March, 2004

  1. 3 Column Layout for WordPress

    I’ve created a 3 column layout for the default WordPress template: Dots. It isn’t ideal, the default WordPress template doesn’t make a 3 column template easy. I initially wanted to put the links on the right, but there isn’t a way to target all the links groups together as a block. Instead, I’ve taken the…

  2. Tactile Pro

    Usually I’d throw this in Sunday’s ‘Around the web’ links, but I’m too excited about it: Matias recreates ‘the best keyboard Apple ever made’. The Tactile Pro uses the same key switches as the old Apple Extended Keyboard. I used one of these for years and the feel of its keys is phenomenal. Read Adam…

  3. Mozilla Thunderbird

    I’m giving Mozilla Thunderbird a shot as my default mail client on the Mac. I’ve used it for over a year as my mail client on a PC and I’m getting fed up with Mail.app. The stupid auto-expanding and collapsing folders and inconstant click response when trying to drag messages around is driving me nuts.…

  4. The Myth of CSS: Followup

    Luke has posted a very thoughtful article inspired by my Myth of CSS post. (Thank you Feedster for making ego searches so easy.) Many of the initial comments and related posts I got were focused on semantic tag meaning and if I was equating DIVs with TABLEs (obviously I’m not). Luke puts forth some cool…

  5. Upcoming Localizations

    After the upcoming Tasks and Tasks Pro™ releases, I’m going to briefly turn my attention to a couple of other projects. I’ve had a short feature list for Photos 4.1 for ages now that includes localization and a few small features. I’ve already fixed a number of little bugs as they came up since the…

  6. Tasks Releases

    I’ve posted new beta releases of each version of Tasks: Tasks Pro™ 1.1 beta 4 Tasks 2.0 beta 3 tasks 1.8.6 release candidate 3 Changes in all versions include: Better handling of special characters in the iCalendars Worked around a change in MySQL 4.1 Changes in Tasks 2.0b3 and Tasks Pro™ 1.1b4 Better handling of…

  7. Redirecting MT Entries to WP

    I’ve added a template to my WordPress Hacks page that can be used to republish your MoveableType archives and redirect them to your new WordPress archives. Hopefully this will help people migrate to WordPress from MT if they want to. Read more about this and other ideas in the WP Forums. There is a version…

  8. Around the web

    Ars Technica on Online Marketing. Playboy has a great article on the BALCO steroid debockle. (Thanks Will Carroll) Jason added a good post to this thread on DSLR sensor cleaning at fredmiranda.com. Salon: Thou shalt not make scientific progress. This is an interesting topic with a number of different sides – long, but worth reading.…

  9. WordPress 1.2 Alpha Progress

    I pulled my head out of Tasks code long enough to install the latest CVS version of WordPress and it is looking really great. I even managed to contribute a small bug fix. 🙂 I started porting my hacks over to the 1.2 code line (using the new plugin system); I’ve got the style switcher…

  10. MySQL Compatibility Issue

    Yesterday I had two people report problems with the dates being displayed in Tasks and Tasks Pro™. A little digging into this leads to these notes (how it used to work) in the MySQL documentation. Data that used to be returned as ‘000000000000’ is now coming back (in some configurations) as ‘0000-00-00 00:00:00’. This is…

  11. Fantasy Baseball Draft

    We powered through our fantasy baseball draft tonight. I’m pretty pleased with my team, though I wasn’t as prepared as I should have been. I’d like to have one more closer and a little more speed, but I should do well in the percentage categories and my starting pitchering rotation is pretty much untouchable. I…

  12. Spring Training Photos

    I took some photos at the day baseball games I went to last week in Arizona. Here are some of the better ones. The first game was at in Peoria, AZ; we were sitting in the bleachers along the third baseline. We were pretty close to the action here, I didn’t have to crop much…