Sunday, July 29, 2007
I'm going to attempt to upgrade to the new Movable Type (my blogging software) today, so things are liable to get a bit dicey around here. Or not, but let's not jinx it. It's the "release candidate" version of the software, meaning that it's out of beta, but not quite the final release. In other words, it's still in beta, but it seems stable enough that I'm going to give it a try. See you on the other side (and soon, I hope).
Update: Upgrade complete. Sorta. Some of my template tags appear to be throwing errors. If you're reading this, then I've figured it out, but it's annoying that this worked with MT3.3 and is broken now.
Again Update: It appears that the comments popup is no longer supported. Indeed, they deprecated its use a long time ago, and it's been acting funky ever since, so now when you click on "comments" you go to the individual post page (anchored down to the comments section). To be honest, I've been meaning to do this for a while, but I've never gotten around to it. Anyways, I'm still putzing around with the new system. Lots of interface changes make everything seem strange again, but I'm not sure if they're for the better or not.
Yet Another Update: Lots of breakage in the archives. I still have to switch over the comments to the new style links, and it seems that MT4 and Opera don't play well together when it comes to the template editor, as I managed to screw up this page (should be fixed now) and some other templates (still working on them). There are a bunch of annoying bugs that only seem to affect Opera, and I'm finding it frustrating.
One More Update: All the archives should be pretty much fixed, but there might still be some issues here or there that I'm not aware of yet.
Posted by Mark on July 29, 2007 at 12:57 AM .: link :.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Over the next two weeks, I'll be travelling a lot. This week, I'll be attending UPA 2007 in Austin, TX. Next week, I'll be attending another conference in Boston (insert obligatory Road Trip joke here). I'll have internet access, so I'll be around, but the regularly scheduled Wednesday posts may suffer.
Anyway, in anticipation of Robot Chicken's Star Wars special, here's one of their previous episodes. Hilarious.
This one's pretty good too.
Posted by Mark on June 12, 2007 at 01:01 PM .: link :.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Friday, the day of lists
I've been lazy about the whole Friday is List Day thing, so here are a couple lists:
Can you guess what movies they're from?
Friday, March 23, 2007
Roy says that Fridays are list day, but I'm not sure I believe him. I figure I should do it anyway, just in case.
Random 10 Songs
Aside from the obvious and overt ones.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Friday Is List Day, Again
Let's try this again.
Sunday, February 01, 2004
No Entry Today
Sorry, twas a busy weekend. Boy, this weekend stuff sure is a drag... I can't wait to get back to work tomorrow.
Yeah, so if you're really itching to read some stuff, check out Dan Gable, which I wrote last week (just a bio, but I might be building a post around it sometime next week). Also, DyRE aims to incite jealosy in me by talking about a few movies, including The Battle of Algiers, in the forum. He was mostly successful.
Posted by Mark on February 01, 2004 at 11:30 PM .: link :.
Thursday, January 01, 2004
I'll be traveling this weekend,
I'll be traveling this weekend, so there will most likely be no new post on Sunday (as my schedule normally dictates). In the mean time, as always, there are other things to do at Kaedrin than just the blog. Check out the Tandem Stories for some interactive storytelling, or stop by and have a chat in the forum. There's lots of other stuff to do here at Kaedrin, so check it out if you're so inclined...
By the way, I am typing this post on Zempt, basically a local Movable Type client (running on Windows) that can interact with the Movable Type installation on my server. It has some nice features, including a much better entry GUI, but it is lacking in some things as well. It has some nice shortcuts for inserting code (links, bold, centering, etc...), a nice preview function, and (my favorite) a spellchecker. The interface is somewhat customizeable, but at the same time I rather like how the browser interface has all the post options visable on one screen. The options are easily accessed in Zempt, but the operation isn't quite intuitive. For instance, I don't know what will happen when I say "Publish New Post" here. I was playing around wiht this earlier, and wasn't acting the way I thought it would...
All in all, I like it, but I'm not sure it will completely overtake the standard browser interface. Then again, I'm using version 0.3 of Zempt, so perhaps the future releases will exceed expectations
Well, I'm off, have a good weekend, see you soon...
Update: Funny, the words "blog" and "Zempt" were not included in the dictionary for spellcheck...
Posted by Mark on January 01, 2004 at 01:42 PM .: link :.
Sunday, December 21, 2003
My body hath been besieged by a foul sickness, held at bay only by my weakened immune system's army. Like the warriors trapped in Minas Tirith, my only hope lies in our ability to overcome odds, with a little help from my friends (namely, the Riders of DayQuill and the hoards of Chicken Noodle Soup).
In case you cannot tell from that first paragraph, my body was not the only thing negatively affected by this enemy I face. I grow tired of both body and mind, and thus do not have the energy to do much else but throw a few links at you and rest. So here we are:
Update: I'm a cheater, I added the Sedaris story long after this post, but I didn't want to create a whole new post just for that, and it fit here, so there. Take that. If your reading this at all, I suppose.
Posted by Mark on December 21, 2003 at 08:50 PM .: link :.
Friday, August 15, 2003
Set an open course for the virgin sea
In a few days time I'll be embarking on a much needed vacation, so I won't be around to post this Sunday and possibly the next. I had planned to leave a few posts here to fill the void, but Road Runner decided to cut out on me last night and has only just come back...
While I'm out cruising the high seas, you might want to check out some of the other features here at Kaedrin. Tandem Stories are a form of interactive storytelling in which each successive paragraph is written by a different author (or by alternating authors). We've been playing around with this stuff for years here at Kaedrin, so take a look at some of these:
Update 8.24.03 - I'm back!
Posted by Mark on August 15, 2003 at 03:39 PM .: link :.
Friday, August 17, 2001
I won't be around much for the next week or so, for I have courageously volunteered to brave tropical storms, typhoid, cholera, dengie fever, tsetse fly disease, and those worms that drill into your leg and grow to a length of nine feet in order to investigate the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle (aka, the Devil's Triangle). There are lots of theories on the mysterious phenomenon, but I intend to find out what really goes on there (my favourite theory: Cthulhu "lies not dead, but dreaming in the under water city of of R'lye" which is probably somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle).
Anyway, while I'm gone, you can entertain yourselves by conversing with the "friendly" folk of the Kaedrin Forum, or even by contributing to one of the four ongoing Tandem Stories (a form of interactive storytelling in which each successive paragraph is written by a different author). If you like those stories, try this Choose Your Own Adventure story, which is also quite fun.
Posted by Mark on August 17, 2001 at 08:46 AM .: link :.
Friday, December 08, 2000
Write Your Own 13th Story is a branching interactive story, sort of like those choose your own adventure books I used to read when I was a kid (which were awesome, btw). Also check Xmark's Interactive Story Forum, and, of course, there's always Kaedrin's very own Tandem Stories for interactive story goodness!
Posted by Mark on December 08, 2000 at 04:09 PM .: link :.
Friday, December 01, 2000
There's not really much I can think to say about Hats Of Meat other than that I want a "Base-Bull Cap". Since I know you want to know more about this bold and innovative fashion statement, check out the MeatHelmet page. Fascinating.
Posted by Mark on December 01, 2000 at 12:47 PM .: link :.
Friday, November 03, 2000
Some random links for your enjoyment:
Posted by Mark on November 03, 2000 at 01:28 PM .: link :.
Ask Jesus is a pretty funny page which gives an option to "jesusify" your page (similar to, but not as good as, Rinkwork's classic "Dialectizer", ). My favorite language is still "Jive". Thanks to DyRE for 'da link (posted via the Kaedrin Forum)
Posted by Mark on November 03, 2000 at 10:54 AM .: link :.
Thursday, October 19, 2000
Those who are familiar with Kaedrin's Tandem Stories might get a kick out of XMark's Interactive Stories. You can continue the stories already there and you can even start your own story! He's also got some links to other kickin' interactive story sites.
BTW, I've begun to archive this weblog so you can see all the posts since its inception.
Posted by Mark on October 19, 2000 at 02:05 PM .: link :.
Wednesday, October 18, 2000
Kaedrin has just been given the "Rebel Rebel Yell" award, complete with spiffy graphic on the right (ack! its gone!). The award comes from Michman's Rebel Rebel Star Wars Fansite. For quite some time now, Michman has woven an interstellar tapestry of adventure, romance and a few guffaws for generations of Star Wars Role-Playing Gamers. Check it out, I'm also being interviewed by Michman for inclusion in his Tie Interviewer section (Sneak Peak).
More things people do while stuck in traffic (Contributed by Spencer via the infamous Kaedrin Discussion Forum) :
Posted by Mark on October 18, 2000 at 01:01 PM .: link :.
Tuesday, October 10, 2000
Rinkworks' Reader Polls is a treasure trove of interesting and sometimes funny polls. A Sampling:
Which of the following words is the most intrinsically funny?
What do you believe concerning time travel?
Have you ever been on the Internet?
I am definitely interested in doing regular polls here at Kaedrin, but I have yet to find a good free service to use... Speaking of polls, go check out 4degreez.com's Famous People Recognition Survey. Its probably one of the best polls I've ever seen. Four chose an extremely diverse group of famous people and historical figures, ranging from well known to highly obscure. Only about 150 people have taken the poll, but some of the results are astounding (for instance, 7 people did not know who Jesus was!?!).
Posted by Mark on October 10, 2000 at 12:48 PM .: link :.
Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Ripe (With Decay)
Yes, my vessel body has passed another year of grueling life. This Color Schemer is spiffy, though not half as cool as the 5k Web Color Visualizer
Posted by Mark on September 13, 2000 at 08:28 AM .: link :.
Tuesday, September 12, 2000
These generator's could probably come in quite handy when writing a tandem story entry:
Press Release Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
And of course there's always the trusty Shakespearian curse-generator and the Web Economy BS generator. Blah.
Posted by Mark on September 12, 2000 at 08:35 AM .: link :.
Wednesday, July 19, 2000
Thou haughty sour-faced malignancy
Use the Shakespearian curse-generator to deftly insulte thine enemies. When you get bored with that, try creating some Web Economy BS here.
Posted by Mark on July 19, 2000 at 12:11 AM .: link :.
Monday, July 17, 2000
I started my job today. Blah. It was orientation today. My real work starts tomorrow. Blah.
I finished Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris the other day (eventually I'll put up a review in Kaedrin Books). I liked it, but I don't think its as good as everyone says. I would rather watch Silence of the Lambs again. I'm now reading The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder. It doesn't keep you on the edge of your seet, but it is a fascinating look at how the computer industry used to be (it traces the creation of a new computer that was to compete with the VAX - this is circa 1979 folks, so things are a little different now). No wonder computers and their software are so bloated today.
X - Men grossed over 50 million dollars last weekend (#2 for the summer behind MI2). Sure enough, a sequel is in the works (and a third is also rumored). I'm happy for them. And worried that the sequels'll suck.
Posted by Mark on July 17, 2000 at 08:32 PM .: link :.
Friday, July 14, 2000
This was before I used to have titles
Woo Hoo! Welcome to the the official Kaedrin Weblog, maintained by his royal highness, tallman. His sovereign court includes the topics of Movies, Web Design, and Books amongst other various subjects. Many updates coming soon!
Posted by Mark on July 14, 2000 at 02:10 PM .: link :.
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