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Posted on March 2, 2017 at 1:46 pm

I suppose you could say is now at v2.5

Last April, I rolled out a whole new theme for this web site as part of its eighth anniversary. Today, although I’m just a bit less than two months away from the ninth anniversary, I’ve implemented some considerable retooling of the menus. Amazing how quickly this can be done thanks to WordPress’s customization tools. It’s […]

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 10:41 am

Help me choose a case color

Pictured above are all available colors of a Spigen case I plan to get for my matte black iPhone 7. Which do you think suits me best? (Color answers below match the cases in the photo from left to right.)

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Anniversary with a side of redesign

I’m celebrating’s eighth anniversary by rolling out a complete facelift of the site—something of an v2.0. Turns out I liked the theme I used for my new custom photo album site so much, I decided to also use it for my main site which was well past due for a visual refresh. I […]

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Blog anniversary post

Today’s the 13th anniversary of my having maintained a blog site. Although I retired the original DTPbyLee site, started and retired SecondInitial, and am now using for blog posts only sporadically, this blog is still active, so I’m still marking anniversaries. There are a couple topics that I’ve actually been meaning to write about […]

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Blogging = typing

I realized something this week. The frequency at which I composed blog entries reduced rather significantly when I bought my first iPhone, and it reduced even more dramatically when I bought my iPad. The only reasons I can fathom is that social media became such a huge part of my online activity, I felt satisfied […]

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

Knowing when to quit

I’m breaking from a few months of silence on my blog to set my cannon sights on a few Social Media services and blasting them. Specifically, Gowalla, MySpace, and LinkedIn. I simply do not use these services any more. Although I’m not necessarily planning to completely delete the accounts, I am removing external links that […]

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Stuff I’m Selling

I’ve got a number of items set up on Craigslist that I really need to unload soon because I’m trying to get my old condo cleared out and ready to rent. I’ve decided to list the items extra cheap—far below what the items are worth—because I’m more interested in getting them gone than making much […]

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

Seven-year blogging anniversary

Today marks seven years since I posted my very first blog entry on Even though I used and phased out both that blog and, and I don’t frequently post here, the fact I still maintain a blog engine here at still validated the anniversary. And given how mobile I am these days […]

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm

User registrations

That’s it. I’m disabling the ability for anyone to register for a user account on this blog. I doubt this will concern anyone since there have been only two others besides myself to sign up for an account since I started this site last year. The purpose of doing so is to not have to […]

Posted on April 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Gallery upgrade

My photo albums at have been running under the aging Gallery version 1 web engine for several years, and I’m very much ready to make a change. A few weeks ago, I purchased a new Mac Pro which will run the new web server, finally putting the 450MHz G4 Power Mac tower to pasture. […]

Posted on March 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

WordPress 2.7.1

I just updated this WordPress installation to 2.7.1—finally. I was all prepared to carefully follow the instructions until I remembered that my web host uses Fantastico, so I decided to try it that way. It’s almost frightening to report how dead-simple it was. Pretty much a single click and it was done. BAM! (with apologies […]

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Finally got the iPhone WordPress app working

There’s not much to this blog entry other than to confirm I finally figured out why I couldn’t make the WordPress iPhone app work. This entry is being typed from my iPhone and I suspect it should post just fine. It’ll be nice to be able to easily compose an entry while on the go.

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Celebrating six years of blogging

I meant to type this post much earlier today, but it was a busy day at work and I simply never got around to it. Today marked my 6th anniversary of blogging. Okay, you may have some┬ácognitive┬ádissonance over the fact that I don’t reliably blog any more ever since getting into Twitter, but the fact […]

Posted on May 8, 2008 at 1:31 pm

This is only a test

I was diagnosing an issue where MarsEdit couldn’t interact with my new blog because of a server-level block on the xmlrpc file from outside sources. I found a recommendation to make an addition to my .htaccess file that should fix it. I’d been looking for instructions to simply rename the file and how to tell […]

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 11:03 am

Are you here yet?

I fully admit this is completely a vanity post. I am interested to get a sense of how many people deem my blog posts worthy to spend time following. And, just as importantly, how many have managed to migrate from the now-retired Second Initial site to here. Just fill in a comment with your name […]

Posted on April 26, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Checking out Twitpress

The overbearing reason that I’m still maintaining any kind of blog engine is for the occasional topic I want to type about that does not fit in a tweet. With that mentality, it stands to reason I’ll want to announce on my Twitter feed when a new blog post is up, and this entry’s purpose […]

Posted on April 26, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Why the switch?

For someone who is usually happy with the status quo and resistant to change, it sure seems like I’ve migrated to new web sites and e-mail addresses a lot. Okay, maybe not as much as some people I know, but it feels like a lot to me. But here’s the scoop. Second Initial was created […]

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 10:05 pm’s First Entry

Maybe I should have been more insightful for this blog’s very first entry. But, the fact that it’s not is probably the best indicator of what’s to come. Most everything you’ll find posted to this blog will be thoughts that are too lengthy for my Twitter feed. I’ll always tweet links to new entries I […]