Whoa, it’s nice to learn something new… (Thanks Lauren!)
I got tagged in the oh-so popular “25 Random Things” meme on Facebook. To make a point that I sometimes think in code and I don’t think its weird, I wrote the script below to randomize my list before I posted it.
import random f = open('25-things.txt') list = f.readlines() """Magnus L Hetland's solution http://bit.ly/uN4iq""" result =  for i in range(len(list)): element = random.choice(list) list.remove(element) result.append(element) i = 1 for line in result: print "%s. %s" % (i, line) i += 1
If you find yourself directly manipulating a WordPress post (say outside of “The Loop” by using query_posts, e.g.
query_posts(array('category__and' => array(1,3)));) you may need to do some extra work to get the pretty formatting that WP does for you in things like
Say you have a single post in a local variable $my_post, if you want to output the content of the post and use the filters that WP does for you when calling the_content within The Loop, you can call the filter functions directly:
<?php echo wpautop(wptexturize($framing_post->post_content)); ?>
In BBEdit I use the keyboard shortcuts a lot. They’re a great way to save some time. The default behavior for the keyboard short cut to insert (or wrap the selected text in) the <p> tag always bothered me, it put the <p> and </p> on new lines like:
What I want (almost always) is both <p> and </p> on the same line:
Well I spent some time digging around the plist files and the preferences and couldn’t figure it out for a while.
I don’t often use the menus or the palletes, too much mousing around. But here’s where I found the solution to getting command-option-p to output the <p> tag on one line: In HTML mode, go to the Markup menu, in the Block Elements sub menu, select the first option “Paragraph…” (vs. the second one which has the cmd-opt-p shourcut bound to it). This is the menu based dialog that presents the various options a <p> can have (id, class, style, etc.). De-select the “Place Tags on Separate Lines” checkbox and click the Apply button.
You now have told BBEdit your preference for how the <p> tag is used via this menu command and via the keyboard shortcut, cmd-opt-p. From now on when you use the cmd-opt-p keyboard command, you’ll get:
Take a close look at the icons after certain stories in the ‘latest news’ section of cnn.com
Notice anything odd? video icon, check…. what’s that next to it? is that a t-shirt icon? what could that mean? why is the t-shirt icon next to some headlines and not others?
Go ahead click on one.
Yep. they are selling t-shirts with some of their headlines.
Who get to decide which headline is t-shirt worthy?
Why is “Haunted jail sounds freaky, cops say” t-shirt worthy and “Is your doctor prescribing a placebo? ” isn’t…
Will windfall t-shirt profits change headline writing?
“We have to admit, the old download manager totally sucked.”
Beta is beyond retro-cool. Remember the late 90′s? Recalled by some as, “The Golden Age of Beta”, is it being eclipsed?
With a health dose of web2.0 badges screaming: “BETA!”, anything could happen.
–I am so starting a band called The Beta Band, no wait that one’s taken…how about The Beta Bubble?
UPDATE: This is how to own up to being in beta. (thanks Jimmy)
With possibly the best opening tweets in Twitter history, CERN announced the successful start up of the Large Hadron Collider. twitter.com/cern