In an attempt to add more non-technical related content to the site, I’ve updated my blog to include a “Link Blog” section. Items in the Link Blog are random links that I’ve found on the web that I either think are interesting or want to remember.
I must say, I find the whole hacking WordPress process slightly skeezy. I don’t mind editing PHP code by hand, but I don’t know how to cleanly integrate my changes with the main WordPress codebase. I’m afraid if I make too many changes it’ll be impossible to manage WordPress updates in any sensible fashion. For instance, I modified the default theme template and stylesheet, so does this mean I can never pick up new edits to those files unless I repatch them with my customizations? Or do those files never change?
Also, I’m unsure how WordPress handles time zones. Why does it ask me my offset from GMT (i.e. -7 hours) when my offset changes due to daylight savings time? How does it adjust for DST? Does it adjust for DST? Wouldn’t it be better to ask for my time zone?
In unrelated blog news, I found a WP feature to clean up the the URL structure. (Thanks to mod_rewrite for those who care about such things.) Hopefully, this won’t break anything, but it does seem a better way to do this, so I’m giving it a whirl.
As always, feedback is welcome.
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