Facebook is NOT a weather radio

Posted: July 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm

An imaginary conversation between competing weather experts on  Facebook.If you need to get potentially life-saving news out to people at a moment’s notice, why would you depend on a wedding-photo-and-cat-video curation machine?

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A quick guide to getting your taskbar back

Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Soundtrack for this post: Lock the Taskbar (tune of “Rock the Casbah”) Today I opened my laptop after it has been asleep all day at work and—gasp—the taskbar was gone. My preliminary Google search for ways to fix this yielded suggestions of going back to clean boot state and other things that I don’t have [...]

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chrome-batteryHas Chrome been eating your laptop battery—the way PacMan eats ghosts—for the past four years?

Jared Newman on PC World reports that Google is finally addressing a problem in Chrome for Windows that may cause the browser to drain laptop batteries.

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Who has Mikey?

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 9:38 am

Here’s another Google Voice mis-transcription: Hi Bryan, Just checking to see if you or Matt have Mikey, I was gonna make Greg’s pick that up tomorrow I had taught a class at church for someone who had been out of town for a while, and he was looking for his key to the church building. [...]

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Eval = evil

Posted: July 18, 2014 at 9:03 pm

A couple of friends/clients of mine recently contacted me because their websites were down. It turns out that one of their WordPress installations, for a business they were no longer running, had something out of date—probably a plugin. It’s easy to let that happen when you move on from one business, therefore you aren’t logging [...]

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Exercise has got to be fun

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm

bryan and beckyI read a story on NPR the other day about the importance of making exercise something other than exercise. “If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow.” It outlines a study in which one group was led on a one mile walk on which their guide focused remarks on the scenery of the lake [...]

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Four eyes, four eyes, you need glasses to seee-eeee

Posted: July 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

foureyesThat image on the right…Is that supposed to be a good thing?   Maybe their thought is that four eyes with bad vision can add up to 20/20? And check out the tulips.

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voicemail-transcriptionAh, Google Voice transcriptions, how wonderful you are. For more than five years now, you have misinterpreted my friends’ words and turned their voicemails into fairly comic communications. How I will miss you if you improve! I logged into Google Voice this morning to send a text message from my computer, and I noticed an announcement. [...]

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Confusing Documentation

Posted: July 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

walkmeWant confusing documentation? Look no further. Check it off your list. They’ve got it.

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Pretty brilliant, like a girl

Posted: June 28, 2014 at 7:08 am

Becky's first construction projectI look forward to teaching Ada that she can swing a fairy wand, or a hammer; cut fabric for sewing, or PVC for plumbing; design a homemade dress, or design a car.

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  • About Bryan Gentry

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    I'm a husband and father, web developer and writer, a pun artist and a thinker. I blog about code, technology, fatherhood, faith, family, current events, and whatever else crosses my mind.

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