Useless Blogging

November 7, 2006

Shoutbox back

Filed under: PHP,Technology — steegness @ 9:48 am

Pierre, this one is for you. 🙂

Welcome the return of the shoutbox. Please don’t stop commenting on posts… please? Even if you’re a 15 year girl from Australia that I don’t know but still makes contextually valid non-spam posts, I welcome them.

October 29, 2006

Shoutbox off

Filed under: PHP,Programming,Technology — steegness @ 7:34 pm

For the nonce, the shoutbox is off. I just upgraded the software on the core of the site, and the shoutbox is not playing nicely with it, so I’m going to pull it down and tinker elsewhere for a bit until I get it going again.

October 27, 2006

The Wide World of Me

Filed under: AMXX Plugins,Family,Friends,Thoughts,Work — steegness @ 11:03 am

I know you all are come here hoping to keep updated on all that is me. Every now and again, i try not to disappoint. In no particular order, thoughts on the present:

Sara’s about to change schools and programs again, this time into the program we were hoping to get her into back in May. Earlier, it had been limited to the school’s home area, but they opened it up, and Sara was near the top of the candidate list for coming on in. It’s a good thing transitions don’t affect her much.

Nothing like a reduction in force AND a reorganization to promote productivity and good spirits in the holiday season.

Julie’s digging the new job, aside from having to take a walk outside to pee. There is in fact indoor plumbing, just not in the doors in which Julie works.

My job description is remarkably underwhelming. I do a lot of stuff, but it’s terribly hard to quantify, since it’s mostly “do whatever people want, in report form”.

I own nunchaku now. Finally, my childhood dreams of being the party dude that was Michelangelo can be realized.

I’ve started coding AMXX plugins. I have no clue if they work, but they compile real nice.

I get to move Don again this weekend. I’ve got enough moving karma now that Don alone will need to move everything out of my house should I have need to relocate.

August 11, 2006

Only Minutes From The Bryce Jordan Center

Filed under: Family,Greasemonkey,Thoughts,Work — steegness @ 10:36 am

This post comes to you straight from the fabulous Comfort Inn of Huntingdon PA. According to their website, I’m scant minutes from Penn State right now. Internet is free, at least. 🙂

Right now is a bit of downtime while others do some food shopping, as we’re checking out of this place that’s next door to PSU and moving into a cabin at Lake Raystown for the remainder of the weekend. So I get to sit and chill for a bit, and write to the blog.

Work already called once today (though to be fair, I don’t expect another call); apparently I really am that indispensible. Wheee.

And, on the programming front: a greasemonkey script to aid with working with the Hollow City forums. No reason for most of you to care, unless you like to read GM-based javascript.

June 29, 2006

UselessPython back up!

Filed under: PHP,Programming,Python — steegness @ 12:55 pm


After nearly six months of things not working they way that they were supposed to, and me being TOTALLY CLUELESS as to why that was, I finally figured out the issues that were holding UselessPython back, and with their subsequent correction, UP is back on the map!

Over 200 downloads already, and it’s only been back up a day. Feels good. 🙂

June 12, 2006

Software Needs Philosophers

Filed under: Philosophy,Programming — steegness @ 1:21 pm

Stevey’s Blog Rants: Software Needs Philosophers

A lengthy read, but it makes me happy to have the education that I do. 🙂

April 24, 2006

Code Monkey

Filed under: Programming — steegness @ 10:41 am

As seen on Slashdot.

Code Monkey
by Jonathan Coulton

Code Monkey get up, get coffee
Code Monkey go to job
Code Monkey have boring meeting
With boring manager Rob

Rob say Code Monkey very diligent
But his output stink
His code not functional or elegant
What do Code Monkey think?

Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write goddamn login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
Big, warm, fuzzy, secret heart
Code Monkey like you
Code Monkey like you

Code Monkey hang around at front desk
Tell you sweater look nice
Code Monkey offer buy you soda
Bring you cup, bring you ice

You say no thank you for the soda, cuz
Soda make you fat
Anyway you busy with the telephone
No time for chat

Code Monkey have long walk back to cubicle
He sit down pretend to work
Code Monkey not thinking so straight
Code Monkey not feeling so great

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
Big, warm, fuzzy, secret heart
Code Monkey like you
Code Monkey like you… a lot

Code Monkey have every reason
To get out this place
Code Monkey just keep on working
See a soft pretty face

Much rather wake up eat a coffee cake
Take bath, take nap
This job fulfilling in creative way
Such a load of crap

Code Monkey think some day he have everything, even pretty girl like you
Code Monkey just waiting for now
Code Monkey say someday, somehow…

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
Big, warm, fuzzy, secret heart
Code Monkey like you
Code Monkey like you

The Song.

April 14, 2006

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

Filed under: Friends,Philosophy,Programming,Rants — steegness @ 1:02 am

ESR on inquiries.

It showed up on Jason’s Blog, and I’m posting it here mainly because I’m half-considering adding it to my signature for work.

March 24, 2006


Filed under: PHP,Programming,Technology — steegness @ 12:37 am

The blog has been successfully upgraded to WordPress 2.0.2. Yet another thing most people don’t care about. 😛

I may try out a new theme coming up here in a bit. You’ll notice when I do. I promise.

March 20, 2006


Filed under: PHP,Programming,Technology — steegness @ 2:21 pm

I finally worked out some kinks, and now this page validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

Yes, I know most of you don’t care.

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