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Month: January 2017

UNIX commands for GeekTool

UNIX commands for GeekTool

GeekTool is a fabulously easy way of displaying images from the web and the output of UNIX commands on your Mac’s desktop. UNIX commands Within GeekTool drag a “shell” object onto the desktop and paste the UNIX command line into the “command” field. Specify an appropriate refresh interval, in seconds. Note please there’s a significant difference between a straight quote ‘ and a back-quote (or back-tick) `. Time elsewhere Coworkers in India – how to keep track of their day…

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Get WordPress permalink for posts & pages

Get WordPress permalink for posts & pages

Today I present PHP code to remedy a long-vexing (to me) deficiency in WordPress. Zero-day use cases The first-day needs of those starting with new software are what I call “zero-day use cases”. For example, users of a word processor require the ability to change typefaces and apply bolding to text usually pretty early in their experience. Footnoting is rarely needed immediately, if ever. WordPress is pretty awesome, from its five-minute install to a user interface that allows those non-technical…

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Migrating an HTML website to WordPress, pt. 1

Migrating an HTML website to WordPress, pt. 1

Backstory: I started this site just after the World Wide Web was unleashed upon the public. At first, all was painstakingly hand-coded HTML. When WYSIWYG tools became popular – like Dreamweaver – there was a choice for the technically-minded: Userland Frontier. Frontier was an unbelievably powerful content management system (CMS), with features a decade ahead of the curve. Frontier is dead. Userland is dead. TWENTY-FIVE years later there’s still no equal alternatives. My site has lain fallow because of the…

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