The New Yorker on Intelligent Design — â€œI wasnâ€™t criticizing,â€ said Buddha. â€œI was just noticing.â€ â€œWhat about a koala?â€ asked the Lord God. â€œMuch better,â€ Zeus declared, cuddling the furry little animal. â€œIâ€™m going to call him Buttons.â€
You can use a beer can to make a padlock shim for opening locks.
Hey boys and girls. Time to rip the site apart and redesign it. I’m talking pull the guts out and start again. The current layout is an evolution of an evolution of some metaphorical layered object. Actually, it’s based on a version of Kubrick from around December last year when I first installed WordPress. There’s a lot of legacy, there’s a lot of mess. I’ve been putting it off for awhile and may as well do it now.
If you were an adventurous soul that actually looked under the hood, I commend you. I have trouble keeping track of what I’ve done. Someone asked me about releasing this layout as a theme. After I get the new layout up and finish up some client work, I’ll try to clean up the style sheet and pags and release some semblence of a theme for WordPress.
I’ve been frustrated with the format of my own website. I need to make some bits of information more prevalent. The layout of the site will likely go towards something like one main entry and five quick posts on the main page, with a footer highlighting other content on the site. That footer would like appear in some shape or form on all pages.
Anyway, it’s going to be a live work in progress. Things might not work particularly well in the next few days. We’ll get through it. I’ll try to keep track of some updates in the Change Log.
Update: Templates are stripped down for the most part, working on structure and basic layout of the site right now. As far as design goes, I haven’t started anything in photoshop, so that will be coming later (11:22pm EST).
Update 2: I’m getting there, header graphic is up now. Still a bit of old code to clean up. Have the comments to work on and start delving into some of the sub-pages. (Sep 27 – 1:45am EST)
The Shadow Percussion Project is an adaptation of a few tracks from DJ Shadow’s Entroducing performed live by a high-school band. Worth checking out for Shadow fans and former band junkies alike.
For those that took a peek under the hood at slashdot you remember the mess of tables and 2000-era code styling. It’s gone. Everyone’s favourite geek news site is now running on HTML 4.01 and CSS. It might save them some bandwidth.
Extreme Ironing is the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well pressed shirt
John Kerry and John Edwards have given addresses to the American public in the wake of Katrina, both remark “Na na na na poo poo.” Coulda, woulda, shoulda; it’s a little bit too late boys, your testicles should have descended earlier.
A quick guide for catching a mouse without a trap (or cat to corner it). Basically, you use a cardboard tube with one side flattened, hang it over the edge of a table with bait inside and a bucket underneath. The mouse will go for the food and end up falling into the bucket.