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Are you OCD about your inbox?

Full inbox

A full inbox

I know I am. At work and at home if there is one thing I cannot stand it’s a messy inbox. Actually, I loathe my inbox.

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Towards a “CLI” WP Plugin 1

Terminal
Quite a long while back a friend and I talked about making a CLI plugin for his WordPress powered blog. It was one of these off the cuff discussions on IRC, inspired by the sighting of this marvelous little XKCD cli interface, which makes believe that you’re navigating via a *nix like terminal.

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Coffee. Columbian. Hot.

lcars this is

I’m no Trekkie but when I was in my early teens they started showing TNG and it immediately appealed to me; the sleek Spartan sets, the pyjamas, Picard (not trying to start a flame war, here, but seriously, better than Kirk), and Data being characters that appealed directly to my sensibilities. I still catch the odd episode on Youtu… I mean I watch my old video record… I mean they get rerun on telly (phew!).

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Peppermint Site Specific Browsing

Peppermint frontends for SSBs

So it’s pretty much no secret that I use Peppermint OS as my principle operating system and one of its boasting points is its integration of web applications with the desktop via site specific browsers. Specifically it provides a collection of prebuilt SSB’s for popular sites, eBuddy for your chatting needs, the Google family of web applications, Youtube, some cloud-based music sites and a graphics web app by the name of pixlr. Those are all fine and dandy but they stand merely as examples of what can be done, and can be kept or removed at the user’s will. What stands apart are the frontends that Kendall has developed for creating ones own SSB’s, which makes setting one up no more complicated than say, falling down the stairs or headbutting the keyboard. Depending on your preference of browser you might be interested in the One flavour of Peppermint for Firefox and Mozilla Labs Prism, or alternatively for Chromium based web applications the Ice flavour. That said, whatever one’s choice of flavour, Prism and Ice will coexist quite peacefully on the same box, so you can use both if you really want to, or, like me, want screen captures of both frontends.

Peppermint frontends for SSBs

Peppermint frontends for SSBs

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Last WordPress Metapost I promise

So I’ve taken a couple of days off to see my Dad and recover from seeing my Dad. Seeing my Dad’s awesome, since there’s a subterfuge whereby basically it means I’m going to end up helping out with the garden or the village magazine or his computer or some such (this time it was clearing out the shed, nice), but in return for this he buys me some beer and we have a curry in town. Further note, dhansak and beer and shake it up inside me; not good for air quality.

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WordPress: Day 2

First things first, make Single Site Browser for WordPress since it looks like I might be coming here a lot. Works well.

WordPress first encounters

Welp it was easy enough to find WordPress.com and sign up for a new blog, freely hosted no less (although I have no idea what that includes). Just Google “free wordpress hosting” and first link gets you to WordPress, and they have this huge unmissable sign-up button so clicked that.

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