Posts tagged ‘wordpress’

Local archive of WordPress posts

I wouldn’t be surprised to find myself jumping on the baked blog bandwagon. Everybody’s doing it. If I do, the first thing I’ll need is a collection of all my previous posts, downloaded to my local machine and saved in a directory structure that matches the URL structure WordPress has been presenting to the outside…


WordPress 3.5 and the deathly auto-embeds

A few days ago I was searching my site for something and landed on this page about archiving tweets with IFTTT. It didn’t have what I was looking for, but as I was looking through it, I saw that the extract of my archive was formatted wrong. Instead of looking like this, it looked like…


WordPress withdrawal warnings

My first year in graduate school, I took a course in structural mechanics taught by Bob Eubanks, a remarkable man who combined highly theoretical research with a very down-to-earth personality. He was powerfully built, bald with a little moustache, and had a habit of making noises as he breathed that combined humming, growling, and snorting.…


Blogging from stdin

Lately I’ve been figuring out ways to wean myself from TextMate. While it’s possible that the open-sourcing of TM2 will turn out to be a great success, I wouldn’t lay money on it. And even if it does, it’s unlikely to happen quickly (remember when Netscape open-sourced Navigator?) and there’s no guarantee I’ll like the…


Caching out

I can’t say that it’s happened every day, but more days than not over the past week or two, this site has become unavailable. Sometimes I’ve noticed it myself, sometimes a reader has tweeted me about it. I know it’s not because of traffic, but beyond that I have no idea of the cause. I…


Baked or fresh

Much talk recently about “baked” blogs, blogs whose HTML is served from a set of static files rather than generated on the fly. I think it started with this post from Brett Simmons. More recently, Marco Arment has been talking about developing a baked blogging system on the Build & Analyze podcast. And of course,…


Feed me, Seymour

I love RSS. Not only does it let me zip through lots of stories in a short time, it usually makes the reading experience better by stripping away the non-story clutter found on most web pages and formatting the text with easy-to-read colors and fonts. I try to make the RSS feed of this blog…


GitHub repo of my WordPress theme

A bit too much blogging-about-blogging lately, but here’s one more short note. After all the changes associated with adding syntax highlighting to the site, I realized I’d never put the site’s theme under revision control. Seemed like kind of a dangerous way to live, so I made a git repository of a local copy. And…


Syntax highlighting

After some persistent comments in the embedded gist article, I’ve decided to try my hand at adding syntax highlighting to the code I post here. I think I have it working, but don’t be surprised if some things look a little weird for a while. Update 12/17/10 Basically, everything in this article has been superseded…


PHP Markdown Extra Math, MathJax, and WordPress

Over the weekend, I modified PHP Markdown Extra Math, my fork of Michel Fortin’s PHP-based Markdown processor. PHPMEM can now output either jsMath or MathJax, with the latter being the default format. If, like me, you have a WordPress blog; prefer to compose your posts in Markdown instead of HTML; need to include mathematical equations…