Chris M. Lindsey

Public Administrator, Web Developer

Month: March 2008 (page 1 of 2)

WordPress 2.5

Chrismlindsey.com is now using WordPress 2.5, the latest stable release of the venerable open source blogging software.  The release notification is here, screencast of the new admin panel here, and the download and install information is here.

I really like the new admin panel in WordPress 2.5.  Most used items are placed prominently, while little used links are placed out of the way.  WordPress 2.5 also runs considerable faster for me, which is always a plus.

Now, if only Eng would update his Akismet Spam script to WordPress 2.5, I would be in heaven.

How To: Highlight Author Comments in WordPress

I recently realized that my new theme doesn’t display author comments in a different color than regular comments, so I struck out to fix the issue.

I regard author comment highlighting as a major feature or lack thereof for any theme. It should be mandatory, as it makes it easy to scan and find the original author’s comments. It also keeps a rude commenter from posting under your name and having readers believe it is actually your comment. You could also use colored comment highlighting on a multi-author blog to note comments by writers from the site who didn’t actually write said post.

Anyways, on to the details.
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Missed This Super Bowl Ad

H/t: openswitch.

Kyle Busch and Earnhardt Senior

Interesting post on FoxSports, and to sum it up: Does Kyle Busch have the Dale Earnhardt Sr. swagger?  Judging by the first couple of races from this season, it does appear that Kyle Busch fills the void.

SWPL: Outdoor Performance Clothes

Haha, I love this newfound site, Stuff White People Like. And this post I especially like, because I have never understood the “outdoor performance clothes” people who wear North Face but have never been hiking.

New Version of jMemorize

Make sure to download the new version of jMemorize if you use the nifty open-source tool for flashcards.

Intersection of Public Administration and Technology

An article by Time Magazine online describes how the town of Nanaimo, British Columbia, has integrated lots of information with Google Earth and Google Maps.

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TSA Doesn’t Like MacBook Air

Hilarious: TSA Agents Think MacBook Air Dangerous

Explaining Twitter

From the awesome guys/gals at Common Craft, Twitter in Plain English:

PS: I love Twitter. If you use Twitter, make sure to let me know and I’ll follow you.

Welding, Chad

Haha, I love this new Lowe’s commercial with Jimmie Johnson and his crew chief, Chad Knaus.

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