Constitution Day

December 06, 2006 By: erik Category: Musings, Politics, Spain 1,516 views

Spanish FlagToday is Constitution Day in Spain. It’s one of the few holidays that is not a holy day.

I thought I’d write down a few thoughts that I had recently that actually relate to Constitution Day.
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Whois Spam

December 05, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Media, Weird 6,637 views

I had no idea that this form of spam existed.

I ran “whois amazon.com”, and got this:
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Genius Insomnia

December 05, 2006 By: erik Category: Musings 1,427 views

Not everyone is cut out for the kind of work I do. I may be the only full time transatlantic telecommuter. I work alone from home with no supervision and a six-hour time difference between my coworkers and myself. Like all scenarios, mine has its pros and cons.
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Google Stalker

December 04, 2006 By: erik Category: Complaining, Geeky, Media, Weird, Wordpress 2,306 views

Don’t look now, but you’re being followed! By Google…
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Father of the Groom

December 04, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, News, Spain 1,491 views

Surprising no one that knows him, my father has become the first to make solid plans in regards to my upcoming wedding. I share them here to help others that are planning to attend get an idea of costs. You are all welcome to mimic his schedule. The more the merrier! (marrier?)
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The Shadower – Realistic Drop Shadows in Javascript

December 04, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Programming, Wordpress 40,611 views

This has been done before, but not in such a simple and elegant way, in my opinion. This implementation has four important features that separate it from the rest: no images, no messy nested divs in your html code, no CSS, and realistic fading shadows!
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Terror and the Media

December 02, 2006 By: erik Category: Media, Politics, Religion, Stuff I Found 755 views

While surfing aimlessly this morning, I found this article on Digg:

The act of terrorism that didn’t get reported on September 11, 2006
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First Driving Lesson

December 01, 2006 By: erik Category: Complaining, News, Spain 5,030 views

Well, I just got back from my first driving lesson in over 13 years. Let me just summarize it by saying that, if you think you know how to drive, and you want to be convinced otherwise, take a lesson with a picky driving instructor.
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Widgetize Anything

November 30, 2006 By: erik Category: Wordpress 36,476 views

As of WordPress 2.8.2, this plugin no longer works. I recommend switching to use the PHP Code Widget. It’s exactly the same as this one, except that it requires you to use <?php and ?> tags.

There are many WordPress plugins that should be converted into sidebar widgets, made compatible with the Automattic Widget Plugin, but, for whatever reason, have not yet been converted. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a generic way to call other plugins from within a sidebar widget? Now there is! Introducing…. Widgetize Anything!
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Rivals of Jesus

November 30, 2006 By: erik Category: Complaining, Musings, Religion, Reviews, USA 2,816 views

I’ve just watched two of three National Geographic documentaries that I’ve recently “acquired”, collectively called “The Secret Bible”.
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