Archive for December, 2004

Dec 31 2004

WordPress Theming Gets a Facelift

Published by under Programming

It looks like WordPress is changing the way they allow users to theme their blogs. Previously, users had two options:

  1. Simply change the wp-layout.css stylesheet
  2. Change the template files (and wp-layout.css stylesheet)

Eventually Alex King came up with the Style Switcher that allowed bloggers to change the stylesheet for their blog and (optionally) blog viewers could select what style they viewed the site in.

The downside of this type of themeing is that once you changed the .php template files that was it. If you wanted to go back to a previous style you had to make sure you made a backup of the previous template files.

With the new themeing, thats a thing of the past. All you do is create a new folder in the wp-content/themes directory and you’re away. From within the Admin panel, the blog owner can select which of the themes to display the site in.

You want a new version of a theme? Simple, copy the old theme to a new folder, make your changes and select the new theme from the admin panel!

Made a mistake? Fine, select the previous theme and delete the theme you no longer want.

With this new themeing model, you are able to have litterally hundreds of different themes on your server a none of theme need know about the others.

Now… whose for writing a random theme picker? Hows about a theme picker based on a mood plugin? Or based on the current weather? Or the most recent post category?

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Dec 22 2004

Its not the camera

Published by under General

My good friend Shane (Phrixus) has recently (yesterday?) posted a picture on the Photozo forums, marking his come back to photography with his new Canon 20D camera.

All of the comments where filled with nowt but praise, and rightly so, it is a wonderful picture.

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Dec 21 2004

Beastle Mash-up

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Just found this site of Beastie Boys vs The Beatles music mash-ups. Via BoingBoing

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Dec 21 2004

Becoming Devious

Published by under Photography

Deviant Art I’ve just joined the ranks of the online alternative artis and have created a gallery at DeviantArt.com.

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Dec 20 2004

List of countries by population density – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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According to: List of countries by population density – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, my little home island of Guenrsey has the 12th highest population density (of Countries/dependants) in the world… how mad is that!

Does that make us almost famous? No, I didn’t think so.

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Dec 20 2004

What a coincidence

Published by under Technology

I was reading all the weekends news from my choice of RSS feeds and noticed an item on Hack the Planet about something called Rojo. At the time I made a mental note to come back to it later and find out what it was all about.

Five minutes later whilst I was checking the logs for my website (I love seeing who’s been visiting my site) I came across this browser ID string: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1; aggregator:Rojo; http://rojo.com/). How freeked up is that.

I’d only been reading about Rojo minutes before and there in my logs was an entry from someone using Rojo to grab the latest from my site. Unfortunately I can’t say more about Rojo as it appears to be by invitation only. (Hint hint hint!)

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Dec 17 2004

Light Streamers

Published by under Photos

Christmas Lights at Night

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Dec 17 2004

Christmas Lights at Night

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Christmas Lights at Night

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Dec 17 2004

Space saving

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In an effort to save space on my poor server (it’s only got 200Mb of space for the website, email and log files) I have had to remove some of the software files. My BargainHost monitor is no longer available, and I shall be removing my WinampWatcher and possibly even some of the George interpreters that I wrote :(.

As soon as I can get my webspace upgraded I’ll be putting them back online, so all is not lost.

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Dec 16 2004

GMail gets an Atom feed

Published by under Software,Technology

I’ve just noticed that Google has added an Atom feed to their GMail webmail application. the address of the feed is https://gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom.

If you want to get a feed of your inbox you’ll need to use HTTP authentication and hey-presto! A live feed of all new mail that enters your account.

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