Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn




Beware of Huge 404 Logs with Sociable WordPress Plug-In


A couple of days ago, I had problems with this blog, and found, after much searching, that my mySQL database had exceeded its quota; apparently, my hosting company just locked it, rather than sending me some kind of warning. On this blog, I use a number of plug-ins to add features not available in WordPress, […]

Facebook Wants Way Too Much Information


I was interested to see that Facebook has released a WordPress plugin. This would allow me to easily share content from this blog to my Facebook page. I installed the plugin, and went to configure it, and, after creating an “app” on Facebook, saw the following: Seriously? My mobile phone number? MY CREDIT CARD? WTF? […]