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WordPress 2.3 Tag Cloud Widget


I’ve been testing the new version of WordPress since the first beta (that’s part of the reason the new site design hasn’t gone live yet). It’s pretty sweet, but in testing, I found the tag cloud widget that comes with WP 2.3 lacking in configuration options (as in, there are none). So I set about to fix that. I hacked up my own tag cloud widget that lets me configure the tag cloud to fit my theme.

If you would like to take a look at it for yourself, head on over to the Configurable Tag Cloud page. Feel free to leave any comments on the widget on this post.

Anyone want a piece of cryptographic history?


Wow…of all the times to be caught not being independently wealthy! 🙂

1938 German Enigma Machine

For those who don’t know, the Enigma machine was a cipher machine used to encrypt and decrypt secret messages by Nazi Germany before and during World War II.

What would you do with something like this? Nothing really, other than being able to brag about having an original Enigma machine… :).

Weight loss check-in


So it’s been a while since I posted anything about my goal to drop 30 pounds before my wedding. Well, at this point, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. It seems I’ve hit a plateau at 263 pounds (I’ve been here for the better part of a month at this point). I don’t know what else I can do at this point, but I’m happy with the results thus far. It’s not as much as I wanted to lose, but it’s better than nothing (or gaining 🙂 ). I’m going to keep up with the exercise, though…I’m determined to get down to 250. More news as it develops.

Interesting New Advertising Platform


So a while back I signed up for this new web community. It’s called MyMindshare (note, that link is my affiliate link, so if you click it and sign up, it helps me out). Te general premise is that people post ads for goods and services they think are cool (but there are others that are targeted based on your profile and survey answers, more on that in a minute). If a link interests you, you click on it. Here’s the best part…the site pays YOU for looking at content…well, sort of. At the moment, you can’t cash out your account (that will come after the site moves into the black), but you can use your accumulated money to place ads that will pay others for clicking on them.

It’s an interesting system, however, it’s new, so of course there aren’t that many active users. But hey, you never know, this could be the next Digg

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