Connecting WordPress Jetpack to an Ubuntu DigitalOcean Droplet

If you so happen to have a DigitalOcean droplet (if you don’t, you should!) and are seeing this <sarcasm>helpful</sarcasm> little error message below… Error Details: The Jetpack server was unable to communicate with your site [HTTP 500]. Ask your web host if they allow connections from WordPress.com. If you need further assistance, contact Jetpack Support: […]


Slightly Busted: dev-qt/qtwebengine-5.7.0 Suddenly Can’t Build

Yikes, the portage tree has been in a sloppy state lately. But you’ll have that from time to time in gentoo, especially when running “unstable” via the ~amd64 keyword. I do enjoy the pleasure of scanning the bug tracker, finding the related bug, and getting to say to myself, “Yay! It wasn’t my fault it […]


Slightly Busted: dev-libs/glib-2.50.2 vs. sys-apps/util-linux

Yup, it’s broken. If you happen to have the abi_x86_32 use flag on dev-libs/glib and are trying to install the ~amd64 verison of it, you just might find it barking about libmount like so: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: warning: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../libmount.so while searching for mount /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: warning: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libmount.so while searching for mount /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: error: cannot […]


QtWebKit From the Ashes

Rise, WebKit, Rise! I was originally going name this “QtWebKit Bridge and QWebChannel Are Not the Same.” Then it changed to “Please, Please, Please Bring Back QtWebKit.” It turns out I don’t have to write that either because QtWebKit is making a comeback, and thank goodness for that! Why is this good new? Because when […]


Highlighting Dates on a WPF Calendar Control

Any time I’m using GUI frameworks, I run into a control that I thought for sure the developers would have put a little more thought into. We’ve all experienced it, that one control that we just can’t customize as much as we would like. In my world, for WinForms, it was the hideous TabControl. For […]