Fight evil, or be evil?

I’ve set up a little thing while playing with wildcard DNS on this domain. A faux-news story that you can modify by changing the sub-domain in the URL. Here is an excerpt from Bill Gates and Steve Jobs:

METROPOLIS – In the slums of Metropolis Bill Gates’s villainous deeds have been put to a stop for the foreseeable future. The hero, Steve Jobs has been credited for this tremendous feet.

It all transpired a few days ago when Bill Gates robbed First Banana Bank on the corner of 4th and Pacific.

Now how it works:

To modify it, simply change these two pieces of the URL. As you can see here, the hero’s name is given right before the .sh portion of the URL with hyphens (or dashes if you call them that) replaced with spaces and the villain’s name before that separated by periods.  So to make it the opposite, you’d make the URL try it out with your friend’s names or with off-the-wall names and send it to your friends.

Easily import sitewide comments – WPMU

One of my work responsibilities is the administration and development of a WordPress MU installation, Puget Sound Blogs. Someone suggested adding a feed of the most recent comments onto the front page, but obviously this isn’t terribly easy to do with WPMU, unless you have the sitewide comments plugin.

Now the problem with this plugin becomes: What do I do to import my old comments. It’s fairly easy to simply export and re-import the comments, but I found this to be rather time consuming. So I wrote this script to do it all for me. Keep in mind that you’ll need to change which tables you use if they are different and whatnot, but it sure saved me a lot of time anyway.


Ubuntu 9.04 With Compiz

It seems most appropriate to post my screenshots of Ubuntu Linux 9.04 with Compiz-Fusion right now right after replacing Windows 7 Beta 7000 with it.  I went through and turned on quite a few custom effects, including my windows burning up when they are minimized or restored.

I suspect that it’s having all these animations and effects on that make the WordPress editor terribly unresponsive.  Or it could be something completely different since CPU utilization only spikes when I interact with the windows.


Gameplay Video: Marisa vs. Alice

The other day I got bored and recorded a quick 2 minute gameplay video of a fight between Marisa and Alice (Marisa played by yours truly) in Immaterial and Missing Power. 🙂  Sorry in advance if it’s a little loud, I use crappy $5 headphones. 😛


Update on phpBB3.0.4 on PHP 5.3.0RC2

Hmm… well it’s not crashing outright according to GDB, so I can only imagine it’s encountering a fatal error along the installation process.

Update: It’s dying on the line that reads $install->load(); However, it doesn’t toss an error when it does so. Interesting. It does not crash there, however, if I modify it to be passed two empty strings as parameters.