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manufactory

FUBAR

Looks like this WordPress install is fouled up beyond recovery. Permalinks no longer work in any form but as numeric values (pretty!). Feeds weren’t working but now seem to be. The admin UI has no idea what theme is being used. Editing anything via the UI no longer works.

Yes, I realize it’s free software but shouldn’t it work regardless?

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quote of the day

WordPress is on my last nerve

Lots of stuff seems to have stopped working properly over the last few months. The tech support/forums are full of unanswered variations on the same questions I have on the same issues. If they don’t care, why should I?

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observations

almost universal

found this in the drafts.

Instead, I think[,] like most people, the[y]se developers are cursed with an agenda of selfishness. So long as they have an unrestricted ability to play in their little sandbox, they’re content. Start throwing up barriers, and they’ll elect or adopt any philosophy convenient to their case.

That it’s often libertarianism seems more a coincidence of convenience than anything else.

They also have the weird habit of saying “we” when they mean “me.”

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it could be called work observations

never have so many been deluded by so few for so long

It was a brutal year for the conservative movement, which at long last came crashing down after dominating American politics for nearly 30 years. One small consolation for at least some leading thinkers on the right is that they began to demonstrate perceptiveness that by and large eluded them in preceding years. Here are the top twelve insights of prominent conservatives in 2008:

[From TPMCafe | Talking Points Memo | The Top Dozen Insights of Conservatives, 2008]

You can read all that if you like, it’s amusing in its cluelessness, but a commenter sums up their core principles thusly:

Conservatives are for government smaller than liberals define it.
Conservatives are for taxes lower than liberals set it.
Conservatives are for regulation lesser than liberals define it.
Conservatives are for what non-Christians are against.
Conservatives are for what non-whites are against.
Conservatives are for what non-heterosexuals are against.
Conservatives are for what non-Americans are against.

They don’t have to define what they really believe. They just have to wait for liberals to say something and they’re against it. And if the answer isn’t clear enough, the rhetorical geniuses of the conservatives movement will be happy to fill in the blanks.

[From TPMCafe | Talking Points Memo | The Top Dozen Insights of Conservatives, 2008]

The word reactionary comes to mind.