Dear You

I’m really not trying to ignore you. I’m just super busy right now. I will leave this for you to watch since many of you may be tired from 5 days straight of Rock Band. You still have a long way to go to catch this guy.

My Favorite Cock Fighting Song

You read that right.  I have a favorite song about cock fighting.

There was a time when the only Spanish words I knew were “hola”, “gallo”, “del”, “cielo”, and “borracho” .  That means half of my vocabulary was a direct result of listening to this song.

Now I know all kinds of new words and phrases in Spanish like “¡no!”, “¡parate!”, and “¡suave con gatito!”

Do You Have REAL Game?

There’s really only one way to tell. Gain a bunch of weight, sit on a stool, sing a song that expresses your desire to take an old gray haired woman in curlers and “lay her down.”

If you do these things and have chicks screaming, you have Conway Twitty level game.

If you don’t want to gain the weight or sit on a stool, take it to the karaoke stage on a Tuesday night. If a woman buys you a beer within the next few minutes, you may have Conway Twitty level game. We can’t be sure though…not without the weight and the stool.

The Whistles Go Woo Woo!

This is an oldy but a goody, and every time I see it I laugh.  BubRub and L’il Sis have to be my two favorite characters of internet viral video.  I know what you’re thinking–what about Jesco?  Jesco was a pre-internet phenomenon, so BubRub and L’il Sis take the title.

Don’t worry though.  It’s just for decoration.  That’s it and that’s all.

Using WordPress 2.5 RC1

As promised, I got WP 2.5 RC1 installed on a development blog tonight and have spent a little time clicking through it.  I’ll say this much already for the Dashboard…it is much better organized for authors/editors/administrators.  The big tabs on the left are for “Write”, “Manage”, “Design” (formerly “Presentation”), and “Comments”.  Anything else you’d want to do is still there–“Settings”, “Plugins”, “Users”, but located off to the right side.  There are two BIG and OBVIOUS buttons for “Write a New Page” and “Write a New Post”, presumably the two things most users want to do the most.

As far as new features go, the big one that jumped out at me immediately is the ability to add more than one photo at a time.  Same goes for other media like video and audio.  Also you don’t have to scroll down on a laptop to Publish anymore.   “Publish Status” has been moved to the top right of the posting area.  Kinda of nice, since you have to do this every time you post, huh?

I’d like the ability to change the order of the components/widgets/whatchamacallits on the posting page to reorganize them if I’d like.  I have some fields that are added with plugins that I use quite often, while others that ship with WordPress I hardly use at all.  The ability to resize the posting area is nice as well.

Speaking of plugins, I haven’t seen any issues yet.  The (manual) upgrade went fine as well.  As far as nuts and bolts go, 2.5 gives you the ability to manage tags just like you manage categories, links, posts, and pages.  But I’d have to say that my favorite new feature or enhancement is in the theme management section.  The editor is larger, and the theme pages are listed along with the appropriate .php file names.  Same goes for the plugin editor.

Overall, I’m pretty happy.  Haven’t done any comparisons with the actual database yet.  Too tired and will pick at it tomorrow.

Ron Paul’s Campaign Over, Sorta

From ABC:

In the video, Paul did not use the words “drop out,” opting instead to say the campaign is “winding down,” and he encourages supporters to still cast votes for him. But he referred to his campaign in the past tense.

I know I can spin this in a pro-Paul way.  Hang on–let me think of something.

 Okay…I’ve got it.  This was a brilliant move on his part!  It would have been foolish to drop out of the race while anyone on earth was paying attention.

Yahoo! With a Huge Web Hosting Announcement

The other day I mentioned Microsoft’s bid to buy Yahoo!

Today, Yahoo! made a pretty interesting announcement…Yahoo! Web Hosting
now provides UNLIMITED disk space and UNLIMITED bandwidth for less than $12. That means that those videos you’ve been uploading to YouTube (owned by Google) because they are big and take up bandwidth can now be hosted cheaply and you can keep your assets for yourself.

They are even registering your domain name for free, plus unlimited MySQL databases and email addresses. If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog or getting a site for your small business, this looks like a sweet deal.

Finch Addresses County Commission

Hat tip to mbradley for pointing us to the video of Wednesday’s meeting.  If you aren’t local, this is hilarious.  If you are, it’s truly sad.

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WARNING:  multiple instances here of the pot calling the kettle…uh…cookware.

You can just feel/smell the love here, can’t you?

Story in the KNS.