Blather Roleplaying Science Fiction and Fantasy

Until the site goes up…

The two big Israeli geekfests are coming up in a couple of months, and neither of them have any web-presence so far. Bigor 2007, our annual multi-day roleplaying-centric event that is the ISRP‘s tent-pole (flagpole?) is sometime in late March, Olamot (the SF&F and everything else con) should be sometime around then, and interested parties are wondering around forums, not knowing who to call.

This is a bit sad, really.


WordPress CLI theme

A command line interface theme for a blog. Pretty useless but freaky cool.

See it in action on the creator’s blog (with ANSI-art style graphics!) [via Ran Yaniv Hartstein]


Trying out WordPress 2.1

WordPress 2.1 was released 2 days ago, and today I’ve installed it on this blog, replacing the remains of an earlier installation of the Hebrew version of WordPress 2.05 (which was mostly messing up my admin interface, since my blog isn’t in Hebrew).

Geekish rambling below.


Testing Livejournal crossposter

Livejournal Crossposter is another WordPress plugin that lets you publish your WordPress blog to LiveJournal. It might just be simpler and less messier than Live+Press, if it works. The author says that I created this because I couldn’t figure out how Live+Press was supposed to work, and I wanted something simpler anyway.

Unfortunately, it’s on the list of plugins that don’t work properly in the next version of WordPress.

So this post is just to test if it’s working or not.

long Software and Programming

JQuery documentation in PDF

This is documentation for old versions; because of changes in the way the JQuery source and documentation is organized, my scripts no longer work with the current version.

I’ve been fascinated for a while by JQuery, a rather fine javascript library, a fact that I’ve alluded to in the past, but which I appear to have started paying attention to sometime in late August. I use it at work, and I’ve actually tried to unbold every message in its mailing list, once.

One of the nicer things about JQuery is its documentation. However, I came across Chris Heilmann’s complaint that JQuery (and other javascript libraries) should have its documentation readily available for offline reading in PDF. Inspired by this, I decided to write a utility to build a PDF file from the JQuery documentation.

Well, now here it is, a birthday present for JQuery.

UPDATED for version 1.1.4:

Older versions, JQuery 1.1:

The PDFs created have clickable tables of contents for navigation, and aren’t intended for printing.