Archive for November 2009

Installed WP Ajax Edit Comments

I just installed the WP Ajax Edit Comments WordPress plugin. Mainly what I was looking for in this plugin was a way for commenters to edit their posts after writing their comments. But it has a lot of other nice bells and whistles too.

Looking for a Real Estate Insurance Lawyer in NYC

My friend Laura owns an apartment in New York City at about 185th st. It was severely damaged by bad plumbing work from an upstairs neighbor to the tune of $90,000+. The insurance companies are bickering and not fixing her home. She needs her place repaired and doesn’t have $90k to fix it now and sort it out later.

Can you help Laura find a real estate insurance lawyer near 185th st in New York City?

If so, please comment or email me and I’ll hook you all up.

Here is an excerpt of her plea

As you may have heard, much of my home, which we call Hanna Manor because there have been so many house guests over the last eight years, has been destroyed by water damage caused by my upstairs neighbor doing illegal plumbing Oct 24th. I’ve attached a few pictures so you get that is truly is destroyed, not just a couple of wet spots. The electric system also blew out so there is no power in most rooms.

Her insurance company, State Farm, for the last month has told me that they would cover it all, and house me until it is rebuilt. This afternoon, as a Thanksgiving surprise, they’ve informed me they won’t, as they believe it should all be taken care of under my homeowners’ co-op policy. Of course, the co-op does not agree. So I’m still in a hotel, which they will only cover through December, and everyone is saying it’s not their responsibility. I need help. I need a good attorney who will fight for me to save my home. Please, spare a few moments when you are at some Thanksgiving gathering this weekend, and ask who knows someone who might know someone, who might know someone.

iPhone sync on PC fails: Solution!

I went away for Thanksgiving. When I came back, my iPhone wouldn’t complete a sync with iTunes. This is what would happen:

  1. plug USB cable from iPhone to PC
  2. sync starts
  3. iTunes says “backing up iPhone… syncing iPhone”
  4. and then iTunes would stop. The iPhone disappeared from the Device List on iTunes. The phone kept saying “Sync in Progress”… forever :-(

And one time when I tried syncing, I got a message on my computer:

Attempting to copy to the disk “iphone” failed. The disk could not be read from or written to.

Here is how I fixed it:

I went into iTunes on my PC and deleted the video podcasts I had recently watched and subsequently deleted on my iPhone. It was several items from the “Best of Youtube” video podcast. I then synced the iPhone again, this time successfully. Hurray!

I’m not sure if this had anything to do with it but I also did the following:

When I was travelling, I had updated several iPhone apps directly on my iPhone. I went and updated the apps on iTunes and then synced. I’m pretty sure the fix I mentioned in the previous paragraph was what did it, but if not, try updating the iPhone apps on your computer.

Feel free to comment and tell me if this works for you!

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-21

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

I’m just about ready for Thanksgiving with the family. Hopefully my caps will go over well!

Look What I Made Today


Meatloaf (doesn’t look like much but it’s awesome!)