If you are annoyed by this:
right-click on the Windows Trash, select Properties, and you can kill that confirmation window once and for all:
Discovered a cache of old jotters at my parents’ house, so first I give you steam trains.
With all the current hoopla over the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, I still stand by what I wrote four years ago:
I know I’ll never make it to space. I have no interest in messing up our environment here, just to get somewhere colder and less hospitable. I think I’m expected to be a space-nut, since I was born just before the moon landing, grew up with SkyLab and such, and became an engineer. But if it’s that much trouble to travel so short a distance in space, what chance have we in the stars?
Stewart would like to apologise to both listeners of the automatic podcast for the two week downtime. We lost power, and the server’s network connection didn’t come back up properly. All is restored.
I wish I could have captured the sound of all the pudding cups on the plane popping in quick succession as we gained altitude today.
Saw a van advertising “Bouncy Castles – for all occasions“. Wonder if they’d rent one for a funeral? Maybe in black, to keep it tasteful.
I’d tried, and failed, several times to install the Yet Another Related Posts Plugin for WordPress. This time, I actually dug around the forums a bit to see why it wasn’t working, and now it’s fixed.
YARPP requires MySQL version 4.1 or later. Partly due to the age of my blog, I still had my WordPress database at 1&1 at MySQL 4.0. They now offer MySQL 5, and any new databases are created under the newer version. As I’ve used less than 5% of my database allocation, it was a simple job to create a new database, backup the old one, restore it to the new database, then point my
wp-config.php to the new DB.
(If it still doesn’t work, view the source to your Settings→YARPP configuration page. Error messages are helpfully, if cryptically, embedded in HTML comments.)
I’ll probably still get a few “No Related Posts” appearing until the cache fills, but that should go away soon.
Transmission Holding Back Not Only Pickens’ Plans But All US Wind – Renewable Energy World
This week, T. Boone Pickens announced that his plans to build the US $10 billion, 4,000-megawatt, Pampa Wind project are on hold. He cited lack of available transmission and funding concerns as the reason for the scale back.
Wait, hang on here … I thought that the Pickens Plan was all about the having the guts and the go (and the $$) to build transmission to make it work. Guess it was just a gas play after all.
This is quite nifty, in a not-tremendously useful way: SHOW RCA Wind Knitting Factory. But then, it’s an art installation. It’s not meant to be useful.