The Last Post Of 2008

It’s the 23rd of December, and relatives have started to appear at random unannounced intervals, some come bearing gifts, others do not. It can only mean one thing – it’s Christmas!

It’s the annual event that allows me to break away for the computer (for a couple of hours at a time anyway!)  and argue with family members:

Dan: “I’m watching TV, play on the xbox later”

Dan’s Brother: “Shut up, you always get to watch TV”

Dan: “Move the xbox into your bedroom”

Dan’s Brother: “Know you are said you are but what am I”

Dan: “What?”

Dan’s Brother: “Know you are said you are but what am I”

And repeat for 7 days.

Despite the constant arguing I do tend to use Christmas as a bit of a break, I do answer emails and support requests, but I won’t be doing any blog or website updates until after the 1st January 2009, so this is going to be the last post of 2008!

As I feel it’s been a good year content wise for this blog, I’m going to show you a blog post that is almost a year old and that will be very useful for you at this time of year.

The post shows you how to automatically update your Copyright notices so they show the correct  Year. Check it out here:

An Easy Way To Change Website Copyright Dates

That’s all I have for today, all that’s left is for me to thank every single one of you that’s read the blog, or purchased any of my products in the past year, have a very Happy Holiday season and I’ll be back to inform/entertain/bore/annoy you in 2009!

Have a good one!

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27 Responses to “The Last Post Of 2008”
  1. Paula Brett says:

    Happy Xmas, Do-Dah-Dan. There’s a few support tickets for you on the D9 support desk, I’m off to me sister’s for the day…… probably for an argument, lol

    Paula x

    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Just use the

      “Know you are said you are but what am I”

      It’s unbeatable in an argument, there’s nothing you can say to overcome it!

      • Paula Brett says:

        Hmmmm, not sure that sort of things works with girlies the same as it does with you daft blokes.

        We tend to be a bit more calculated, 😉


        • Blute says:

          Merry christmas and a happy new year to the pair of you, Blute

          • Paula Brett says:

            And the same to you, Andy –lovely to see you around again.


            • Pat Graham says:

              Paula…I thought you were off having an argument with your sister. My sister thinks I have lost my mind leaving the West Coast for Oklahoma.

              I will send you a copy of my move to Oklahoma trip when I get it done. Some of it is on an answer to Dan farther down.

              Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

              • Paula Brett says:

                I was actually, Pat, but she was having problems with her laptop so I installed some AV software, degragged her disc and set her up with Firefox browser and she’s OK now. Whilst I was on, I couldn’t resist checking my emails and posting a quick comment 😉

                I’ll look forward to hearing all about it

                Take care and a very happy Xmas to you too


  2. Carol says:

    I would be willing to bet that Dan’s brother is smack in the middle of adolescence. Something happens to them along about puberty and their brains go missing.

    I call it the “Poke, Punch, Spit, Belch, (and other bodily functions I won’t mention) Age”. Some emerge sooner than others but I hear tell some never do.

    I was lucky that my son managed to become a human worth being around by 20.

    Happy Holidays and stay out of mischief.


    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Unfortunately he’s already in his 20’s, so we can only assume he’s been using puberty as an excuse all these years 😉

  3. Hey Dan,

    I enjoyed the comments section more than the original post – but thanks for the post!

    Right beneath the ‘comment’ where you say:

    “People tend to copy stuff even if it does have a copyright symbol don’t they?!”

    Henrik Blunck chips in:

    “Wonderful post and a darn good trick. Will pass that on.”

    Great stuff Henrik… Pass on Dan’s copyrighted wisdom :o)

  4. Thanks for the copyright reminder Dan, I’ll be sure to use it at the start of the year.

    I’m also wrapping things up before having 3 full days away from my computer, wahey 🙂

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

  5. Ron Barrett says:


    Wonderful insights…I can add to the arguing part of it…I go through that each and every Christmas season, after the fact, with my sisters as they accuse me of NOT spending the LIMIT on gifts. I mean, hey, they put the limit on what we can spend on gifts, it doesn’t mean we HAVE to spend that much, right?

    Have a great holiday, see you on the flip side.


    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Hi Ron,
      We don’t have that problem, we both just buy things that we want, and then swap them over on xmas morning!

      Don’t know if it would work very well with sisters though, you’d look stupid if you bought them a pair of football boots 🙂

  6. Pat Graham says:

    Hi, Dan…my sister has a solution that she wishes she had applied to her son and 4 grandsons.

    “When they turn 10 years old, boys need to be locked in a closet and not let out until they turn 30.”

    At times I tend to agree.

    Pat Graham

    • Dan (el_passo) says:

      Hi Pat,
      Off topic but did the move go ok?

      • Pat Graham says:

        The move was a mini move from Hell…ran out of gas a mile from a town in the Nevada Desert in the middle of the night (we could see the lights)…had our gas tank delivery tube bent severely by gas thieves in the Riviera Casino’s parking lot in Las Vegas…couldn’t get gas to go in the tank with the normal nozzle on the pumps. And those are just the highlights. I am putting together a journal and will send you a copy when it is done…maybe on Christmas Day.

  7. mark says:

    Awesome information as normal Dan. Thank you again for all the splendid advice that you have given me through out the year. Have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year

  8. Elaine says:

    Great info Dan, I didn’t know that you could actually do that.
    I love the threaded comments, its great reading especially if there is a little humour in there somewhere – keeps everyone hooked…
    Anyway Happy New Year to you and lets hope it’ll be a good one for us all – many are really feeling it this time of year with the recession and job losses – lets hope we can help some of these people.
    Take care

    • Carol says:

      I just wanted to echo your New Year’s wishes, Elaine. Having been a care giver all my life, this is one of my goals online in my senior years.

      • Elaine says:

        In this day and age Carol, so many people are losing their homes, their jobs even their relationships – it’s so so sad, we must be able to help one another.

        Just wish there were so many more people like yourself around the world would be a much better place.

        Take care