Jan 28 2014

Needing some TLC

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Random, Rants, Thoughts.
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After a review of my site after neglecting it for far too long I have decided to take matters into my own hands and do some serious cleanup and maintenance of the site. You may see some things move, be removed or changed completely. I need to upgrade some tool-kits and remove some unused code and tool-kits. To make a long story short, things will be changing around here soon and once things are clean and neat I can work on the 1,295 draft blog posts I have started and left to collect dust.

Oct 29 2010

30k visits!

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Random, Thoughts.

We’re awful close to having 30,000 site visits! I say we because I couldn’t have gotten there without all you. I had the idea that I could have a prize for the 30,000th visitor if they sent me a screen shot of the visit count. I don’t think I’ll do that this time around since it’s only 60 hits away from that as I type. Read the entire post…

Oct 22 2009

Commenters beware!

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Random, Update.
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Hello All —

Just a quick post so you know if you’ve posted a comment here before and were wondering where your post might have gone, it is lost forever and is not coming back. After getting overwhelmed with spam posters and getting around 900 spam posts to moderate a week I decided to clear all the comments from all posts to do a couple things. One, reduce traffic from those ‘bots’ and ‘spammers’ who have posted here before. And two, clear up a lot of the bogus comments cluttering up not only the website but my database. Anyhow I will try to keep up with the comments and such from now on, but this had to be done.

I also updated the intro page to the site and made a quick update to the iTunes Tools download for 64-bit systems as well. I have been working on my ‘commenter’ for a lack of a better name and it’s coming along nicely, still have a few things I need to work out on it before its ready for some beta testing, the first place of which will be right here on my site.

Anyhow I am going to try to get some sleep before I get called for work again, I am on call this week. 🙁

Sep 21 2009

Poor Kanye

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Humor, Photoshop, Random, Thoughts.
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Well, the content of the post really won’t reflect the title. I was browsing the net tonight and fooling around in Photoshop and I saw a skit on Conan that inspired me to take the photo Conan joked about a little further. Apparently Kanye West decided to roll to the Video Music Awards with a bottle of Hennessey. I know everyone is sick of hearing about their opinion of the guy and the way he behaved so I am just going to post my photo and you can decide how you feel about it all on your own.



Aug 14 2009

Today I am going to talk about a handy dandy little command available to us from the Windows Command Prompt.

If you are like myself and work in the IT world your computer and the applications, tools and configuration of it mean the world. Sometimes, as in my case, you have a set of applications and tools that are constantly open on your machine, from the time you flick it on until the time you shut down for the day. Instead of having to start each application individually each time you boot up, wouldn’t it be nice to have them all start as part of the computer booting up? Take for example myself. I ALWAYS have TOAD, OUTLOOK, a Browser, and AutoSys open on my work laptop. So I created a simple batch file that uses the START command to open all these tools for me when my computer starts up. That way I can boot my computer, then go get some coffee, chat with a colleague or get some breakfast, and when I get back all those applications are loaded and ready for use.

I know half of you are saying, “Chace, why don’t you just add these items to your Start Up directory?” That is a good question, but I have found with different versions of Windows and depending upon the application, they don’t always start up as desired. Aside from that this gives you one place to add, subtract and adjust what you want to start, just simply by editing the Batch File. Read the entire post…

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