Stuff of the Day


*tap tap*

“This thing still work?”

I’ve been meaning to start posting at least some token trifle of the Day stuff again for a bit, because there are far too many amusing things in this world, and I find a desire to at least feel like I’m sharing them with others outside of Gtalk. I’ve however found myself rather busy and frustrated with work-related technical issues several times this week, so it’s taken me until today. A reddit post and its accompanying comment thread provided entirely too many amusing moments for me to let it drift by again. Also, I can annoy people on Facebook now too.

Link of the Day: Women: Why do you show cleavage if you don’t want men to look? Every girl gets a disgusted look when they catch me looking at what they’re displaying.

Spam of the Day: “Supersize your tomatoes with Tomato Giant”

Funny of the Day: Nikon camera ad . . . with Face Detection.

Pic of the Day: “Dude, is there something on my cheek?”

Quote of the Day: Billy Mays here!
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The BPYAAT system will teach you such winning techniques as:
Does this rag smell like ether?
I have cancer and I don’t want to die a virgin.
No means yes.
And many more!
All this can be yours, for the low low price of three easy payments of braaaaaains!_Zombie_Billy_Mays_


No Stuff This Week

Been busy the last three days.  Today . . . meh.  News I’m not altogether happy about in the short term.

Nothing serious, don’t freak, just kind of a bummer.

So, not in the mood to write stuff.  Since it’s already Thursday, I decided, screw it.  I’ll just take the week off, other than the post on hacking Carrier for the Yahoo change.


Site Layout hosed, temporarily

So, after I made my last post, and then tweeted it, I foolishly upgraded to WordPress 2.7.1 automatically.  Now, it’s hosed my layout.  Will get it fixed, sometime.

Edit: Wow.  25 minutes to get the idiocy fixed.  @hate WP 2.7.1 upgrade.  I really need to get with James sometime and rip this theme to bits and get things changed so that I can get it to work with the 3 column layout I want with dynamic width.


Finally, Tolerable Theme/Colors Again After WordPress 2.7 Upgrade

I upgraded the site’s blogging software, WordPress, to 2.7 last week. It broke some stuff I’d previously configured along the way, and I hated the colors. I tried some other themes, and just didn’t like much else. I’d gone through a lot of trouble to end up picking the K2 theme in the first place, and so I kept coming back to trying to get K2 to work again. Something with the WordPress Theme Generator theme I made (which didn’t quite work as I was trying to get it to work anyway) screwed things up, and made it so that every time I tried to change to another theme, it wouldn’t, and it’d stay with the Theme Generator theme.

Eventually, I just went for the blunt approach and deleted the bloody theme. Oh, THEN everything starting working properly. Now after some tweaking with the css a little (hastily, this thing’s master css is complicated) it’s got tolerable colors. Not the final ones, by any means, but it’s good enough to actually use now for a bit. As I texted to a friend today, I might actually start posting again now – rather than messing with the theme.


What’s old is new again.

Welcome again, to  This is still -very- rough, and is very much in progress.  The CMS, e107, is gone.  It was horribly overblown and far too complicated for what I really needed.  Using WordPress now, I might actually post here again.

I’ve only just barely begun to customize the theme here.  I’d like, in time, to get back to something at least vaguely resembling the of old.

None of the content, posts, comments, or anything like that of the last two revisions of the site are lost.  They’re all saved away on my hard drive, and I’ll soon make external backups of them as well.  I made some very basic attempts to import the e107 posts into WordPress, but it wasn’t working very well, so I just decided it wasn’t that important.  I don’t think there was much of merit that I had to say on any of those posts anyway.