Year: 2009

Closing out the Decade

Portfolioso December 31, 2009 No Comments Useless Update

As the decade comes to a close, here is a quick recap of whatever. We’ve come a long way, considering I had dialup internet until 2001 and analog cable until 2005. These are in no particular order and are completely random. I didn’t cover everything and may have missed stuff. I apologize for this book of a post.

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Come on, WordPress…

Portfolioso December 31, 2009 No Comments Rants, Website Related

You know what really pisses me off sometimes? WordPress. Never use the schedule post feature – it’s a useless piece of shit. WordPress allows you to write a draft blog entry and then schedule it to publish at a later date. Every time I do this, it always misses the schedule and then I struggle severely to get it published because it keeps scheduling it. Well maybe I don’t want it scheduled you stupid bitch, I just want it live. I set my end of the decade ramble to publish at 8AM and was supposed to wake up with it here. Instead it’s being a shithead and now I can’t get it published. This also happens on another WordPress blog I maintain. Could be a server setting, but it’s poorly documented. Fix your shit.

Edit. Okay so I Googled this a little bit. Seems like what happens is that WordPress runs a cron (automation) job. There’s a setting in wp-includes/cron.php where it checks every .01 seconds, so if the server is a slow piece of crap and can’t keep up, it misses it. I set it to check less frequently and that might work.

Change:
$cron_url = get_option( 'siteurl' ) . '/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron';
wp_remote_post( $cron_url, array('timeout' => 0.01, 'blocking' => false, 'sslverify' => apply_filters('https_local_ssl_verify', true)) );

TO
$cron_url = get_option( 'siteurl' ) . '/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron';
wp_remote_post( $cron_url, array('timeout' => 20, 'blocking' => false, 'sslverify' => apply_filters('https_local_ssl_verify', true)) );

A post (the decade recap) is scheduled for 11:45AM EST. It better work.

Absolutely Useless Update

Portfolioso December 31, 2009 No Comments Useless Update

I was sitting in bed yesterday and something really pissed me off. I had some epic rant about something, and kept thinking to myself how awesome of a blog post it would make -but I can’t remember now… So whatever. I’ll be closing out the decade later on today, so look for another update.

eFollett, This Means War

Portfolioso December 29, 2009 No Comments Rants, School Related

eFollett is one of the most awful companies around. They exist for the sole purpose to rob poor college students by charging inflated prices for textbooks. At the end of the semester, they either don’t buy them back for real market value or say they have no value. Protip: buy and sell on amazon.com. eFollett will not get another penny from me and I haven’t been to that crook bookstore in two years.

So I’m buying my books for next semester and I can tell you right now, I want to bash my history professor’s skull in and I haven’t even met the man yet. Rather than assigning normal textbooks, I look on the booklist and see the following:

First of all, give me an ISBN, a real title (not the course title) and a real author. It’s doubtful these two books have the same title. The info above tells me nothing. Now I have no choice but to buy these two books from the bookstore because it doesn’t give me enough info to shop elsewhere. I absolutely hate when professors write their own books for the class. I hate it even more when it’s sent to Kinko’s and consists of spiral bound printer paper that they make the bookstore sell for $50. Morons.

Posting from my Droid

Portfolioso December 27, 2009 No Comments Computer/ Tech Related, Useless Update

I am posting this from the WpToGo Android app. I could have just logged in with the browser, but this is cooler. I love this Droid so much. It seemlessly integrates with Google and the screen is amazing. As you may have noticed, I have been going to town on Blackberries lately. They suck ass – enjoy your shitty rollerball and outages. I will cut the iPhone people some slack though (even though they can’t multitask and run two apps at once). Muhahahaha.

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