I use my redirect script to get back to the classic core editor (the best editor) instead of using the new one, but I figured I might as well make the new one more useful for anyone who wants to use it.
WordPress.com’s new editor was updated on November 16 and it broke redirecting for private and Jetpack-enabled blogs. Specifically, the fallback link to the old editor was removed, so the script could not scrape it and redirect to it.
Those of you who are using the script already and have automatic updates enabled (it’s probably enabled by default) should get an update to v1.4.0 soon. Otherwise, head over to Greasy Fork and install the script manually.
As a result of the update, redirection for Jetpack-enabled blogs whose site root and installation root differ fails again. Until someone figures out how to hijack the API proxy that the editor uses, this will stay broken.
Please report any issues you come across and I will try to fix them as soon as possible.
Dactylonomy: “the use of one’s fingers to express numbers.” (Wiktionary). We have all encountered finger-counting at some point; most of us have even been able to count to 10 since we were very young. Counting to 10 on one’s fingers is likely even the origin of the base 10 system. However, only being able to count to 10 is not very useful when you want to express numbers greater than 10, of which there are infinitely many. Has it ever occurred to you that you’re not limited to counting to 10?
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Mozilla has made too many mistakes. It all started with putting tabs on top and getting rid of the status bar in Firefox 4. It wasn’t much of a big deal back then because the functionality could be brought back with an option and a recommended add-on, respectively. Things all changed when Mozilla announced that a new look, called Australis, had landed in Firefox Nightly.
It’s quite likely that if you have some sort of social account that you’ve instant messaged with before. I’d describe it as online chatting, like email with the immediacy of “txting“.
I started instant messaging when Yahoo! first integrated Y!Messenger into its so-called All-new Yahoo! Mail in 2007 (I really miss that version). It was really useful as I didn’t have to wait for people to email a reply and to make sure I refreshed my inbox so that I got it. It also wouldn’t clutter my inbox with multiple emails of the same conversation. A sound played whenever the other party sent a message, ensuring that I wouldn’t miss it.
Of course, everyone else seemed to have the Microsoft counterpart, MSN/Windows Live. That wasn’t much of a problem as Y!Messenger was able to communicate with Windows Live contacts, so long as both parties had the other added to their online lists. It worked fairly well, although features were limited.
There are sites on the Internet that require registration for good reason (like WordPress), and there are others that require registration to track users or for some other unjustified reason. If you wanted to access something on a site that required a login, you would either not bother with the site and leave or sign up with fake credentials and a disposable email address. This is all quite pointless and annoying, especially if all you wanted to do was download one thing and never have anything to do with the site again.
This is where BugMeNot.com comes in… →
My friend just gave me a 2011 Unicomp Ultra Classic Black Buckling Spring USB keyboard!
Some people ask what the big deal is about mechanical keyboards and why I’m so excited. Perhaps it’s just a geek thing, but here is an excerpt from Unicomp’s keyboard page:
Your fingers will feel the difference with a buckling spring keyboard. Your typing accuracy will improve. The buckling spring key switch is design to record your keystroke at the precise instant that you feel the tactile change.
Standard rubberdome keyboards record the keystroke well after the tactile change is felt by your fingers. If you miss characters as you type and you know you pressed the key, that’s why. If you’ve tried to enter a shifted character but it came out lower case, that’s why. In fact most rubberdome keyboards require you to press the key all the way to the bottom. To compensate, many rubberdome users end up pounding the keys as they type. Ouch!
With the instantaneous nature of the buckling spring, your fingers can stop before the key hits bottom. Yes, the force required to press a buckling spring is a little higher than a rubberdome, but the low force over-travel period designed into the buckling spring allows your fingers to comfortably decelerate before hitting the key bottom. Ahhh!
Part of it is also just the thrill of having a mechanical keyboard and hearing that “click” every time you press a key.
Oh, am I ever going to have lots of fun with this thing!
Everyone has been asked to provide an email address at least once, whether it’s for using that coupon you used at a restaurant, to comment on a blog, or for signing up for an account on a website. Of course, for various reasons, you don’t want to give away your primary address. How do you solve it? What you’re looking for is a disposable email address.