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All is well

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In case anyone is wondering, nothing is wrong. If you didn’t already know, I am a professional translator. Lately I just don’t have the energy to blog after translating/writing all day. I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a while (although I might post something from time to time). Maybe a few weeks, maybe […]

Separating trackbacks from comments in WordPress 2.7

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Normally this isn’t a blog about blogging or blogging software, but I just upgraded my comment section, so bear with me for one more post on the topic. After implementing the new threaded comments feature, I realized I needed to separate trackbacks from comments, because it just doesn’t look nice to have them all together. […]

Threaded comments in WordPress 2.7 and up

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It’s actually easier than you might think. Well, actually it’s not. But Chris Harrison has done all the dirty work, so all you have to do is follow his instructions: WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #1 WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #2 Stylizing Threaded/Nested Comments in WordPress 2.7 The only problem I had was with […]

More on ESCR

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Former President Clinton recently added his two cents to the debate. He said that scientists engaging in embryonic stem cell research must be careful to use only embryos that “have been placed beyond the pale of being fertilized before their use.” Somebody should tell him that fertilization is what produces an embryo and starts human […]

Spammers using commenters’ names

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Has anybody else been getting spam from impersonators? I keep getting spam posted under the names of regular commenters. I wonder if these are individuals doing this or automated spambots? How annoying.

Problem with comment form

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The comment form has apparently not been saving information. I’ve also had problems with the admin page not remembering my login details. I searched the WordPress forums, and I think I found the solution. Unfortunately, it means that everyone’s cookies will now be expired and you’ll have to enter your information again. Hopefully this time […]

Good Search

Here’s a new easy way to raise money for your favorite cause. Just start using Yahoo! powered as your search engine and they’ll donate a penny to your favorite cause every time you do a search! In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall,, where you can shop at […]

Error with WordPress 2.5 uploader

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When I first upgraded to WordPress 2.5 I was having problems with the flash uploader. I kept getting an “HTTP Error,” and WordPress was telling me to “Try again later.” I searched around the forums and dug through many useless threads until discovering that it could have something to do with mod_security. I then checked […]

Casey’s Critical Thinking has moved!

Well, I’m now at a new domain. It’s been a long time coming. For the longest time I have wanted to register,, or something like that, but those domains are reserved for at least the next decade or so. I thought about, but that’s too long. So then it occurred to […]

45 Unasked Questions

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Kansas Bob posted 45 unanswered questions yesterday that I found interesting, so I thought I’d do it, too. 1. WHO WERE YOU NAMED AFTER? – A road sign (“Casey County”). 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? – My Taekwondo instructor (Korean) once told me that a man is allowed to cry 3 times […]