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Origin of the Letter “R”

Origin of the Letter “R”

I’m a little befuddled. I get notifications from Dictionary.com’s “the hot word” blog regularly, and I usually enjoy reading some of the insights there. This past week, however, the blog seems to be a bit inaccurate, and I’m a bit confused. They wrote an entry about why the letters “P” and “R” don’t originally come from the same letter, as you might expect because they’re...

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Laptops and Multiple Monitors

Laptops and Multiple Monitors

After posting a photo of my laptop with its 5 screens, I got a lot of questions from people asking how I did it. Most laptops only have one display port, whether it’s a VGA output on older machines or a DVI/HDMI port on newer devices, and although my laptop has both VGA and HDMI, the engineers put the ports so close together that I can only use one or the other at any given time. Not exactly conducive to a multiple-monitor...

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Under (re)Construction

Under (re)Construction

After finally completing the MBA program at GVSU, I’m returning to some of the interests I put hold while attending college full time. This web site is one of them. You’ve probably already noticed the massive visual overhaul, and things might be a little glitchy for a while during this transition period. I’m ironing things out, and I’m hoping to have everything looking polished by the end of the week. Of course,...

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Killing WordPress comments?

Killing WordPress comments?

I’ve only been using WordPress for a couple of weeks, but it’s crazy that there isn’t a way to kill the built-in commenting system without editing the PHP directly within your theme. I found where I can kill the ability for people to comment, but the blog still insisted on displaying the “Comments are closed” section beneath my posts. I tried using CSS to hide it, and that didn’t work, either. If...

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Welcome Back

Welcome Back

For whatever reason, I decided it was time to come back. Previously, just for fun, in an earlier life, I had a little self-hosted blog going.  I didn’t spend a lot of time on it, I didn’t spend a lot of time writing on it, and it certainly wasn’t that interesting, except maybe to me.  I was using Blogger as my publishing platform, back when it had the ability to push changes to a self-hosted site over FTP.  At some point,...

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