- September 26, 2004September 26, 2004Read more
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.
- September 24, 2004September 24, 2004Read more
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 :-)
- September 23, 2004September 23, 2004Read more
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!
- September 22, 2004September 22, 2004Read more
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.
- September 21, 2004September 21, 2004Read more
UPDATE: You can download a much more useful plugin at from Ryan Duff’s site: wp-contactform. There’s also a version with more validation of the email address (through DNS, no less) called PXSMail, which I haven’t tried.
My own contact page now uses wp-contactform…I hope my email contact woes go away now :-) For historical purposes, I’m leaving the old information up.