The cure for featuritis

I'm a lunatic, this is an established fact...that full moon comes up and I just....errr, nevermind. So I was getting to the point where the framework was just about finished, time to add in language support (ugh) when I decided to do a bit of profiling, just to see if I had any bottlenecks.

Rei freezing her butt off...

Rei was considering suicide just to be in the fires of hell. After all, she was fire incarnate, it couldn't hurt that bad. Then again, with her luck she figured she'd end up in a frozen wasteland in her own personal corner of eternal damnation. She sighed and considered the fact she wasn't shivering anymore. It …

Why teenagers do stupid things

I read a really interesting article in national geographic about the human brain. It is a really fascinating organ. Did you know that in blind people, the area previously responsible for the eyes will be taken over by the fingers? Seems that the area scientist labeled "for the eyes" is really "for perceiving spatial information" That's …

I hate to clean

Ever have something you just despise doing? Well, I hate cleaning. I don't really mind straightening things up or doing laundry, they've become habit for me, after a long time of avoidance. I hate the deep down cleaning that some people manage to do once a week. The kind that involves dusting spray and the vacuum …

Hacking Wordpress

UPDATE: 1.5.3 Version is out. No guarantees if it works. - more details

Vignettes

I have a series of partial one piecers on my computer that I've been posting the last couple of days and I find it hard not to expand them into big fat stories. It's just a built in mechanism, I like big fat stories in my mind I guess. I've also had an unprecedented three story …

design patterns and hooks

So I found a really good article on design patterns with hooks - a quick excerpt
The methods invoked by template methods are called hooks. Hook methods are places where adaptation can occur by subclassing. It's the job of hooks (and especially hook subclasses) to define, augment, or override each step in the algorithm. Hook methods are…

Rei and Jade vignette

Rei felt like screaming. In fact, she was sure that this was what hell looked like.

Ami and Zoi humor

Ami was freezing her butt off.

mako fluff, any ideas people?

Lita swore softly and tucked the bleeding finger into her mouth. The sharp pang passed quickly, but she could taste the tangy copper trickling down her throat. Marcus glared at her from across the room and yelled something in French. Lita didn’t pay her boss any attention; instead, she reached for the roll of duct tape, …

Idiocy and American Idol

I was watching...err...laughing at American Idol the other day and noticed something. Maybe it was just culling for TV, but most of the singers seemed to fall into one of two categories - very good, either good enough to be on the show or almost good enough, and really hideously bad. There were very few in …

New Wordpress...I hate upgrades

In case you didn't know, currently this blog is run on wordpress, a php web logging tool. It's a bit different than some of the "brand name" tools, like Moveable Type, because instead of creating static html pages, instead it uses php and a database to create a dynamic blog. In addition, there are lots of …

Remodeling is always fun

So we're doing a big remodeling project for the house. The idea is to turn a hallway/bathroom/bedroom area into just a bedroom and a bathroom. The hall is a major waste of space. But this is an older house, circa 1950's, so you never know what you'll find behind the walls.

Microsoft Blinked

Well, I suppose most of you have heard that microsoft is planning on releasing an Internet Explorer 7 for users of windows xp service pack 2 this summer. Well at least the beta is this summer. Then we'll have testing cycles, pre-releases, and a mid-2006 final release. So why the big deal about this?

Valentines day for remodeling?

So we're going to be doing some remodeling, and we wanted to go check out some of the things we need to get, like a new tub, shower, toilet et al. My husband calls his mom to set up a time when they can watch the boys for us while we look. And we went on …

XSD and fun with xml

Earlier I talked about how I'm writing my own abstraction layer for databases - one that has a pdo-like api but also abstracts out things like sql differences, limits, sequences, et al. Well, I'd been watching the development of mdb2 in pear and decided not to go that way...wow it's big. But one of the things …

The dissapointment of fanfiction

I love fanfiction. Love it a lot. I think that companies should gather up the best stuff and publish it, it's that good. Sometimes better than the originals. Star Trek should hire some writers off the web, their last scripts have stunk. But there's one think I HATE about fanfiction. The serial nature.

How did this turn into a rant about Homemaking?

So I haven't been doing much writing, even after vowing to make an hour a day in time for it. I'm not exactly sure why, but I seem to be constantly running around like a chicken with my head cut off lately. Maybe I just don't have enough time in my day. First of all, my …

Regex is fun....

So I'm working on a php db abstraction layer for pff - yeah yeah, everybody writes them I know. The three biggies are adodb, pear-db, and metabase/mdb/mdb2. And they suck.

PDO... is it really worth the hype?

I've been playing a bit with PDO That's the new database .... well I'd guess you'd call it api abstraction extension(s) that're supposedly coming with php 5.1. The idea behind it is a good one, to change database api calls so they're all the same, making db abstraction a heck of a lot easier. This is …

Where's my brain?

Ugh, for some reason I'm having a really hard time just sitting down and writing. I know that seems...well...silly. But for some reason whenever I sit down and want to start working on one of my stories my brain freezes up like I've eated a gallon of ice cream. I don't know whether it's just nerves …

The ultimate modular design

The front controller is an odd duck when used with php design, merely for the fact that apache in itself is pretty much a front controller, so it always seems weird to me to duplicate apache.

Pushing the barrier

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