Well I guess it’s time I posted something again. I’ve been busy with things and haven’t really felt the urge to post here. Maybe I should see about incorporating my Twitter stream into this page. Or scrapping the whole thing and using my tumble log instead.
Or not. This post is just an excuse to try out the wordpress app on my new iPad.
I use this site’s URL (http://blog.hooloovoo.net) as my OpenID. One of the cool things about OpenID is that I don’t have to run my own OpenID server to use my own URL, I can delegate a server to do the “heavy lifting” for me. I actually have several identity providers available to me, Vox, MyOpenID, and even AOL, (not that I use my aim screen name much anymore.) I’ve pretty much been using MyOpenID as my delegate. That changed this morning. I have nothing against MyOpenID at all. I think they are a great provider. So why the change? I’m using VeriSign Labs new OpenID service because I can use my PayPal/eBay security key (otherwise known as a VIP Credential) as part of the authentication.
Multi-Factor authentication for the win!
Not that anyone cares, but I’m about to upgrade my WP install. I wonder what I’m going to break in the process.
That wasn’t too bad. Just had to get the “Disable WordPress Widgets” plug-in for K2.
I’m writing some quick and dirty (oh very dirty, I’m almost ashamed at how bad this PHP code I’m writing is…) web pages for a project at work.
The function name: nevermind()
I don’t know why that amuses me as much as it does.
DreamHost recent made some cool changes to how they manage thier MySQL severs. I just sucessfully migrated 2 databases off of my old mysql server onto a new one, and in the process split one of the databases into 3 (which is what I wanted to do all along, but setting up seperate host names for each was kind of a pain) Now I can manage all of the databases I .. uhm … “use” … from one phpMyAdmin instance.
I even managed to switch which database my bad jokes page and my personal glue site (neither of which gets much traffic) are pointed to with no perceiveable interruption.
now – if I could only get off my ass enough to put the other sites that these databases are designed for together….
It’s funny reading the back and forth on a couple of WordPress.com support threads and a bugzilla thread for Firefox as people try to blame FF for not rendering a workaround of an IE display bug in the style sheet for the default WordPress theme “correctly”.
The footer seems to be displayed one pixel to the left in IE 6 (probably a box model bug) so the “fix” was to add one pixel of left padding to the footer, thus forcing it over to the right. But then FF is now mis-aligned, since it was rendering it properly. (or rather started rending it properly sometime around 1.5 alpha)
I’ve hacked the css of the blog I’m setting up for a friend of mine to deal with the issue. It’s a quick and dirty hack (looks a bit like the box-model hack, actually) until I have some time to take a look at the theme files (and compare them to a “fixed” version of the theme someone has already released) to try and deduce what’s really going on.
(In all honesty, that will probably be “never”)
Still, I found it funny reading. If you would like to play along, enter the following terms into the google search engine: “firefox kubrick footer pixel shift ”
Whoa! Hooloovoo posted a new blog entry?! No way!
If a worm locked your drive with a random password, it would be illegal under the DMCA to recover your files.
via Simon Willison
I’m not certain that statement is actually true. If it is, then here is just one more example of why the DMCA is a poorly written law.
A little bit of google hacking and a quick trip to the wayback machine was all I needed to track down the first website I ever published.
I’m almost afraid to post this link…
Wayback Machine Archive of the First SLHS website
Ok – you can all go point and laugh and gawk at my l33t HtML s|
Simon Willison has a couple of observations related to one of the new features in OSX Tiger (10.4) Go read it, even if you aren’t a Mac user.
The first one sounds like a GREAT idea, I’d definately use them. The second one is an important warning. I guess it’s good that I use IMAP to access my email. I should probably go through and clean out all my inboxes anyway.
Edited on May 4th 2005, 16:19 by Hooloovoo