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About brucewampler

I've had a long and varied careen in the computer industry. I taught computer science at the University of New Mexico for nearly 15 years. I founded two successful computer software companies. I wrote the first spelling checker and first grammar checkers for personal computers. I've lived in Glenwood Springs for 10 years. My wife, Trina, grew up here, and I've been coming to Glenwood since 1977. My kids have attended the local public schools, and have had a great experience. My son, Van, will be attending the University of Colorado starting in the fall of 2007, and my daughter is a Sophomore at Glenwood Springs High School. I've been on the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education for almost 5 years. Working with our kids, teachers, schools, principals, administrators, and the Roaring Fork community has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.

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Twenty Ten Child Theme

I’ve just developed a new theme called Twenty Ten Weaver. It is a child theme for the new WordPress 3.0 default Twenty Ten theme. This theme allows you to tweak almost everything about the default theme – colors, fonts, sidebar … Continue reading

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So I’ve decided I want to create a WordPress plugin. Given my previous experiences, the best way to do that would be to use my Ubuntu Apache Virtual Machine to serve a site to develop on. It has been a … Continue reading

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New Website Not that I don’t have enough to, but I’ve started a new website called It is devoted to helping Indie Artists find the best web resources to help promote their bands. In the process of building that … Continue reading

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Why a working musician uses Pro Tools for audio production

Been doing lots of stuff lately – mostly related to Ivory Drive. Van, my musician son, wants to experiment messing around with composing using some of the synths for real instruments. Van uses Vegas for his video stuff, and has … Continue reading

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Macs, WordPress, Ivory Drive, T61

No posts recently – mostly because my energy has been diverted to Ivory Drive. I am so a Mac guy now. Just upgraded to Snow Leopard. As usual with the Mac, a totally trivial experience. Now I’m waiting on Windows … Continue reading

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Boot Camp + Vista 64 WILL work on early pre-2008 Mac Pro

Apple began supporting Vista 64 in Boot Camp on some post-2008 Macs, including the Mac Pro. Unfortunately, the 64-bit Boot Camp drivers are found on the OS X install DVD. If you have an early pre-2008 Mac Pro, there is … Continue reading

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HP Support Experience

I just had a very interesting experience with HP customer support for my new Mini 1000. The Mini 1000 netbook comes with Microsoft Works 9 pre-installed. I think that most people pretty much dismiss Works as not very worthwhile. Well, … Continue reading

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My new netbook

Guess I had promised a WordPress article. Actually the WordPress install was totally easy and trivial and worked almost instantly. My opinion now is that WordPress is the perfect website builder for a whole bunch of web applications. I’m in … Continue reading

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Adding phpMyAdmin to Ubuntu system.

OK – so where are we? We have a working Apache2 server. We’ve created a couple of Virtual Hosts, and can access them from the outside world via What’s next – setting up a usable mySQL system. The easiest … Continue reading

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