Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

So Many Codes

I didn’t choose coding: coding chose me. How was I to know how preternaturally and prodigiously skilled I was at computer programming? Before today, I couldn’t tell a Python from a Perl, but now I have mastered computers. If John Travolta were to hold a gun to my head while I was getting mouth action from a hooker, I would be able to crack into the NSA’s mainframe within 60 seconds.

That’s how good I am. I am LEET. I now care about ethics in gaming journalism, and get all the jokes in XKCD. Perhaps I will get one of those double-screen setups. Also: did you know that instead of laboriously mousing-and-clicking, you can use keyboard shortcuts to do everything? They’re called “macros,” and it’s okay if you didn’t know that. You’re not a coder like me.

What kind of keyboard are using? Mechanical ergonomic model? No? Well, then: it’s shit, isn’t it?

How many apps are you developing? I am developing an app that develops apps, so whatever number you answered with, I still win.

What have you disrupted today?

Not only do I now code, I am now a code proselytizer. An e-vangelist. A woman at a stoplight asked me for money this morning. Instead of charity, I taught her to code and her first round of VC funding is scheduled for next week. In the park, I noticed ducks. Did I give them stale bread? No! I taught those ducks to code.

Vita brevia, codis longa.

Oh, leave Latin out of your blatherings.

Oh, poo. I did a thing. I actually did an actual thing.

You are inordinately proud of yourself.

I disagree: I think the proper level of ordinance is being displayed, pride-wise.

And now I’d like you to stop mangling English. What did you do. Like, reality-wise?

I Googled it.

And?

Honestly: that is 90% of the solution to a minor computer-based problem.  Then working up the nerve to change stuff in the CSS editor.

I like how you said CSS like you knew what it stood for.

NO IDEA.

Figured.

It’s the guts. The part that looks all computery.

You’re a poet.

And, sure: it’s written in computer sentences, but the words are the same. I looked for “post” and “font” and did the thing Google told me to do.

Looked? You mean you searched.

No, no: physically scrolled through the whole page looking for the words with my eyeballs. Couldn’t figure out how to search.

Sure.

Then I fucked around with the font size until it looked right.

Okay. What about changing the font?

One word. It is literally one word. I replaced the word Lato with Palatino.

That sounds like a coup in the Star Wars Universe.

It does. But I also had to delete “sans” from “sans-serif” so, you know: it wasn’t all smooth sailing.

You’re like the guy Mark Zuckerberg got to do his work for him.

Spider-Man?

What?

Facebook was founded by Lex Luthor, who stole ideas from Spider-Man and also maybe the Lone Ranger.

Yeah, okay.

 

6 Comments

  1. Way to code..

    You might have to edit a file to get spencer’s images to show up. Get your L33T working, drink some 5 hour energy and go at it.

    Assuming these are plain old WordPress comments, then I think you can get it to allow img tags, and Spencer can figure out the rest.

    Lots of assumptions, and I may be wrong, and things may have changed, and I take no responsibility for the site dissappearing, but https://wordpress.org/support/topic/allow-users-to-post-images-in-comments

  2. Palatino was a mature choice, excellent taste.

  3. thanks for fixin’ the fonts!

    I-)

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    February 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

    “take me to your condo, I’ll do my laundry while you code”

    a big hit in capitol hill these days

  5. i am working on getting totd.com to be first in google searches…

    I-)

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