Edna Parker

edna parker
Edna Parker, the world’s oldest person, died at age 115. She was 115 years, 220 days old. She was born on April 20, 1893 in Indiana and recognized as the world’s oldest person since 2007 death in Japan of Yone Minagawa. She had five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. (reference and image source)

Rewriting Twitter

Front End is a new look at Twitter.com and the web interface powering the message ’s social interactions today.
This was built by Niall Kennedy using web standards best practices and optimized code . Twitter FE is currently a read-only clone of the Twitter.com website rewritten for external and rapid iteration.
Twitter FE is written in Python on App Engine. A few sprinkles of YUI help delegate load times.

Go to Niall Kennedy’s post to read more details, or directly go to TwitterFE.

Podcast, videoblog and Pesta Blogger

Okey, let’s make it short. I have started a channel and few days ago. If you visit my blog, you might have seen in on the sidebar. The reason was pretty simple: I like doing it, and I enjoy it. :)
Just go to my podcast channel and videoblog. About Pesta 2008 — I will join it! — you can listen to foreign bloggers’ comment during their trip to few days ago. Some videos are also available.
I will be going to this evening using Mandala Airlines with Lala, depart from International at 5:15 PM. If you subscribe to my blog, you probably did not get updates from my . I’m enjoying Twitter very much now.
Have a nice weekend all, and… Jakarta, I’m coming!

Warta Ekonomi E-Government Award 2008

Selamat untuk Kabupaten atas penghargaan dalam ajang Warta Ekonomi E-Government Award 2008 untuk kategori kabupaten. Pertama dengar kabar ini ketika Yan Arief sedang di untuk ikut hadir dalam acara itu. (link)

Selamat! Eh iya, KTP saya masih domisili Bantul. Jadi, saya ini sebenarnya juga wong Bantul. :D

The US Election 2008: Astronauts to Vote From Space Station

Michael Fincke (Expedition 18 commander) and Greg Chamitoff (flight engineer) will beam their vote from the International Space Station as they fly 220 miles (354 km) above Earth.

How they vote from the space?
The County Clerk’s office prepares a secure electronic ballot that is then relayed to the International Space Station via NASA’s Mission Control room at the Johnson Space Center. Meanwhile, the Clerk’s Office sends a separate e- to the astronaut with login information to access the ballot and vote.

Link

TwiTip

TwiTip is a blog about using Twitter. Some tips and other information on how to use more effectively. Anyway, Darren Rowse is there.

Sexy prof strips for students

But the school’s headmaster in Zalaegerszeg, western Hungary, has refused to sack the unnamed mistress despite pressure from parents and other teachers.
“I was forced to give the German teacher a warning, but I will not dismiss her because she is a valuable teacher for our institution,” said head Sandor Rozman.
He claimed she had shown no more flesh “than you would see on a beach.”

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Running on WordPress 2.7 branch

I just upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.7-beta1. I took the risk to use the beta . The process run smoothly without any issue. The biggest changes are on the Dashboard interface. It took for few minutes to explore the brand new . But, since I have started using from the Subversion, I have no problem with that.
There are som new settings and the more handy dasboard. Some personal highlights:

  • Quick access links — expand the link groups. If you think the navigation eats too much space, you can easily move to the -style navigation.
  • Hide/show menu elements — For example, when viewing list of comments, you can easily hide the details you don’t want to see e.g. comment posting date. There is a “Screen Option” link on the top navigation on some pages.
  • Quick entry edit — If you only want to edit the title, post status, author, , categories, tags, comment/trackback and timestamp, you do not need to edit using an entry screen. Just click on the “Quick Edit” link, and save. If you’re using Manageable plugin, you know about this feature. It’s built-in now.
  • Threaded/nested comments — Settings are available from dasboard. You can have upto 5 levels of depth.
  • Paged comments — you can now break comments into pages. Remember WordPress Paged Comments Plugin?
  • Closing comments for older entries
  • Plugin /InstallerI wrote about this before.
  • Date/time-related settings is easier to understand — You can select from the pre-defined values or create custom formats.
  • Sticky post — If you like to have a sticky post on the front page, you can have this feature from the core. You can have this feature using WP-Sticky plugin.

Anyone using the beta version? If so, you should see more new /improvements there… or probably some bugs.
I like it so far. And, for WordPress designer, it’s time to learn about new tags and structure. Right now, I am still using WordPress theme built for 2.6.x, will modify it when I’m using the new features. Congratulation for WordPress developers!