Archive for December 2008

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From Stilgherrian, via twitter:Leaked Rod Blagojevich / Rahm Emanuel wiretap transcript. So this is how politics works, eh?

one of the juicier bits:

BLAGO: What’s that supposed to mean?

EMANUEL: Um, I don’t know, what’s it supposed to mean governor? A.) You’re a fucking crook. B.) You’re a fucking asshole. C.) All of the above.

BLAGO: I’m clean Rahm, you know this. You think that fucking Fitzgerald would being twiddling his fucking thumbs if he had shit to go on?

EMANUEL: I gotta go, Gov. You appoint who you want, we really don’t give a shit.

BLAGO: What if I appoint Valerie, what if she takes it?

EMANUEL: What do you want me to say? We’d appreciate it, I’m not gonna fucking kiss your ring over it.

BLAGO: “Appreciate it”? Come on, this is a senate seat we’re talking about. It’s worth a fuck of a lot more than appreciation.

EMANUEL: You asked us for a list, we gave you a fucking list, you want to make your own list then make your own fucking list. [Raising voice] But if you’re asking for anything else from me, or Barack, or Valerie, then you can fucking stop talking right now Rod.

Awesomely amusing. Be nice if the veracity of the transcript could be verified.

Update: Nope, the first comment confirms that it’s parody.

Double-yew Tee Eff?

If anyone can explain this to me, I’ll be eternally less bemused (and maybe even grateful, although that will depend on the explanation).

What the?

Okay, so I can tell that it’s promoting safe(r) sex, but still…

WordPress plugins and pro tips: tell me about them

So. 2.7 is nice and shiny, yay.

Other plugins I’m using:

Akismet of course, for comment-spam (it’s already detected one, which Drupal’s anti-spam probably would have missed).

FD Feedburner Plugin, to redirect feeds off to Feedburner. I foolishly migrated from to yesterday, so now there are two redirects when you try to grab my feeds, but otherwise this works fine.

Friendfeed Comments, in case of the unlikely event that anyone comments on any of these posts over on FF.

Google Analyticator, for inserting of Google Analytics magic codez in all the right places (and not inserting when I’m logged in, so I don’t track myself)

Google XML Sitemaps, for better indexation by Google

MobilePress, for a funky iPhone interface

OpenID, for OpenID auth, commenting, and registration

Platinum SEO Pack, because it has magic which corrects for the fact that URLs to posts aren’t quite what they used to be.

Register Plus, so that you don’t have a boring registration experience.

Subscribe to Comments – for the cool “email me updates” option below the comment form

Use Google Libraries, to send a small part of the bandwidth for the site to someone else (and hopefully make page loads faster for you)

WP Super Cache, for caching of the site (and again, hopefully faster loading and diggproofing)

What else is cool that I should be using?

Curse those productive wordpress fiends.

Typical. The *day* after I stay up all night migrating from drupal to wordpress 2.6, they release wordpress 2.7 (Coltrane). How dare they give me shiny new goodness!

It’s very shiny indeed. It took me all of 5 minutes to upgrade (with only one false attempt; fortunately, “bzr revert -r 1” saved me).

Is every day of being a wordpress user like this?

WordPress + iPhone == the new (old?) twitter

Yip. Microblogging, on the go.

I’m at 22, grabbing a coffee in my way to work. You’ll never get me to shut up now!

Link-love for making the drupal to wordpress migration smooth

I’d just like to mention Alan and Laura Dove, who have a nice little walkthrough (complete with mashed up mysql script) for turning your drupal database into a wordpress database – at least, the posts and the comments.

Very handy, worked as advertised, yay.



If this works out the way I think it will, I now have a second user account solely for posting from my iPhone. Neat!

Time for bed.

Oh, the picture below is my cat, Linus.

Hrm. Seeing lots of 404s – although the articles came across, they have different urls now. Need to do something about that.


Just happened to see the second-last LJ post I ever made. This was f-locked, so most people probably haven’t seen it.

It’s entertaining reading, if only because I can’t for the life of me figure out who half of these people are.

No, wait, I can. HAH!

1:40:28 AM i was just at a party

1:40:35 AM it was A’s party

1:40:40 AM A has just moved in with B…

1:41:04 AM who I’ve always thought was hot, but has never shown any interest in me.. until tonight, when he came up behind me for a would-you-like-to-stay-tonight cuddle

1:41:27 AM while this happened, C was passed out on Bs bed after too much drinking

1:41:44 AM C was kinda dating A a couple of years ago

1:41:54 AM and a year or so before that, had been shagging me

1:42:08 AM Also at the party was D, who both A and I were chasing at one time

1:42:20 AM this led to us being together at mardi gras, and D ordered A and I to kiss

1:42:28 AM we did, much to our everlasting surprise…

1:42:50 AM Fortunately, C was taken home by his flatmate, E

1:43:00 AM who I’ve slept with…

1:43:11 AM E and C also live with F

1:43:18 AM F’s ex, G wasn’t at the party.

1:43:49 AM This is partly because G doesn’t like F, but also because H (who G has slept with) was at the party

1:44:10 AM i am conivced you are making this up now

1:44:26 AM H’s ex is F…

1:44:58 AM H’s friend X was also there

1:46:19 AM X confessed tonight that at one point he was rimming J in my lounge room while I was off showering or something…

1:46:22 AM J is, of course, my ex.

1:46:35 AM J was also, a few years ago, interested briefly in K

1:46:45 AM who, naturally, I’ve somewhat slept with.

1:46:56 AM somewhat?

1:47:03 AM K tonight was getting a lot of attention from C, before C passed out

1:47:20 AM but I don’t think K’s interested in C…

1:47:25 AM K does work with L though.

1:47:49 AM L’s bf, M, used to date G

1:48:11 AM did I mention that G used to live with E and F?

1:48:20 AM I’m going to give up now..

1:48:24 AM but you see what kind of night I’ve had 🙂

I'm back!

Bet you never even noticed I was gone.

I’ve made a few minor changes to the site: switched to a new server, switched from debian to ubuntu, switched from drupal to wordpress. Nothing major.

If you’ve just had to plow through a flood of old entries re-appearing in gReader, my apologies. Please leave a comment below to let me know how upset you are!

Edit 11/12/08 02:05 – I now have the feed that should have been showing up on Planet Slug working at last, so any post I judge slugworthy will now show up there. More work to come soon – for one thing, have to get one of the friendfeed plugins working, to merge comments-here and comments-there.

Edit 11/12/08 02:32 – I’ve now fixed the URL that LJ has been trying to fetch from as well, which has probably been broken for quite some time. Assuming LJ follows the 302 to feedburner, the 15 or so people still stuck in that walled garden should see some updates as well. I still have no plans to follow the comments there – but your LJ is an openid thinger. Just stick your LJ address in the “Website” field of the comment box and you’ll be able to verify that it’s really you posting comments.