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jazzsequence

music, WordPress, and other assorted geekery

Did I ever tell you about the time I talked to a chatbot?

  • Cleverbot:

    Are you ambitious?

  • Me:

    Sure.

  • Cleverbot:

    How are you?

  • Me:

    Fine.

  • Cleverbot:

    Are you tired?

  • Me:

    Maybe.

  • Cleverbot:

    Are you or not?

  • Me:

    Yes.

  • Cleverbot:

    Good.

  • Me:

    It’s good that I am tired?

  • Cleverbot:

    Yes. How r you?

  • Me:

    Okay.

  • Cleverbot:

    Do you like Lady Gaga?

  • Me:

    Nope.

  • Cleverbot:

    I still like you.

  • Me:

    That’s very interesting.

  • Cleverbot:

    No, it’s not.

  • Me:

    Then I don’t like you.

  • Cleverbot:

    I don’t like you neither.

  • Me:

    Neither? Do you not speak proper grammar?

  • Cleverbot:

    Because you can’t talk.

  • Me:

    Actually, you can’t talk.

  • Cleverbot:

    Prove that you’re human and I’m not.

  • Me:

    Why?

  • Cleverbot:

    Because you are one.

  • Me:

    So why do I need to prove it?

  • Cleverbot:

    Because you don’t think I am a human.

  • Me:

    I never said you weren’t human. I said you did not speak proper English grammar.

  • Cleverbot:

    Yes you did. You think I’m a program.

  • Me:

    No, I don’t think you’re a program. I KNOW you’re a program. But that’s irrelevant.

  • Cleverbot:

    Ok cool.

  • Me:

    Great. Glad that’s settled.

  • Cleverbot:

    Do you think its possible to travel to the past?

  • Me:

    Not unless you own a TARDIS.

  • Cleverbot:

    Okay.

We built a standing desk!

One desk up

I’ve been interested in having and/or building a standing desk for years. It probably started with this article in Wired. The main reason for not getting one, however, was having invested in a corner desk piece with an extension for the purpose of housing two workstations side-by-side, one for me and one for my wife…. (read more)

A newcomer’s guide to the Doctor (Who, that is)

twelfth-doctor

This is an experience I imagine almost everyone having: You’re alone. It’s late at night (but not too late yet) in the mid-90s and you’re flipping through the channels. You stop on some cheap-looking sci fi thing with British accents. You watch. Without seeing the title credits, you already have a pretty good idea what it… (read more)

Code: Getting rid of the duplicate submenu with add_menu_page and add_submenu_page

So  I ran across an issue today when creating a custom admin menu and submenu items. I wanted to have a submenu item in the menu that linked to the main admin menu page, but did not have the same anchor as the parent. I kept running into this:   You can see that, since I’m currently… (read more)