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Sliding Notes – 8 Bits Full Of Downloads

Dec 17, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  No Comments

Happy Birthday Kiki!!Last night I noticed that the number of downloads of my Hackadelic Sliding Notes has reached 256.

To a software engineer, it is one of the “magic” numbers. It corresponds to 28 (2 to the power of 8), and is the first number whose memory representation exceeds the size of a single byte.

From now on, it’ll take at least 2 bytes to count the downloads.

O.K., this might not be as big an achievement as the moonlanding, but hey! – Why miss an oportunity to celebrate?1 😉

  1. Besides, the next byte boundary crossing is at 65’536 downloads, so I’ve probably got a planty of time until the next such occasion. []

Sliding Notes Plugin Is Here

Dec 12, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  Comments Off on Sliding Notes Plugin Is Here

a noteAfter some warm-up time with WordPress, I decided it’s about time to write a WordPress plug-in.

Not that I’ve been keen to program in another half-backed spawn of C++ (the mother of all programming language abominations ;-))1 with all the curly braces and clumsy syntax. But, the itching in my fingers was stronger then that.

So here it is! Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present: The Slider Shortcode! An easy way to add sliding notes» to your WordPress content!

Read the whole story on the plugin homepage.2

  1. As a former expert C/C++ programmer, I’m allowed to say that. Simply because… Well, simply because I know what I’m talking about. 🙂 []
  2. Note that comments are closed on this post in favor of the plugin homepage. []

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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. []

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