New Theme!


I wanted something that would be better for showing pictures as well as text – seeing as that’s what I post mostly, these days.  Opinions welcomed.

Just noticed that the new facebook commenting functionality has killed all the old comments. How bad is this? I am not sure.

Google Streetview mapping the North Pole now.. Illustration Friday – Snow!

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Those crazy guys at Google get everywhere to enable your vicarious adventuring/real estate hunt..

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Gamers Litany (Strike the earth!)

I must not game.
Gaming is the mind-killer.
Gaming is the little-death that brings total obliteration*.
I will face the game.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the game has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Surrounded by empty crisp packets.
— Bene Gesserit Litany against Gaming

It has been a while since I first discovered a compile of Dwarf Fortress that works natively-ish on a mac and I have remained strong since I don’t know – about 10 solid hours after that time.

There is no such thing as an ex-DF gamer.  Every day, one after another.


Empty search shows home page on wordpress

OK, so you have a site. It’s not set up like a blog, so you don’t have a blog or posts page.

You notice that submitting the search form with nothing in it sends you to a broken home page.

There are all sorts of madnesses touted to fix this involving modifying the core wordpress code, which is a terrible idea given how often it updates.

stick this in your functions and ¡presto pronto! all better. This will just send you to your search page and show everything with a space in it..

add_filter( 'request', 'my_request_filter' );
function my_request_filter( $query_vars ) {
if( isset( $_GET['s'] ) && empty( $_GET['s'] ) ) {
$query_vars['s'] = " ";
return $query_vars;