a little help for my friend

This is not a request I make because of a political cause, or because of some overt sense of social consciousness. It’s a request I make because a friend needs it. Brandon, the man who makes *this* possible, and who won’t take any form of repayment from me, even gratitude, is in harm’s way for […]

This is not a request I make because of a political cause, or because of some overt sense of social consciousness.

It’s a request I make because a friend needs it.

Brandon, the man who makes *this* possible, and who won’t take any form of repayment from me, even gratitude, is in harm’s way for speaking his mind on a political issue.

Read his story here: http://brandondawson.org/blogosphere/begging-for-help

Brandon has proven himself to be the kind of guy you trust because he’s worth it; he stands by commitments, he pays debts, and he’s generous to a fault. I’ve never met him, but am proud to call him friend. He and I share general political leanings, but even if that were not so, I’d be on his side in this.

If you can help him, please do, if only with a link to the posting, above. I don’t know how big the problem really is, but I certainly have Brandon’s back, for what it’s worth.

blog hackery again

I should not try to hack on my block when I’m fulla pharmacuticals, but Doxy got me started wanting to fix some things. This space may look all fucked up for a bit more. I’m trying to roll back to a fully-functional two column layout so I can start over. Should be better fairly soon […]

I should not try to hack on my block when I’m fulla pharmacuticals, but Doxy got me started wanting to fix some things.

This space may look all fucked up for a bit more. I’m trying to roll back to a fully-functional two column layout so I can start over. Should be better fairly soon though.

Either that or I take the rest of these pills and, well, after that, who will care?

Fear & Loathing in the Afterlife

Great obit for HST from Jackson Specific: Hunter S. Thompson, named by some in the hour of his self-inflicted death; a journalist, a writer, a clown, the godfather of gonzo, was all of these things and more. He was a fine writer, it can surely be said, a perceptive and frighteningly honest political commentator; an […]

Great obit for HST from Jackson Specific:

Hunter S. Thompson, named by some in the hour of his self-inflicted death; a journalist, a writer, a clown, the godfather of gonzo, was all of these things and more. He was a fine writer, it can surely be said, a perceptive and frighteningly honest political commentator; an intelligent, merry prankster who grasped life by the ankles and shook, until spare change sanity struck the hard sidewalk of reality hard enough to evoke a hearty gut laugh. He was a true and shining shard of jagged glass in the splintered mirror crown worn by America.

Purple again!

Ok. I’m back in a functional three-way layout. Three-Way. Say it with me. It’s still fucked up on Safari. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a Safari bug, though, and am reporting it as such to Apple. If you’re a Safari user, sorry; I feel your pain, I use Safari and it annoys […]

Ok. I’m back in a functional three-way layout.

Three-Way. Say it with me.

It’s still fucked up on Safari. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a Safari bug, though, and am reporting it as such to Apple. If you’re a Safari user, sorry; I feel your pain, I use Safari and it annoys the fuck out of me. But I’m not going to design to a bug in one browser.

Now I just need to find the lead developer for Safari and get him in a sleeper-hold until he fixes this shit.

Under new Deconstruction

I’m still having layout problems — something is goofed up with my templates and I have not had time to sort it out. I’ve temporarily gone back to a default template without my changes while I sort out what broke. Should be more together in a day or so. Meanwhile, if you have a San […]

I’m still having layout problems — something is goofed up with my templates and I have not had time to sort it out. I’ve temporarily gone back to a default template without my changes while I sort out what broke.

Should be more together in a day or so.

Meanwhile, if you have a San Jose Mercury account, you can read a very shallow bit of an interview I did at PantheaCon:

Pagans work magic, turn some heads at San Jose hotel.

The bit that’s actually relevant is:

…So what’s with the kilts? Turner said she likes “men in skirts,” but they have no great religious significance.

Karl Elvis MacRae of Saratoga, a software engineer for Apple Computer, was volunteering at a kilt stand. He’s not a pagan, he just likes kilts. “Men have worn un-bifurcated garments for thousands of years,” he said. The kilt offers freedom, especially when it’s hot out.

Why not just wear shorts?

“Not as much of a breeze in shorts,” he answered. And he sometimes wears it to work. “You know, it’s Apple.”

Three Way — all the cool kids are doing it

Right, you think I mean… Silly. I just switched to a three-column layout for this blog, copying Austin Ray because he’s my bruddah and if he thinks it’s cool, I think it’s cool. Tell me if the rendering on this is all fucked up on your browser. I’ve tested it in Mozilla and Safari, and […]

Right, you think I mean…

Silly.

I just switched to a three-column layout for this blog, copying Austin Ray because he’s my bruddah and if he thinks it’s cool, I think it’s cool.

Tell me if the rendering on this is all fucked up on your browser. I’ve tested it in Mozilla and Safari, and in Firefox. Firefox and Mozilla may need a force relead (thats is, I think, hold down your shift key while you click reload). I think they cache teh css file. If it looks fucked up, try that and let me know if it’s still broke.

Date-based archives, new and improved

I learned a useful MovableType trick from Chuck, who has Pie in the Lunchroom. It’s a really simple MT hack that sorts entries in the date-based archives in ascending, not descending order. Descending makes sense on the index; you want to see the latest, not the oldest. But when you look at the archives it’s […]

I learned a useful MovableType trick from Chuck, who has Pie in the Lunchroom.

It’s a really simple MT hack that sorts entries in the date-based archives in ascending, not descending order.

Descending makes sense on the index; you want to see the latest, not the oldest. But when you look at the archives it’s sort of non-intuitive to work back. You want to read oldest to newest.

The change is super-simple. Just edit your Date-Based Archive, and replace this code:


     <MTEntries>
     <$MTEntryTrackbackData$>

With this code:

     <MTEntries sort_order="ascend">
     <$MTEntryTrackbackData$>

I think you can do the same thing with category archives but I’m considering if that makes sense or not.

Thanks, Chuck!

Crash!

Our server went down last night around 3am EST. We have not yet figured out why. But if you tried to read this space late/early, that’s why. Everything seems fine now but we’re making backups to be safe.

Our server went down last night around 3am EST. We have not yet figured out why. But if you tried to read this space
late/early, that’s why. Everything seems fine now but we’re making backups to be safe.

Pardon Me For Being Forward

I know everyone’s already seen this but I just spent half a day trying to remember where so just make sure I have a reference, plus to share it with those who’ve never seen it: Just a note to let you know: I already saw it. That forward? I got it. I’ve gotten it. I […]

I know everyone’s already seen this but I just spent half a day trying to remember where so just make sure I have a reference, plus to share it with those who’ve never seen it:

Just a note to let you know:

I already saw it.

That forward? I got it. I’ve gotten it. I do not wish to keep receiving it. I was neither moved nor inspired. It was neither clever nor funny. I was not amazed at the stupidity of that criminal, nor disgusted, appalled, and chagrined by the United States Government. I do not marvel at how inexpensive things used to be, nor am I astonished that kids today don’t know about things that happened before they were born.

That’s from an Anil Dash piece, Pardon Me For Being Forward. Send it to the next person who sends you something incredibly stupid. But not to me, I’ve already seen it.

Boobielicious

I just have to draw attention to Doxy’s breasts. Ok, not her actual breasts. But these: About which a man can only say yum or possibly, Wubba-Wubba. And then there’s this: I never before thought you could put the words Pussy and Bug together and have it turn out yummy. I wish Dox would update […]

I just have to draw attention to Doxy’s breasts.

Ok, not her actual breasts.

But these:


Breasts Sml

About which a man can only say yum or possibly, Wubba-Wubba.

And then there’s this:

Pussy Bug

I never before thought you could put the words Pussy and Bug together and have it turn out yummy.

I wish Dox would update more often. Her blog is always a delight.