Posts Tagged ‘geekery’

Star Wars Sewing

education

Some days I just sit back and relax. And then I thank God I’m not this much of a geek.

Then I remember that I wish I was that much of a geek.

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Phonetic Fun

education

Don’t fall for it. Don’t!

You fell for it, didn’t you?

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Forever and Ever

Full of about a zillion pop culture nerd reference.

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How to fix a computer

education / technology

Ice T shows you how to fix common problems with your Mac. Today’s lesson involves a slight display problem. Slight content warning for language.

Also, this may void your warranty.

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Oxt Weekend

education / environment / technology

Not a bad idea, changing the next next weekend to “oxt weekend”.

Some examples:

You going somewhere this weekend? Or was it oxt weekend?

I’m working next weekend. And oxt weekend. I swear, I’m going to burn this whole place down some day.

How about oxt weekend? How about oxt weekend? You say that every week! Just admit you’d rather play WoW than go out with me. Admit it. Admit it!

And my social scene takes the examples down with them. Regardless, this is a nifty neologism that I can get behind.

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Twitter Job Description by Date Joined

technology

Somebody went and created a chart describing how connected you are to when you signed up for Twitter. I joined Twitter waaaaay back in early 2007, so I guess I’m more awesome than everybody else. Click the image to actually read the thing.

Twitter Job Description by Date Joined

Proof positive that I’m a futurist. Or, at least, an innovator. Well, I’m something, the Internet told me so!

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Text Ascii Art Generator

technology

It’s a lot more fun than it sounds, actually.

               __   
.-----..-----.|  |_ 
|  _  ||  -__||   _|
|___  ||_____||____|
|_____|             
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|  |--..--.--..-----..-----.
|     ||  |  ||  _  ||  -__|
|__|__||___  ||   __||_____|
       |_____||__|          
               __ __ __ 
.--.--..---.-.|  |  |  |
|  |  ||  _  | |_|  |  |
|___  ||___._|   |__|__|
|_____|    

Tremendous waste of time found here.

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Mandalorian Dance

technology

Just to ensure that people don’t think that I’ve turned all serious, I present the greatest use of the Boba Fett fully–articulated action figure — ever.

Click through to see the video.

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Halo, wurld

technology

While putting this nifty site together, I figured I would need to do two important things:

1. Reconfigure the comments so people could interact with it.

2. Not delete it before anybody saw it.
Well, as far as the first one goes, Mission Accomplished! Now let’s see how long number 2 lasts. But the reason for this post is because of the nifty comment system I put in (and how simple it was to hack together).

Because, you know, comments are my life-blood. Yeah, icky, I know.

First of all, I had to get the threading going. You can see that threading in the comments below. That is part of the power of Movable Type 4.2.something…and all it took was figuring out how to get the thing to nest correctly.
What I was really pleased about MTOS 4.2.something was that you could create something like Brian’s Latest Comments without using a single plugin. To get it to work, all you need to do is replace the Recent Comments Widget code with this:

<mt:If tag="BlogCommentCount">
<div class="widget-recent-comments widget">
<h3 class="widget-header">Recent Comments</h3>
<ul class="recent-comments-list"><mt:Entries recently_commented_on="10" >
<div class="widget-content">

<li><a href="<$mt:EntryPermalink$>"rel="bookmark"><$mt:EntryTitle$></a>
<mt:Comments lastn="7" sort_order="descend">
<mt:CommentsHeader>
(<$MTEntryCommentCount singular="1" plural="#" none=""$>):</li>
<li>
<small class="recent-comments-list">
</mt:CommentsHeader>
<mt:if name="__last__">
<a href="<$mt:CommentLink$>"><$mt:CommentAuthor$></a>
<mt:if tag="MTEntryCommentCount" gt="5">
[<mt:CommentEntry><a href="<$mt:EntryPermalink$>">…</a>]</mt:CommentEntry>
</mt:if>
<mt:else>
<a href="<$mt:CommentLink$>"><$mt:CommentAuthor$></a>,
</mt:if>
<mt:CommentsFooter>
</small>
</mt:CommentsFooter>
</mt:Comments>
</li>
</mt:Entries>
</ul>
</mt:If>

I swear I have no intention of ever doing any of that Digg-bait-y kind of how-to posts, but I wanted to show off how easy it was to get this to work with just the built-in Movable Type tags. And the first four comments here are just to show off the way things thread, I am not that desperate for comments.

Probably.

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