July, 2012

  1. A Brief History and Understanding of Money (and Gold)

    “Money is one of those things that’s completely familiar and completely mysterious” – James Surowiecki, “The Financial Page” column for The New Yorker. With that thought in mind, here are two well presented posts on money and its history, found via Kotte. The first post is reply on reddit in response to someone wondering where…

  2. Using Shortcodes in the_excerpt

    I was working on a project for a client that requested using shortcodes in the_excerpt: From codex.wordpress.org: Displays the excerpt of the current post with […] at the end, which is not a “read more” link. If you do not provide an explicit excerpt to a post (in the post editor’s optional excerpt field), it…

  3. The Setterstrom Wedding (on a farm!)

    Note of Business: I’m testing out a new way of displaying pictures. Typically, I upload photos to Flickr and then include them here on the blog. It’s a time intensive processes that involves multiple steps, multiple applications, and lots of labor. I’ve eliminated some steps by designing a plugin that takes the Flickr Picture ID…

  4. Servers Moved

    I’ve been moving around some of the technological assets under my control. I completed a Registrar switch in May. I’ve been working the last month to move servers. I’m still with BlueHost because they are great, I just moved to a box with fewer people on it (i.e. less resources to share). I also get…

  5. Failure Doesn’t Suck →

    Two comments from Sir James Dyson that resonate with me: I don’t mind failure. I’ve always thought that schoolchildren should be marked by the number of failures they’ve had. The child who tries strange things and experiences lots of failures to get there is probably more creative. We’re taught to do things the right way.…

  6. Not All Pixels Are Created Equal →

    Whenever I help friends and family buy a new camera, they almost always turn to pixels as the dominating trade point. The reality is, that’s probably not the most appropriate measure of “bestness” and here’s why: The metric most often used by camera manufacturers and marketers to tout their products has been pixel count. That’s…

  7. Waiting and the Power and Efficacy of Good Works

    People frustrate me1, it’s hard for me to even find a word that appropriately reflects my sentiment. It feels like mass ignorance. I see so many things wrong with the world, religion included — there are so many people who do things in the name of Christ that are downright unchristian and not supported by…