Decisions, decisions

Blog | Jul. 15, 2009

I have been talking about redesigning my blog for at least a year now. I am torn between continuing with WordPress or ditching it for Drupal. I do like that Drupal can do a lot more than WordPress, but if you look at the two, WP has a great deal more polish to it than Drupal. And I don’t know how many of Drupal’s features I’ll use that WP doesn’t have.

Plus, why do I want to start from scratch when there are themes like Tubular that do mostly what I want?

There lies the rub: mostly.

Finally.

Blog | Jul. 10, 2009

From Gizmodo:

Frustratingly, Mini DisplayPort doesn’t include audio, so to get sound when outputting to an HDTV using HDMI, you’d need to use yet another cable. This adapter uses USB for audio, so you get the full A/V with just one cable.

As someone who’s had trouble with Mac Mini audio output before, this is a much welcome addition. At least when it arrives in August. And honestly, I don’t care what the price is.

The Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Includes USB Audio

FIVE SCROLLBARS?!???

Work | Jul. 7, 2009

Seriously IPB, what the fuck is wrong with you? And three of the scrollbars are nested around that tiny sliver of editable text, otherwise known as the thing I’m actually trying to use.

Seriously, FIVE fucking scrollbars?

And this doesn’t even address the ridiculousness of keeping your PHP/HTML templates in a database. Shit, if only there were a way to save PHP or HTML in a file somehow!

Comic Book Mom

Blog | Jul. 7, 2009

Is there something about becoming a mom that requires you to be lame? Is everything about sharing and caring, playing nice, and other Pollyanna concerns?

I was at a parking lot sale at Hi De Ho the otherday. A mom was talking with one of the collectors pawing through comics:

“Is there a website where comic book collectors can go to share comics, just to read?”

The comic book collector must have returned a nonplussed stare before returning to his chore.

“…because I think that would be a good idea!”

Yes, there’s nothing comic book collectors love more than sharing their rare collectibles through the mail with parties unknown.

To answer your question, na├»ve mom, there is a place where comic book collectors can share comics “just to read”.

It’s called bittorrent.