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Orin at 10

by Rob Friesel

In 2011, I created the Orin theme for this blog — layering a bunch of then new-to-me CSS3 styles on top of the “naked” Starkers theme. It was a perfect combination for me: Starkers provided the barebones mark-up and the WordPress-flavored PHP … and I got to do “the rest”. Fast-forward a year and I […]

Linkdump for January 24th

by Rob Friesel

Interview: Neal Stephenson Interview with Neal Stephenson at Lightspeed Magazine: …I think that what science fiction can do in cases like this is provide not just an idea for some specific technical innovation, but also supply a coherent picture of that innovation being integrated into a society and an economy. (tagged: scifi interview Neal Stephenson […]

Linkdump for October 28th

by Rob Friesel

Bryan Curtis on the cult of Jurassic Park Bryan Curtis, writing at Grantland. (Timely, what with my current re-read of the novel.) (tagged: jurassicpark specialeffects essay film culture ) Wall Street Isn’t Winning It’s Cheating Matt Taibbi (who else?) writing for Rolling Stone (where else?): And we hate the rich? Come on. Success is the […]

Linkdump for September 20th

by Rob Friesel

Git Reference (tagged: reference git ) Scala School Nice work, folks. I especially like the bit about teaching Scala as a new language and not as "Java, improved". (tagged: tutorial programming Scala development learning ) Don’t Get Fireballed at brown blog (via D. Howell) — filed under "I'm already doing this but it's worth the outbound […]

Linkdump for October 29th

by Rob Friesel

WordPress Optimization Bible at (tagged: blog cache optimization performance wordpress ) PHP « Programming « Portfolio : book marked for wp-dbmanager (tagged: wordpress plugin ) Ajax code loading optimization techniques by Bill Higgins (via Rebecca Murphey) (tagged: ajax javascript optimization performance todo ) YUI Doc (tagged: api code documentation generator javascript JSdoc yuidoc […]

on syntax highlighting: a brief public service announcement

by Rob Friesel

In preparation for an up-coming post 1, I did a bit of extra legwork on syntax highlighting plugins for WordPress and wound up switching from Google Syntax Highlighter for WordPress (GSHW) 2 to SyntaxHighlighterPro. Both of them are backed by Alex Gorbatchev’s Syntax Highlighter library. But more on that in a moment. What prompted the […]

Linkdump for August 29th

by Rob Friesel

SyntaxHighlighter JavaScript-based syntax highlighter with support for multiple languages. It backs several syntax highlighter plugins for WordPress (several of which I've tried, and one of which is currently used here on blog.F_D; none of which seem to use the latest). Seems the CSS highlighter needs a little help. (tagged: blog code wordpress plugin syntaxhighlighter todo […]

Linkdump for July 29th

by Rob Friesel

The complete guide to creating widgets in WordPress 2.8 (tagged: todo WordPress widgets PHP plugin ) FeedWordPress "simple and flexible Atom/RSS syndication for WordPress" (tagged: wordpress plugin Tumblr aggregator ) Starkers "The completely naked theme for WordPress" (tagged: wordpress ) Node and Scaling in the Small vs Scaling in the Large by Alex Payne (via […]

Linkdump for July 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Janet Fitch’s 10 rules for writers Careful w/ #2 though… (tagged: fiction language literature writing ) 11 Ways to Speed Up WordPress (tagged: wordpress optimization ) Nice Entity "Find your character!" — what a great idea (and a great design) (tagged: ascii Unicode webdev xhtml design entities reference typography cheatsheet ) Caching Improvements in Internet […]