Thai Peanut Pasta

This quick recipe is tangy, spicy, and good as a hot meal or served cold as a salad.  As a meal, serves two.  As a side-dish, serves four. Ingredients 8 ounces of bite-size pasta (Rotini, Penne, Bowtie, etc) 1/2 lime (keep other half for peanut sauce) Grated parmesan Basil Cilantro Fresh-ground black pepper Thai Peanut Sauce […]

I’d better not see that on Facebook.

I’d better not see that on Facebook. Here’s a quote you hear after every camera flash at every party you ever go to.  Or people milling about reminding people to not tag them in photos. And why is that, exactly?  So their Mom won’t see?  So that potential employers won’t see what an animal they are?  (employers […]

Free WordPress Theme! Introducing Civique.

I’ve been working on a WordPress theme lately.  It’s a theme designed for non-profit organizations, but it could work well for almost any organization. It is MIT Licensed (compliant with GPLv2). It has full support for… Theme Customization Header color Logo (keep it under 75 px tall) Header Images Post Thumbnails Attachment alignment Menus Sidebars It includes […]

WordPress Goodie: Theme Customization API code generator

This isn’t quite as robust as what I usually find over at GenerateWP, but it’s certainly handy, and it makes it easy to correctly link your settings to groups to controls. There are some limitations No support for non-text WP_Customize_Control elements.  This is an easy fix, and you should reference the official WordPress API Documentation for […]

The death of TrueCrypt: a symptom of a greater problem

UPDATE: 29 May 2014 at 9:30 MDT The TrueCrypt development team has broke their silence to the audit team.  My suspicions articulated in this post were correct.  You can learn more at GRC.  TrueCrypt will be adopted by the Linux Foundation, ensuring its continued vitality and success as an open source project in the free […]

Speed up your routine: SMOOTHIE CUBES

I’ve done a lot of work engineering my morning nutrition to be easy and fast.  One of my particular innovations is borrowed from the people that freeze their fresh herbs in ice or oil. I got sick of guessing how much spinach I was putting into my smoothies (it doesn’t measure well, and I don’t want […]

Exciting WordPress Developments

I have been working on some exciting new WordPress things that I plan on releasing in compliance with the GPL.  First, since there wasn’t a decently simple (free) front-end profile management system, I decided to write one if my own. It is completely customizable with short codes and allows you to validate input with regular […]

Why Is Bitcoin Valuable?

Bitcoin.  It’s everywhere in the news.  It was 2013’s best investment, and it’s taking the world by storm. So why is it a big deal?  And why does it have value?  Well, this is my attempt of explaining one of the fundamental facets of currency: a proof of work. Disclaimer: I am no economist.  There are other […]

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