Dear most Portland Coffee Cafes

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I love your mochas, but your place is nearly empty and you're losing money, because of silly decisions you've made. My body and half my brain appreciates the charge from your tasty drinks, but the second-half of my brain is drained over the course of a few hours. You can help me. As a very busy professional I'll often land in your place for a few hours to: - Meet with a client, and possibly Read more

How to upgrade Serendipity

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My personal blogging tool, Serendipity needed an upgrade. Here's how I did it: cd /path/to/blog/ wget "http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/php-blog/serendipity-1.5.5.tar.gz?download"<br /> mv serendipity-1.5.5.tar.gz\?download serendipity-1.5.5.tar.gz tar -xzf serendipity-1.5.5.tar.gz --strip-components=1 Then I went to the Admin Panel, and saw the Serendipity upgrader. It said all was good, Read more

You are the only one in control

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This morning I stumbled across a blog posting that's...well...one hell of a wakeup call, and a very inspiring blog posting. In the western world, we're all taught that if we work hard, plan well, and save diligently...we'll be able to peacefully retire, and maybe even discover a few little ones quietly running around. So, for the longest time, I believed and worked towards all that nonsense. Now, Read more