The ramblings of Paul Higginbottom, a.k.a., bitkahuna

Samsung Gear Fit 2 / 2 Pro won’t charge

So I got a Gear Fit 2 Pro recently. Love it. Have had a couple of fitbits before which I liked but either had issues syncing or I lost or broke them, and decided I wanted a change, but find… Continue Reading →

The internet has become an unending avalanche of shit

I have to say something. And yes, I guess I’m contributing to the steaming pile. With infinite competition for mind share, eyeballs and clicks, touches, swipes, everyone’s doing it. Doing what you ask? Adding ‘content’ to the internet to get… Continue Reading →

Awesome CHEAP wireless bluetooth sports ear bud headphones!

Have tried several for running and bike riding but nothing would stay in my ears! I’m sure a $120 pair of Jaybird X2’s are awesome but I didn’t want to shell out that much to find out. Anyway, these RAGU… Continue Reading →

Quickbooks Pro 2016

Finally, this product is getting to a place I can recommend it.


Ok, finally put a responsive (mobile-friendly) theme on here and time to reboot the ol’ blog.

Fletcher and Proctor, criminal defense attorneys, recommended

Putting in a good word for this criminal defense attorney firm here in Ocala Florida. Two former prosecutors, with lots of experience, helping people in legal trouble. Because they’re former prosecutors, they know how the other side works, and can… Continue Reading →

Tribute to John Spencer, British snooker player

I just finished reading “Out of the blue, into the black”, John Spencer’s excellent autobiography, published in August 2005. Sadly he died just 11 months later at the age of 71. As a child in the 1970’s, I watched snooker… Continue Reading →

iPad Safari bug clear needed after floated list

So I’ve been working on a website for a client and in addition to testing on Internet Explorer and Firefox, I also test it on an iPad. The client’s website is implemented with WordPress and I decided to do a… Continue Reading →

fckeditor, ckeditor, php, &quot driving you mad?

Moved a website to another server, and this wysiwyg editor, fckeditor, didn’t work after the move. Was driving me nuts. Found out eventually (after many dead end and no answers online which is why I’m posting this), the reason is… Continue Reading →

Vote against Obama next year! This is why…

(sent to me, good stuff!) THE REAL PROBLEM WITH OUR GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM The folks who are getting free stuff, don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff. Because the folks who are paying for the free stuff,… Continue Reading →

Another drip coffee maker! Cuisinart DCC-2600 14 cup

[amazonify]B00005IBX9:right[/amazonify][amazonify]B001NGO27W:right[/amazonify] So the Mr. Coffee coffee maker I had finally quit. It wasn’t expensive, but still annoying that it just died. It was probably about 3 years old. I liked that it had a green backlit fairly large analog-style (hands)… Continue Reading →

Lady Gaga born this way whole album for 99 cents at Amazon.com!

[amazonify]B0051QIGP4:right[/amazonify]Now this is an awesome deal, but it won’t last!

Great stuff! The Top Five Environmental Disasters that Didn’t Happen

From Reason.tv

If you loved the Apollo space program, get this

[amazonify]B003NOGNPQ:right[/amazonify][amazonify]B000XJ5TPE:right[/amazonify]Last night I watched In The Shadow Of The Moon, with some of the surviving astronauts, telling, in their own words, what the Apollo program and moon landings were like, interspersed with tons of footage of the events themselves. It… Continue Reading →

From Canon 40D to Canon 7D – WOW!

[amazonify]B002NEGTU6:right[/amazonify][amazonify]B002NEGTTW:right[/amazonify] I have had a Canon 40D for a while and it’s a GREAT camera. Before that I had a 20D which was a big step up for Canon, but the tiny LCD and more limited auto focus made the… Continue Reading →

Need pest control, termite, or lawn service in Ocala or Central Florida?

I’ve used Champion Pest Management for 6 years and they’re great! Friendly, professional, very competitive prices… highly recommended!

like reora on facebook please!

I would appreciate a like for my company reora, inc. on facebook!!!! Thank you!! Click below.

You want to make the BEST cup of coffee?

I’ve been on a quest for some time to improve the quality of brewed coffee I make at home.  I learned there’s lots of factors.  The coffee of course, but how (and when) it’s ground, the water, the coffee maker,… Continue Reading →

When you need the best criminal defense in Ocala Florida, contact Proctor and Fletcher

Their contact information is on their web site at proctorandfletcher.com. They are former prosecutors with over 30 years of case and trial experience!

Please become a fan of reora on Facebook!

Hi.  Shameless plug and request… please become a fan of my business page on Facebook so I can get at least 25 fans and get a custom web address for it.  Link.  Thank you!!! By the way…I’ve thought about you… Continue Reading →

Stranded Starfish

[amazonify]0142001104:right[/amazonify] Loved this. Thanks Joe and his Stranded Starfish blog, and thanks to the authors of the book “The Art Of Possibility” As the old man walked down a Spanish beach at dawn, he saw ahead of him what he… Continue Reading →

Recent web sites…

Working on web sites is a great challenge. Recent projects include: hangitwright.com – a building contractor in Wildwood, Florida, specializing in drywall, acoustical insulation, and framing for commercial and residential construction. frankjdeluca.com – a site for Frank J. DeLuca, owner… Continue Reading →


A friend has created a new iPhone app called QuickGifter. The description is as follows: How many times have you been embarrassed by giving the wrong gifts? Or the wrong size? Or the wrong color? The new QuickGifter iPhone app… Continue Reading →

Zach Fights Back

Posting for a friend, please check out the sitatuation for this adorable boy Zack. zachfightsback.com Facebook Thank you.

Quickbooks Pro server and Windows 7

The firewall in Windows 7 appears to be much more sophisticated than the one in Vista or XP. To configure it properly on a computer you wish to be a Quickbooks Pro database server, the simplest way is to use… Continue Reading →

Canon 40D for sale (excellent condition)

Moving on to a different camera, so want to sell my wonderful 40D. Includes extra batteries (4 total!), a handy hand strap, original box, all cables, cards, discs, etc. $700+shipping. contact bit_kahuna AT yahoo DOT com if interested! thanks.

web site development, and what people think they know…

To quote Donald Rumsfeld, there’s known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. In the case of web development as with many things, some people who use web sites, think they know how easy/hard it is to build them. (Hint: they… Continue Reading →

Getting the ATI Catalyst Control Center install to work

My nice Dell XPS 420 has an ATI Radeon 2600 HD XT video card in it. Perfectly smooth performance for my needs (I’m no gamer), and it runs my 24″ display at 1920×1200 under Vista just fine. A few months… Continue Reading →

Guantanamo, Iran, and torture

There’s been an enormous amount of discussion, arguments, and chatter about ‘torture’.  What it is, what is isn’t, and who is doing it. Guantanamo, the U.S. military detention camp, has been loudly criticized for ‘water-boarding’ (simulated drowning) of 3 terrorists. … Continue Reading →

Sony receiver in protector mode FIXED!

My goodness the internet is great. I was about to throw out a Sony surround sound receiver I’ve had for years because it would flash “PROTECTOR” on the display after being on for a few seconds, and I’d tried everything… Continue Reading →

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