I just happened to notice that that last post was #666, a milestone of sorts. I’d meant to commemorate it with something suitably satanic, but missed it. Anyway, enjoy post #667, the Neighbor of the Beast.
As I mentioned earlier, I asked commenter Flabberghasted for money, and he came through. Which left me with a not-terribly-fungible Amazon gift card, and the question of what to do with it. I wound up taking Shelley’s advice: used the card to knock $50 off my Christmas shopping, and then made a $50 donation to… Continue reading Followup on Luke 6:30
Luke 6:27-31 (NIV): 27“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking… Continue reading Luke 6:30
Those links at the bottom of posts that say “Tags: foo, bar, baz” should now be working. Back when I started this weblog, WordPress didn’t have keyword support, so I installed a plugin to implement them. Then at some point keywords became a core feature of WP. I think that having tags in the core… Continue reading Keywords Seem to Be Working Now
Character encoding schemes (UTF-8, ASCII, ISO-8859-1/-15, Windows-1252, etc.) are an incredible source of headaches. Stay away from them. (Oh, and if you tell me I mean “raw character encoding” or “codepoint set” some such, I’ll whack you upside the head with a thick Unicode reference.) In case you hadn’t noticed, I upgraded WordPress not too… Continue reading Character Encodings Are a PITA
What with the new year, I’ve changed the name of this weblog from “Ooblog” to “Epsilon Clue”, which I like better. All of the URLs, RSS feeds, and so on should stay the same, so no need to update your bookmarks. Update, Mar. 25, 2008: In case anyone’s wondering, the name comes from this comment… Continue reading Name Change
I didn’t notice it at the time, but last week was ooblick.com’s tenth anniversary. Woot! If you have time to waste, you can browse the Wayback Machine’s archive of crap I used to have.
I’ve disabled comments in the photo gallery. I’m sorry to do this, but the spammers were just getting too obnoxious, and Gallery‘s crappy captcha just wasn’t keeping them out. I’m not happy about this, but it was just too much work deleting spam.
I’ve made enough references to LiveJournal users like and enough that I got tired of copying and pasting the standard LJ HTML to link to them. buy levitra canada So I did what any good hacker would do, and wrote a WordPress plugin to expand <lj username> tags. You can download it .
I love the Internet. After PZ mentioned this project on Pharyngula, I got replies from several people, from places as far away as Texas and California, and several demos. I’ve also installed Audacity 1.3. This is, unfortunately, a beta version, but it has an important new feature: the ability to have multiple “clips” per audio… Continue reading Picking Up Steam