archive: August 2008

31
AUG
2008

As I told you about ~ two weeks ago, I updated the base code of WordPress to allow multiple gallery support making myself do:

[ gallery group=”2″ ]

… and it would show just the items in group 2. I also made it so I can designate items that I didn’t want part of the gallery system. So images could still be posted by themselves and also have a gallery that would show the items in that gallery. The default functionally of WordPress does not allow this so I had to dig deep into the WordPress code to do this. Now I am basing all this code of 2.6.1 and will be submitting it to the WordPress team for them to work on more and make it more efficient.

read more ‘Sort your Multiple Gallery just by Dragging the Items

There has been recent talk of extending the life of the Space Shuttle past it’s retirement date since it is one of the best vehicles to get supplies to the ISS and do other space related tasks including repairing broken satellites that are orbiting.

The Shuttle is set to retire in 2010 however with the new Ares rocket come in 2014 that means there would be a 4 year gap of us having to depend on other nations: Japan, China, and Russia. I think it would be very prudent for the Congress to approve extra funding to allow concurrent use of the Space Shuttle until 2013 along with the resources to still develop the Ares rocket at 100% development. The other altertive is to incress the funding of the Ares rocket development up ten folds or up to the level of funding (plus inflation) times two that the Apollo project got when proposed by President Kennedy to remove a 4 year gap into a 1 to 2 year gap.

But as far as I can tell, the Space Shuttle has proven itself to be a great vechile and it should not be overlooked for extending it’s life. Risking making a flaw in the Ares rocket would be costly to human life if we rush such an important project that will return us to the Moon and Beyond.

Well after a few weeks of testing the 1.2.1 release, we have gone ahead and released 1.3. By now most of you who have the Woopra plugin should already have this installed, but I am glad to have helped out Elie and the rest of the Woopra team.

I have also become a moderator of the Woopra support forums as I know the Woopra system inside and out like Elie. I am proud to be a full member of the team. If you don’t have a Woopra enabled website signed up, sign up today and get the best Live Analytics program out there!

29
AUG
2008

The US Presidential Election is now officially in full swing. After months of guessing the official nominees and their running mates all the table places are now occupied.

If you haven’t read by now, Senator Obama has chosen Senator Biden and Senator McCain has chosen Governor Sarah Palin as their running mates.

Why is Obama’s and Palin’s name in itlaics? Not only are they young compared to their counterparts, both still have very little full time expereince. I am not going to divugle my party afflication, but when it comes down the being a policial junkie this election I can not ask for a better match up.

26
AUG
2008

All the pictures that I took over the past 4 days have been posted in the days that mattered. While I was doing the “gallery’ I even updated WordPress functionally so I didn’t have to install a plugin just to have different galleries. That’s beside the point right now. Go back to the posts using the series box at the top of this post.

I did not do any editing of the pictures, so they are in there original form and size, which is huge. Most of them are 1.5mb to 2mb in size. All of them were taking with my Canon D-60 Camera.

Enjoy!

25
AUG
2008

CSS Problems, LOL!

Posted by Shane

One of the things of web designing is getting the CSS to work correctly or to find out why it won’t the frak move over. If you look at the previous post, I am having trouble getting the links to move a little bit more to the left. Lets just say I am not having any good luck right now. A friend, blissend, send me a link to this image below. It’s very funny.

How do we spend our time?

How do we spend our time?

Update: Go figure. Once I really got into it using a FireFox extension called “Firebug” I was able to find the CSS that made it look better.

Update 2: Picture provided by: RealityMe – http://realityme.net/

24
AUG
2008