Babylon Toolbar Woes

Babylon Toolbar Woes

Just a quick little self-help computer repair if you find the Babylon Toolbar invading your online world while surfing the web here in Cape Coral. First, it’s not a virus, although it’s almost as bad. ┬áThat’s why your antivirus didn’t scream bloody murder when it decided to hitch a ride onto your computer. Removal isn’t horrible, it just takes a couple minutes, and a knowing where to go. The version I’m...

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908 Days Without a Virus

908 Days Without a Virus

I stumbled upon a pretty interesting statistic on my Matlacha home computer tonight. I’ve gone 908 days from the date of this post without getting a virus. Now, this may not seem like some great feat, but this computer gets used by a wide assortment of folks. From grandparents to grandchildren, this machine sees alot of use. That undoubtedly puts it at risk for at least a few hitchhikers or scareware infections. It just begged the...

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On Real Estate Website Design

On Real Estate Website Design

I’m currently working on a new theme for use in Real Estate. Building off of the experience I had with my last project in the industry, there are a few lessons I learned that I’m trying to apply directly to the new theme. Its All About the Search! Nearly 90% of site visitors go directly to the property search. Therefore, not only should the search be prominent, it should be the first thing they see, the last thing they see, and if...

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Get-the-Image, TimThumb, and WordPress 3.0 Blog Networks

Get-the-Image, TimThumb, and WordPress 3.0 Blog Networks

I wanted a way to allow my theme users to create posts, upload an image for the post, and have that image be used all over the place without the user having to specify the image as the post thumbnail or use any other custom fields. Justin Tadlock’s Get-the-Image plugin works nicely for digging images out of posts. Timthumb.php by McDaniels, Hoyt, and Gillbanks has been the standard in image resizing for a while. Getting these two scripts...

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Shabadoo v.01: A Thematic Child-Theme

Shabadoo v.01: A Thematic Child-Theme

While I could call it a “work in progress”, the truth is, I’ve learned so much while building Shabadoo that I’ve taken what I’ve learned and moved on to other projects. As a Thematic child-theme development toddler, I’m hoping that Shabadoo will be of some use to a child-theme development infant. Here’s the story… To those who know Thematic, they’ll immediately recognize what Shabadoo really...

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