September 14, 2016
Say hello to Retro, a modern take on a classic WordPress theme.
For those of you who have been in the WordPress world a while, Retro should look familiar. It’s look is heavily borrowed from Kubrick, which was the default WordPress theme from 2006-2010.
Kubrick has always been one of my favorite themes, and back when this site was soupnazi.org, it ran a modified version of it for a long time. So, when I sat down a month ago or so to build a new theme, I decided to recreate it and bring it up-to-date. This site is running a child theme of Retro right now.
You can learn more about Retro, see a demo, follow development, and download the theme over at the Retro theme page.
September 13, 2016
Sometimes, change is unexpected. More often than not, change sneaks in until it feels grand and inevitable. Gradually, and then suddenly. iOS users have lived through numerous tides of such changes over the past three years.
As always, Federico Viticci at MacStories hits it out of the park with his yearly iOS review.
September 10, 2016
I just switched to a new theme that I built. I wrote a long post earlier this week covering my thought process behind it and some features that I added, and then… I lost the post.
It wasn’t WordPress’ fault, I wrote it in markdown in Textastic on my iPad and thought I saved it to iCloud. It turns out I didn’t–I saved it locally. And of course that was when the iOS 10 GM was released and when I did a clean install, I lost the post.
Anyway, I’ll write up another post about the new theme in the near future. I’ll also be releasing the theme for download, so keep an eye out for the post. Now would be a good time to subscribe to my posts :)
As always, please let me know if you run into any problems.
July 25, 2016
Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups.
If you think things are bad now, it’s only gonna get worse if this tiny-handed, orange-faced asshat wins the election.
July 24, 2016
I just finished up a redesign of my wife’s site. Go check it out and let me know if you have any comments or feedback.
July 23, 2016
From The Atlantic:
The allegations may seem at odds with the reputation of this city known for its progressivism. But many African Americans in Portland say they’re not surprised when they hear about racial incidents in this city and state. That’s because racism has been entrenched in Oregon, maybe more than any state in the north, for nearly two centuries. When the state entered the union in 1859, for example, Oregon explicitly forbade black people from living in its borders, the only state to do so. In more recent times, the city repeatedly undertook “urban renewal” projects (such as the construction of Legacy Emanuel Hospital) that decimated the small black community that existed here. And racism persists today. A 2011 audit found that landlords and leasing agents here discriminated against black and Latino renters 64 percent of the time, citing them higher rents or deposits and adding on additional fees. In area schools, African American students are suspended and expelled at a rate four to five times higher than that of their white peers.
This is a really, really good article.
July 18, 2016
CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s supporters painted a dark and dystopian portrait of an America in decline on Monday, as a parade of people spoke about a country slipping from their grasp, cops getting gunned down in the streets, and their family members slain by illegal immigrants.
But a self-inflicted scheduling blunder — the Trump campaign put the evening’s headliner, Melania Trump, well before the prime-time hour ended — had the networks turning away before the precious hour of free TV had been used up. Worse, her speech bore a striking resemblance to a Michelle Obama speech from 2008.
The RNC is a total shitshow.
July 18, 2016
Tons of updates today. For those of you enrolled in the developer program, iOS 10 beta 3, watchOS 10 beta 3, and tvOS beta 3 are all available now (public beta members will likely see the updates tomorrow). Oddly, there wasn’t a new macOS Sierra beta released today so we’ll probably see that soon.
On the stable side of things, iOS 9.3.3, watchOS 2.2.2, tvOS 9.2.2, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, and iTunes 12.4.2 are all available. Hit software update on your device(s) to grab the latest updates.
July 17, 2016
This is one of my favorite songs by Hayes Carll. If you haven’t heard any of his stuff, you should definitely check him out.
July 14, 2016
Starting with its next Tuesday giveaway, T-Mobile will be offering its customers free, unlimited data on Pokémon Go. This means that the game won’t eat up your high-speed data allotment. This offer will cover your data usage in the game for a year.
Once again, T-Mobile is doing it right.