“Rome” is Full of Sex & Insanity, and it’s a Lot of Fun

I recently finished watching the HBO series, Rome on DVD (22 1-hour episodes). Loyalty to the death and lots of sex around the time of Julius Caesar. The characters speak in modern UK slang, none of the fluffy where-art-thou Lord of The Rings English, so it’s easy to understand and relate to them despite the fact that just about everyone is a sociapath. Although “Rome” follows the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra, the heart and soul of the series comes through in the characters of two Roman soldiers, Lucius Vorenus & Titus Pullo — they are the McNulty & Bunk of “Rome.” Slow to start, the story builds to the most dramatic, epic ending of any series I’ve seen. I was a long time coming around to this series, but I’m glad I did.

Posting Photos with WordPress

I wrote this 6-page guide to posting photos with WordPress (PDF) for a friend who wanted to know the basics of writing posts and uploading photos to his website with WordPress. I wrote it as I was learning it, but I think I got most of it right.

It’s written for Vista PCs using Firefox, but it would likely work with other sets up too. The WordPress version is 2.9.1.

The Longest Post Title In A Blog

I think the award goes to Sebastien Wilcox‘s latest post:

It Has Been Said That Using A Short, Snappy Heading That Is Catchy, Witty And, Dare I Say, Thought Provoking Is The Best Way To Entice People (And By People, I Just Don’t Mean Family And Friends And Co-Workers And The Neighbours And The Neighbours’ Dog And His Puppies Who Are Pretty Damn Cute But That’s Besides The Point, And Not Very Relevant At The Moment) Into Reading Your Entire Posting As Opposed To Just The Heading, And Once The Readers Have Indeed Been “Drawn In” So To Speak, Those Readers Need To Be Rewarded With Something That’s Relatively Amusing And, Fingers Crossed, Mildly Entertaining.

And like a lot of Sebastien’s excellent posts, it has a moral.

I Don’t Like Sharing

Does anyone know how to remove or disable these annoying pop-up “Share” buttons?


I’m using FireFox 3.5.7 with Vista.

A certain Greasemonkey script works on CBC.ca and a few other sites, but not all of them. Does anyone know how I can remove these annoyances from all sites?