Also, Before You Ask
Posted on November 27, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
Athena is home sick at the moment, which is why I’m writing early in the day.
Also, and I could be wrong here, but I believe if I post date an entry I write, WordPress will post it at the time I specify. Which could be useful. One of you WordPress geeks can tell me if I’m wrong about this.
Yep. You can do that. You’ll even see in your little list ‘Scheduled Entries’.
Correct, just like Blogger/LJ and a slew of others, you can post date entries.
I think if you change the date/time in the timestamp widget on the entry page, it’ll post date the entry to that time.
P.S. I don’t know if yours will do it, or it’s just something screwy with mine, but on occasion, when I move to edit my own timestamp, it’ll ask me to navigate away from the page. If it happens to pop up, click cancel, only because unless it autosaved you, you’ll lose your work.
Oh, and the list with scheduled entries in on the dashboard when you go to your site admin. Usually under, posts on the right side of the screen if you are using the same functionality/admin layout.
Hey! I’m at home with a sick kid, too!
Is Athena sitting in a pottery barn kids box watching Lilo & Stitch? No? Mine is. And I’m done with my nap so now I get to write. Woot.
I, too, have a daughter home sick today (strep throat). Hoping the Augmentin will knock it out this time, after Amoxicillin and Cefalexin failed.
Post dating is WRONG and EVIL. You must spend time with us.
Also, I’m in Ohio and no one seems to know you…
I’m going to try postdating an entry past the date of the inevitable heat death of the universe, and then we’ll see how powerful WordPress is. Will it force the rejiggering of the laws of thermodynamics? I’m betting it will.
D’oh! Windows cannot accept this datetime stamp. So now the heat death of the universe is Windows fault.
Actually, most operating systems have a date rollover problem impending sometime in this century. I remember seeing a table of Hard OS Death Dates back when I was working with Y2K issues, and MS-DOS runs out of dates in like 2017, NT in 2040 and VMS for the VAX was good for like 300 years.
Of course why look up any of this info? I’m picking numbers out of nose — it was clogged anyway. I trust my fellow geeks to have the URL handy so I can finish this and start the long trek back home.
The Heat Death of the Universe? It’s not accessible in any known computer at the OS level that I know of. I suppose the Mayans would’ve built a more robust date structure if they’d invented computers.
Yes, but it would be in base 60.
Come to think of it, that’s a hell of a good idea. I think I will start work on Mayan Date Extensions for Windows. Then I’ll be able to postpone THDOTU.
I have a wordpress question for you: What widget are you using for the Whateverettes sidebar? It appears to be a rolling list of bookmarks or something, but I can’t imagine you handrolling new links in and old links out of a blogroll-type widget, so it must be some automated thingy. Can share?
Soni: It’s just an RSS feed widget going to my del.icio.us account.
Can one pronounce “THDOTU” without sounding like Sylvester the Cat? Thuffering Thucatash!
Oh, thanks. That helps. And the funky titles…where do they come in? Do you actually rename the links like that when you save them to Del.icio.us, or how does that work?
Del.icio.us requires you to give each link a title.
Can you discuss the other features and functions of Del.icio.us?