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Rod McFarland's Wordpress Theme's Tired of these slick web2.0-ish blog templates? They are either inspired by OSX or seemed to be built completely around stock photographry. No my geeks, this interface will not cut it. I need something a bit more familiar, something that resonates with my inner nerd.
posted by MiltonRandKalman (25 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
ironically, these templates are mired in web2.0ish technology.
posted by boo_radley at 1:47 PM on May 1, 2007


Ha. Nice work there.
posted by Firas at 1:51 PM on May 1, 2007


Is that all done in PHP? That's some slick stuff, right there. Ugly as sin, but really cool use of the technology.
posted by lekvar at 2:01 PM on May 1, 2007



Error establishing a database connection

This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost:/tmp/mysql4.soc. This could mean your host's database server is down.

* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
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If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.
Exciting!
posted by delmoi at 2:03 PM on May 1, 2007


Was working when I posted it. Damn you Internet Tubes! Next time get a giant dumptruck to host.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:05 PM on May 1, 2007


oopsie. looks like his server fell down and went boom.
posted by 40 Watt at 2:08 PM on May 1, 2007


Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (146) in /mgmt/alpha/local/antispam/despam.php on line 5
failed to connect to database


Hrm. Is it a geek joke?
posted by anotherpanacea at 2:09 PM on May 1, 2007


A real Web 2.0 theme wouldn't require a page refresh to show me an error.
posted by mkultra at 2:09 PM on May 1, 2007


They are posted at WP Theme site

CLI2.0.
Commodore
Splat

The Test Run works ok, but not as nice as the original with actual posts
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:12 PM on May 1, 2007


A real old skool theme would give an error massage. Just like what I used to get as a kid when i did something wrong.
posted by srboisvert at 2:12 PM on May 1, 2007


Then again, if you want a Web 2.0 theme, there's always, well, Web 2.0. :)
posted by WCityMike at 2:13 PM on May 1, 2007


The themes are hosted on the WP site for while his mysql thingy is down.
posted by grobstein at 2:15 PM on May 1, 2007


rats sorry
posted by grobstein at 2:15 PM on May 1, 2007


I'm so tired of those themes "inspired by OS X" that work.
posted by chococat at 2:48 PM on May 1, 2007


Wow.. the CLI themes even support tab completion!
posted by nathan_teske at 2:51 PM on May 1, 2007


Awesome.
posted by spitbull at 3:05 PM on May 1, 2007


Needs more flash and embedded repetitive midi.
posted by fenriq at 3:14 PM on May 1, 2007


A real old skool theme would give an error massage. Just like what I used to get as a kid when i did something wrong.

Ew, what a creepy childhood.
posted by designbot at 3:17 PM on May 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


First evidence that there is indeed hope for the souls of those in the WordPress Theme Design community.

Disclaimer: I use WordPress for all my attempted blogging; I usually take a simple pre-packaged theme with a couple features I like then tweak it until it breaks. Big fun.

And experiencing the Commodore theme took me back 25 years to when I lived in my parents' basement (one of only 7 residential basements in all of Los Angeles it seemed) and used the money I saved to buy a C64 when it first came out for $595, a few months before they dropped the price to $199. And I realize that my parents' basement was larger than the apartment I'm living in now. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!
posted by wendell at 3:39 PM on May 1, 2007


I used the CLI one for a bit, was impressed and ever so slightly terrified, and then went back to licking my (OS X) GUI.
posted by athenian at 3:44 PM on May 1, 2007


And experiencing the Commodore theme took me back 25 years to when I lived in my parents' basement

And resonate for those who still do.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:14 PM on May 1, 2007


It is pitch black in the Web 2.0. You are likely to be eaten a MeFite.
posted by basicchannel at 5:36 PM on May 1, 2007


+by

(dammit)
posted by basicchannel at 5:37 PM on May 1, 2007


I guess Spawn isn't paying the bills anymore.
posted by Sangermaine at 10:18 PM on May 1, 2007


These are just amazing. I think there needs to be an internet holiday for CLI interfaces. Or maybe I will just use the theme on Halloween, you know, so my blog can go trick-or-treating too.
posted by eckeric at 9:14 AM on May 3, 2007


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