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The personal website of Matt Henderson.

Gold Medal at the 2010 European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship

18 February 2010

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, I traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to compete with my team-mates at Gracie-Barra Marbella in the brown-belt, lightweight, Senior 2 category of the European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship. Despite an unfortunate previous evening (having eaten something obviously bad), I managed to win my category making this the third time I’ve won gold in this competition.

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Spanish quality

20 January 2010

When possible, I try to spend my money in the local economy. For that reason, I decided to try buying my nutritional supplements from a Spanish provider — — instead of the UK provider I habitually use. (You’d think it’d be cheaper to order in Spain, but it’s not; even including shipping from England to Spain, it’s cheaper to buy in the United Kingdom.) Today, my order arrived…

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Fixed: Blank pages returned after posting comments in WordPress

10 January 2010

Testing my blog after upgrading to the latest version of WordPress, I noticed that blank pages were being returned after posting comments. Some Googling and further testing revealed that the Akismet anti-spam plugin was at fault, although the reason for it (at the present time) remains a mystery.

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Upgraded my MacBook with a Solid-State Drive (SSD)

29 October 2009

REPLACING MY MACBOOK’S HARD DRIVE WITH A SOLID-STATE DRIVE (SSD) has proven to be the most dramatic computer upgrade I’ve ever made. The startup time – including the operating system and my startup applications – has gone from 2.5 minutes, to under 30 seconds. In terms of the Macintosh experience, everything is so much faster, that it feels like having gone from a Motorola 68040-based machine, to an multi-core Intel-based machine, skipping the PowerPC altogether (maybe even better than that!)

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Banking Insecurity

25 September 2009

Recently, I’ve been unable to use the Banc of America brokerage site. The site logs me out whenever I navigate from one section to the next. I emailed them, and got this response:

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