This site is a work in progress. It is also an attempt at creating a custom WordPress template, that merges some of the aspects of my own homebrew php/css template with those built-in to WordPress. So there are still a few rough edges.


This site is not currently standards compliant, there are still a few things to work out yet...but standards are important to me, and I'll get it there.

Printer Friendly Version

The printer friendly version of this site is still under development. Currently, all styles are disabled when printing, to allow for a better printer output. Eventually, I will have it so that the site navigation and other extra stuff that is not relevant to the actual page will not be printed.

Tools Used

This site was built using WordPress, but also with healthy scoops of Dreamweaver, Textwrangler, Trasmit, Photoshop, among other miscellaneous programs.

WordPress Plugins

Below is a list of the WordPress plugins used on this site. There are 25 plugins used: 14 active plugins and 11 inactive plugins.

Add Lightbox 0.4.1  Add Lightbox 0.4.1
» Mdkart (url)
This plugin automatically add the rel=”lightbox[ID_OF_THE_POST]” to images linked in a post. ID_OF_THE_POST is unique per post so all images per post are grouped in one lightbox set. Doesn’t add the the files required for lightbox!

Akismet 2.5.7  Akismet 2.5.7
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

Amazon Wishlist 0.6  Amazon Wishlist 0.6
» Ryan Prins (url)
Displays a user’s amazon wishlist on their site. Last updated Nov 12, 2005.

cforms II 5.3  cforms II 5.3
» Oliver Seidel (url)
cforms II offers unparalleled flexibility in deploying contact forms across your blog. Features include: comprehensive SPAM protection, Ajax support, Backup & Restore, Multi-Recipients, Role Manager support, Database tracking and many more.

CodeHighlighter 1.9  CodeHighlighter 1.9
» Ben Lobaugh (url)
Syntax highlighter for source code using GeSHi. Originally developed by Wongoo Lee of

Comment Reply Notification 1.4  Comment Reply Notification 1.4
» denishua (url)
When a reply is made to a comment the user has left on the blog, an e-mail shall be sent to the user to notify him of the reply. This will allow the users to follow up the comment and expand the conversation if desired. 评论回复通知插件, 当评论被回复时会email通知评论的作者.

Lightbox 2 2.9.2  Lightbox 2 2.9.2
» Rupert Morris (url)
Used to overlay images on the current page. Lightbox JS v2.2 by Lokesh Dhakar. Now with better regular expressions, courtesy of Michael Tyson!

Live Comment Preview 2.0.2  Live Comment Preview 2.0.2
» Brad Touesnard (url)
Displays a preview of the user’s comment as they type it.

Status Press Widget 1.14  Status Press Widget 1.14
» Brian D. Goad (url)
Adds a Widget to display your Facebook/Twitter/Last.FM/Pownce status in your sidebar.

Twitter Tools 3.0.3  Twitter Tools 3.0.3
» Crowd Favorite (url)
An integration between your WordPress site and Twitter. Create posts from your tweets. Show your tweets in your sidebar. Relies on Social.

WP-DBManager 2.63  WP-DBManager 2.63
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Manages your WordPress database. Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.

WP-PluginsUsed 1.50  WP-PluginsUsed 1.50
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.

WP Greet Box 6.4.0  WP Greet Box 6.4.0
» Thaya Kareeson (url)
Show a different message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from. For example, you can ask Digg visitors to Digg your post, Google visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed, and more! Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins.

XML Parser 1.0  XML Parser 1.0
» Eric Pollmann (url)
XML Parser Class Released into public domain September 2003