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  • Markdown Image Hack 0.3 Tests

    September 26, 2004

    nyahSome Updates:

    • Added GIF and PNG support. The thumbnails are still saved as JPG though.
    • Restructured code so MDH_DoImages_reference_callback actually calls MDH_DoImages_callback, instead of duplicating all the image reference code
    • Cached images are now store in a wp-content/imgcache directory
    • Added clear:both code: !@---

    See some more examples

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    Dave Seah
  • My Favorite Software, Part I

    September 26, 2004

    LAST UPDATED: September 26, 2004

    I’m picky about the tools I have installed on my computer. Every once in a while, I flip out and look to see if there’s something better out there than what I’m using. I’m fairly happy with what I’m using now, so here’s what I’m using right now on my Windows XP box.

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    Dave Seah
  • Updated Markdown Image Hack 0.2

    September 24, 2004

    I’ve made some improvements: better syntax, image popup code, embedded CSS styles, and it now can use [id] references. Code is still ugly though, and still in the Markdown source :-)

    Check it out.

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    Dave Seah
  • Atkins 1, Twinkies 0

    September 23, 2004

    I felt a pang of anxiety when I read that Interstate Bakeries Corporation has entered Chapter 11 (via BoingBoing). They manufacture Twinkies!

    I haven’t had one in years, finding them far too sweet, but they’re one of America’s Great Pop Cultural References. The deep fried twinkie is a testament to this food’s continuing ability to frighten and intrigue carb addicts everwhere. And without them, our slang would not be quite as sweet.

    Perhaps they will be transmuted to organic form or become haute cuisine, but I’d hate to see the original Twinkie go away. So do your duty and buy a box (just don’t eat them all at once, geez). Pick up a loaf of Wonder Bread while you’re at it!

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    Dave Seah
  • Demise of NPR in Rhode Island?

    September 22, 2004

    My sister commented that her local NPR station, WRNI, seems to be up for sale…distressing! That reminded me of this article about the rise of ‘middlebrow culture’ and how the nature of public radio changed when threats to their endowment allowed them to seek advert–er, underwriting from other sources. Also, how the demand for talk and news has displaced classical music over the years. Great article.

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    Dave Seah