Posted in January, 2008

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert

Both Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert have returned on their respective shows, after a 3 month hiatus due to the writers’ guild strike. The biggest change? They’re running solo — no writers.

Having watched a few nights’ worth of the “new” shows, I can’t see a difference. It seems to be the exact, same comedic humor that graced the shows before, only maybe funnier. This, of course, can’t possibly help the writers’ strike, since it shows that hosts like Stewart and Colbert don’t need them.

The Writers’ Guild is unhappy about this, of course, but can you blame Stewart and Colbert? They have to make a living too, and I missed out on my Indecision 2008 coverage thanks to them. Maybe this is how it should have always been… no writers, just the funny host.

Who needs the writers?

I haven’t written anything since December 15 of last year, so I guess I’ll just post a bunch of small tidbits to make up for it.

  • Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. 2008 feels the same as 2007, so far.
  • My main reason for lack of posting is that I’ve begun playing World of Warcraft. Gotta… level… to… 70… Only 39 more levels to go — this is worse than heroin.
  • IPv6 may not be a pipe dream after all. Yippee, I guess. As long as it doesn’t bite me in the ass.

WordPress 2.5 Admin

(This is going to take a bit more space.)

Apparently parts of the admin, which is about 10% there, are being checked into the WordPress SVN repository. It makes no sense to me why they would commit them to the public (note, public) repository in such early stages, and Chris Messina has something related to say about that, which I agreed with.

That said, I can’t say I’m too impressed with what’s been checked in so far, but I’m holding judgement due to the faith I have in Happy Cog Studios (and the fact it’s only 10% done). That color scheme reminds me of something, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what. Oh, and I can’t say I’m really with that comments bubble on the menu item. Looks a bit tacky, but maybe that’s just me.

That’s that.

I hope to redesign soon. But, then again, when don’t I. Apparently my Footnotes plugin is incompatible with recent versions of Habari, which I should really fix. I’ll give them all a quick checking-on, too.