Archive for April, 2008

Wordpress 2.2.2’s 22 Smilies

This @rticle was cre@ted by Djeault, on Sunday, April 6th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

To Create Smilies in 2.2.2 WordPress Blogs

‘:)’ or ‘:-)’ = :)

‘:o’ = :o

‘:D’ = :D

‘:lol:’ = :lol:

‘:roll:’ = :roll:

‘:mrgreen:’ = :mrgreen:

‘:P’ = :P

‘;)’ = ;)

‘:?’ = :?

‘8)’ = 8)

‘8O’ = 8O

‘:|’ = :|

‘:x’ = :x

‘:(’ = :(

‘:cry:’ = :cry:

‘:oops:’ = :oops:

‘:evil:’ = :evil:

‘:twisted:’ = :twisted:

‘:?:’ = :?:

‘:!:’ = :!:

‘:idea:’ = :idea:

‘:arrow:’ = :arrow:

FireFox LapTops and Composer

This @rticle was cre@ted by Djeault, on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Wow! I just can’t believe I’m writing on a laptop!


Out of prehistory, he came

§ 1. I finally inst@lled Firefox onto this laptop; doesn’t beat Netscape, although these guys gave up their support for their browser a month ago; even so, I succeeded at finding the version 9.6, but it didn’t even have Composer; thus, I kept on searching until I found the 7.2 version. That’s what I’ll use along Firefox, which doesn’t have Composer as an inherent component.

§ 2. I’ve been transferring data, id, user names, passwords and such, and now I just realize there is an English corrector operational, as I write here. I don’t quite know if it’s Office 2007, or else Firefox, but it works. Par contre, si on écrit en français, c’est pas fort ! Thus, it’s useful, though only for English!

§ 3. I’ve been as in kind of an overwhelmed state of blissful shock, with all the operations needed to switch to this laptop and the power and features of this new tool, like this: music test. :-) I hope Neil Young will forgive me for this experiment…

§ 4. As a rule of thumb, it seems that a music file holds one Mo per minute ot Joy; thus, 4000 minutes of music could have filled up my 4 Go hard drive on my Windows 98: 4000 / 60 = barley 66 hours of music; however, with this laptop, with 320 Go, I’ll be able to relax myself a bit about the weight of each item I download, or install…


This Blog is 100% XHTML 1.0 Proof

This @rticle was cre@ted by Djeault, on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at 9:12 am

Validate XHTML 1.0 Transitional in new window


@rticle #101 : XHTML 1.0 @t 100%

§ 1. Just like Wikini Wikis, WordPress Blogs, as this 2.2.2 version, run under XHTML 1.0 Transitional codes; I just spent a few hours cleaning up up this whole blog into 100% proof XHTML. That being done, from now on, I’ll just have to keep on coding clean XHTML; in order to achieve that, I added this link, Validate This Blog’s XHTML 1.0, to this blog’s footer.

§ 2. As some might already know, the W3C is the Consortium that rules the Web’s l@nguages, like HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0. Following their norms is just making sure we’ll be understood by Web 2.0 browsers.

§ 3. On this April Fools’ Day 2008, I’m awaiting for my new laptop, which I bought online from; they em@iled me right away that delivery would be today, between 9 and 5. It’s 9h09 and I’m quite excited about that new tool, not to say, toy. Needless to say, the earlier they deliver, the more time I’ll have to work on discovering that laptop, I should have bought years ago, if I consider how nice it would have been to take notes on a laptop, throughout my B.A. and M.A.

§ 4. Nevertheless, it’s okay that I just buy it now, for laptops are getting cheaper and more powerful than ever. I’m in a state of Pure Wonder, when I consider the 320 Go Hard drive I’ll hopefully soon get, if I compare that to my actual Windows 98, with its 4 Go! Not to speak of my actual Live Memory of 32 MB, compared to the 2 Go, extensible to 4, that will have my new laptop!

§ 5. It’s 9h55 and I’m still waiting; I might have to do so, until 17h…Since I had to make myself unavailable for substitute teaching, for this whole day, I sure hope the treatment I’ll get from, will be more, let’s say, professional, than the treatment I got from the Towers of BaBell.On February 25, 2008, I ordered from BaBell a laptop and also a WiMax @ccess, but more than a month later, they never did deliver the merchandise: I was switched from departement to departement, I was told contradictory statements and I finally lost six or seven hours or more, trying to resolve the problem, but without any concrete results. Our order exists, but it was never executed, sometimes for a reason, other times, for other reasons; needless to say, I’ve been Bell’s customer for ±15 years, but, even that didn’t help.

6. It’s past 10h; I’m a bundle of nerves, as if I was waiting for my parents to get up, so as to unpack my presents, on a X-mas morning; I listen to every sound coming from our quiet street; the delivery truck should contrast with the usual silence or quietness… I guess, for me, this year, Christmas will be on April Fools’ Day: I hope! I wait! I can’t wait!!

13h50, I received my laptop an hour or so ago. I’m actually connected to the Web through this new computer