It’s true! The Internet has sparked an electorate revolution and the grassroots movement to elect me the president has begun!
Just upgraded my blog app, WordPress, to 2.6. Neat.
On my free time, I’ve been playing around with Joomla! Check out my work in progress here.
Update, Dec. 14, 2012
Yeah, I deleted Joomla because it started generating new user spam and what’s the point of having something on the server that I’m not using or interested in?
Respect for Craig Washington : http://harriscountycriminaljustice.blogspot.com/2009/07/craig-washington.html
“When the spindletop stops” : http://swamplot.com/when-the-spindletop-stops/2009-07-20/
HPD to driver: Lemme look at your weiner : http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2009/07/weinermobile_cops_houston.php
Hand it over: Texas Watchdog wins fight for Houston open records : http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2009/07/texas-watchdog-wins-another-open-records-battle-with-the-city-of-houston/
Tony Diaz vs. Houston Press, concerning “Ask a Mexican” : http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2009/07/ask_a_mexican_column.php
I’m so glad we have lawyers, the be-all, end-all solution to any problem : http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/casey/6540583.html
Downtown Rosenberg photo planned : http://www.fbherald.com/articles/2009/07/22/news/doc4a67849c12e81383824996.txt
Texas Watchdog reviews what happened to bill in the Texas Lege that they had an interest in : http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2009/07/confidential-sources-beer-ethics-forms-heres-a-wrap-on-how-the-bills-texas-watchdog-highlighted-fared-in-the-legislature/
Food not bombs and the Houston Public Library : http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2009/07/food_not_bombs.php
Grapes on the Brazos returns : http://www.fbherald.com/articles/2009/07/18/news/doc4a60b8d29a7df005288327.txt
Google to newspapers: “Don’t want us to index your work? Fine. It’s easy. Here’s how.” : http://www.internetevolution.com/author.asp?section_id=697&doc_id=179357
Why Wikipedia photos suck : http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/07/20/0044240/Why-the-Photos-On-Wikipedia-Are-So-Bad
A cable TV employee trolls and tells Jeff Jarvis he is “not a VIP … (or) a good customer” and that he should “wait for (his) turn to get help like everyone else.” : http://www.buzzmachine.com/2009/07/19/cablevision-sucks-2/#comment-398310
Leaving journalism is healthy : http://www.johntemple.net/2009/07/pulitzers-lost-what-cost-third-in.html
Evan Smith to leave Texas Monthly : http://uhjournalism.wordpress.com/2009/07/18/a-texas-version-of-politico/
Free MP3 “Say Please” – Monsters of Folk : http://monstersoffolk.com/
Animal Collective samples The Grateful Dead : http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/07/animal-collective-1.html
Kings of Convenience MP3 : http://stereogum.com/archives/mp3/new-kings-of-convenience-mrs-cold_079891.html
Something to do July 31 : http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/07/23/39155
Elaine Greer at Sugar Hill : http://indiehouston.org/houston-music-concerts/elaine-greer-and-the-tontons-on-sugar-hill-live/
Neko on LexGo : http://www.kentucky.com/lexgo/music/story/866961.html
Goodbye, DRM : http://torrentfreak.com/drm-is-dead-riaa-says-090719/
Is art still art if it’s broken into several pieces : http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/arts/theater/6534250.html
GEEK + TECH
More CSS tricks : http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/20/50-new-css-techniques-for-your-next-web-design/
A List Apart: The Inclusion Principle : http://www.alistapart.com/articles/the-inclusion-principle/
Web Accessibility in Mind’s Quick Reference guide : http://webaim.org/resources/quickref/
What’s not to like about liking : http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/20/people-are-using-google-reader-likes-but-some-hate-it-and-its-flawed/
Can’t use the web? Could it be your phone? : http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_usable_is_the_mobile_web.php
Dear Digg: if the ad looks like the content, people will stop coming back to look for the content : http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/20/digg-user-voted-ads-in-the-wild-mmmmm-ihop/
Free alternatives to Photoshop : http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/free_alternatives_to_photoshop_with_all_the_bells.php
Web standards open curriculum : http://interact.webstandards.org/
Yahoo can now serve as a basic site aggregator : http://lifehacker.com/5319388/yahoo-tweaks-its-homepage-allows-content-from-all-over-the-web
The latest Google Wave hype : http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/21/google-wave-begins-to-swell-with-developers-wider-release-this-september/
Unless Google buys this, it will never catch on : http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/this_message_will_self-destruct_new_tool_makes_online_postings_vanish.php
The Facebookization of Yahoo! : http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/07/facebookization-of-yahoo/
Upload photos to Facebook via e-mail : http://lifehacker.com/5321149/quickly-upload-photos-and-video-to-facebook-via-email
Remember the Task is an AdobeAIR ware for Remember The Milk : http://www.jashsayani.com/my-softwares/remember-the-task/
Help this dude collect One. Million. Giraffes. : http://olahelland.net/giraffes/
The mystery of grave 449 : http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/07/21/arlington_secrets/index.html
Just because the Baptists do not believe the same as I do doesnâ€™t mean they should be condemned; Christ warned about such stone throwing in Scripture. : http://trueslant.com/loucarlozo/2009/07/21/jimmy-carter-leaving-the-southern-baptists-yes-and-this-ones-for-the-ladies/
Sacha Baron Cohen is Sarah : http://www.salon.com/comics/boll/2009/07/23/boll/index.html
“Many companies miss the garbled, unpunctuated non-English market segment …” : http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Support-Should-Never-Be-Necessary.aspx
Finally! A cat lady documentary : http://laughingsquid.com/cat-ladies-a-documentary-that-explores-the-real-story-behind-crazy-cat-ladies/
Resentment (and vodka) : http://locacrazywriter.blogspot.com/2009/07/part-1-vodka-is-only-thing-that-gets.html
Attract hummingbirds : http://www.chron.com/commons/persona.html?newspaperUserId=plantwoman&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckUserId=plantwoman&plckPostId=Blog%3aplantwomanPost%3a63fa497e-e6d9-4a00-bf93-a1327130d2c4&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest
GWI Annual Honor Roll : http://martagon.blogspot.com/2009/07/annuals-gwi-honor-roll.html
How to grow tomatoes : http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/comprehensive-guide-growing-tomatoes.html
Fight leaf spot and mildew on my zinnias, already : http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/organic/msg0505002713722.html
Herb organizer/herb garden, my frog would love this : http://lifehacker.com/5311492/turn-a-shoe-organizer-into-a-vertical-herb-garden
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Police Report : http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0723092gates1.html
For Father’s Day, the love of my life gave me a Kodak EasyShare C813 – that was on sale, she was sure to note – and I am thrilled. Even though just a few minutes ago I finally took it out of its open-proof packaging and put it to work.
In the meanwhile, I bet she’s either been thinking to herself:
A.) He’s not really thrilled with the gift
B.) He’s secretly planning to return it, get the cash and land himself two adult Frontosas.
C.) He loves it. He just doesn’t wanna let on he expects such great gifts.
D.) I shoulda boughta Coach purse for myself, instead.
Well, no matter what she was thinking, the answer is “C” and here is a test run of the new camera vs. the camera I already have – yet, as she so tenderly noted: “Everytime you use the damn thing, you say how much you hate it.”
Let’s take a look …
The first Samsung shot.
The first Kodak shot.
Yup. Hands down, the new one’s better. And, it doesn’t take several seconds to try to auto focus and decide if it wants to shoot or not. Hooray!
Today, I found RSSinclude, a nifty open-source RSS ap that spits out PHP or java sceript so I can broadcast RSS on my front page. I found RSSinclude through this page, which I found through Wikipedia, I think.
I also use Feed Digest for this as I do on my homepage to broadcast my most recent blog posts, but then Feed Informer bought them out and when I tried to apply it to broadcasting my Plogger gallery – thus giving me an updated photo on my homepage hands free – it wouldn’t work with the desired results.
But RSSinclude works fine, just as the RSSreaders I added to my MySpace and Facebook accounts.
Now, if I can only figure this out without the ads.
Until laters …
I have posted 106 new photos to my Web site’s Plogger photo gallery.
Check them out here.
Here’s a preview:
At Chuck E. Cheese
Midnight at Surfside
David’s birthday party
Ben’s surprise birthday party
Well, that’s all for now. Enjoy until next time – which hopefully will be sooner. Whew.