Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
November 24, 2010
MP3 Player meme
Category: Meme

So I got this thing on Facebook about random songs from one's mp3 playlist -- figured I'd duplicate it here! No tagging, but feel free to post your own randomized lists wherever if you feel like it. 🙂

The Facebook meme only asked for 15, but I think I'll list 25 here... 'cause I like squares and quarters. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 12:16 pm | Comments (1)
November 14, 2010
More random DVD images!

It suddenly occurred to me to add some more images to the random thingie in the sidebar -- it's been a while since I did that, and I certainly haven't added any since the feature became widgetized! So yeah, now there are 22 new ones that will appear at random as you read the blog and stuff. Since it'd be incredibly difficult to recognize them, however (they could just as easily be images from the previous 311 that you just hadn't encountered yet), I've included them below the cut. See if you recognize any of the films and television shows from which they were taken! (more...)

-posted by Wes | 9:41 pm | Comments (6)
October 19, 2010
We. Are. Widgetized!
Category: Technical Stuff

Recent circumstances resulted in my working with a fresh WordPress install this morning, and after doing a bit of maintenance with that I got it into my head to finally widgetize my Wesoteric theme! I've been thinking about doing it for a while, but every time I decided I was going to I'd start reading a tutorial and get scared away. They generally have titles like "Widgetize your theme in 3 easy steps!" -- and then when you get into them, they start going on about things and showing garbled code snippets and it doesn't sound very easy at all. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 12:17 pm | Comments (6)
October 15, 2010
When I plan my USA road trip...
Category: Current Events … Serious

...remind me to leave Georgia and Alabama the heck off my list of stops. Seriously, what the Cybertronian frag is up with these ads?!? I'd love to see a post-partisan political environment, but we don't have that right now -- and running against members of your own party (outside of the primary season) and their achievements is just lame. Jim Marshall boasts of voting with Republicans 65% of the time. The flip is up with that?! Bobby Bright, if your constituents are that amped on conservatives, and you want to serve the majority of them, then I guess you should freaking switch parties!

Now, I'm sure someone told them that these kinds of spots would help them to win the elections, but ugh. If I'm a conservative, I don't want the guy who voted with Republicans 65% of the time -- I want the guy who voted with them 100% (or at least 90+%) of the time. I don't want the guy who says he'll support a conservative, I want the guy who is one. And if I'm a liberal, I'm not going to be particularly excited about voting for either of these candidates -- I'd probably prefer to pack my bags and move to California with the happy dancing hippies (and absent phony Southern accents). (more...)

-posted by Wes | 5:42 am | Comments (5)
October 9, 2010
War for Cybertron Soundwave: SUPERIOR!!!
Category: Technical Stuff … Toys

Just playing around with the WP media upload function. I've never had a problem uploading images via FTP and writing the image code myself (and admittedly I don't like how WP writes it, so I've been editing the automatically generated code to my liking anyway), but the automatic generation of the smaller images is pretty helpful!

WfC Soundwave: SUPERIOR!

Soundwave as a Cybertronian boombox?

Anyway, the new Transformers Generations Cybertronian Soundwave (which takes after the character's appearance in the Transformers: War for Cybertron video game) is definitely replacing the Titanium Soundwave as the default G1/Classics representation of the character in my collection. Fun figure, and he's fairly fanmode friendly to boot! Soundwave normally turns into an armored Cybertronian car of sorts, but the above is my attempt to turn him into an alien boombox in functional reference to his original representation as a cassette deck. 🙂

-posted by Wes | 11:06 pm | Comments (1)