Jun 18, 2010

WordPress Jizz Fest

WordPress geeks are practically cumming in their pants over the release of WP 3.0 Thelonious, named after Thelonious Monk and being touted as "the most exciting release to date." Of course, WP 2.8.6 and 2.9.2 were also "the most exciting releases to date," so excuse me if I'm a bit skeptical.

But, the new feature list DOES look pretty cool. If, like me, you use WP more for CMS purposes than for straight blogging, the new menu functions and the ability to create your own content types could be handy.

They've also merged WP and WP Multi User into one package, so you can create multiple blogs from one installation (think Huffington Post-style). I just got a new client who's going to be my guinea pig for 3.0. (MUUAHAHAHA!)

I guess it's called "Thelonious" because it allows for greater improvisation and freedom, but geeks are known for being a bit self-aggrandizing, so we'll see.

Now I have to go update all my old installations of WP...grrrrrrr!

Jun 12, 2010

Trying Not to Think About It

I was telling my new girlfriend C the other day that I absolutely do not want to think about the whole BP oil spill debacle/disaster/tragedy, or whatever the fuck you want to call it thing. What a fucking nightmare.

The thing that really gets me about it is the destruction to the planet and all the animals that are suffering and dying because of it. It's mostly just too painful to go there. The other reason I'm not going there is because it totally triggers my nihilistic "the human race is a fucking piece of shit and deserves to die" kind of thinking, which is a place I'm trying to stay OUT of more of the time. I would usually go on a big rant about what an utterly pathetic, shit species Homo Sapien is, and how anything that brings our OWN extinction one step closer is a GOOD thing, blah blah blah..... anyway, that's all I'm going to say about it, except for


OK, seriously, rant is now over. One good thing that's come out of it for me is finding a site called Logo My Way, which currently has a graphic design contest running for the best creative "re-imagining" of the ubiquitous BP logo that's plastered all over the whole fucking world. Check it out here.

Below is my personal favorite, even though I don't think it's going to win the contest. But, I think the subtle cleverness of it is bewitching: