Life is a series of choices. Every step is a choice, an option, a decision. We try our best to make these choices based on what we know. What we pick may not be based on what is right and what is wrong, but what we believe in our minds and hearts. Whatever we do decide, we have to compromise. It is always one or the other.

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Preview Theme WordPress Plugin

Here it is folks, a hacked version of themey‘s hacked version of Ryan Boren‘s original Preview Theme plugin.

Original Plugin Description

The Preview Theme Plugin allows you to take a quick peek at a theme without having to switch to it via the Presentation manager. By default, if you are logged in as a level 8 or above user, you can specify “preview_theme=Theme Name” in the URI query string to preview any installed theme. Regular blog readers will not be affected by this setting. They will still see the theme selected in Options->Presentation or the Theme Switcher plugin.

themey’s Changes to the Plugin

I have modified this slightly to return an unregistered user to the login/register page of the site.

My Addition to the Plugin

I modified Themey’s version to include a page in the “Presentation” tab to be able to easily click and preview themes in a different window.

Tested with WordPress 2.2.1

Download: Preview Theme WordPress Plugin (Version 0.9.2)

Instructions:
– Unzip the file and upload the preview_theme.php into your wp-plugins directory.
– Activate the plugin.
– Click on the “Presentation” tab.
– Click on the “Preview Themes” sub menu at the top.
– Click the theme links on the page to preview them.

Music: Better Than Me

Playing Guitar

Every once in a while we hear a song that shakes our core. I like this song and kept playing it over and over and over.. here it is.

Hinder — Better Than Me

I think you can do much better than me
After all the lies that I made you believe
Guilt kicks in and I start to see
The edge of the bed
Where your nightgown used to be
I told myself I won’t miss you
But I remember
What it feels like beside you
I really miss your hair in my face
And the way your innocence tastes
And I think you should know this
You deserve much better than me

While looking through your old box of notes
I found those pictures I took
That you were looking for
If there’s one memory I don’t want to lose
That time at the mall
You and me in the dressing room
I told myself I won’t miss you
But I remember
What it feels like beside you
I really miss your hair in my face
And the way your innocence tastes
And I think you should know this
You deserve much better than me

The bed I’m lying in is getting colder
Wish I never would’ve said it’s over
And I can’t pretend… I won’t think about you when I’m older
Cause we never really had our closure
This can’t be the end
I really miss your hair in my face
And the way your innocence tastes
And I think you should know this
You deserve much better than me
I really miss your hair in my face
And the way your innocence tastes
And I think you should know this
You deserve much better than me
(And I think you should know this)
(You deserve much better than me)

Source: Better Than Me [azlyrics.com]

KISS!

Kissing

The picture has nothing to do with the post, I just like it. Also, this isn’t about THAT kiss but a totally different K.I.S.S.

I have been reading for a while now about a principle of simplicity on Wikipedia, branching off to other links and topics (So much for number 8 in my previous post!). I think I have found what I have been searching for for years.

I tend to spend too much time thinking (That’s number 7 in my previous post!) about everything and anything. From random silly stuff, to serious life-changing thoughts. I tend to philosophize a lot too. Thinking about theories, possibilities, examples, experiments, and so much more! I noticed that most of the process of thinking and doing things in this world is way too complicated! So many things could be a lot simpler.

So here it is folks, my calling, and my motto of the week for you!

K.I.S.S.Keep it Simple, Stupid (And other Variations.)

P.S. There’s a mention of Occam’s razor in that Wikipedia article. Occam’s razor is about theory selection. If you have multiple theories that reach the same conclusion, then the one with the least necessary assumptions is the best of the group. I also found the following comic, you have to understand the idea behind Occam’s razor to get it :p

Occams Razor


From: Math.ucr.edu [via In the Headlights: Keep it Simple Stupid]
Original Artist’s Archived Post by Kristin Abkemeier, Ph.D. @ Radioactive-Banana.com

Good Morning People

Here are ten eight “I”s..

  • I need a new theme.
  • I enjoy morning liquids (coffee, water, juice..).
  • I want to take a vacation.
  • I like cherries.
  • I miss the beach.
  • I hate traffic violations.
  • I think too much.
  • I should get my work done.

Picture: Restaurant Menu


’nuff said

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Apply Yourself, Be Creative

Creativity

Be creative.

Think Innovation.

Unleash your mind.

Envision your future.

I am sure that there is a large portion of the population who are extremely creative and imaginative in the country. We also know that recognition of creativity is limited. The actual places and activities related to creativity are somewhat limited.

Creativity as I see is not only in the fields of music and art, but also all types of sciences, from physics to social sciences, from medicine to English literature. There is also photography, video capture, video editing, video directing, acting, writing. I’d also like to mention pottery, arts and crafts, and sculpting. I’d like for you to share if there is something you currently do, or would do to apply yourself.

How do/would you apply yourself? As a creative, imaginative, innovative person, how do/would you go about demonstrating your abilities?

Do you do something locally, for example play in a local band, have a small gallery, present your work to a local community?

Or maybe you prefer to be recognized in a global scale. Do you publish your work on the Internet? Are you a member of an international organization? Do you submit your work for international review?

Slapper ® Product Page

I have added all my inventions to the Slapper® Product page.

Dance Fever

I have two random thoughts going on right now. Here they are.

I <3 KSA!!

KSA

*insert Mexican wave here*
Here’s a little dance Feva!!

Ever got the feeling you just want to get up and dance?

Countdown and Popular Posts

I’ve added a new plugin called Popularity Contest. It displays the popularity of posts as a percentage.

Another addition is the Cowntdown Widget. I set it so that it would count down until when Heroes season 2 starts. You can see it on the right sidebar.

Thank you for your continued support,
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Paperwork, When will it end!

Paperwork

Everyone who’s everyone has been through, or will go through a bad experience at a government department. Whether it is lost files, missing documents, wrong documents, wrong files, missing signatures, wrong departments… you get the picture.

I haven’t received my government allowance (da3m el 3amala) in two months. The reason was because when I changed my job I signed a document to cancel my social security tax payment. It automatically canceled the government allowance. However, I also signed another document to start the social security procedure with my current employer. That — however — did not mean they’ll start paying the government allowance again!

To start getting your government allowance again after switching jobs, you do the following:

Here are the documents you need;

  • Salary Certificate from your current employer. (????? ????)
  • Copy of the notarized signature authorization, also from your current employer. (???? ?????? ?????)
  • Copy of your current work contract. (???? ??? ?????)

Here’s what you have to do;
First call the MGRP (I think that stands for Manpower Government Restructuring Program) (?????? ????? ????? ????? ???????) and make sure that you can come in directly without scheduling an appointment. If you have to take an appointment, ask them how you can do that and Inshalla they will guide you!

When you’re all set and ready prepare the documents, and head out to the MGRP. These documents are only needed if you are changing your work place. If you are a new applicant, you need a whole ton of other documents.

When I went, and after getting all these documents. I was told to come in the next day because that was when my “appointment” was scheduled. *Sigh*

Updated 6th August 2007:
I’ll make this short. It turned out I didn’t need the copy of notarized signature certification to complete the paperwork. Also, make sure at the reception you tell them you need a number for the “other” counter, where you want to re-apply for the government allowance after changing jobs.

Reserved, going to add something here later.