gggggImagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That's the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you'll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and insert them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

23 tabs I had open in my mobile browser

I want to close the open tabs in mobile, but I also want to remember a few of them. I'm also hanging out in SeaTac and want to write a longer post using Gutenberg.

Food Ireland because we ordered a mountain of Knorr tomato soup packets not too long ago and I've been meaning to browse through the site for another order.

A Google search for "Cioppino" because I ran into it somewhere and wanted to try cooking it myself.

The Wikipedia article for Ziferblat, an "international pay per minute sitting room concept" where you pay for how long you stay, not what you consume. I don't remember how this came up, but the concept apparently spread pretty well.

A Google search for "double jessie" because a coworker recommended Jessie Eisenberg's movie The Double to me as I was walking out the door one day.

A "Vintage" 1964 WSU ballcap at Ebbet's because I saw it in my Instagram timeline one day and thought about getting it.

A Google search for "jeremiad" because I had never heard the word before and it's basically my name! The definition: "A long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes."

A Q&A at 3PlayMedia with University of Washington about video accessibility, a topic that we were (and are) researching a bunch at Washington State University. We're also recommending 3PlayMedia to groups that are producing videos.

Inclusive Design 24, an online event from earlier in November that was focused on accessibility. I didn't have a chance to watch any of the sessions, but I was passing the info on to folks at WSU.

An excellent and thorough guide to the use of alt-text.

A Psychology Today article, "Choose Your Actions, Not Your Feelings". I don't remember where I ran into this, but it's interesting. There's probably some stuff to unpack about feelings which can be explored and felt without having to be acted on.

"Arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories, and you’ll be a creativity machine"—basically explains itself in the title. I'm always a sucker for titles like that.

A GitHub repository, HEAD, containing everything that could go in the HEAD of your HTML document. We're in progress on a new web framework at WSU, so I was doing some exploration.

A Google search for "chip inside her head switch to overload" because we heard a song and didn't know what it was while watching something and it wasn't clear enough for Shazam to pick up. Turns out it was "I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats

The schedule of upcoming WordCamps because I'm always looking for fun and well timed WordCamps.

A Google search for "gentelman broncos", which was auto-corrected to Gentleman Broncos, a movie from 2009 that someone recommended to me.

A Google search for "airport 77" because I had no idea that Airplane was based on a series of disaster movies from the 70's!

The WordPress core Trac ticket, #35658, which I lovingly refer to as The Vienna Album and which had its rehearsal sessions in London. 50 patches and a whole lot of conversation, but we shipped an improved implementation of register_meta() in WordPress 4.6. It comes up from time to time when hanging out with WordPress people. 🙂

A definition page for the Irish slang, "I will in my fuck", which I was fascinated with after reading the excellent (excellent) book Solar Bones. Another new use that I picked up was "fuck-acting".

The product page for a nice looking STAK hanging planter that we're planning on getting after Cotton Bureau linked to STAK in one of their emails.

The Amazon page for a Nuvo Lighting TP231 Pendant Track Adapter because I was trying to find the right replacement parts for some track lighting we have in the house.

The homepage for Ledger Status, because of course Brian has been working on that site and I just found out about it.

A Google search for "coffee Nashville airport" because IT DOESN'T EXIST beyond Starbucks.

"Boost your dashboard — Turbo style.", an FAQ about the "Turbo" button added to WordPress back in 2.8. What's strange is that the URL only works in mobile. Desktop redirects a completely different support domain.

Just checking to see if my site supports emoji now. 👏

2006 BlogBoringFailure Award – Ramblewords

Is this not the most boring blog in the world?

I’m bored enough to delete it me thinks.

Hmmmm.

Time for a fresh idea.

Something better than the United Fascist Union Idea.

That idea sucked.

Read up while you can, the Ramble as you know it is about to be smoked.

As in tonight. See you soon.

United Fascist Union Party Revisited And Renewed

Jack Grimes 2008

You guys may not remember, but almost 2 years ago we talked a lot about the United Fascist Union party. See these posts for the wonderful history:

United Fascist Union Party
Cofee, Cigarettes, and Supreme Fascist Dictators
Follow Ups And Observations

Jack Grimes gave us much wonderful material (with plenty left untapped), including gems such as this one:

“It is a little known fact that cigarettes and tobacco have nothing to do with cancer. What really causes cancer is a lack of oxygen. So if stopping cancer is your thing, go plant a tree. Trees disperse oxygen. Better yet, plant a tobacco plant which gives off oxygen too. Then you can fight cancer while you enjoy your new hobby, smoking cigarettes you grew yourself with your own tobacco plants””

Yes, you read that correctly, now read it again.

Done laughing yet?

Anyhow, his name has crossed the back of my mind several times recently and I’ve been wondering… what ever happened to Jack Grimes? His old page hasn’t been updated in a long time and it’s hard to determine wether or not he still exists.

Today I decided to track him down. Sure enough, he’s still around. This time he has a wonderfully redesigned tripod site that indicates he will in fact be running for president in 2008. Ye-Ah!

After painfully browsing through his new site, I determined that although he is a certifiable nutcase, he deserves a much more accessible podium to speak from. While the nation should not vote for him, the nation should at the very least know who he is.

Where am I going with this? I am going to mail Mr. Grimes a letter offering him a better opportunity to speak his mind. Hosting is cheap, domain names are cheap, he shouldn’t be pushing himself down by hosting his site on tripod. I will offer the following:

  • To host the official United Fascist Union Party website through the 2008 elections at Ramblewords.
  • To design a completely new format for Mr. Grimes in order to make his information more accessible to the world.
  • If he would like to register a proper domain name for his party, I will provide the hosting for this domain.

The only thing I will ask for in return is an honorary membership (without the monthly dues) to the United Fascist Union Party. This does not mean that I will vote for said party, just that I want to see what they send their new members.

Crazy? Yes. Fun? Absolutely. Good Material? We shall see. Got More Questions? No.

Give me a little bit of time to write up a proper* letter and I’ll post that when I send it. If you have suggestions or would also like to help, let me know.

*note how I used proper twice in this post… joy.

Jeremy’s Honey Mustard Chicken

Note: This was originally posted April 24th, 2005, but was lost in the great ramble disaster of 2006. It is now being revived.

Mmmm” honey mustard.

For some reason I got the urge to make this last night because I had never made my own honey mustard sauce, so I tossed version 1.0 together to see how it went. Definitely worth it.

The key seems to be in the mustard. The Jack Daniels mustards kick ass, very highly recommended. I went with the Stone Ground Dijon this time.

The honey should have been better than the generic crap that I was able to find, but we already finished the massive amount that my beekeeper neighbors gave us, so generic it was.

Anyway. Pour a massive amount of honey and a massive amount of mustard (about equal) into a bowl. Toss in sprinkles, pinches, and shakes of salt, basil, paprika, cinnamon, dill, and garlic salt. Stir, taste, stir, taste, add some of what you”re missing, stir, and taste.

Place chicken in bowl to soak in the beautiful goodness for about 15 minutes. While waiting, open up a Leinenkugel Honey Weiss and start chopping up garlic cloves and shallots. When done, get cooking.

Pour a generous amount of olive oil in a heavy skillet and turn the heat up high. Throw in the shallots and garlic and saute them. When ready, take a couple chicken breasts and place in the middle of the now wonderful smelling pan. Turn the heat down to medium and cook for a couple minutes. Flip the chicken over and cook the other side for a couple more. Then, turn the heat down low, low, low, and let each side sit for at least 5 more minutes a piece.

While that”s going on, make some salad or anything else you might want to mix up with it. Then, remove the chicken from the pan (don”t forget the wonderful pieces of garlic and onion), and place it on your plate. Add some salad, maybe a little extra honey mustard sauce and voila, you now have juicy, wonderful, and brilliant honey mustard chicken: