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Title: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on January 19, 2008, 09:09:44 PM
Migrated site to WP.  Changed layout to something pretty similar to how it used to be, with a couple changes I think look pretty decent.  Haven't written any new posts as yet.

Shark, I used your "hail the heroes of the revolution" graphic at the top.  I provided neither context nor attribution; should I add your name to the bottom?  Pretty sure anyone who looks at my site already knows why it's there.

Feedback welcome.  Should probably write some shit on there too, but I'm not nearly as enthusiastic about the content as I am about the format at the moment.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Arc on January 19, 2008, 11:55:49 PM
http://www.corporate-sellout.com/ (for those who like clicking over typing)

Hmmmm, all the kool kids are using The Press now. Time for me to find a new publishing software so that I may regain indie cred, while not being too indie as to be obscure (pure coding).

Oh, and :objection: to :kazz: still being placed on the mantle of revolutionary heroism. His loyalties lay elsewhere! And everywhere!
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on January 20, 2008, 01:11:28 AM
First post WP post is up, and does a nice job of detailing why I switched.  I'd forgotten exactly what pissed me off about b2evo and only remembered that I was pretty pissed, but fortunately I posted about it on the old forum and a look at that post jogged the ol' memory.

Anyway.  It's up and running.  Trying to get Google Analytics and Akismet working -- don't know if I NEED Akismet since I've disabled comments, but you can't be too careful.

And re: Kazz -- what, we're ALREADY fighting amongst ourselves over who's patriotic enough for the new order?

Anyway.  I'm sure you could've been in there too if any of us knew what the hell you looked like.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Arc on January 20, 2008, 02:50:31 AM
Akismet; works, a hassle, and worthless without comments as you know. If Analytics isn't working out, StatsPress is ready to rock.

And re: Kazz -- what, we're ALREADY fighting amongst ourselves over who's patriotic enough for the new order?

That sounds like apostate talk, comrade.


I'm sure you could've been in there too if any of us knew what the hell you looked like.

I'm no hero.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on February 04, 2008, 09:48:26 PM
Fiddling with Google Analytics -- haven't managed to get any of the plugins working yet; they all seem to try and pull up weird IP-based URLs when I attempt to configure them, so I'm just using the Google site for it at the moment -- and am very amused that 5 different people have found my site using variations on the search "fuck experts-exchange".
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Büge on February 05, 2008, 11:13:23 AM
That sounds like apostate talk, comrade.

My doctor recommended I come in for apostate exam.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Classic on February 05, 2008, 07:00:13 PM
That sounds like apostate talk, comrade.

My doctor recommended I come in for apostate exam.

 :smile: :smile: :smile:

My incorrigible desire to remind people that I love stupid "puns" is a very important reason to bring that Karma BS here.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Cannon on February 05, 2008, 08:36:34 PM
Karma from you doesn't count, Classic.

...ok am i popular here yet
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Classic on February 05, 2008, 08:40:46 PM
Karma from you doesn't count, Classic.

...ok am i popular here yet

That's good. Because you'd never get back into positive karma.  :rage:





 :sadpanda: But Cannon is so funny.
Title: Re: Funnybooks
Post by: Thad on September 07, 2008, 05:12:12 PM
Hooray and I think your feed is broken but still hooray!

Looks okay from here.  Anyone else having a problem with my RSS (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/feed/)?

You don't still have it set to the old URL, do you?
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Royal☭ on September 07, 2008, 05:29:38 PM
It never updated in FeedDemon, so I got rid of the old feed (which worked for some of the older posts you had, but was imported from Bloglines) and created a new feed automatically.  It didn't work at first, but recently I forced it to update and it found the latest post.  So...  :shrug:
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 07, 2008, 05:33:16 PM
...Looking through my Analytics.  The most common searches are still "corporate sellout" (duh) and "fuck experts exchange", but a surprising number wind up there looking for the "good journey" quote from the MotU movie -- odd, because I don't seem to be a very high match for that.  My favorite new one is "how to get rid of mooching relatives".

Reminder: I have a list of my all-time favorite search terms (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/favesearches.txt) that's good for a laugh or two.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 17, 2008, 11:51:23 AM
Starting work on getting KateStory XIII-XVI up on my site now that Pyoko's down indefinitely.  I'll probably do what I did with XII and modify the versions I pulled off the boards -- ripping out all the extraneous HTML is a monumental pain in the ass, but probably not much more so than adding HTML format to the plain-text copies I also made, and there's a certain charm to remembering what the Pyoko boards looked like in '03.  And our avs and sigs of the day.

XIII and XIV I can probably do in concert as they're both from the Invision days.  XV and XVI are more recent, from the SMF/7DF era (XVI I actually didn't grab until we split in January) and I'm missing the CSS file that would handle all the coloring and such.  (Arc, don't suppose you have it for any reason...?)  So I'm tempted just to slap my Corporate Sellout theme on them -- I think they'd look pretty good in white divs on a gray background.

Or maybe Pyoko will be back up by the time I'm finished!  Who knows!

I was hoping to get the project done by the anniversary on Oct 22.  Now Dohl has me feeling rushed.

Anyway.  Blah.  Just thinking out loud.  But if anyone has any suggestions...!
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: McDohl on September 17, 2008, 12:01:38 PM
XVI was a massive abortion that should be stricken from the record.

...which is precisely why it should remain in place.

Yeah, sorry, Thad.  I should've coordinated with you and what you wanted to do with what got dynamited by the Great Pyosplosion of '08.  I jumped the gun, as it were.  Maybe I subconciously wanted you to get in gear on recovering what you could because I was bored at work today and wanted to read the more recent Katestories (read: The ones I was tangentally involved with.)

But anyway, yeah.  With all the silly things that have come and gone in recent years since the petering out of XVI, I think getting a narrative of some sort together and in progress for the 14th anniversary would be neat.

Not as neat as, say, waiting until the 22nd of October to start it, but fucking hell, I was bored a lot, so I decided to go on an adventure.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 17, 2008, 01:41:14 PM
XVI was a massive abortion that should be stricken from the record.

...which is precisely why it should remain in place.

Yeah, 6 is pretty much just there because of the bits Havoc wrote.  They make me giggle.

...I was tempted, when Ysteria petered out a few posts in, to gank it, Book 8-style, but then I got distracted by something shiny.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on September 17, 2008, 02:40:25 PM
It's not like Ysteria wasn't silly to begin with.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 17, 2008, 03:48:41 PM
No, but it was coherent.

...Anyway.  Updated the KateStory page (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/katestory/), basically to fit my current theme, acknowledge the appearance of XVII and disappearance of XIII-XVI.

More to come.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 17, 2008, 11:30:30 PM
13 (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/katestory/13.html) and 14 (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/katestory/14.html) are up.  Yeah, I'm that good, motherfuckers.

Minor complaint: I don't have a copy of the old, pre-7DF Pyoko avatar, just the Santa-shopped one (as you'll see).  That was the only version archive.org had cached.

Even more minor nitpicking: in XIV, I am missing the following images:
Roger's avatar ( unicron-bird-full.jpg )
Lee-Ham's avatar ( springclaw.jpg )

If either of you guys still have the things around, I could put them up there.

And if we are to get utterly anal retentive:

Brentai changed avatars halfway through, to something called death-av.gif , and Kazz changed sigs halfway through, from something called sunsig.gif .

Aside from that, and from the fact that I never used the eye-searing pink theme, they're pretty authentic to the original format.

Anyway.  As I said, 15 and 16 are probably going to be much harder to clean up, but I'd say doing the first two in one day is pretty damn good.

EDIT: Never mind about that last part.  Between Wayback and Google I've got the stylesheets for those two.  They should hopefully prove just as easy as the others now.  ...Though maybe I should put them off for a month anyway just so I've got something left to do for the anniversary.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 18, 2008, 11:08:09 AM
Minor complaint: I don't have a copy of the old, pre-7DF Pyoko avatar, just the Santa-shopped one (as you'll see).  That was the only version archive.org had cached.

Cross this one off too; found a copy on my old computer.  Didn't find any of that other crap, but it matters even less than this did.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Kayma on September 18, 2008, 12:57:54 PM
Internet archeology is fascinating!
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Friday on September 18, 2008, 01:11:39 PM
Quote
13... is up.

Wow. That was back when me making Matrix jokes was fresh.

...

I ONSSSSSSSSSEE WASSSSSSSSS A MAN
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 19, 2008, 06:25:13 PM
I read 14.  Fixed a link; noticed I'd managed to lose Kazz's post at the end and put it back in too.

Noticed one dead link in there, to http://roger.pyoko.org/random/soundwave_cracker.mp3 .  Anybody got the file?
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 25, 2008, 11:09:43 PM
XV (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/katestory/15.html)'s uploaded, but as of this writing my site's not loading correctly; if you see an avatar under my name by the time you read this, it's back up and the link should work.  Or you've just got my avatar cached.

I've eyeballed the formatting and it looks okay, but I haven't read through it yet.

Files I'm missing:
Random's avatar ( http://random.pyoko.org/mrc-av.jpg )
Brent's second avatar ( http://brentai.pyoko.org/images/paperrockscissors.jpg )
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on September 26, 2008, 02:02:02 AM
The Paperrockscissors is Big Boss's unstoppable secret weapon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkP-UXTN0k

If I can't find it hanging around somewhere - and I probably can't - I'll just make a new one.  It's pretty easy.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 26, 2008, 11:17:03 AM
Whoops -- forgot to upload the stylesheet last night.  It's there now.

(Also -- anyone else seeing it render really slowly under Webkit?  It renders instantly for me under Firefox, but takes several seconds in Konqueror, even when I load it locally.)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on October 03, 2008, 11:13:29 PM
16 (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/katestory/16.html) is up, with corresponding updates to the index (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/katestory/index.html) and character guide (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/katestory/characters.html).

"But Thad!" you may say.  "Isn't it a little early to be finishing the updates?  The eleventh anniversary is still almost three weeks away!  How will you celebrate it now?"

Don't worry.  I have a plan.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on October 03, 2008, 11:17:27 PM
Did you... did you just create a median effect without actually posting a Katestory chapter?
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on October 03, 2008, 11:22:16 PM
!
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on October 05, 2008, 10:39:58 PM
...Realized the stylesheet for the first 8 had gotten lost, presumably when I evac'ed my site from Pyoko.  I re-uploaded it, which may or may not be a good thing given that it's utterly hideous.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: sei on October 06, 2008, 11:25:08 AM
Quote from: corporatesellout.com
All unoriginal content used in full compliance with copyright law and fair use.
:wuv:

Quote from: http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2008/09/19/devaluing-language/
Hell, when our Internet connection goes out, I call the cable company and tell them I'm my roommate, because his name's on the cable bill and they won't talk to me if I tell them the truth. Apparently that qualifies as "hacking" now.
"""social engineering"""
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: sei on October 23, 2008, 11:50:56 PM
Is the content below the fold when you view your site, Thad?
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on October 24, 2008, 12:06:24 AM
...depends what you mean by "fold".  If you mean "below the fold" in the standard sense, ie posts consist of a preview and then you click "continue" or somesuch thing to see the entire post, then no; I hate having to jump between my RSS reader and my browser to get the full article.

If you mean under that intro table I've got at the top, then yeah.  It's sort of a holdover from the old site design, but I like it.  Adds some color.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on October 24, 2008, 07:45:36 AM
"Below the fold" actually usually means the user is required to scroll down to view the content (can also refer to a continue button, or basically any conscious action on the user's part - scrolling is just the most common.)  If that's what sei means then something's screwed up, because on my browser all your content is hugging the top like the apocalypse is coming.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: sei on October 24, 2008, 09:49:38 AM
Brent listed the definition as I know it.  I usually see what Thad described called the cut.

Thad, if by "intro table" you mean the two cell one with your picture on the left and "Greetings..." on the right, then yes.  If that table also includes the "now with more gray" box immediately above it, then also yes.  When I've got the thing maximized (at 1280x800, but not using the F11 fullscreen) in Firefox I don't even see the first title of the first blog entry without scrolling down.

You could probably buy some room by stuffing the top "Now with more gray!" box into the right cell of that intro table, if nothing else (though yeah, it wouldn't feel centered the same way, if only because of the borders).
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Niku on December 02, 2008, 10:55:33 AM
Speaking of corporate sellouts, from ABDN's Dead Space review (http://www.actionbutton.net/?p=495)'s comments:

#  Jeff Hobbs Says:
December 2nd, 2008 at 1925

Fantastic review, as always.

Whatever happened to the podcast?

#  108 Says:
December 2nd, 2008 at 2358

thanks for the praise! the more people praise us, the less inspired we are to stop writing reviews

as for the podcast: it’s a possibility that our ultra-talented podcast reader, got a job

we will pretend that it was his work on action button dot net (ABDN) that got him the job

:(

we are still careful to imagine his voice as we write every one of these reviews, at any rate
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on December 02, 2008, 11:45:43 AM
Man, fuck that guy.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Ted Belmont on December 02, 2008, 09:37:09 PM
At first I was like, "Goddamn, this is a long review." Then I remembered.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: McDohl on December 27, 2008, 12:11:02 PM
Thad, I'm sure I'm stating the obvious at this point, but it looks like between your avatar kersploding and not being able to access your website...

The website is down. (obligatory link here) (http://www.thewebsiteisdown.com/)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on December 27, 2008, 12:28:57 PM
Yeah, I know.  I expect my old boss will go in and fix it on Monday.  I like him, so I decided not to bother him about it on Christmas weekend.

(If it had been my OTHER old boss, the one who was working there when I quit, I would totally have E-Mailed him to gripe about it.  Might have been a little snotty about it, too.  "If I'd been aware it was okay just to leave Corp's Web server down and take a five-day weekend, I might still be working there."  That kind of thing.)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on January 10, 2009, 10:09:36 PM
...some (hopefully temporary) redactions to the KateStory pages; Stef told me she's looking for work.  I didn't go the full O'Houlihan on this one (okay, maybe once), I just replaced her last name with "[...]" any time it popped up.  I THINK I've avoided any instances of "Kelly [...]n" in the process, but let me know if you find any.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on February 25, 2009, 07:48:36 PM
Server's apparently in the process of dying.  I've got my shit backed up but don't have time to migrate just now; if it goes down it should be back up before long.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on April 24, 2009, 08:15:10 PM
Trying to migrate site to new server; having some DNS resolution issues.

Did I freak anybody out when my website disappeared and I didn't post for five days?
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Niku on April 24, 2009, 08:26:28 PM
Who are you?
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Doom on April 24, 2009, 08:27:07 PM
That's Mega Man 9, but his avatar is broke.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Niku on April 24, 2009, 08:29:12 PM
I love that guy!
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on April 25, 2009, 08:24:07 AM
Hey X, I think you lost one somewhere.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on April 28, 2009, 09:10:06 PM
Moved.  Let me know if anything's broken.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Cyan Prime on April 28, 2009, 10:07:22 PM
http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2009/01/07/terabytes-for-short/
 :ohshi~: :ohshi~:
 :ohshi~: :ohshi~: :ohshi~:
 (http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/scruffy-1.jpg) :nyoro~n:
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: McDohl on April 29, 2009, 05:02:45 AM
Thad, I'm sure I'm stating the obvious at this point, but it looks like between your avatar kersploding and not being able to access your website...

The website is down. (obligatory link here) (http://www.thewebsiteisdown.com/)
Still relevant.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on April 29, 2009, 08:02:23 PM
...er, my DNS changes may not actually be finished propagating.  I probably should have waited a couple days to post that.  I may have been drunk.

*I* can see it.

And apparently Cyan can.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on April 29, 2009, 09:02:59 PM
I can see it.

It's an angry liberal blog, Dohl.  Maybe it's just been blocked from your workplace.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 02, 2009, 09:40:27 PM
DNS issues appear to be resolved.  At the moment, I can get images to load (see avatar), as well as plain-HTML pages, but not the PHP stuff.  This suggests a problem with the MySQL DB, or at least a problem connecting to it -- I've found my connection to the site on any proto to be fuckawfully slow, and it's possible something's just timing out somewhere.  I'd SSH in and check, but SSH is timing out too.  Also, it is late and my skull hurts.

This should hopefully get fixed much more quickly than the DNS problems did.  Bitch about DNS problems is that you pretty much have to wait two days after every minor tweak to see if that fixed it.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 01, 2011, 08:23:26 PM
...site's moved servers and has had various issues like missing subdirectories and the www. prefix not working correctly.  We're working on it; we apologize for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: the asshole you hate on June 01, 2011, 08:30:14 PM
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7932/screenshot20110602at122.png) (http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7932/screenshot20110602at122.png)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 01, 2011, 08:34:15 PM
Yeah, I must have it cached; I'm getting the page (sans images and formatting) when I go to www.corporate-sellout.com (http://www.corporate-sellout.com) on this machine but get the same thing you do when I open it on my laptop.

Cut the www. off and it gives you my index.html page instead of index.php.  The .html directs you to www.corporate-sellout.com (http://www.corporate-sellout.com) .

I E-Mailed the server admin; hopefully it'll get fixed tomorrow.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 02, 2011, 03:59:21 PM
Directory structure and www. prefix appear to be fixed but something in PHP/MySQL appears to be broken now.  Looking into it.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 03, 2011, 04:23:14 PM
Should be good now; let me know if anything's still broken.

(For the curious: the wp-content directory was mostly-empty.  I suspect command-line SFTP flakiness on recursive directory copies is the culprit.)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 03, 2011, 09:25:17 PM
...oh hey, there used to be an FF7 post up there.  Fixed.

(Last week I could see the post but not the images, which suggests that my provider copied the site over before I made that post but that the updated DB was still cached somewhere.)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: McDohl on September 28, 2011, 04:29:08 PM
Something got me thinking about Katestory, so I poked through the archives.  Your links still point to worstforumsever, and should link to brontoforum.us.

Also, I think that the secret phrase to activate the Chaos Emeralds is now canonically "Surprise, cockfags!" *bamf*  I count two uses (Katestory 15 where Thad uses them to punch George W. Bush in the face and 17 or 18 where Miles Prower punches Frog in the face.  Hmm.  I sense a reoccurring theme here.), and that's good enough in my book.

On a related note, George W. must roll with super-powered punches pretty well, considering he survived to 17 to be manipulated by Girard and Dick Cheney.  Maybe I should cook up a Katestory about the 2012 Republican presidential candidates.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on September 29, 2011, 06:56:14 AM
Something got me thinking about Katestory, so I poked through the archives.  Your links still point to worstforumsever, and should link to brontoforum.us.

Yeah, I've been meaning to update the page, put up the references for the latest book and so forth.

Also, I think that the secret phrase to activate the Chaos Emeralds is now canonically "Surprise, cockfags!" *bamf*  I count two uses (Katestory 15 where Thad uses them to punch George W. Bush in the face and 17 or 18 where Miles Prower punches Frog in the face.  Hmm.  I sense a reoccurring theme here.), and that's good enough in my book.

I'd have to give it a gander but if I had to guess I'd say that yes the latter was probably a deliberate copy-paste of the former.

On a related note, George W. must roll with super-powered punches pretty well, considering he survived to 17 to be manipulated by Girard and Dick Cheney.

The fucker JUST WON'T STAY DOWN.

Maybe I should cook up a Katestory about the 2012 Republican presidential candidates.

Is it that time of year again already?
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: McDohl on September 29, 2011, 07:20:02 PM
Juuuuust about.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Amuro Ray on October 06, 2011, 10:57:28 AM
Just read through Thad's FF7 uncanny valley thingy (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2011/07/16/ff7-iconic-images/) and I must say It really thought me a lot about FF7 that I didn't think about before.
 :perfect:
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on October 06, 2011, 11:22:23 AM
I wouldn't call it uncanny valley, though it's a similar principle.  The Rejuvenation Project models are still pretty obviously stylized, they're just a little bit farther to the left on McCloud's realistic-iconic spectrum.  (I guess in the same way you'd say Jim Lee's art is "more realistic" than Jack Kirby's.  Even if Kirby had a much better grasp of anatomy.)

Thanks for the praise, though; the McCloud book is highly recommended for...pretty much everybody.

And part 3 of my series is pretty much done but feels a little rambly and disjointed.  I think I'll probably just post it that way without trying to add any connective tissue, but I might wanna read over it another one or two times before I decide.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on October 06, 2011, 12:32:30 PM
Really, that's how you know you're talking about FF7.

(Or Xenogears.)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on January 04, 2012, 09:04:26 PM
I have summarized my recent experience spending a year bouncing from job to job in a post titled Tempin' Ain't Easy (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2012/01/04/tempin-aint-easy/).

Also I have made very minor tweaks to the site.  Including finally switching the main text to Arial, because there is a reason that pretty much the entire fucking Web uses Arial.  (I kept Generic Serif Font for headers.  Because why not.)

Should probably go through and update the KS page at some point here.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on May 24, 2012, 03:22:55 PM
Welp, stuck the tags down at the bottom and put them on some of my old posts.  (Man, I am surprised and disappointed by how much redundant code goes in a WP theme.  I think I got every applicable page but let me know if you find any up at the top anywhere.)

Not sure if I like the way they look down there, but putting them up next to Categories seems a little redundant (and, on tag-heavy posts, eats up a lot of header space).

Going to change a few things around, too; I think "Toons" really should be "Cartoons", and "My Personal Life" never made a fuck of a lot of sense despite the appeal of the "Life/Stream" shorthand.  I guess I could call it "Status Updates" instead, but that's not really what status updates are anymore.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on May 31, 2012, 08:22:44 PM
...anybody know a good plugin to prevent WordPress from inserting its own formatting into my posts?

I've got the stupid bullshit like "smart" quotes handled (sort of -- the plugin I've got keeps turning " into &#034; and ' into &#039; in source, because apparently you can't just use apostrophes and quotation marks in HTML, because this is goddamn 1992), but it keeps turning "--" into a dash (even if it's in a goddamn <code> tag), and it sure does like sticking p and br tags all over the fucking place.

I switched to WordPress because I was sick of copying and pasting every single post onto an archive page manually, not because I can't write my own goddamn HTML.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 04, 2012, 09:14:10 PM
Welp, going to try and see if I can sustain this "regular updates" business again.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Büge on June 05, 2012, 07:37:32 AM
Yay!
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 08, 2012, 09:54:56 PM
Cranking out multiple posts a day and my biggest spike is from the day I linked my FF7 pieces in Parish's comments section. :whoops:

'Sokay.  I'm doing this for me.

If I can keep this rate up, though, you guys might want to subscribe to the feed rather than read all my posts as a giant dump.  No one likes a giant dump.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Royal☭ on June 09, 2012, 05:20:51 AM
Speak for yourself :suave:

In all seriousness, I've had you subscribed since you started putting up an RSS feed. Enjoyed your posts, especially the good look at the Before Watchmen/Alan Moore controversy.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 09, 2012, 09:16:10 AM
Thanks.  Lord knows I've written all that shit down enough times; may as well stick it together in one place in one piece.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Ted Belmont on June 10, 2012, 10:14:13 AM
Cranking out multiple posts a day and my biggest spike is from the day I linked my FF7 pieces in Parish's comments section. :whoops:

'Sokay.  I'm doing this for me.

If I can keep this rate up, though, you guys might want to subscribe to the feed rather than read all my posts as a giant dump.  No one likes a giant dump.

Related question: if I read a post through an RSS reader, does it show as traffic on your site? I've always been concerned about that, especially for sites I enjoy that rely on traffic numbers for advertising revenue.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 10, 2012, 05:27:05 PM
It probably doesn't give all the same details that accessing with a browser does, but it's definitely a query and retrieval.  If it's a local RSS reader then it'll give all the usual stuff about your IP (and therefore region, ISP, etc.); if it's, say, Google's reader, then of course that's all it'll give.  But you'll still know you're getting X number of hits from Google's reader.

Most readers don't show all the ads, either, which is probably why most sites just give you the first paragraph of an article and make you click to read the rest.

I don't have ads and I hate having to open the page in a second browser, so I don't do that.

I wouldn't worry too much about denying demographic information to ad vendors -- I keep ABP and NoScript running myself.  By all means, enable ads on sites that you like, and click on the ones that look interesting, but I don't think the ad servers have the RIGHT to know any more about you than what you volunteer.

(And I only keep a stats page up for the hilarious searches (http://corporate-sellout.com/favesearches.txt).)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Mongrel on June 10, 2012, 05:30:06 PM
QUACKQUACK
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 10, 2012, 05:49:52 PM
(And I only keep a stats page up for the hilarious searches (http://corporate-sellout.com/favesearches.txt).)

amazingly, that page is the first result on Google for god damn whoremonger bitch asshole (http://www.google.com/search?q=god%20damn%20whoremonger%20bitch%20asshole).
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Mongrel on June 10, 2012, 05:55:21 PM
That list is amazing, I think I died*.

*Possible hyperbole.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Büge on June 10, 2012, 06:34:45 PM
Wow, looking at those avatars is a trip down memory lane, I tell you what.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 10, 2012, 08:00:04 PM
I can't believe I've stuck with this one for three years.

I'll switch it when I find something that tops it.

So far this has come the closest:

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/12397/2362971-03_super.png)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 13, 2012, 07:57:36 PM
Well, boys and girls, how are we enjoying our education on the subject of Frank Zappa?


(Also I apologize for mentioning the Riddler.  I realize that is a very obscure reference.)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Royal☭ on June 20, 2012, 04:45:27 AM
Since you're doing Zappa stuff, Open Culture links to Peefeeyatko (http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/ipeefeeyatkoi_a_look_inside_the_creative_world_of_frank_zappa.html), a Geramn-director's documentary on Zappa.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 20, 2012, 06:36:06 AM
Oh, fantastic.  Thanks for the heads-up.

Just kinda stumbled into this "At least one post plus one Zappa post a day" formula but I think it's working for me.

My next post will probably be about an orangutan with cancer.  So, y'know, kind of a downer.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Friday on June 20, 2012, 11:46:42 AM
Just caught up. Loved the transcript of Zappa and the Senators, in a very "I-want-to-strangle-the-Senators" kind of way.

I'm glad my somebodies assertion that you should update more came at the same time as a friend and a stranger elaborate prank! :P
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 20, 2012, 01:55:48 PM
Yeah, I come back to it every couple years (and quote it much more frequently than that).  It's good stuff.  He's got the transcript with additional commentary in his book.

This was the first time I actually listened to the audio (background noise while cleaning house).  It adds something.  I particularly like his incredulous tone at the end with "Why would you be interested?"

Come to think of it, it's the same tone the Devil takes in Titties 'n' Beer.  "Most people don't want to make a deal with me."
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 28, 2012, 01:33:51 PM
(And I only keep a stats page up for the hilarious searches (http://corporate-sellout.com/favesearches.txt).)

amazingly, that page is the first result on Google for god damn whoremonger bitch asshole (http://www.google.com/search?q=god%20damn%20whoremonger%20bitch%20asshole).
That list is amazing, I think I died*.

*Possible hyperbole.

I think I am going to have to update it.

Quote
did stan lee bone at jack kirby's wife

(BTW: No.)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Brentai on June 28, 2012, 02:02:09 PM
Ask not at whom Stan Lee bones.
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Niku on June 28, 2012, 04:30:50 PM
FOR HE BONES FOR YOU, TRUE BELIEVER
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Royal☭ on June 28, 2012, 04:58:23 PM
EXCELSIOR!
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Thad on June 18, 2013, 03:16:04 PM
hay sharky i found ur maganzing (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2013/06/18/the-zappas-on-video-games/)
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Friday on June 18, 2013, 03:52:15 PM
"it is against the law to skip school to play videogames"

don't worry bro just murders here
Title: Re: corporate-sellout.com
Post by: Friday on June 18, 2013, 03:53:12 PM
but I'm using barrels and a giant hammer as my murder weapons so you know something is up