Some Potter related links

Monday, July 30, 2007

Note: all links below contain spoilers for the 7th Harry Potter book. Please proceed carefully.

Weighted Categories Plugin 1.4

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A new version of my l’il old Weighted Categories Plugin is out. I went up two version points because I never released the last update I made. Oops.

And now, I know

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I finished the book. I finished the series! I loved it. What a great ending!

Now I’m going to read it again.

It’s Here!

Monday, July 23, 2007

The book has arrived! In a nifty box, too:

Attention Muggles

Still don’t know how Harry Potter ends

Saturday, July 21, 2007

I think I might be the only Harry Potter fan who hasn’t gotten the last Harry Potter book yet. Well, I don’t know if I am, because I am staying away from a lot of sites so I don’t get spoiled.

For the last book, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, I pre-ordered online from and chose the normal shipping instead of express shipping. However, they sent the book to me on the first day anyways. This time, I pre-ordered again, but from, and got normal shipping. I assumed it would arrive today, but I forgot I ordered from a different vendor last time. ouch Oh well. It has been shipped out, it just hasn’t arrived yet.

Tomorrow I want to go watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the movie theatre. I really, really hope I won’t hear someone yelling out a spoiler or anything like that.

I wanna know what’s going on right now

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Right now the EllisLab site is down for updates. Is it routine updates or some new secret project? I’m hoping it’s some new project!

My own Dashboard Widget

Friday, July 13, 2007

I wrote my first Dashboard Widget last night! I basically followed the Hello World tutorial, except instead of displaying the words “Hello World”, I put in something more useful for me: the symbols for Apple keyboard shortcuts and which keys they are. After using my Mac for so long, I still can’t remember what the symbols stand for. I can remember however the F12 key which brings up the Dashboard, so that’s why I wrote the widget.

Shortcuts Dashboard Widget

The hardest part was not the widget code itself but putting together some graphics that didn’t look like total crap next to the other widgets on the Dashboard:

Shortcuts widget icon

Control Panel Themes Update

Sunday, July 01, 2007

I’ve updated the CSS for the control panel themes to match with EE 1.6.0. There have been no changes to the images, just to the css file. If you notice anything off, let me know!

I am not a computer virus!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

I just went to the Google Blog Search to search for something. I got some results, and clicked on a link to sort by Date instead of by relevance. I then clicked on the next page of results to get a 403 forbidden error with this message:

We’re sorry… … but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can’t process your request right now. We’ll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we’ll see you again on Google.


The normal Google search works with no problems though.

Edit: Hmmm, this seems to be quite common...

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