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Archive for January 7th, 2008

WordPress themes that play nice with code

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I exhaustively searched all WordPress.com themes to find those that properly handle long text within “pre” tags. These are the ones that work:
Blix
Cutline
Fauna
Freshy
Hemingway

Unfortunately all of them are too narrow, so it’s back to Rubric for now.

All it takes is a simple “pre { overflow: auto; }” in the CSS of the theme. Why can’t the theme makers do this?!

Note: WordPress has other ways of posting source code: see Posting Source Code and announcement. I must have missed them when I wrote this post. If you use the sourcecode tag, the code is wrapped to fit the screen, but readers can click a button and get the original code.

And just for completeness, and because I spent so much damn effort going through them all, here are the ones that fail:
Almost Spring
Ambiru
Andreas04
Andreas09
Banana Smoothie
Benevolence
Black-LetterHead
ChaosTheory
ChaoticSoul
Connections
Contempt
Day Dream
Digg 3 Column
Dusk
Emire
Fadtastic
Fjords04
Fleur De Lys
Flower Power
Fresh Bananas
Garland
Girl in Green
Greenery
Green Marinée
Iceburgg
Jentri
K2-lite
Kubrick
Light
MistyLook
Neat!
Neo-Sapien
Ocadia
Ocean Mist
Pool
PressRow
Quentin
Redoable Lite (multilines!)
Regulus
Rounded
Rubric
Sandbox
Sandbox-10
Sapphire
Shocking Blue Green
Silver is the New Black
Simpla
Solipsus
Sunburn
Supposedly Clean
Sweet Blossoms
Tarski
The Journalist
Thirteen
Toni
Treba
Twenty-eight Thirteen
Unsleepable
Vermilion Christmas
White as Milk
WordPress Classic

Written by S

Mon, 2008-01-07 at 23:28:02

One of the amazing miracles of the internet

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From Stevey’s blog rants:

Heck, some don’t even read at all. It’s one of the amazing miracles of the internet: write-only people. They can’t read but they somehow find a way to write. You see them commenting all the time in my blogs: “I didn’t actually read your entry, but allow me to comment on it all the same…” Lovely.

Very true. Also, makes me wonder: Am I one of the read-only people?

Written by S

Mon, 2008-01-07 at 16:22:10

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All functions are continuous

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…or else they are uncomputable :)

here and at What does topology have to do with computability?

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Mon, 2008-01-07 at 03:07:21

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