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Archive for October, 2006

Rotating Header Images are Back!

Yes, one of the first things I ever did with my blog was rotate images. Everyone did in 2002 and 2003, didn't they? Well, with the current theme I'm using (and in the process of hacking… which will resume as soon as I clear up about 300 more entries that WordPress hosed over on the […]

Find and Replace in MySQL

This has come in handy the past few days. If only I could do it with regular expressions… and if only I knew regular expressions! 🙂 update [table_name] set [field_name] = replace([field_name], '[string_to_find]', '[string_to_replace]'); Works like a charm… though I'm not entirely sure how to replace line breaks. Some of my MT entries have four […]

Good WordPress Plugins

I'm looking for recommendations on good, useful, and fun WordPress plugins. Lay 'em on me (in the comments). Thanks!

Return vs. Enter in Web textareas

As I sit here and edit countless WordPress post after countless WordPress post, it occurs to me that it would be awfully nice if the "enter" key did the same thing in a textarea as the "return" and enter keys do in a text field. In other words, submit the form (which, in WordPress, would […]

I noticed today while doing some editing here on the WordPress version of NSLog(); that some of my image data was removed from my entries. Specifically, class="" and style="". I default my images in my blog to right-aligned and borderless. Occasionally I specify class="bordered" and style="float: none; margin-left: 0;" as the image and entry warrant. […]

Literally. His post on the topic may be the most amazing thing I have read all year.

MovableType Has to Go

I'm renewed in my focus to get WordPress to work here at NSLog(); and, eventually, at The Sand Trap. Why? % uptime 10:02AM up 53 days, 19:41, 1 user, load averages: 52.10, 79.45, 53.96 Seriously. Why? About 40 instances of my mt-comments.cgi (not the actual name of them) were running. I've renamed it - along […]

Siracusa on Wii Power

John Siracusa gets through an entire article on the Wii's lack of hardware, uhm, "progress" without mentioning the sound system. He talked only of the graphics "wow." What gives, John? Do you play games with the sound off, or do you think Dolby ProLogic cuts it six to seven years after the PS2 came out […]

Apparently, launching yourself in the air and putting two helmets on a QB's helmet is legal against the Steelers. Nice special teams today, Steelers. Really great. And if Ben keeps getting hit in the head, he can join them in special ed.

Setting Up WordPress, Part One

I'm in the process (it may take a few weeks) of setting up WordPress for this blog at I've installed it and will soon attempt to import my content. The first stumbling block I've encountered appears to be the PermaLinks. I'd like the underscore method to be used, but WordPress seems to prefer to […]

Wii Optical Digital Audio

I've come to the conclusion that the most disappointing feature (or non-feature) of the Wii is its use of standard Dolby ProLogic II for the audio. What's wrong with optical digital audio - something the PS2 had six years ago?!?!? I don't have a ProLogic II-capable receiver, and stereo is so early 80s. Dolby Digital […]

QotD: Large Vocabulary

Question: Do you consider yourself megagaltastic? My Answer: I do. 😉 You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Like many, I've not cared about the "beats per minute" thing in iTunes largely because I didn't want to go back and enter all the crap in myself. A new app, Tangerine, will do this for you. It will also allow you to create mixes of tracks with similar beats. I've downloaded it and am […]

Since SixAapart is dog slow at fixing problems and adding features to MovableType, I've spent a little while today trying to implement my own mt-tb.cgi whitelist. It goes a little something like this: RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^$ RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^$ RewriteRule ^/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi - [F] Unfortunately, that doesn't work. Even the last line, alone, fails to work. […]

TUAW displays some new Leopard screenshots, a few of which detail Safari 3.0's new anti-phishing features. These reportedly tie into Google's blacklist of known fraudulent sites. As commenter #27 puts it: The only downside of the anti-phishing / anti-fraude is that every URL you browse gets relayed to Google, to check if it is blocked. […]