The two most intriguing developments in the recent evolution of the Microsoft Windows operating system are Windows System for Linux (WSL) and the porting of their Microsoft Edge browser to Ubuntu. For those of you not keeping up, WSL allows unmodified Linux binaries to run under Windows 10. No emulation, no shim layer, they just… Continue reading Last phase of the desktop wars?
The Smartphone Wars: The iPhone Design Was Inspired by Sony
Wired magazine brings us a fascinating revelation from the Apple-vs.-Samsung brouhaha.
Regulars: If you’re seeing the blog’s main page with a blue bar across the top, directly below the title, then you’re probably seeing the “Admire” theme. It’s an improvement over TwentyEleven, and I’ve figured out how to disable comment nesting. Let me know what you think: is this an improvement over the old Live Steam… Continue reading Admire this?
Reverting to the old theme…
I’m reverting to the old theme to see if I can fit some of the new features in it. I agree the new theme was too whitespace-heavy, and comment nesting was not working out as well as I’d hoped. I haven’t been able to figure out how to get rid of the huge right margin… Continue reading Reverting to the old theme…
Hold on to your hats…
Hold on to your hats, I’m going to be experimenting with some theme and sidebar changes for the blog. Don’t be surprised if it looks different than you’re used to…
IntenseDebate plugin is being installed
I’m installing the WordPress IntenseDebate plugin. Commenting may have glitches for an hour or two, after which will have plenty of new features including comment threading and reply by email..
Help with WordPress
This is a request for help from my readers. I’m trying to find out how to hack WP so that it will never insert <br> tags in my entries. I want it to ignore hard newlines, treating them as soft.
Site theme no longer completely sucks
OK, the site theme no longer completely sucks. I’m using Jim Vanderveen’s modified version of Steam, with my own custom header and the CSS brutally simplified to get rid of margins and excess whitespace. I’m extremely relieved to have got rid of the default “Kubrick” WP theme. Fixed-width, heavy whitespace, gratuitous images — what were… Continue reading Site theme no longer completely sucks
WordPress theme designers annoy the crap out of me
Having discovered that my WordPress 1.5 upgrade broke the CSS and customized template I had designed for WordPress 1.2, I’ve been shopping for a new theme at the WRC Theme Viewer site. I’m looking for something clean and simple that I can customize to my taste. Having browsed through over a hundred and fifty themes,… Continue reading WordPress theme designers annoy the crap out of me
Lies and Consequences
Eason Jordan has resigned as CNN’s chief news executive following rumors that he said at a conference in Davos that the U.S. military had deliberately targeted journalists for death. Jordan denied making this allegation, but two U.S. legislators who were present agree that he did, and the Davos organizers have denied repeated requests to release… Continue reading Lies and Consequences
Upgrading to WordPress
The WordPress update is now complete. Unfortunately, I deleted some recent comments while clearing out comment spam. Comment spam is now blocked using a simple and clever method which I will not disclose in public.
Welcome to the new blogspace
This is the new home of Armed and Dangerous, formerly located at Blogspot.