Jan 302006

In my attempts to use version 2.0 of WordPress one of my greatest frustrations has been that many times when I go back and edit a post the edit function does not pull up the version I just saved but instead a cached copy from before my changes.

When I first noticed this I went searching for a fix but could not find where anyone had posted having the same problem. I have been meaning to go look again and if I didn’t find anything then to post a message at WordPress asking for some help.

Just today I noticed a new plugin available, Cache-Flush, which adds an item to the Admin|Options menu allowing you to manually flush the cache. His site does not say much about the plugin except that “it will allow you to manually flush the default WordPress cache”.

So now when I see that a cached copy without changes has been loaded I can just open the options menu and flush the cache. I hope WordPress gets this fixed in the next update – I am guessing that they left out the call to flush the cache for the single post when you ask to edit the post.

Another good use of this plugin is that the cache is stored in the wp-content directory. I routinely back this directory up since it has my themes, plugins (with mods), images, etc. Now I can flush the cache before I make the backup since there is no reason to backup the cache. Again, wish they had put the cache in a different directory but, hey, I was not asked.

Jan 282006

--Photo: Chevy HHR-- I wrote previously that it is time to trade in my company car. I have been looking around and my first thoughts were a little Mini Cooper. I went and test drove one and it was a blast. It would be a great little mid-life crisis vehicle. But with 6 kids still at home, 4 of whom I still shuttle around, I am not sure I can limit myself to such a small rig. Another problem is that the closest dealership is a couple hundred miles away, so any service work, if not a problem, would be a pain.

Just saw the Chevrolet HHR. It is an interesting looking vehicle. It reminds me a lot of my old 1957 Ford Panel Van that I had during high school. According to Chevrolet the HHR’s distinct design fuses elements of the 1949 Chevy Suburban – the original utility vehicle – and the SSR roadster. It stands out just enough that it would make a good vehicle to plaster the company name across. Will have to go test drive one and see what I think.

Jan 282006

Scott Adams in his Dilbert Blog has some more fun stirring the pot by pointing out that he can prove beyond all doubt that the theory of evolution is not completely true. He must have a lot of fun ‘yanking people’s chains’

I will put my argument in simple bullet points so that you may more easily follow.

  1. Evolution is defined as the change in species over time. (Roughly speaking)

  2. Einstein proved that time does not pass for an observer who is moving at the speed of light. Itís not just the observerís perception; itís his objective reality.

  3. Therefore, evolution does not exist for an observer moving at the speed of light.

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Jan 262006

My shared del.icio.us bookmarks from 01-26-2006

  • This extension provides a comprehensive UI for changing a number of the hidden tabbed browsing preferences in Firefox. It also provides the ability to control how internal and external links are opened in the browser and how the browser will react when li
  • The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Firefox, Flock and Mozilla, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Download Statusbar is a browser extension that allows you to keep track of ongoing and completed downloads in a hide-away statusbar.

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