Converting this WordPress site from http: to https: – Part 1

Part 1 – A rant about flaws in the design concept of WordPress

This site launched on September 11, 2006.

At the time, I didn’t love the concept of running software on the server to create the site. I was also looking at this Blosxom software which generated a static site. It’s usage was a little programmer-like rather than writing-like, and WordPress promised a friendly interface for typing.

(If only Microsoft Frontpage had kept on developing…)

Running live website creation software on the server seemed like a bad idea to me. So open for all kinds of security issues, performance issues, and (as time has proved) software update issues. So much yuck for the sake of a certain type of convenience.

Note:  that link to Blosxom is something I just found. It used to be at a URL like raelity.org and that seems to be some sort of copy on sourceforge. I don’t think Blosxom is updated anymore (although static site generation is becoming a thing again.)

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How To Avoid Getting Proofed

If you are under 21, how do you go to a place and order a beer without getting proofed? This was something I figured out a long time ago. A facebook post from A.B. Dada reminded me of this story.

I have no idea why a google search for “how to avoid getting proofed” doesn’t provide any useful suggestions.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22how+to+avoid+getting+proofed%22

I would have thought there would be entire forums dedicated to this topic.

If this story helps you out in any way, please consider making a small contribution to my well-being so that I may continue to think up loopholes like this.

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Improv Show November 22, 2014

I have an improv show on November Saturday 22 and you are all invited to attend. You can find the event on facebook and apparently on those iPhone thingamajigs if you sign up on facebook it will automatically put it on your calendar and do all other sorts of magic. So go to facebook and let … Read more

The Best Christmas Movie

… for adults.

I can’t say exactly how I stumbled upon Vendetta. I think I was looking at stuff about stop-motion animation and came across Powell’s site which had a mention of the movie. I watched. I was hooked. There’s so much about this movie that is just RIGHT.

Machine guns, blood, guts, two tough cops, and Santa Claus.

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Choose Your Fucking Words Carefully

NOTE: This isn’t about choosing one political side or the other. Any idiot could have said the following quote. Apparently some idiot did.

Mitt Romney ‘Shellshocked’ After Lost Election, Adviser Says

from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/mitt-romney-lost-election_n_2095013.html

OK — so let me get this straight. This dude thought he was capable of being THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and yet losing an election leaves him “Shellshocked” ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

I don’t even know how many “?!” that actually requires at the end of the sentence. It might need more.

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Best Headline: What Your Breasts Need Most At Night

A good headline should step into your prospects head and be part of the conversation — either by continuing a pre-existing thought or by creating curiousity about something new.

Although this wasn’t the main headline on the magazine cover, it was immediately attention-grabbing.

From the October 2012 Cosmopolitan magazine with Zooey Deschanel on the cover:

What Your Breasts Need Most At Night
www.cosmopolitan.com

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