Finding the Missing WordPress Text Editor Toolbar After Upgrade

I recently updated my self-hosted WordPress install, and everything seemed fine until I went to write a new blog post. That’s when I found that the toolbar buttons were missing.

I don’t use the Visual editor in WordPress, preferring to type the text/HTML out myself. The Visual editor’s toolbar was available.

I found a . . . → Read More: Finding the Missing WordPress Text Editor Toolbar After Upgrade

When Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Isn’t the Right Thing to Do

In almost any endeavor, you can go it alone, or you can get help. You can spend all of your time researching and practicing and tweaking until you figure things out, or you can buy a book or hire a consultant and have someone tell you what they have already figured out after years of . . . → Read More: When Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Isn’t the Right Thing to Do

Fun with Game Physics Bugs

I was working on a game involving leaf raking, and I tried adding physics code to it. I researched a lot until I came across Randy Gual’s Custom 2d Physics Engine tutorials.

My own implementation leaves a lot to be desired so far, as can be seen in this YouTube video I uploaded of . . . → Read More: Fun with Game Physics Bugs

Learning about Art

Yesterday I went to the Des Moines Art Festival with my wife. Vendors from all over the country put their works on display and attempt to sell them, and the variety always amazes me.

There are oil, acrylic, or watercolor paintings. There are photographs. There are ceramic sculptures. There are wood carvings. There are . . . → Read More: Learning about Art

Learning New Old Games

Last night, my wife taught me a card game she played with her grandmother earlier that day.

Hand and Foot is a Rummy game similar to Canasta, but it apparently has no standard rules. It was hard for us to look up what is allowed in certain situations. For instance, I was at . . . → Read More: Learning New Old Games

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