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Alternate spellings of Oompa-Loompa

Wow, what a hot topic. If you’ve never read or seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, then you probably have no idea of what I’m speaking.

Oompa-Loompas are these little orange men in white overalls and green hair that perform labor in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Are you possessed by demons?

I don't really think it's a demon that's possessed me, but I woke up this morning with a strange thought in my head, and I had to act upon it. See, I have my alarm set to go off at 7am. For some reason, the maker of the clock decided that 7 minutes was enough snooze time for anyone, and because of this, I usually actually get out of bed at 7:28.

There is an odd side-effect, however. I'm sure that people who use their snooze alarms notice this (especially this guy I knew in college who would snooze himself from 8 until 11), but you can have some pretty funky dreams in those small little segments of time. The best part about them is that they are so memorable.

Build your First WordPress Theme

One of the questions asked at the WordPress meetup was how to create a WordPress theme. I couldn’t imagine that there weren’t tutorials online for this already, but we didn’t have web access, so I couldn’t check. But upon my arrival home, a brief search expedition led me to a curious find: The “Make a Theme” tutorials that are online seem to dissect the Default theme. That’s crazy.

If you begin the journey into for-hire web design with WordPress, one of the first conclusions you will come to is this mantra: “Kubrick sucks.” Let me spare you gentle novice theme developers the pain. Don’t do it. You will spend so much time being confused by Kubrick’s idiosyncracies that you will become discouraged from something that is fundamentally very simple.

Instead, we’re going to start with something much simpler, especially if you’re coming from the Blogger world, or one of the other blog/CMS systems that are abundant on the net these days: HTML.