Every day should be Saturday.

August 19th, 2008 @ 2:36 pm
WordPress Theme

I’m seriously considering purchasing Chris Pearson‘s Thesis theme. For some reason I have started hating the look and feel of my own site. I want to change everything about it. It’s looked pretty much the same for almost 4 years now … Update 2008-08-21: I did it. I bit the bullet and am now running […]

May 6th, 2008 @ 3:38 pm
Displaying Older Posts

I’m suffering from a little bout of writer’s block these days. When you combine that with the fact that I haven’t been cruising the ‘net finding new and funny things, it makes for a dearth of new content on this site. I was thinking that it would be cool to display a single post from […]

March 31st, 2007 @ 9:09 am
WordPress Gunning-Fog Analysis PlugIn

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to build a WordPress plugin to display a Gunning-Fog analysis on his blog. The math part was pretty easy stuff. I was having a borch of a time getting the plugin to count syllables, so I hunted through Google and found someone else had written […]

January 11th, 2007 @ 9:00 am
Akismet and Comment Spam

Since I installed it 143 days ago, Akismet has killed 23,683 spam comments on this blog. That’s an absurd 165 pieces of spam per day. And the number is definitely increasing daily at what I consider an astronomical rate. I have no doubt that in the time it takes me to write this post I […]

December 11th, 2006 @ 6:52 am
Three Simple Steps to Fix Technorati Tags

According to the tag help page at Technorati, all you have to do to have their system “find” your tags is (1) add a rel=”tag” parameter to your links and (2) make sure those links end with the word you are tagging (e.g. something.com/tag). The first part is simple. The second part is easy, but […]

October 9th, 2006 @ 4:37 pm
Timeline WordPress Plugin

This domain of mine has had stuff on it for a long, long time — before WordPress or MovableType or even Blogger. The original davidgagne.net is, sadly, lost forever. Some pieces of it have been kicking around on my various hard drives and FTP locations for a decade now. One file that I could never […]

September 29th, 2006 @ 4:05 pm
Disable WordPress File Upload

Although I can appreciate that it’s a really nifty feature, I am likely never going to use the built-in File Upload feature in WordPress. What has bugged me is that it’s in an IFRAME in the Write Post panel; I think it slows the page load. I was trying to get rid of it, but […]

May 19th, 2006 @ 8:27 am
WordPress Captcha

The spammers finally broke me. I’ve gotten well over 3,000 spam comments since Monday morning. It was becoming such a pain to delete them all that I have now implemented Nio’s anti-spam comment captcha WordPress plug-in. It seems to be working pretty well so far. Please let me know if you have any issues. NOTE: […]

March 15th, 2005 @ 1:29 am
WordPress Plugin: A Modern Major-General

I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical. So I figured I should share with you. Download my Pirates of Penzance “Modern Major-General” random-lyric generator and you, too, will be able to tell at sight a Mauser rifle from a javelin. Add the function moderngeneral() where you want to print the lyric. I have mine […]

March 13th, 2005 @ 3:18 pm
WordPress Mod: DropCaps

The chances of me ever using the WordPress str QuickTag are pretty slim, so I replaced it with a drop-capper. (The T in this paragraph should appear as a dropcap for you if you’re using a browser that handles CSS properly.) Pretty nifty, I think. Want to do it?

March 11th, 2005 @ 10:35 pm
WordPress Mod: Amazon QuickTags

I wanted to add nifty little Amazon links to my posting window … so I did. Grab my zipped version of quicktags.js and you can, too. This is the javascript file that builds the row of buttons above your posting window (e.g. str, em, del, etc.) My version adds two buttons: one for quick-linking to […]

March 8th, 2005 @ 11:21 pm
Simpsons WP Plugin

I spent a few minutes goofing off tonight and grabbed an ultra-nifty Simpsons Plugin for WordPress. I hacked it a smidge and added about twenty more quotes. Trés cool. It’s amazing that there are just no decent Simpsons images on the ‘net. I seem to remember FOX going nuts on copyright violation a few years […]

February 21st, 2005 @ 5:23 pm
WordPress

It looks like I was able to successfully convert my site to WordPress. Maybe now I’ll start posting more often again. :0) Also: How to Write a Plug-In

May 6th, 2002 @ 12:40 am
Blogdata

BlogData Tutorial At the bottom (or top) of each post on this site (and almost all of my MovableType blogs) I present a set of icons which I consider the entry’s “blogdata”. I thought I would share with everyone exactly how I do that. MovableType is excellent for this sort of thing, and Ben and […]