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PassionDuo Theme Defect – And How To Fix It

Feb 2, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  21 Comments

1141097755 03828e9b31 m PassionDuo Theme Defect   And How To Fix ItRecently, I’ve been investigating a strange effect with Sliding Notes: On one site, the notes just did not open when clicked.

A view at the HTML of the aforementioned site revealed that the whole plugin-generated footer section – that is, the JavaScript supplied by the plugin – wasn’t there! Whew! How’s that?

I digged a bit and tracked the cause of the trouble down to a misbehavior in the “PassionDuo” theme, a theme by DailyBlogTips. Read more >>

The Conficker Syndrome, Salvationware, And The Real Matrix

Jan 19, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  No Comments

2506619437 d7d939af42 t The Conficker Syndrome, Salvationware, And The Real MatrixRemember in “The Matrix” The Conficker Syndrome, Salvationware, And The Real Matrix when Morpheus says to Neo:

What is the Matrix? Control.

Now, we might not live inside a matrix (and even if we did, we wouldn’t know it, so it wouldn’t make a difference), but much of the ado we are facing, especially in the mass media, is just about that: Control.

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Getting Started With Sliding Notes And MyCSS In 4 Super-Easy Steps

Jan 11, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  No Comments

Since I published my Sliding Notes plug-in, I’ve got several emails from people new to HTML and CSS, or blogging as such, who asked me for guidance to get them started with Sliding Notes (and the MyCSS plug-in for styling).

So I decided to write this simple manual. (Which doesn’t mean I’m unhappy with you folks contacting me icon wink Getting Started With Sliding Notes And MyCSS In 4 Super Easy Steps )

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Welcome To The Machine (Or 8 Easy Steps To Nowhere)

Jan 8, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  2 Comments

2585602948 9ba9db341d m Welcome To The Machine (Or 8 Easy Steps To Nowhere)Have you noticed the increasing uniformity of how blog posts are being named these days? At every turn, there seems to be the same simple, supremely uncreative title pattern. You know, titles like

69 Hot Tips For A Perfect Love Life

or

How To Make A Billion Dollar In 3 Easy Steps

This “style” has spread like a malicious nasty little virus all over the Internet, and managed to Read more >>

Mindfulness And Boredom

Jan 1, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  No Comments

4006709 1fb1633c41 m Mindfulness And BoredomSome time ago, I discovered yet another article praising the “single-tasking” mode of the human brain. Once more, an artificial parallel to programming is drawn, and the inherent losses of context switching in multithreaded software.

As if the human brain was anywhere close in function to a computer!

Usually, I’d just smile and move on to more funded writing, but this time I decided I’d make a statement or two on the topic.

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The Noosphere And The Return Of Honor (My Closure Of The Year 2008)

Dec 31, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  No Comments

2327260343 fdd62e3b6b t The Noosphere And The Return Of Honor (My Closure Of The Year 2008)It’s the last day of the year, and I chose not to write any technical, nor critical article. Instead, I’d like to turn my attention to a phenomenon that’s one of the greater, even if overlooked, achievements of the Internet.

Besides the zillion apparent ways the Internet has changed human life on this planet, there are also several less apparent ones. One is the concept of “honor” in Internet-based cooperation.

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Adblock Plus Footer JavaScript Impedance

Dec 29, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  No Comments

346483297 c4cb93ab4e t Adblock Plus Footer JavaScript ImpedanceAccording to the Yahoo Extreme Web Performance Team, javascript loading should be moved to the END of the page to improve the perceived page loading speed. (And Vladimir Prelovac has provided us with a plug-in that does this.)

However, users of Firefox and the exceptionally powerful Adblock Plus extension, might encounter the opposite effect.

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The Right Way To Shortcodize WordPress Widgets

Dec 28, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  24 Comments

277341190 3f098a08a4 t The Right Way To Shortcodize WordPress WidgetsA couple of days ago, I’ve been asked how to make Sliding Notes work in sidebar widgets. The general answer is, as with any shortcode: “Enable shortcodes in widgets”.

As it turns out, finding out how to do it right is not nearly as easy as it should be, due to some tricky interweavement with plug-in loading and execution order.

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Of Boiling Frogs And Chinese Whispers

Dec 21, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  No Comments

2662722085 ce75fd98fc m Of Boiling Frogs And Chinese WhispersWhen I wrote “Psychology Of IT Language“, I brought up the aspect of communication of principles, the implicit communication of values, and its possible psychological impact on an organization.

As I’m further contemplating about it, patterns begin to disclose themselves. Two such patterns are Chinese Whisper and Boiling Frog. But before I go into them, an example:

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Freedom Must Always Be Conquered

Dec 16, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  No Comments

… a fact that can hardly be better illustrated then in this cartoon by Bruno Bozzetto, the Italian master of satirical animation:

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