Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This has to be one of the most depressing mornings ever. I’m not upset by all this, just appreciating the effort being put into ruining my day:
At least it’s a half day at work for me today.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
What I initially planned to release Friday is here today! Hoorah!
It is a tiny plugin for WordPress to make tagging posts easier. I call it TagLinks. Lame name, but it’s not that amazing of a doodad to begin with. It simply installs a del.icio.us style set of links below the tag box. Great, huh?
Grab it here.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Today sucked. But my last bad day was a while ago so I must have had one coming. Anyway, on with the show:
- Minor site design tweaks all over. It was mostly just polishing what I had already put in place, but I am happy now.
- And while we are talking about the site, I made an Archives page. Fricking sweet.
- I decided against the speakers. Instead I opted for the more flexible and cheaper option of a A2DP Transceiver. And if you don’t know what A2DP means then you just ain’t cool anymore.
- And I learned today that I can still be angry most of the day (it’s been a while). Common sense, laundry dryers, and patience have been in short supply it seems.
Sorry for the lame post. I will send you something of worth tomorrow, promise.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I hate wires. To me, wires are antithetical to the entire laptop idea. If I’m reading while listening to music (95%+ of my computer time) I can’t easily move the laptop without sacrificing the sound. So why do I even use a laptop if it’s stuck where it is?
There was a time when I had six wires intrusively radiating from my laptop, and that’s not including the two I eliminated with wireless internet and a wireless mouse. I’ve pruned the mess down to four thanks to a USB hub. By eliminating my printer and external hard drive I can make it by with just two and still do almost everything i want. If it’s for less than two or three hours than the power strip can be eliminated and we are down to just one: the speakers.
But it would be presumptuous to blame the speakers. It’s not their fault they ruin my day so consistently. It’s the wire’s fault! The wire is to blame! And that’s when inspiration hit and I googled like mad until I found these: bluetooth speakers. Did you know that such wonders existed in today’s world?
It seems that whenever I make up a product that seems feasible the internet instantly manifests it. This can’t be fair.
So now I can’t decide. Do I throw out a c-note for what is undoubtedly a questionable product based on a primarily aesthetic motivation?
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Stevarino.com is born again. Yay.
I would have posted this sooner but I had to go eat. If you’re interested dinner was Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes, succotash, and a salad. There was no dessert offered.
But the website, out with it… I began to seriously consider starting a weblog about three weeks ago and began working on it about a week ago. This is the fourth edition of the weblog known as stevarino.com, my 7th weblog so far, and the second powered by WordPress.
My first weblog was Preschool Prodigy. I started it in early 2002 in an effort to teach myself some web programming and design. The PHP code was a catastrophe which I still cannot believe ran as smoothly as it appeared to, but I at least learned CSS and semantic HTML well enough. My idols back then were Douglas Bowman, Jeffrey Zeldman, Simon Willison, and Mark Pilgrim. They still are to some extent, and its refreshing to see they are doing just as well today. But just as they have in recent years, I can no longer focus so much time on weblogging.
I actually did not start with the intention of reinventing this site within the modern day WordPress Industrial Complex. The entire website was going to be designed around how I thought it should function and I had a new exciting library to achieve my vision with. But after two weeks of banging my head against the desk and cursing at half-realized abstractions I decided that it didn’t really matter anymore. Hacker pride be damned.
When I started weblogging, WordPress didn’t exist, Blogger sucked, Movable Type charged a buttload, and LiveJournal was ugly. And while LiveJournal is still ugly, Blogger is now a Google property, MT is GPL’d, and WP rocks. Weblogging has matured so I guess there are other things for me to focus on now besides whose software cuddles with my data at night.
Anyway I plan to treat this weblog a bit different than my past attempts. Stay tuned.