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About Code Dumbness And Programmer Cleverness

Nov 13, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  2 Comments

Reading an interview with Kirk Pepperdine, I came accros the following statement:

Dumb code tends to be more readable and hence more understandable.

It is a position I discover quite frequently, in particular with people from management. It’s about time to present a different view Read more >>

Uniqueness, Competition, And Success

Nov 9, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Every now and then I stumble upon the assertion that everybody has his special, unique gifts and strengths. Identifying them, and finding a “niche” of own, equals the discovery of a gold mine, and opens the path to a life full of success and self-fulfillment Read more >>

Reasons To WordPress – The MyCSS Syndrome

Nov 4, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  2 Comments

When I started setting up WordPress1, I came across the need to adjust the CSS. I felt immediately that messing with the theme’s style.css would be wrong.2 Instead, I felt there should be an extra CSS file for customization separately included via a plug-in.3

I’m a skilled programmer, so I was about to quickly write the plug-in myself (I figured it wouldn’t be too hard to do it). The names that came to my mind were MyCSS for the plug-in, and my.css for the style sheet. But before I set out to coding, I attempted a search for it on

  1. and didn’t have an overview of what plug-ins exist yet []
  2. Changing the theme’s style.css complicates theme upgrades. []
  3. I explicitly did not want CSS customization through the WP admin interface exclusively, but a file I could edit with any editor, and upload with any FTP client. []

Finally Out Here

Oct 25, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  1 Comment

Groovy baby! I’m out here! At last!

A long journey it was, for sure! But that’s another story, to be told at another time.

Now, where shall I put up my hammock? 😉


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