The Royal Ancestry of Gavin Newsom

March 3rd, 2011

My latest article at

The Royal Ancestry of Gavin Newsom

Ancestry of Susan Wiley “Genie, Secret of the Wild Child”

March 2nd, 2011
My latest article on
Ancestry of Susan Wiley “Genie, Secret of the Wild Child”

Installing CAPA

February 20th, 2011

I’ve now installed the CAPA Widget because I want to create an area in my site here that will be for contributors only.  That is, for people willing to pay to view the content.  I had to create a Category called Public to mark all the public entries, and then I’ll make a Category Contributor or something like that, for the pay entries.

My first upload

February 19th, 2011

Now if uploading is so darned easy, then you should now be able to see my Resume

Stop WordPress Spam

February 19th, 2011

I’ve been getting ten to twenty spam messages per day in my WordPress, and just the other day I finally figured out how to stop it using the GASP widget.  So I went ahead and installed that.

Next I figured out how to add a Menu to my side-bar.  My next trick is going to be trying to figure out how you upload a file, and how you make a static page.

Unexpected items I’ve sold through Amazon Associates

November 4th, 2010

A few years ago, I signed up with Amazon Associates.  This is a service of Amazon, where you can put links into your articles to Amazon products

Say your article is something about Obama, you could link to his biography on Amazon.  When a reader clicks through the link, and buys something off Amazon because of your link, you will get a percentage of the sale.

Even if the reader does not buy the exact item to which you’ve linked them, you still get a percentage of whatever they buy.

My articles link mostly to books, movies and music, so it’s surprising that sometimes I get odd sales through Amazon.  Here’s a list of some of the odd things which people have bought after coming from my site

Aerosoles Women’s Sky Scraper Sandal,Black,6.5 M
Fisher Price Manny’s Repair Shop
UNO MOO Preschool Game

Vincent Longo Creme Concealer, Medium 1 ea

kate somerville quench hydrating serum

Palmers Cocoa Butter Massage Stretch Mark Cream 4.4 oz.

Antique Butterfly belly button ring

Lock & Key & Heart Belly Button Ring Dangle

SELENE Crystalline FLOWER Dangle Belly Button Ring

Prodyne M-979 Stainless Steel Cook Book Holder

Professional Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel by Ardell

Spring Valley – Antioxidant Formula, Vitamin A, C, E with Minerals, 60 Ct

Scraping Amazon BestSelling Books Page

March 22nd, 2010

I just wrote a PHP script which grabs Amazon’s best selling books page, scraps the books off it, inserts my Amazon associates ID, a new header, footer, Adsense and Google Analytics and throws the whole thing up on my own server.

Using PHP to Auto generate an Associates tagged Best Selling Books list

March 21st, 2010

They said it couldn’t be done. And yet I’ve just done it. I’ve written a PHP to embed my associates tag into my own copy of Amazon’s Best Selling Books list.

WordPress Installation

March 13th, 2010

In my perusal of Craigslist ads, I saw from time to time people wanting “WordPress” experts. To me WordPress is just a blogging tool, so I have no idea why you’d need to be an “expert” in it. Or how you even go about becoming an expert. So I installed it to see what it’s all about. This is my first blog using WordPress.

Hello world!

June 11th, 2009

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!