Clearly, it has been some time since I’ve been super involved with anything to do with WordPress (and that includes this site!). As it stands now, I find the theming community completely out of touch with the basis of what WordPress is, first and foremost – a blog-focused CMS. (more…)
It’s a fact of life that if you have comments enabled on a website such as this, you will receive spam comments. Everyone who’s ever run even a mildly read blog understands this, and the problem has only gotten worse over the past decade. So what’s a poor blogger to do? (more…)
It has been some time since I’ve actively paid attention to – well, just about anything on the mattfast1.com domain including this blog, truth be told. So here’s what’s been happening since the last post… wow, is it really 4 years ago the last time I posted here? Shit. (more…)
Recently, as readers of this blog will know, I installed the Windows 7 RTM bits on my laptop, removing everything else that was on there (including Windows 7 RC, Windows Vista Home Premium, and the Kubuntu install I never use). Of course, as part of this I had to reinstall Office 2007 Ultimate, which lead to an interesting problem: Whenever I tried to activate Office, it would give an error stating there was no connection to the internet. Strange, to say the least, because I was surfing the web at the same time.
It gets stranger, though. When I tried to use the “Activate by Telephone” option, the Activation Wizard would dump me out, not even loading any data relating to phone numbers or giving me the lengthy set of numbers I would need to give their computer for activation. Finally after tracking down Microsoft KB 919895, I was able to fix the problem. Below the cut, step-by-step instructions for fixing this rather annoying problem: (more…)