Voodoo Programming

posted terribly early in the morning by Constantinos. Filed under Rant

Well, as you can probably see the site has been completely re-designed. It is now running off WordPress entirely, including the static pages. Some serious tweaking was necessary, including creating a new WordPress skin from scratch. The skin is based on the prosimii web layout from OSWD by haran, and the whole process took the better part of a day.

I did this update mainly because it was due, and WordPress would give me an easier way to maintain the site from now on, though I do find it a bit constraining. A nice feature I have not been able to implement using WordPress yet is displaying the date a page was most recently updated by looking at the modified dates of posts AND files both displayed and linked to from any page, and use the most recent one. I think I will start using the Exec – PHP plugin a bit more than I should.

That being said, I don’t see myself as someone who would maintain a weblog rigorously, ever. I guess that remains to be seen.

A few things about this blog… I will probably be posting anything that comes to mind. Rants about programming, rants about life, ideas, notes of interest, etc, etc. The title of this blog comes from the term Voodoo Finance, a term my friend Constantinos Michael used some time ago as the title of his own blog. I chose it because as a programmer, I cannot count the number of times I’ve come accross something that shouldn’t be working, but it did… A bit less often than the other way around, but still! (And because it’s catchy, and I’m a shameless ripoff).

Well, that’s that for now. Watch this space for updates (but don’t hold your breath!)

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