During most of my bachelor, I've used paper and pen or pencil to take notes. Halfway my second minor [Okasys], though, I switched to my laptop and LaTeX, which I preferred, because typing is faster than writing and reworking my notes into a halfway decent summary usually proved too time-consuming with hand-written notes. Admittedly, though, although reorganizing my notes became easier with LaTeX, I still didn't really get to the finished summary stage, because I'm still way too obsessive-compulsive about the whole thing, most of the time. Now, since I figured I use my blog for all sorts of notes, I can just as well let WordPress and Google do some of the organizing for me, while taking notes for my present course. I just have to be a bit more careful about copyright issues (but, if the need strikes, I can always set a post to private).
By Rowan Rodrik, 2 years ago, on March 19, 2015, at 14:03 |
By Rowan Rodrik, 2 years ago, on March 16, 2015, at 16:03 |
In July 2013, I noticed that somehow the settings of the wp-page-numbers plugin for this blog had reset, which sucked donkey balls. I had fixed it then, but a while ago, the problem again raised its ugly head, so I had to fix it again. Weird.
By Rowan Rodrik, 2 years ago, on September 06, 2014, at 16:09 |
According to Brian Kernighan, “Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?” With that in mind I'm re-exposing myself to the spaghetti that is the Aihato WordPress code base.
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 years ago, on February 09, 2013, at 22:02 |
WordPress 3.2 introduced an admin bar, which is fixed at the top of the window when you're logged in. An annoying side-effect that has been bugging me for some time is that, although this pushed down most of my content, HTML elements that used absolute positioning stayed in there old place. This didn't look particularly good, but I left it hanging for a long time because it only affected logged in users (that is: either me or Halfgaar).
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 years ago, on February 02, 2013, at 21:02 |
To my great surprise, thanks to Tobias Sjösten, I found out that commenting was broken on blog.bigsmoke.us. I couldn't pinpoint the exact problem, but it must have been introduced with some WordPress upgrade somewhere along the line. I never noticed it because it did work for logged in users. (If I must really guess, I suspect a silent ReCaptcha version compatibility problem.)
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 04, 2012, at 13:02 |
In February I was interested in posting to WordPress from the command-line, a possibility that I enjoyed when I wanted to apply some CLI-magic to some of my MediaWiki installations in the past.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 24, 2010, at 01:12 |
Wordpress does automatic paragraph formatting using the wpautop filter, some PHP code originally developed by Matt Mullenweg. For most of the time that this blog has existed, I've disabled the wpautop filter using the following two lines in my theme's functions.php file:
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 09, 2010, at 00:12 |
On Oktober, the 25th, in what will be known to future generations as a historical move, Wiebe changed the A record of www.aihato.nl to point to the new production site running at Ytec. The new site, a collaboration by Ytec and me, based on WordPress, has been in development since May. At least, that's when I started taking notes. There had been some discussion, wire-framing and design done before that time.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on November 09, 2010, at 17:11 |
I'm collaborating with YTEC on a new website for Aihato. I've picked WordPress to do most of the heavy lifting for this project. So far, I've spent most of my time on this project to get a good development environment in working order, with WordPress living in its own directory and some deployment recipes managed from a Makefile.
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 years ago, on May 04, 2010, at 18:05 |