Renovations Day 5

The Book of Faces plugin worked. Go me. Today’s effort has been to hook up Twitter and G+ to echo this stuff. So if all goes as planned, the social media thingamajiggamies will be mostly there. The next major effort is to reconfigure the Amazon links and redisplay the widgets that link direct to my Read More…

Renovations Day 4

I am trialing the JetPack plugin to see if that will give me the automagical social media postage I desire. I think I got it set up properly last night. I’m also trying to work out what the heck I want to get out of this thing. I’m not so sure about that. Okay, I’d Read More…

Renovations, Day Two

Well. First priority is now finding a replacement for the flaky Facebook integration which doesn’t work at all. Meanwhile, the day job is a day job, complete with the usual shenanigans of such things. The cats are cats. One of them is draped over my chest right now purring although that’s probably only because I Read More…

When is True and False not True and False

I check The Daily WTF for their chronicling of interesting and perverse efforts in the software world. While the quality of the articles has… suffered somewhat recently, the commenters often produce utter gems. Such as this delightful offering in response to Extra-Boolean ‘logic’   Re: Extra Boolean 2014-06-02 06:55 • by QJo (unregistered) 434425 REPLY QUOTE This Read More…

There are no words

http://www.mediaite.com/online/msnbcs-toure-chalks-up-holocaust-survival-to-the-power-of-whiteness/ Some of the educational images posted to the “gentleman’s” twitter feed can be seen here: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40toure&src=typd&mode=photos. Fair warning – they are stomach-turning, all the more so because they are cataloging something that actually happened. I can’t say what I think about this because there are no words strong enough to encompass the level of Read More…

Apparently Sanity is an endangered species

At least it seems to be. On the writing front this time: the man who founded Liberty Con and whose contributions to fandom are pretty damn close to literally incalculable has been “disinvited” as Archon’s Fandom Guest of Honor. If you want more information google “Uncle Timmy” and “Archon” and prepare to weep. It reads Read More…

A lightbulb goes off

All the problems with software are caused by the absence of one critical module. Alas, I lack the skills to write it, design it, or test it. The telepathy module is the one which enables the software to know what users really want and perform that action instead of the one triggered by the button Read More…

Third parties are Evil

There’s no way around this. Any software project where you have to interface with Someone Else’s Software you will run into untold suffering because Third Parties are Evil. They might be the nicest people in the multiverse. They might make the most wonderful software in several different realms of existence. But the moment your software Read More…