WordPress Automatic Upgrade on NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Hosting

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this site so I figured I should give it some attention. First on my list was to switch web hosts; the site was loading incredibly slow on a lifetime account at TextDrive (now Joyent). A while ago I set a friend of mine up at NearlyFreeSpeech.NET and they’ve been great so far, not to mention cheap. So I opened an account and transferred my site without any problems. Then, when I tried to automatically upgrade WordPress (which I hadn’t done in a long time) I got a load of errors. First, I […]

SparkStats Widget Patch

Luc Betheder wrote a handy little widget for Sean McBride’s SparkStats plugin, which I recently started to use. I noticed, though, that whenever I made changes to my widgets the custom title I set for the Sparks plugin would get wiped out. So I fixed the problem in the plugin and thought I’d send the patch to Luc. Turns out, I can’t get in touch with him. You have to be registered on his blog to comment, but he has registrations turned off. Also, his email address was nowhere to be found. Hmm…slightly frustrating. I’m not giving up though, so […]

Site Moved

You probably saw this coming when I talked about purchasing a few weeks ago (okay, maybe it was longer). I moved my site from to Update your links ladies and gentlemen!

New Domains

As a few people know, I have wanted to own for some time. The only thing preventing me from buying it was the $3,500 price tag—it just didn’t seem reasonable. Granted, Sean Murphy is an awesome name. Further, to have your name as a domain is to be desired. But three and a half large?! In the past I tried to come up with a suitable (and less expensive) alternative, but failed. Nothing could come close to Well, let me take that back. There was one that I would have been happy with, which I bought—and then […]