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.

Whackity Spankity

The title of this entry is from something Kenny used to say when describing self-indulgent soloing in bands we went to see. The kind of playing that’s all about the player and his ego, not about the song or the band or what belongs there. He’d describe the guitar solos as “so much widdly-woo” (Which […]

The title of this entry is from something Kenny used to say when describing self-indulgent soloing in bands we went to see. The kind of playing that’s all about the player and his ego, not about the song or the band or what belongs there.

He’d describe the guitar solos as “so much widdly-woo” (Which he’d illustrate my miming Eddie Van Halen type two-hand playing on the fretboard, coupled with the sound effect “Widdly-widdly-widdly-widdly-wooooooooo”), and the bass flash everyone was doing 15 years back, funk-inspired finger and thumb popping, he’d describe as “whackity-spankity”.

The phrases are still in my head; several of us still say “yeah, yeah, widdly-woo” about over-blown guitar solos. But I also still say “whackity-spankity” all the time, not always remembering what the origin of the phrase was.

Anyway, the point of this was that I just changed my sitemeter settings and I’m seeing a lot more of the google search based hits on this site. The funny thing is how many I get from the words spanking and spanking art.

And I’m not even a big spanko.

Truly funny. I feel like I should be writing about spanking to try and live up to this, so people who cruise by here looking for spank-porn don’t walk away disappointed.

Not that I’m adverse to dealing a good, sound spanking. C’mon over and I’ll show you. I love it when my hand stings too much to go on any more. But you know, that’s just not high on my particular list of fetishes and perversions.

Bet you dollars to fucking donuts though, this entry gets me another several dozens hits from google searches.

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.

Why Does Windows Still Suck?

Mark Morford of SFGate asks the seemingly obvious question: Why Does Windows Still Suck? / Why do PC users put up with so many viruses and worms? Why isn’t everyone on a Mac?: Here, then, is my big obvious question: Why the hell do people put up with this? Why is there not some massive […]

Mark Morford of SFGate asks the seemingly obvious question:

Why Does Windows Still Suck? / Why do PC users put up with so many viruses and worms? Why isn’t everyone on a Mac?:

Here, then, is my big obvious question: Why the hell do people put up with this? Why is there not some massive revolt, some huge insurrection against Microsoft? Why is there not a huge contingent of furious users stomping up to Seattle with torches and scythes and crowbars, demanding the Windows Frankenstein monster be sacrificed at the altar of decent functionality and an elegant user interface?

I don’t know. If I knew, I could fix it.

Read more “Why Does Windows Still Suck?”

Booting a Dead Badger

This is deeply fucking strange. Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: User’s Notes Let’s face it: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put Red Hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you geek points like installing Linux on a dead badger. So if you […]

This is deeply fucking strange.

Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: User’s Notes

Let’s face it: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put Red Hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you geek points like installing Linux on a dead badger. So if you really want to earn your wizard hat, just read the following instructions, and soon your friends will think you’re slick as caffeinated soap.

Minimum Installation Requirements:

1. one (1) pocketknife
2. one (1) screwdriver, flathead, to install Duppy card (see item 4. below)
3. computer with:

  • CD drive
  • USB, Ethernet, or a free slot for wireless networking card
  • Telnet or SSH client installed
  • cyberspiritual controller program such as FleshGolem (Mac OS X and Linux), Phranken (Windows 98, ME, 2000), or ItzaLive (Mac OS 8.1-9.x and Amiga)

[ . . . . ]
7. privacy
8. one (1) dead badger, good condition

Ok, so the exact obscure geek oddity of this will be lost on many. But it busts me up.

Tag, I’m it

I’m just reading up on how to use Technorati tags. It’s an interesting idea. The two main uses I’ve seen in MT blogs is to convert either keywords or categories into tags. I’ve got a cool plugin for MT that automatically converts keywords, only, I don’t use keywords. I’ve also got an applescript in ecto […]

I’m just reading up on how to use Technorati tags.

It’s an interesting idea. The two main uses I’ve seen in MT blogs is to convert either keywords or categories into tags. I’ve got a cool plugin for MT that automatically converts keywords, only, I don’t use keywords.

I’ve also got an applescript in ecto that converts my categories into tags. You’ll see what it does at the bottom of this entry.

What I really want, though, is a plugin that does this automatically in MT; I choose categories or keywords as usual, and then the MT plugin automagically makes them tags when I post. I don’t know if this exists yet, but either I’ll write it or someone else will. I’ll have to study up on how to write MT plugins, I guess.

Edit:

Ah, now that I re-read the tags spec, I see technorati are already honoring MT categories so I don’t need to do anything to make this work. It’s only useful if you use keywords and want them honored.

Teach me to read the spec…

Technorati Tags: {, , }

rss to LJ

I’m testing how the RSS feed of The Moronosphere works on LJ. You can ignore this posting, or if you’re Fredlet and love test postings, show me some love.

I’m testing how the RSS feed of The Moronosphere works on LJ. You can ignore this posting, or if you’re Fredlet and love test postings, show me some love.

Slashdotted by Proxy

It’s funny, I have not checked my logs in a couple days — I just did and suddenly I’ve got a huge traffic spike, just huge, even bigger than when erosblog links to me. I tracked it down — it seems that traffic spikes run downhill; Brandon over at contemporaryinsanity.org just got slashdotted, and since […]

It’s funny, I have not checked my logs in a couple days — I just did and suddenly I’ve got a huge traffic spike, just huge, even bigger than when erosblog links to me.

I tracked it down — it seems that traffic spikes run downhill; Brandon over at contemporaryinsanity.org just got slashdotted, and since I’m on his all-around cool people list, that slashdot effect has washed over onto me in the form of lots of hits, and lots of comment spam.

Funny how these things work.

Gotta wonder if anyone’s actually reading though; if people don’t comment, I never really know.

Beat Me To it

Just for the fuck of it, I was just going to register erototoxins.com as a domain name. Some fucker beat me to it. Still, I had this other idea for a cafe press shirt I was gonna make; “I’m high on erototoxins“. Only my photoshop skills still suck. Anyone wants to do a design, I’ll […]

Just for the fuck of it, I was just going to register erototoxins.com as a domain name.

Some fucker beat me to it.

Still, I had this other idea for a cafe press shirt I was gonna make; “I’m high on erototoxins“. Only my photoshop skills still suck. Anyone wants to do a design, I’ll split the tree–fiddy I make selling erototoxins thongs with you! B^)