Walking “The Walk”

To start this in the proper frame of mind:
Walking isn’t exercise. Walking is just a way to make up for being sedentary.

Today it was nice enough out to walk “The Walk.”

This is a walk through the highlights of Massapqequa — passing various houses and places that had meaning back in high school. Usually I walked The Walk alone, although I have walked it a few times with Jarrod — which is probably how it became The Walk.

Sitting in front of a computer all day is not what the human animal is meant to do. Although it’s very easy to sit and snack and while away the day, that’s not good for you.

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How Do I Know What My WordPress Theme Looks Like In Different Browsers?

In my post yesterday, Making a Popup Window in WordPress, I mentioned that my theme was rendering a little differently in some browswers and that in some of them the lines of code were too wide and were being cut off. How did I know this? I don’t have a bunch of PCs, Macs, and Linux machines sitting around running different versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.

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World Tuberculosis Day – Some Remicade Thoughts

According to Google

March 24 commemorates World Tuberculosis Day, the date in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch discovered the bacterial infection spread through the air.

Each year, more than 9 million people will become sick from TB and 1.7 million will die. Two billion people—one third of the world’s population—are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause TB disease. Easily activated when the immune system is compromised, TB is a major killer of people with HIV/AIDS.

That is some scary big numbers. Especially to someone who is on Remicade, which can lower your ability to fight tuberculosis.

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Making a Popup Window in WordPress

Looking at my site, I realized that some of my code snippets are a little wide for my theme and may be being cut off in some browsers. On top of that, WordPress seems to like to mangle code. In the Edit Post page, there is a specific code button when you use the HTML editor, but the button doesn’t appear on the Visual editing screen.

My solution is to put code into a Popup window that will allow the user to view it more clearly and in a window wide enough for even the widest lines of code. In addition, this will allow me to make a photo gallery pop up and probably all sorts of other uses I’ll eventually invent.

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Add a Random Header Image To WordPress

My current blog template (Grid Focus by Derek Punsalan 5thirtyone.com) features an icon in the upper right corner that has no personal meaning to me.

I decided to replace it, and while I was at it I would also make the icon a random icon. WordPress has all sorts of random image plugins — some are too powerful and some are not powerful enough.

Since I was going to have to modify the theme’s code anyway, I figured I would just code the random image generator directly and make it do exactly what I wanted it to.

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