May 30th, 2013

I’ve been working on a boostrap-theme/skin for PmWiki.


It’s beginning to take shape, but there’s a long way to go to make it a “real theme.” (I should note that it was extracted from a ready-to-install PmWiki “kit” with bootstrap in it; I’ve made it standalone, and am enhancing the feature-set and building documentation.).


I’ve been learning how to use git, GitHub, (guthub-flavored) markdown, more work with Bootstrap, deep-diving back into PmWiki development, playing with Emacs’ org-mode for journaling, and using Trello for planning.


PHP is annoying the !@#!@# out of me, as is GitHub’s wise advice to use relative links in a, but making it impossible to use relative links to files in the wiki.


I’m hitting a bunch of tasks on my TODO list.



May 25th, 2013

Remember Google Buzz? I still haven’t gotten used to Google+.

Buzz user,

In October 2011 we announced Google Buzz was shutting down. On or after July 17th, 2013, Google will take the last step in the shutdown and will save a copy of your Buzz posts to your Google Drive, a service for storing files online. Google will store two (2) types of files to your Google Drive, and the newly-created files will not count against your storage limits.

The first type of file will be private, only accessible to you, containing a snapshot of the Google Buzz public and private posts you authored.
The second type of file will contain a copy of only your Google Buzz public posts. By default it will be viewable by anyone with the link, and may appear in search results and on your Google Profile (if you’ve linked to your Buzz posts). Note, any existing links to your Google Buzz content will redirect users to this file.
Any comments you made on other users’ posts will only be saved to those users’ files and not to yours. Once the change described in this email is final, only that user will be able to change the sharing settings of those files. This means that if you have commented on another author’s private post, that author could choose to make that post and its comments public. If you would like to avoid that possibility, delete all your Buzz content now.
The new Google Drive files will only contain comments from users that previously enabled Google Buzz, and the files will not contain comments that were deleted prior to moving the data to your Google Drive.

Once the files are created, they will be treated the same as any other Drive file. They are yours to do with as you please. This includes downloading them, updating who can access them, or deleting them.

Before these files are created, you can view the Google Buzz posts you have authored here. If you do not want any of your Buzz posts or comments saved to Google Drive files, you can immediately delete your Google Buzz account and data.

Thank you for using Google Buzz.

© 2013 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Buzz account.

May 17th, 2013

See Part One


I tried to run init.el from within my existing emacs, but got an error, so I launched it suppressing my config-files

emacs -q -l d:homeemacs.jsinit.el


Basically got the following error (although with a longer trace indicating where it had occured):

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (invalid-function (tool-bar-mode -1))
  ((tool-bar-mode -1) (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1))
  (if window-system ((tool-bar-mode -1) (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1)))
  eval((if window-system ((tool-bar-mode -1) (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1))))
  call-interactively(eval-last-sexp nil nil)


The root seems to be THIS snippet that doesn’t like to work from appearance.el


(if window-system
    ((tool-bar-mode -1)
     (menu-bar-mode -1)
     (scroll-bar-mode -1)))


Now, each of those lines can execute individually, but none of them like to execute in that block.

Why is that?


Oh, my elisp-fu is woefully faded.


hrm. THIS seems to work:


(if window-system
    (progn (tool-bar-mode -1)
           (menu-bar-mode -1)
           (scroll-bar-mode -1)))


so. I update that.



set-default-font: Font Inconsolata-12′ is not defined





End Part Two


read Part One

May 17th, 2013

I’m still trying to figure out how I should be using my wiki and my blog – what content goes where?

I’ve been putting a lot more this-is-what-I-did notes into the wiki, and cleaning them up as I redo it/find other/better ways.

I’m going to try putting them HERE in the blog first (in pmwiki-markup), and then clean them up a bit for the wiki.


That’s the idea, anyway….


This is Part One; read Part Two



So, I decided to test-install emacs.js


NOTE: the installation instructions presume Linux. Because: 1337. Because: Us windows users suck.

Or something like that.


NOTE: the notes below are pretty much unedited transcripts of my attempts to get this to work. They are more a reflection on my unfamiliarity with cygwin than they are of the lack of Windows installation docs. Although making this into an ELPA package would solve this problem in one fell swoop.

read more…

May 15th, 2013

This is a vague list of some of the things I am currently doing (outside of, you know, “work”)

This is a vague list of some of the things I’m planning on doing (outside of, you know, “work”)

  • More integration between WordPress and PmWiki — ideally, the search in each should be able to search the other.
  • Intermap works better for each.
  • For WordPress, either add widgets to this theme, or get a new theme (gasp!) ???
  • For PmWiki, keep working on the Bootstrap theme, along with alternate styling.
  • Sketches – using LocalStorage, ability to “paint” with words, and store the results.
  • Sketches – use node.js for some utility work, so code and utilities are using the same language (javascript)
  • Sketches – move to public github repo, instead of private bitbucket repo
  • Finish my personal “vanity” site

May 15th, 2013

One of my texts, 5 emotional spam poems, has been published in The Newark Review 3.0.

Local version, Newark Review version.

This was actually back in January. My blog-posting has been a bit…. slow.

May 15th, 2013

subject: ++ J0B 0PEN!NG ++

to: [a whole bunch of addresses starting with x]

We are a charter member of the Mystery-shopping Provider’s Association (Ms-PA).
We appreciate your interest on the job opportunity to become a “MysterySH0PPER”.
As a SH0PPER you can work on your spare time for carry out the assignment.
Pay can range US $35O/assignment, at least 2 assignments a week will be assigned.

We will provide you the money for all your evaluation, so that the money order or
payment check will be in a certain amount that’s would be required to cash at your
Bank for remittance the money of your salary and use for your evaluation.

Please fill out the form personal information below if your interested
to start off with this offer and email back to us.

– N a m e :
– A d d r e s s :
– St4te/C!ty/Zip :
– PhoneNumber :
– Sex & Age :
– CurrentJob :
– EmailAddress :

Thanks for responding,and we will wait for your full details.

Hiring Manager

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