How to wrap a SMF forum in WordPress

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After spending the better part of yesterday getting a forum setup with the same layout as its parent WordPress site I thought I’d share a couple of tips along the way. And I picked a less efficient way, including wp-blog-header.php in the forum code, because it was far easier. At some point I may go… Read more »

My first public WordPress theme – Christine

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Meet Christine. This is the first WordPress theme that I’ve done that’s getting released. I’ve done probably a dozen themes for various sites but never sat down until now with the intent of doing one to share. You can download it from

Demolition City Flash Game

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This is one of those painfully addictive Flash games. I’ve killed several hours blowing up buildings. Online Physics Games

WordPress – Redirecting to the first child page

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I’ve been redesigning the website for a web application I am writing.  The site uses WordPress because I wanted a blog section and wanted visitors to be able to easily leave comments on any page.  So the entire site is backed with WordPress with most of the content on pages rather than posts. One of… Read more »

Aptana on Vista 64bit – Black Screen

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I’ve been having issues with Aptana putting a huge black box over the code window on Vista 64.  And it seems many others are having the same issue as well, which is a shame because it’s an otherwise great program. It appears to have something to do with the preview tabs.  I could open up… Read more »

Grouping MySQL query by date

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Working on a statistics plugin I needed a way to group records by the day.  Turns out it’s remarkably easy. If you just want to group by year and month take off the DAY() part.  This would also be a good query to use WEEK() on to pull records grouped by the week they were… Read more »

Michael Jackson was an inventor

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Who knew?  Michael Jackson had a patent in his name. It was a design that allowed his feet to go into the floor of the stage and stay locked in place for a dance move where he leaned out over his center of gravity.  The normal way of doing it would have been to use… Read more »

isPalindrome function in Python

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I’ve started playing around with Python, and the more I do the more I like it.  Python makes it very easy to do simple, scripty type stuff, but also has the ability to do OOP if that need arises. Here’s a quick little function to determine if a string passed is a palindrome or not.

5 Photoshop brush sets to add to your collection

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Sure, there are a bunch of brush set for Photoshop out there.  The hard part is knowing what to get.  To help, here’s 5 sets that I came across that would fit in pretty much anyone’s collection. Hi resolution tree silhouettes Need a tree?  Head over to and download a set of 25 tree… Read more »