Hmm, my page had a breakdown yesterday. The only thing that would load was the background. I contacted Dreamhost and they fixed it. Apparently there’s some trouble with wp-cache turned on when you upgrade to PHP 5.1.2. Now if only I can get my page to load faster…WordPress plays kinda slow with Dreamhost.
Look, gifts under $77, courtesy of Core77.
Speaking of gifts, I like this guide for buying gifts for geeks.
- If a brand is listed and/or mentioned – name means everything. Thereâ€™s a big difference between â€œany DVD burnerâ€ and â€œany Sony DVD burner.â€ Chances are, the geeks have done their homework – and they typically know whatâ€™s good and whatâ€™s not.
- Removable media was not created equal. Find out ahead of time what kind of removable media your geek wants, needs, and loves – because a Memory Stick port simply was not designed to accomodate an SD card.
- Anything less than a gig isnâ€™t all that great these days. Sure, the corner store may be selling 32 megabyte CompactFlash cards, but thatâ€™s not going to do your geek much good. If you canâ€™t score a geek.
- Unless otherwise noted, accounts and gift certificates are the suck. Hereâ€™s the prime problem with gift certificates: the only one who gets the gift is the store from which you purchased the certificate. Trust me, even if your geek hasnâ€™t told you what s/he wants or needs, you simply need to dig deeper and listen longer.
- Form a gift guild. If many items on a geekâ€™s wish list are too pricey for your pocketbook, instead of settling on a stack of CDs you can talk to other friends and family members and consider combining funds to get a single gift. One â€œawesomeâ€ thing is 100x better than three â€œokayâ€ things.
Hehe…I like #5. I seem to always buy “big” gifts for myself. I don’t buy a lot of little things.
Oh, I’ve been meaning to post about the latest Bond film.
I saw it right before Thanksgiving. The film is a little long, but definitely worth watching, even if I had paid full price. I must say that Daniel Craig is one buff bond. Haha. Not as smooth as Pierce Brosnan, but I guess that’s the image they were after–the beginning of bond. I did get a chance to do read up about the opening chase sequence. It contains a lot of moves from a French discipline called Parkour, a sort of extreme urban sport, similar to the techniques of Jackie Chan.