Category Archives: Techie Stuff

Mobile Version of the Website

Over the weekend, I was excited to install a plugin on our site that will make it smart-phone friendly! More and more of our web traffic is coming from iPhones, Blackberries, etc., so it’s important to have a site that is formatted for easy reading on those smaller screens. It doesn’t look quite as cool…

Down Time

Okay, so just because it’s the slow time of year for us, doesn’t mean it’s okay for our website to go away for almost a week! Our website hosting company (WestHost) had a catastrophic failure as a result of a fire suppression system test gone wrong. Apparently, they lost lots of hardware, had to install…

Functionality of the new blog-site

Call me a nerd, but I’m just as excited about the functionality of this new blog-site as I am about the look of it. Unless you’re a nerd like me, you might totally overlook some of the coolest features, so let’s talk about a few of them just to make sure you’re comfortable using them….

Welcome to the new blog-site!

Yes, a blog-site! It’s part blog, part website, and all new for 2010. (Uh, that sounded better in my head… anyway…) While we get everything set up, don’t hesitate to let us know if you can’t find something you’re looking for, or if we can help in any way. Until we are able to set…

Anniversaries, Winter Storms, and Time-Lapsed Video

How are y’all enjoying the wintry weather?! We were fortunate enough to have last weekend alone (without the kids) to celebrate our 7th anniversary. We are so grateful for grandparents nearby who love to have the kids over on a regular basis! We had a great time, and despite the weather, we ate at all…

New Blog & Logo Coming Soon!

One of the many projects we’re working on during our slow season is setting up a new blog. We’ve been with Blogger since January of 2006 and blogs have changed so much since then! =) We had pretty much customized it as much as we could and were running into time-consuming issues, so we’re excited…

Photographer’s Lunch on Thursday

Hey, Photographers! If you’d like to join a group of us for lunch on Thursday, come on out to Humble Pie around 11:30 for the best Chicago-style deep dish pizza within 700 miles. =) I’m going to bring Canon’s flagship 1Ds Mark III for any of you that might enjoy checking it out. It’s a…

Feedburner Issues…

Apparently, FeedBurner was acquired by Google and has since started having issues related to timely delivery of our blog posts to subscribers. This is randomly affecting those of you who subscribed to receive our blog posts by email. It appears that older blog posts are being sent randomly and that the new posts are being…

Fun Shooting Today – Texture Hunt

This afternoon I had the pleasure of shooting just for fun, gathering textures for use in the future. It’s amazing how much money can be spent on textures, so a texture excursion (I’m tempted to call it a texcursion, but does everything really need to have a witty name? =) seemed like a good idea…

Starting a Business? (1000 Words)

Recessions are actually great times to start businesses. Recession-time entrepreneurs have to be nimble, decisive, and quick learners; and by the time the recession is over, these entrepreneurs/businesses have a huge head start over everyone else who then realizes they should start a business. I’ve just started reading The Entrepreneurial Imperative: How America’s Economic Miracle…

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