Fixed!

Me, last night, to Kate.  “The calendar plug-in in WordPress doesn’t work!”

I went on to show her what I meant.

Kate, in an e-mail to the editorial calendar plug-in authors: “Currently the feature to type a new draft into an unscheduled post does not work. [Description of the problem.] Maybe you never noticed it doesn’t work? It would be wonderful if you got this feature working correctly. Will be looking for an update to correct this feature.”

Less than 24 hours later, there was an update to the plug-in, with this description: “Creating a new unscheduled draft is now working properly from the calendar.”

Sure, this is a testament to the responsiveness of the authors of the editorial calendar plug-in (thanks, guys). But I assume it also shows that Kate has unlimited influence in the programming world.

Gotta love Akinator!

After posting on artificial intelligence in the movies, I promptly went to Akinator to see if he could guess the character HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Here were his questions:

Has your character really existed? No
Is your character a human being? No
Does your character wear clothes? No
Is your character an animal? No
Does your character have legs? No
Does your character have eyes? No
Can you see your character? Yes

So far so good, but then he asked:

Is your character a salsa singer?

What!!?

… No.

Is your character from a video game? No
Is your character from the Resident Evil franchise? No
Was your character a real western figure? No
Does your character attend a school? No
Is your character Jewish? No
Is your character from the Godzilla series? No
Is your character from a TV series? No
Is your character an adult man? No
Does your character have a hammer?

(??)

… No
Can your character think? Yes
Is your character famous for his physical strength? No
Can your character move? Probably not

Does it look to you like he’s getting anywhere close?

Nah, not to me either.

Then:

 I guess HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Amazing! I love when he does that!

(P.S. Anyone know how “Akinator” is pronounced?)

Fun with Bible references

OK, this was amusing.

A few days ago I wrote this:

One of the passages I’ve been mulling over recently is 1 Peter 1:3-13.

A few days later I installed a plug-in to link Bible references to the whole passages when you hover over the reference. So now it looks like this:

One of the passages I’ve been mulling over recently is 1 Peter 1:3-13.

To see the full effect, hover over the reference and notice what happens.

That’s not what I got at first, though. At first it looked like this:

One of the passages I’ve been mulling over recently is 1 Peter 1:3-13.

See what reference it gives me? See why? Personally, I thought it was funny.