Disqus: Trying a new Comment System

Posted by GrefTek in Personal at 11:34 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I’ll be testingout disqus on this blog. Since I am still figuring out how this will work with gravatar support, Akismet and the old comments it’s going to be a bit of a hot test.

Don’t worry, if comments break I got a backup. ;)

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What about the Blog?

Posted by GrefTek in Personal at 12:56 pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On a side note, I am slowly starting to work on some things to change my blog. Since the release of WordPress 3.0 it’s possible to host multiple blogs with one install.

I am planning on making a second blog, which will look a lot like this one. The major difference is that blog will have a complete Dutch focus (and yes, will also be in Dutch). There’s so much stuff going on in my own back yard that I want to vent on but it seems silly to write to an English audience about.

As such I’ve started researching how to modify my current theme to be up to date to support the current theme standards and better support internationalization. It involves cleaning up my code, messing with CSS and playing with Cufon to generate titles and subtitles which are now static images.

hopefully I will be able to finish this on short notice. The biggest hurdle will be not to be distracted by my many other hobbies.

Wish me luck. ;)

 

Shockingly Big IE6 Warning: a Wake-up Call

Posted by GrefTek in Personal at 12:55 am on Friday, March 12, 2010

Sometimes you come across something interesting on Twitter, like this “Shockingly Big IE6 Warning” plug-in. All it does is give you a warning when you are still using IE6. The plug-in features various display options and can actually make the IE6 browser crash. (Don’t be using that, boys ‘n’ girls; it’s unethical)

Anyway, since I had to rant on how IE6 should just die already, I thought I’d install it and put in my small effort to the cause. ;)

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Plug-in Development: How far should support go?

Posted by GrefTek in Development at 10:04 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Website building

Last saturday I went Karting and Laser Tagging with friends, which resulted in me being pretty sore on sunday. A good reason to have a quiet day to work on the new features of the Daily Dilbert plug-in.

I wanted to tackle a few things before I would sink my teeth into the strip importing bit, which will take me a little while.

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The Daily Dilbert – Considerations

Posted by GrefTek in Development at 2:54 pm on Monday, July 20, 2009

DilbertI spend this weekend some time on building the extra features for the Daily Dilbert plug-in. In case you are wondering: yes, “plug-in”, since it’s no longer just a simple widget.  It turned out to be a rather nice challenge.

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