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Debug/Info Logging for a Particular Java Class in Adobe CQ 5

In Adobe CQ5, it sometimes becomes necessary to make a particular package or class spit out DEBUG level log entries in order to troubleshoot problems. 1) From the error.log, determine … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

#AmtrakResidency – I (basically) did this, and it was awesome.

Amtrak is running a contest right now under the handle #AmtrakResidency, giving writers the opportunity to live on an Amtrak sleeper car on one of Amtrak’s long-distance routes for a … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Issues with Amazon Instant Video Silverlight Player – HD Hangs & Buffering Pauses

I’ve been having issues playing video on Amazon Instant Video (Prime Video) ever since they switched their default player to Silverlight from Flash.    As my home internet connection speed … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bike Helmet Mount / Bicycle Handlebar Mount for Nokia Lumia 1020

I’ll say it right now.  I’m too cheap to go out & buy a GoPro.  I have a DSLR and a camera phone, and always thought that it SHOULD be … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

“iPrism” and UK HMGCC in Referrers?

Some of my friends already know, but for Halloween, instead of going trick-or-treating with my kids, I instead got to sit with police & bomb-squad folks from Ft. Belvoir to … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Video Codec Comparisons: Flickr / Youtube / Vimeo

I went out for a mountain bike ride yesterday, and took a video that I intended to share, so as to show everyone how wonderful the fall colors look here … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sunset Walk Around Knoxville [Lumia 1020 + New Tripod]

Sunset Walk Around Knoxville [Lumia 1020 + New Tripod], a set on Flickr. I’m long overdue on writing a full and proper review of my thoughts & experiences with Windows … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

List of Largest Cities in the USA with No Metro / Passenger Rail

Living in Washington, DC, my Facebook feed is commonly filled up with complaints of “I HATE METRO!” whenever a train breaks down, track maintenance is being performed, A/C quits on … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 11 Comments

WordPress “Table is marked as crashed and should be repaired” Error & Solution

Recently had this error on my Scientology Parent website, owing to a translations plugin that went crazy and started caching jiggabytes of data locally and ran the /var/ partition out … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Velocity Conference 2012 Trip

Velocity 2012 Trip, a set on Flickr. I’m not going to be able to make it this year, unfortunately.  Photos follow from my trip to last year’s Velocity Conference in … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Back Door Access to Google/Facebook/Apple/etc/etc

Here is the one thing I’m not quite tracking with in this whole provide-data-to-the-NSA-en-masse debacle.    How is it that it hasn’t already been an exposed issue on any of these … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comparing Splunk and Splunk Storm with Sumo Logic

The company I’m working for is looking to move some of its server equipment to Amazon Web Services (AWS) type infrastructure, and in doing so, is also re-looking at products … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flickr: PLEASE Improve your Video Compression Codec!

Kiddo Trail Hiking is more fun with a Dog! a video by tadnkat on Flickr. Ever since Flickr rolled out the feature to upload videos as well as photos, Flickr … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mercedes-Benz C250 Sedan & Coupe – Rental Car Review

I recently rented, on separate trips, a Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan, and then later a Coupe, from my trusty friends at Enterprise Rent-a-Car.  Now, I had a ton of folks who … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

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Sunset over Knoxville [Lumia 1020]

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