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I wrote a WordPress plugin: Pick Giveaway Winner

I am currently exuding a geeky glow because I wrote my first WordPress plugin. It’s called Pick Giveaway Winner and it does what its title implies: it randomly picks a giveaway winner from the comments of a post. It also lets me disqualify people who enter more than once, or just give them one entry to even the odds. I wrote it because I needed it and no one had written it.

You can read a bit more about it on the Make My Blog Pretty blog. Right now I’m just happy I figured out how to submit it to the official WordPress Plugin Directory, which required me to use Subversion, which I sorta hate and gave me horrible command-line flashbacks to my old job. -mkdir never-again-please

Anyway, I hope this plugin helps make a few bloggers’ lives easier.

Farewell, Movable Type. Hello, WordPress!

If you’re reading this post, congratulations! You’ve successfully followed the blog to its new home. This weekend I switched from the Movable Type blogging software to WordPress. You shouldn’t notice that many changes except for the big one: any links you have bookmarked for http://www.pastaqueen.com/halfofme/ should be updated to http://www.pastaqueen.com/blog For your convenience, any links to the old site are redirecting to their counterparts on the new site automatically, but it’s best to update your bookmarks as well. The good old http://www.pastaqueen.com/ link works the same as usual.

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If I’ve moved everything over properly, you shouldn’t notice much of a difference on the front end, although WordPress will make things much easier for me on the back end. I’ve wanted to switch to WordPress for over a year, but didn’t want to hassle with importing 5 years of entries, converting all my templates, and redirecting all my old links properly. However, the current barrage [...]

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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for keyboards ruined by coffee spit-takes or forehead wrinkles caused by deep thought.

Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail : All Tech Considered : NPR
I left a voicemail for my younger brother last week which he never got because he doesn't check it. When I asked him about it, he was like, "Why didn't you text me?"

Life in Quarantine for Ebola Exposure: 21 Days of Fear and Loathing - NYTimes.com
I tend to stay at home a lot, but 21 days stuck in my apartment would drive me crazy.

Buy Experiences, Not Things - The Atlantic
Money can buy happiness if you spend it on experiences, not things.

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