Windows 8 Metro Freezes

I finally got off the iPad band wagon, since I kept running into frustrations over what it wouldn’t do in a mixed environment, like the one that we have at home with a mish-mash of PCs and i-appliances. So, I now own a windows 8  laptop with the new touch interface. Theree is a learning…

Drupal 7 Instagram Feed

I wanted to add an Instagram feed to the Creative Clearinghouse site, and was struggling to find the right way to do it in Drupal. I searched all over and tried using the Drupagram module (it worked but not exactly what I needed), and started looking into the Feeds module. Then I stepped back and…

SSL process

Today I wasted nearly a full day setting up SSL on easyscraps.com since we now have a new cart system (basically a new site). If any of you are planning on setting up SSL on your site, read on… What a pain!! I, at least understand the terms, but I had never actually performed the…

Drupal 7 Tips

I just started working with Drupal7, an open source content management system, for a new venture, and it is great stuff! However, it is sometimes hard to figure out how to accomplish things. Sometimes there are actually multiple ways of doing what you need. And the documentation can be very hard to find and/or follow….

How to Make an HTML Link in a Web Page

As I have mentioned several times, I have a group of friends that are great artists. They, however, aren’t necessarily web programmers. So, in order to help them out for an up-coming blog hop on January 9, 2012, I decided to explain how to make a link using HTML. Hopefully this helps!! An HTML link…

Back up your files!!!

Hi there- just a quick note, but one I hope everyone will heed!! Don’t forget to backup your files!!! Especially all those wonderful photos you have of yourself, your home, your friends and your family. You can get external drives pretty cheap now, and the program I use to backup my files from my main…

Computer Technical Tip- USB Ports

I hate to admit this, even though I have worked with technology for more years than I care to admit, I didn’t know this simple technique for getting USB devices back in line. Shutdown your machine and then UNPLUG it!! I had been struggling for a while with my USB devices- losing my external hard…

Facebook Like Button Issues

Slow Down- A Cautionary Tale So my one piece of advice to all of you about to head down the Facebook interaction path is “Slow Down Cowboy”! If you rush in and start trying things without understanding how all the pieces work, you will be cursing and screaming and smashing your computer within a few…