wordpress error: File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.

apparently certain mimetypes can’t be uploaded without a plugin or editing the file whitelist (i’m looking for this inside my site).

PJW Mime Config allows you to add / edit mime-types.

Author: Peter Westwood
This plugin allows you to configure extra mime-types for support by the inline-uploader.
A new options page is added as Options … Mime-types which allows you to add/delete the extra mime-types.


I needed to add .ogv support for the html5 <video>

create ogv ogg videos on mac

recently i wanted to put some html5 <video> into a site. and then i was stuck trying to find an OGG video converter for mac. here’s the solution FFMpeg2Theora. it’s command line and very simple to use.


# ffmpeg2theora yourFile.m4v

I’m using the .m4v and the .ogv file on a wordpress site to display HTML5 Video.

html5 video plugin for wordpress: http://soukie.net/degradable-html5-audio-and-video-plugin/

emmett graduates perlman pre-school and off to kindergarten

emmett graduated pre-school and off to kindergarten. what you don’t see in this picture is how emmett was screaming for the first 1/3 of the festivities. making it difficult to concentrate on what was going on with the graduation. but heck, this is reality.i think it’s because he despises waiting. dara went up to him and was able to talk to him and calm him down. maybe he’s getting sick again? well, this is the feel good pic i post on facebook.

we’re stoked for you emmett.

atMonitor from atPurpose = awesome system monitor

someday in the near future when you’re forced or tricked to update iStats. here’s a real nice alternative atPurpose atMonitor



another nice feature with atMonitor is the ability to “purge memory” – sometimes firefox will get up to 800mb+ on me and i trim the fat off of it. you’ll need to download CHUD (Computer Hardware Understanding Development Tools*) from apple developer for it to work.

*A set of software tools, collectively Computer Hardware Understanding Development Tools (CHUD Tools) measure software performance on Mac OS X, to aid in optimizing. Also provides hardware system benchmarks

wordpress how to change domain name

how do you change the domain name on your wordpress site after you’ve already installed it.

how do you move your wordpress domain to a new name.

inside of wp-config.php add the following lines.



radness“when I. get to heaven that’s…. that’s when we’ll meet up again…” poor Ian tearing up talking to me about when i die.

he told me when i get really, rally, really old, that’s when i die. and when you die, you’ll go to heaven; that’s where we’ll meet up. man, poor little guy brought tears to my eyes. he was barely able to finish his sentence.


internet exploder < 60% | bye bye piece o' crap

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, now accounts for less than 60% of the market, down from 95% at its peak in 2003, according to new figures.

For the first time since Internet Explorer 4 won over Netscape over 10 years ago, Microsoft’s browser has dropped in usage to 59.95 per cent market share in April this year. Internet Explorer had an 80 percent market share less than two years ago.