Technology and Tools

How To Configure CDN Support in WP Super Cache

by nycgadgetgirl on April 21, 2012

in web development

Step-by-step instructions for setting up CDN Support in WP Super Cache for WordPress driven websites, using the CDN Sync Tool, Amazon S3, and Amazon CloudFront.

Introducing the NYCGadgetGirl Help Desk

by nycgadgetgirl on December 26, 2009

in Technology and Tools

My freelance business is busy enough that I’ve recently found myself needing a better way to accept, prioritize and complete requests for clients. To fill that need, I’ve added a Help Desk to my website. Current clients, please contact me if you have not received an email welcoming you to sign in and use the […]

Making the Move to Thesis

by nycgadgetgirl on December 20, 2009

in web development

I’ve been drinking the Thesis Koolaid folks. And I like it! I decided a few days ago that it was time to dust the cobwebs off and start lining up some new blog development work for the new year. (I have enough work for current clients now to keep me busy till February.) What […]

Holy Smokes!

by nycgadgetgirl on April 14, 2008

in Technology and Tools

Gartner researchers have estimated that Google technology can address 100 exabytes of data (an exabyte is equal to a billion gigabytes) Check out this post on Tech Republic about Gartner’s view of Google as a disruptive technology.

Randomness – Gravatars and Mind Mapping

by nycgadgetgirl on April 10, 2008 · 7 comments

in productivity

(1) If you don’t have a Gravatar account yet… GEEEEZ! Go get one already. (2) I keep my [massive and complex] to do lists in a mindmap at (which ROCKS, btw) but I’m not always at my computer to add things to it. I often remember to do items while I am out walking […]

12 O’Clock Flasher

by nycgadgetgirl on October 26, 2007 · 2 comments

in Technology and Tools

Loved this comedy bit. I have a couple 12 O’Clock flashers that I have to support and was laughing out loud when I watched this. via Prajantr

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German man who startled his neighbors when he hurled his computer out of the window in the middle of the night, was let off for disturbing the peace by police who sympathized with his technical frustrations. Police in the northern city of Hanover said they would not press charges after responding […]

I am a geek. I’m sitting at home making straight-through network cables for my patch panel at work. Because it’s FUN to have an orderly closet and I LIKE making my own cables. Someone call Bellevue please.

Are They Serious?

by nycgadgetgirl on April 21, 2007 · 4 comments

in Technology and Tools

Am I the only person that sees the humor/irony in this? Update for Windows XP (KB922582) Download size: 550 KB , less than 1 minute A problem has been identified in Filter Manager that can prevent you from installing updates from Windows update. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. […]

I Am So In Love With Google

by nycgadgetgirl on October 12, 2006 · 3 comments

in productivity

I’ve been using Google Spreadsheets for a long while and I’ve been using Writely for a short while and now they’ve finally combined them into Google Doc and I LOOOOOVVVVVE them for it (among other things). It really is happening you know… computing is all moving online. I’m almost to the point where I have […]

This is very cool. Scientists are using x-rays of fossils to piece together full images of what prehistoric organisms looked like and how they developed! Paleontologists have been using acid to dissolve the embryo fossils out of rocks for about a decade, focusing on specimens from the time about 500 million years ago when multicellular […]

Update on that Diet Tracking Gizmo

by nycgadgetgirl on February 4, 2006

in gadgets,Miscellaneous

Back in September, I stumbled across a nifty way of tracking what you eat no matter what type of diet you follow – The LifeStyle Scanner. At the time, the service was “coming soon.” I checked again today and I see that it is up and running. I was thinking of trying it both for […]

Samsung SGH-T809 Isn’t All That

by nycgadgetgirl on February 2, 2006

in gadgets

So, T-Mobile USA released the T809 that I was so excited about. I don’t need it. It is almost EXACTLY like my D500 feature-for-feature. The only differences are: the T809 is flatter, but it’s also WIDER (weight is the same) (draw) the D500 is tri-band, but the T809 is quad (T809 wins) the T809 has […]

Beautiful Day

by nycgadgetgirl on January 8, 2006 · 3 comments

in gadgets

lt is a beautiful morning here in NYC and I am combining several enjoyable activities, I am sitting in the sunshine with Snickers, enjoying my morning coffee, and catching up on my email and my reading list. This is all made possible by my Palm T|X, because now I can be online at the dog […]

OK, All About the New Toy

by nycgadgetgirl on December 15, 2005 · 6 comments

in gadgets,productivity

I know, I know. I teased you by telling you I got a new toy and then I never posted about it! Sorry. I’ve been a WEE BIT BUSY this month (as in so busy I think my head may explode)!!! If I survive through mid-January, I’m going to need a vacation. So. Anyway. I […]

Mo Bloggin’

by nycgadgetgirl on December 10, 2005 · 3 comments

in Technology and Tools

mobile blogging that is… got a new toy… talk later!!!

Alt or Option? I say BLANK!

by nycgadgetgirl on November 2, 2005 · 2 comments

in Technology and Tools

I was reading this post about a particular keyboard key and started giggling to myself when I realized I don’t even THINK about what keys are called anymore. My keyboard keys are blank, so my thoughts just go brain-to-keyboard now without having to think about how the keys function. It’s kind of neat. I was […]

uh oh… Television is back in my life

by nycgadgetgirl on October 31, 2005 · 1 comment

in gadgets

So… I saw my first episode of Desperate Housewives last night. A note for those of you who don’t know me personally: I don’t have a television. When my ex and I separated, I was more than happy to let him take the TV and to NOT buy one for ~T~ and me. ~T~ was […]

More SGH-T809 News

by nycgadgetgirl on October 31, 2005

in gadgets

According to Gizmodo, this will be the phone of my dreams. Wheee!

GPS For Your Pet

by nycgadgetgirl on October 30, 2005 · 1 comment

in gadgets

If this GPS dog collar were just a little smaller, I’d be all over it. Snick’s never run off, but I totally stress and worry about it all the time. If there were a way to have this on him without the collar, that would be even better, because the most likely scenario if he […]


by nycgadgetgirl on October 14, 2005

in gadgets

I must have this phone when it comes out. According to MobileBurn, Samsung should be announcing the SGH-T809 in the next couple months. It looks a lot like my SGH-D500 only smaller. Whee!

My Cell Has a Flash

by nycgadgetgirl on October 6, 2005

in gadgets

…and I didn’t know it. I have this nifty Samsung phone that has only been released in Europe. It’s the SGH-D500. I’ve loved it desperately from the moment I got it. It’s slick. It slides. It has bluetooth. It plays techno (with the built in MP3 player) when I get calls. It does POP email. […]

Deadlines Do Weird Things to Me

by nycgadgetgirl on September 18, 2005

in web development

I’m working on a website for an off-broadway theater in my neighborhood. I was supposed to be finished yesterday, so, of course, I should be rushing, but as I was flipping through CDs full of photos to pick photos for the site, I found a series of the client and her dog goofing off during […]

Power Squid (I want one!)

by nycgadgetgirl on September 17, 2005 · 1 comment

in gadgets

Now that I’ve seen it, it’s amazing to me that no one thought of this a long time ago. I’m ordering one today – maybe two or three! The Power Squid from Think Geek is a power strip, without the strip! Finally, a easy way to plug in all the adapters for my computer peripherals […]

Great Diet Tracking Idea

by nycgadgetgirl on September 10, 2005

in gadgets

Now HERE is a nifty use of existing technologies. They aren’t quite up and running yet, but when they are (depending on the cost, of course), I am all over the Lifestyle Scanner! It’s a keyring barcode scanner. You scan everything you eat and their website compares it to the nutritional goals you’ve set (based […]

shuffle! shuffle!!

by nycgadgetgirl on August 24, 2005

in gadgets

My sister sent me an iPod shuffle! You rock Sis! Thanks!

Something Called Sleep

by nycgadgetgirl on August 24, 2005

in productivity

Yesterday, I had five (5) cups of coffee and two Diet Cokes. I am on my third coffee today. But something isn’t right. I feel like there is a fog machine running in my head. Is my coffee broken? Someone told me recently about this thing called sleep. It supposed to be like a reboot […]

Gadget Nirvana

by nycgadgetgirl on August 15, 2005

in gadgets

I just hooked up THREE new goodies to my laptop. Count ’em… not one, not two, but three!!! Ahhh… I’m so happy I can’t even write about it yet. <time goes by. J goes to and returns from the dog run.> I’m a little freaked out. I just looked at Life Balance on my new […]

We Are The Web (from WIRED)

by nycgadgetgirl on August 11, 2005

in Technology and Tools

Great WIRED article about how no one could have foreseen today’s Web 10 years ago. What will it be like in 10 more years?

A Cell Phone for Snick?

by nycgadgetgirl on August 5, 2005 · 1 comment

in gadgets

OK, I must admit, sometimes on a Saturday morning when I’ve left Snick to wait in the apt building lobby while I run to Starbucks for a frap, I get in the LLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG line and I think "I wish I could call Snick and tell him not to worry, that I’ll be back soon." Um, […]

dangfangled things!!!

by nycgadgetgirl on August 2, 2005 · 1 comment

in gadgets

I am repeatedly flummoxed by the fact that I cannot wear my bluetooth earpiece and my sunglasses at the same time.

Google Maps

by nycgadgetgirl on July 24, 2005

in Technology and Tools

Not long ago I thought "wouldn’t it be cool if google maps would show the map AND the satellite image at the same time?". THEY HAVE IT! Just click on "hybrid" and you get the satellite image with a map overlay. Now _that_ is cool. 🙂

Balancing My Life

by nycgadgetgirl on July 21, 2005

in productivity

OK, no one likes to admit when they are wrong. Knowing how difficult it is, I try to be aware of when I need to do it and just DO IT and move on. So… ahem… with no further ado… I was wrong about Life Balance. It seems to be working pretty darn well. I’ve […]

How Its Going (Life Balance that is)

by nycgadgetgirl on July 16, 2005

in productivity

Now I am remembering the things I didn’t like when I tried Life Balance a few months ago. I’m going to try and see it through though and put my whole task list in before I give up. It doesn’t actually have categories. I think I can get around that by making several overall tasks […]

Life Management continued…

by nycgadgetgirl on July 15, 2005

in productivity

OK, I’m getting pretty frustrated at this point. My favorite software in this whole process so far has really been VIP Organizer. If only it could handle dependencies. Seriously… do I really need to be reminded that Snick’s heartworm pill is past due if I haven’t refilled the Rx yet? NO! I only need to […]

Life Management

by nycgadgetgirl on July 14, 2005

in productivity

I finally decided today that I have to get a handle on my task list or just go hide under a rock somewhere. Since hiding under a rock doesn’t pay well enough to cover T’s tuition (or Snickers’ rawhide addiction), I decided to go with the former. This evening I took time off from scrambling […]