Monthly archives: October, 2015

Pinch and zoom images on a WordPress site

Visitors just expect to be able to pinch and zoom images on their phones and tablets. That’s why it’s so amazing that out of the dozens of WordPress Lightbox plug-ins, I could only find one that handled this smoothly. Most either didn’t allow pinch and zoom or just went crazy if you tried. So which Lightbox …

Fixing WordPress plug-in Pirate Form

I’ve been using a theme on another site that uses the WordPress plug-ion Pirate Forms for its contact form. The problem was that although it would say that the email was sent, the email never arrived. It took me a while, but I finally figured out the problem with Pirate Forms. When it creates the …

SlyDogPhoto.com: Photography for cool dogs

I’ve been taking so many pictures of dogs recently, I decided to create a special home for these photos and, thus, SlyDogPhoto.com was born. From now on, that’s where I’m going to post all of my dog adoption and event photos. SeriouslyTrivial.com will continue to be my main blog for my tech, photography, finance and …

I got a new avatar!

Several years ago many of the famous and semi-famous geeks started to get these comicbook-looking avatars. Thinking it was some sort of Photoshop filter, I did a half-hearted search but didn’t really figure out how it was done. Recently, I found out that they were actually drawn by an artist that goes by the name …

We’re spending more time on tech/media than sleeping!

If you’ve got some time, here’s an interesting slide deck from former Yahoo board member Michael Wolf on the future of tech and media. Wolf says that the average American spends more time on tech and media then sleeping, and predicts that messaging will blow past social networking. Here’s a link to the presentation on Business …

Best podcatcher comes at a price but is worth it

I’ve used many podcatchers through the years and had been using (and liking) Downcast of late. I like the fact that it uses iCloud to keep things in sync so that no matter which iOS device I’m using (iPhone, iPad Air, iPad Mini) , it remembers my podcast subscriptions, what’s been played and not played, where …