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.


  • design in an open source code workflow seems to always go badly because of the way it has to be introduced. I think Chris is pretty much right. Watching the oxygen icons project try to dual license, and keep things under wraps until they’re absolutely ready has been frustrating, and it was horrible to watch rip the Drupal 5 theme before it was in production, because of the necessity of the GPL license, even on a development branch.

    oh, and what it looks like? like the MT4 dashboard. the colors are a hair’s breadth from eachother. (7 degrees, photoshop tells me)

  • I don’t think it really looks like the MT4 dashboard. I’d never seen it before I checked out a screenshot of it a few seconds ago. Also, I’m not really seeing the color similarity you mentioned other than the fact that both of them use orange.

  • maybe it’s just me. it’s the pale blue (‘This is You’ box) that’s nearly identical to the top band of the 2.4 dashboard.

  • Lol, Wow is a real time wasting! I know that! been playing that myself .. I played that like for days without stopping! Worse than drugs really :p

  • WoW is such a black hole for time.

    Do you have a footnote plugin updated for WP 2.6.5? That would be insanely useful as I like providing citations. I have something to go hunt for now.