazine. There is much in the letter with which every sensible and good person should be angered, but I’ll focus on one little excerpt. Why is it, […]
I discovered a plethora of treasures while reading an excellent post at Smashing Magazine this evening. One of them is powerful backup utility from 2BrightSparks called SyncBack. Downloading and installing the freeware version was a snap. I created a profile using the advanced tabs and set up the scheduler to backup my 2008 pictures folder […]
Replace Microsoft Notepad With Latest Notepad++ v5.0 in Windows With this fix my favorite little text editor, Notepad++, is now my default Windows text editor. I love this quote on the The Ultimate Web Developer’s Christmas Wish List post on the Smashing Magazine blog. Please notice: if a web-developer uses Notepad++, a robust freeware editor […]
Everybody knows what a lamp is, but how many have ever heard of a wamp? For years I used one distribution of Linux or another as my primary operating system and mostly loved it. But Gimp isn’t Photoshop and I was tired of using my laptop to manage and edit my photo library. Photoshop CS3 […]
It costs a mere one or two cents per gallon to transport oil by tanker. Today oil prices fell to $36.22 a barrel–their lowest level in more than four years. Imagine how much revenue the federal government would generate if it would just tax a gallon of gas to a minimum of six dollars per […]
Brent Danley Photography has been ajaxified! **The new url is photography.brentdanley.com.** The “pages” in the gallery have previously been generated by a single PHP file. This was done by passing to itself a page parameter using the get method. This worked well except that the entire page, including images and linked scripts, had to be […]
Yesterday I went on a photo shoot with Jason Pooler down to Cape Neddick Light and Route One. It was fun to hang out with Jason and see some of my favorite places again. He brought two of his kids and I had the girls. Thanks, Jason. I had a great time!
WordPress 2.5 won .net magazine‘s Open source application of the year for 2009 (issue 184). WordPress is an awesome blogging platform and CMS. It deserves all the accolades it receives. Version 2.7 is better yet (I upgraded three blogs in the past day). Thanks a bunch, Matt. And congratulations.