Thank you Onion!!!
WordPress.org changes code for video
It appears that WordPress.org has changed the way to put video on your blog.
Before, one could insert the url into the video icon for adding media (on the Write Post page), and if it were a YouTube video it would insert something like:
This would show up on your post as a screen with the familiar arrow, and clicking it would play the video for you. Now, you insert the code and then give the link a name, and a link shows up on your site. That’s it. No graphic of any kind, plus the link takes the viewer away from your site.
In order to get the display of the video the way it was before, you have to copy the code labled “embed” (on the YouTube page) and paste it in the HTML editor. Then, all is well again. 😉
It works like this.
Here’s the link method.
And here’s the HTML method.
At first I didn’t like it, but I see now that this offers more options than before… Good job WordPress.org!
Giants vs. McCain
Since 2002, the NFL has held its season opener on the first Thursday night after Labor Day. This year, the game runs smack into the final night of the convention, when McCain will officially accept the nomination and give a nationally televised speech from Minneapolis.
From Yahoo News:
Since 2002, the NFL has held its season opener on the
first Thursday night after Labor Day. This year, the game runs smack
into the final night of the convention, when McCain will officially
accept the nomination and give a nationally televised speech from
While the NFL has yet to announce its schedule for the 2008 season,
it’s apparently not going to shy away from having its season opener on
the scheduled day, with the game likely featuring the Super Bowl
champion New York Giants.
So, the NFL and NBC have agreed in principle to have the kickoff at
7 p.m. ET instead of the traditional 8:30 p.m. That would mean, except
in the event of an overtime, that the game would end before NBC’s
expected one hour of convention coverage for the night.
clinton and winning
Gary Hart makes some interesting comments in his column, over at The Huffington Post:
It will come as a surprise to many people that there are rules in politics. Most of those rules are unwritten and are based on common understandings, acceptable practices, and the best interest of the political party a candidate seeks to lead. One of those rules is this: Do not provide ammunition to the opposition party that can be used to destroy your party’s nominee. This is a hyper-truth where the presidential contest is concerned. By saying that only she and John McCain are qualified to lead the country, particularly in times of crisis, Hillary Clinton has broken that rule, severely damaged the Democratic candidate who may well be the party’s nominee, and, perhaps most ominously, revealed the unlimited lengths to which she will go to achieve power. She has essentially said that the Democratic party deserves to lose unless it nominates her. As a veteran of red telephone ads and “where’s the beef” cleverness, I am keenly aware that sharp elbows get thrown by those trailing in the fourth quarter (and sometimes even earlier). “Politics ain’t beanbag,” is the old slogan. But that does not mean that it must also be rule-or-ruin, me-first-and-only-me, my way or the highway. That is not politics. That is raw, unrestrained ambition for power that cannot accept the will of the voters.
(my emphasis added at the end) I practically quoted the whole article, but there is more. Clinton is, in my opinion, acting more in her own self interest than the interest of the Democratic party or the voters. If you would like to see the Clinton comment, you can view it below.