1. Alan Liddell

    The fortune plugin!


    I’ve done it! I’ve gotten the fortune plugin to behave exactly the way I wanted it to. Obviously there’s a ways to go on it – the randomization is not so random, it’s not as pretty as it could be (and I don’t know how it’d even look on another …

  2. Alan Liddell

    Hello, Mastodon


    For you WordPress users, if you screw around with plugins at all, you might have noticed the Hello, Dolly plugin and wondered to yourself what the hell it does. Here’s the official description:

    This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed …

  3. Alan Liddell

    User Agent Nonsensery


    Privacy might be a concern for you as you browse the web. Probably. Go to tracemyip.org to see what They can learn about you just from your browser. I’m learning PHP for my DTLT duties, and a test function echoes your User Agent String (which is what your browser sends …

  4. Alan Liddell

    ???: ??????????



    In an effort to consolidate my learning, I’m taking to writing a small daily diary of the events of my day. Don’t bother copy-pasting into Google Translate (or whatever you would do) if you’re not interested in minutiae. Seriously. It’s boring. This is just for me.…

  5. Alan Liddell

    Distro project on hold


    I need to concentrate on Chinese and the GRE subject test. Then, in less than two weeks, school begins and my 18 credits will require almost all of my time, so I’ll be putting my distro project on an indefinite hiatus.…

  6. Alan Liddell

    The build


    As I mentioned in my last post, I’m working with Linux from Scratch to get the base system up and running. So far it’s been proceeding very smoothly (better than I expected, given some of the difficulties I’ve seen people have with it), though I’ve been having to switch …

  7. Alan Liddell

    From the Message of Master Gokurakuji


    Truly, the impermanence of the world is like a dream within a dream. The men we saw yesterday are not here today, and the existence of those today will be in peril tomorrow. Man’s fate does not wait his breathing in and breathing out. The sun that rose in the …

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