It was right under my nose

Filed in General

Or rather, it was right there in front of my face.

As I continue to tweak the layout of my Chatter site, one of the things I wanted was to have only the most recent day’s posts appear on the front page. Having just learned CSS and PHP, I was expecting the answer to be in either of those file types.

I posted a question at the WordPress forums and received one reply, which pointed to a PHP file related to reading. Prior to that, while reading the WP forums, I’d come across suggestions to look at Options: Reading. I remember asking myself where is Options: Reading? I was going to post a question to ask, and good thing I didn’t. The answer finally came to me early this morning when I was in the shower.

Options: Reading is not a PHP file but an easy-to-use feature on my WP login page, the place where I do all admin and tech stuff for my Chatter site.

True enough, when I went to check the page later, I found it. And changed the “Show the most recent” option in the Front Page section to 1 day. Which is what the front page of my Chatter site now shows.

I’m feeling really *duh* at the moment. But it’s all part of the learning process.

Next task – put in Previous | Main | Next links at the bottom of each page.

What to have at that time of month

Filed in Humour

Haha time

Filed in Humour

I’m a little upset at the moment, so I thought I’d cheer myself up and post the following cartoon strip:

Got someone to eat last night

Filed in Food, Friends

I went to see Val after work yesterday evening. She was in a “I don’t want to eat” mood, which was unfortunate for me, as I wasn’t. In fact, I needed to eat, I was beginning to shake.

Every eating place we looked at, I would turn to ask if she wanted, and without hesitation (read: no pause after the end of my question), she’d say, “No”.

This went on until I thought I was about to keel over with hunger. One floor below where she works, we came across this place with the most unlikely restaurant name – Robert Harris. She said it was horribly expensive, yet, they were having a “dinner for two” promotion. I proceeded to walk past, and guess what? Val pushed and steered me into the place. She’d decided that was where I was going to have my dinner yesterday evening.

What attracted her to the “dinner for two” menu was the salad. She said she’d have the two salads and I could have the rest of the food. In the end, she had her half of the meal, down to the last drop of soup, and the last strand of pasta. Plus she enjoyed the meal, too.


“Dinner for Two” menu:
– 2 portions salad
– 2 chicken and sweetcorn soup
– 1 Bangers and Mash
– 1 Spicy Pasta

It turned out Robert Harris is from New Zealand. For those who don’t know, Bangers is sausages and Mash is mashed potatoes. The latter, according to Val, was made from powder. But she had no complaints about the soup.

Me? I’m just glad she ate.

Goodbye, talkative radio deejays

Filed in Gadgets

Received an sms from Teo that my Zen car kit adapter is tentatively scheduled to arrive next week. I’d ordered this item soon after buying my Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra in late July. It’s not a popular item in Malaysia and had to be ordered from Singapore, with an approximate delivery date of a month. And now it’s almost here.

With the Zen Car Kit, I will at long last be able to say bye-bye to talkative radio deejays on my way to and fro work. I’ve put up with their often inane chatter for the longest time and finally decided to take the plunge and get the Jukebox Zen Xtra. On its own, the Jukebox can’t replace the radio in the car, but plugged into the car kit adapter, it’ll be my personalised radio, or rather music centre, that plays anything I want it to play from the Jukebox’s music library. Safe, too, cuz the music won’t be channeled into my ears but instead into the car via the car kit adapter.

Can’t wait.