How to disable WordPress AutoSave, Post Revisions and Auto Draft

Over the past five years, there have been three “helpful” auto-saving and revision features added to WordPress that have driven me up the wall. I can’t stand them because my workflow does not benefit from the database clutter they create—and further, because I have a possibly unhealthy obsession with tidy databases.
I have been self-hosting [...]

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Quantum suicide: Third Contact by Simon Horrocks

Earlier this month, I received a screener of Third Contact, a small-budget British feature film by writer/director Simon Horrocks. Last week I posted this short review of the film to Filmometer.com:
Psychological thriller explores madness, depression, quantum suicide and immortality. It’s a dark, puzzling poem. 7/10
But there is much more to say. Third Contact is [...]

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Thanksgiving journey complete (with links)

My posting frequency continues to degrade here. I appear to be struggling to post once a month these days. But I do tweet something to Twitter on a daily basis. Probably best to follow me there.
This weekend I returned to Oregon from my cross-country, family-visiting Thanksgiving journey. I had a great time catching up with [...]

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Secret Sauce, Tarantino and disappointed animals

Well, it’s almost been another three weeks since I posted anything, so here’s some stuff. In Internet time, a few of these items might be decades old now. Follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates of random, useless information.
Bumbershoot was really fun this year, except for the rain.
You might want to check out [...]

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Worms and insects, science, music, technology

Looks like I forgot to publish a post for a few weeks again. Oh well. It’s not like I haven’t been wasting time reading random crap online since my last post. Below are some things I’ve enjoyed.
Worms, insects and gardening
Here are three cool articles on worms and insects:

“Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm“
“Zombie [...]

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Da Vinci Days, movies and ice cream

I attended da Vinci Days in Corvallis on Saturday, which was the second day of the annual festival celebrating art, science, and technology. It was pretty fun. I posted some photos to Flickr and tweeted a bit.
We spent most of Saturday afternoon in Darkside Cinema at the da Vinci Film Festival encore.
I loved the [...]

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Cats, technology, webcomics and art

Instead of writing about this weekend’s da Vinci Days, here are a bunch of categorized links.
Cats and bats
I, for one, welcome our feline overlords: “Cats ‘exploit’ humans by purring” and “Cats Do Control Humans, Study Finds.”
So, I guess we should work harder to exploit cats for our amusement (catsploitation?), like the Moscow Cat Theater [...]

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Jason Lytle, zombie ponies and social networks

The Jason Lytle show I attended at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland on Saturday evening was awesome. I couldn’t have been happier that he played my very favorite Grandaddy song. “Jed’s Other Poem” transports me to 2001. I definitely got my Grandaddy fix. If you haven’t heard “Jed’s Other Poem” before, there is [...]

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Google Wave, Microsoft Bing and Big Brother

It seems like the more I use Twitter, the less I feel like actually bothering to write blog posts. Is this blog dying? I don’t know, but this post is about a few new web services and technologies. Many articles are about a week old at this point, because I didn’t get around to posting [...]

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Short films, Star Trek, gardening, Memorial Day

Looks like I’ve forgotten to post in a couple of weeks (not counting my daily nonsense at Twitter). Below are some amusements I’ve stumbled upon since last time.
Short film series
On June 1, David Lynch will launch Interview Project, a 121-part documentary series featuring portraits of Americans from all over the country. Check out a [...]

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