Mad Props to G$

After convincing him to switch his site to WordPress, he has put his php skillz to werk. He managed to make short work of fixing my problems with both the Header Image link and the RSS feed problem. Since switching to Firefox, I have become a huge fan of the RSS feed. Here is a good breakdown on the reasons why! Yes my friends the opensource world has some very strong communities chipping away at the mighty Micro$oft. Mozilla Firefox is but one of them. Two other communities I am happy to see such an explosion of activity in are both WordPress and Wikipedia (and it’s affiliate communities). The affiliate wiki’s I am most excited about are both the Wikibooks and Wikiversity. Of course, the PHP, MySQL, Apache combination have long lead in the area of website hosting technology. I am very new to these technologies as I have long been subject to working with iis in my professional life.


In my humble opinion, it is not just the big companies like Micro$oft that need to be worried about this. The information age is is so infantile at the moment that it is maybe not even equivilant to a newborn. It’s rate of growth is so phenomenal and it so potential so unlimited, that I believe it will fundamentally change societies around the world. Too long have the powers that be controlled the flow of information. In this emerging age information may flow freely for good and for bad. I think too many see the internet as little more than a way to surf porn from the privacy of your own home. Most of us are not yet capable of viewing this thing from outside the box. But I for one am very excited and can hardly wait to see what the next ten years look like, let alone the next fifty (God willing). I am certainly an optimist, but I think these freedoms will break down the barriers between us all and ultimately lead to a more harmonious existence!

Problems with the RSS feed

Are related to the WP1.5.1 template. There is a fix in the latest release WP1.5.1.1, which I tried to install on Friday, however this does not seem to have worked for me. I will need to try it again soon. Unfortunately I seem to be in some strange Burmuda Tech triangle in which all of my laptops are having one problem or another. The worst of which was the fact that my primary work laptop is not recognizing it’s OS. I am afraid that I will need to do a fresh install in which case I might as well boost it up to XP. I recently installed XP on this machine and was surprised how much more I like it than 2k pro. Of course, very soon these machines may be going back to their rightfull owners in which case it will matter very little to me.

It’s Monday and what can I say other than thank God I am sober, cause this would really be bad if I was hungover. On another note, at least there is another Sun’s v Spur’s game televised tonight. note- I apparently was not paying close enough attention and was mistaken as to when the next game was being televised. It was not tonight. Hopefully this time Stoudemire and the boyz can pull out a win. It is going to get pretty ugly if they drop the first two home games. The Spur’s are tough enough as it is, that would pretty much seal the deal of their demise. Either way they have had a great season which is good because my other team the T-wolves went into complete meltdown this year. Both teams had the most dramatic turn arounds in opposite directions. The only team that did worse was probably the Lakers who lost both the best player and the best coach in the NBA. T-wolves had no such excuse.