When I was invited to a screening of
The Space Between with director, producer and actor Amy Jo Johnson, I knew I was going to meet a superhero. Johnson was an original Power Ranger. (The first Pink Power Ranger to be specific.)
ran into the Power Rangers once at Emerald City Comicon but they were cosplayers. Johnson is the real deal, both as a Power Ranger and an actress in general. Her dozens of TV and film credits include starring roles in Felicity, Flashpoint, and The Division. The Superhero and The Space Between
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I got a surprise when my latest shipment arrived from
Amazon. Though their app has been providing delivery notifications for a long time, this one startled me. Photo Finish
Photo of a package at the moment of delivery
Not only did the app tell me when the package was delivered, but it included a picture of it in the place where it landed.
The photo was crude. You wouldn’t be able to identify either the package or the doorstep in a lineup. However, I recognized the location where it was delivered.
The photo was so bad that I wondered how it was taken. A typical police
body cam would have done a better job, even while clipped onto an officer being dragged by a car. Still, it met the need.
did take the opportunity they provided to “Tell us what you think about this photo. I responded:
It’s a really poor quality picture, but still useful. Of course a better photo would be more useful if I didn’t find the package waiting for me.
Continue reading Fighting Back Against Package Theft and Porch Pirates
Small Business Saturday is held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Looking at that another way, it’s sandwiched between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and
Giving Tuesday. Small Business Saturday Rocks
I heard people talking about Small Business Saturday days before Black Friday kicked-off. That’s pretty impressive, considering that it was launched less than a decade ago.
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I just got back from
WordCamp Seattle 2017, and it was the best I’ve attended so far. WordCamps are regional, annual gatherings of people with a shared interest in WordPress. This blog runs on WordPress software, and it’s in good company: Over 25% of the world’s web sites run on WordPress.
This year I was an attendee, a contributor,
and a speaker. I enjoyed that four sessions were available to chose from every hour, and on Sunday one of those sessions was the Contributor Track. The One-Man Focus Group
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Eclipse glasses became nearly impossible to find a week prior to the
Great American Eclipse. Since the glasses are the only way to view the eclipse safely, demand swelled and counterfeits abounded.
Amazon made the situation plain by
flagging at least some of their eclipse glasses as :
We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.
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In the beginning, I was a support tech at a vertical market startup. The developer asked me to try to find issues with the software, and I found some – including one major bug. He dubbed me
Bug Buster, and the nickname stuck. Before WordPress
It was only logical that my first site was called
BugBuster’s Best. It was a very simple site, and I prided myself on hand-coding it using Notepad. The next incarnation was . Since it was still a simple, hand-coded site, it was easy to migrate to the Steve Case’s Place stevecase.org domain when I acquired it. I completely gutted it soon after that, because my original content had been pretty random.
Twitter’s 140-character limit was far too little for some topics, so I decided it was time to compliment my
microblogging with a full-on blog. The hosting company where my site lived offered WordPress as a free blogging platform, so the obvious choice was to start with that.
Continue reading How I Repeatedly Broke My WordPress Web Site