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Entropy Theme

Garden of Entropic Delightz! The Entropy theme is the disproportionate inverse of Monzilla Media’s recently released DOS_FX theme. Entropy is super lightweight and bandwidth-friendly, with minimal template code and virtually zero design embellishments (unlike my other WordPress themes). So it’s very minimalistic and casual, more of a starting point for more elaborate theme design. Honestly the funnest part of developing this theme was the little alien avatar (you can see it in the screenshot) that I found somewhere online, long, […] Continue reading »

DOS_FX Theme

It’s pure DOS, Baby! Behold, locked in a laboratory clean-room for hours with only archaic operating systems at my disposal, I found myself amazed by the sheer and utter uncompromising utility of a Windows DOS console. After a few traceroutes I found myself recreating the precise DOS aesthetic using CSS and XHTML. Basically same font, same colors, font sizes, and so forth. The rest is history. After work, I fired up the WordPress machine and hit the codes. A few […] Continue reading »

Bananaz Theme

Perishable Press serves ’em some bananas with this release of the Bananaz theme for WordPress. Bananaz is highly customizable, with a unique two-column hybrid design that merges fixed-width content with a liquid header and footer. Also, the Bananaz theme combines semantic markup with the sheer miracle of CSS, so the design validates as XHTML strict and displays consistently across all browsers. Plus, Bananaz is configured to support several popular WordPress plugins (see installation notes for further details). Continue reading »

Open Casket

Get your own Casket!! Presenting the ghastly new WordPress theme that’s fresh from the tomb. Perishable Press officially opens the casket with the free Casket WordPress theme. Casket is a meticulously designed, single-column theme that’s built with minimal code and performance in mind. This is one of my first “favorite” themes, on which I must have worked for hours, experimenting, tweaking, and fine-tuning all the details striving for that perfect layout: balanced composition, crisp icons, and some choice fonts. Continue reading »

Dead Letter Art

Dead Letter Art represents the creative exploits of several Northwest chillers. Their collective history is rich and reaches back almost two decades. For several years during the turn of the millennium, the DLa artists collaborated and published over twenty issues of their infamous zine, Dead Letter Art. Somehow, time has once again brought great distance between the members of DLa, and only time will tell if Dead Letter Art will truly rest in peace. Continue reading »

Perishable Domains 2005

Here is a quick overview of my growing collection of websites, as of November 20051. All sites designed, developed, and maintained by Jeff Starr aka Perishable @ Monzilla Media. Update: This was posted a long time ago. Most of these sites now are offline. To see a more updated portfolio, check out my business site, Monzilla Media. Continue reading »

Online Color Resources

Color References Colour Lovers Wikipedia Hex & RGB Color Names Wikipedia Color List Color Reference Link List Color Schemes Color Match Color Scheme Generator Color Combinations Color Combination Schemes Color Charts Color Charts by HTML Color Codes Visibone Color Charts December Color Shades December Color Shades and Codes Somacon – CSS Color Chart Jessey – CSS colors Color Codes Matching Chart HTML Color Pickers Dynamic Color Picker Firefox Extensions – Colorzilla Color Tools Meyer’s Color Blender Layout Color Changer Color […] Continue reading »

Creative Writing Exercise, Part 1

A Hemingway scene1 written in the style of Borges: I noticed the labyrinth of trees on my left, it appeared as a mysterious maze. I watched as the infinite trees erased the endless fields, and marveled at the ancient, unearthed bonsai tree. I imagined the raging storm that had ripped it from the ground, forcing it back into the bamboo grove. I thought about how its roots were now swirling with dirt, each tiny rock a microcosm of solar systems, […] Continue reading »

Creative Writing Exercise, Part 2

A Borges1 scene written in the style of Hemingway: Nick looked for his explanation. He reached into his pack and easily remembered. It felt good. Nick knew the answer. It is not complete. It is not untrue. The answer looked like a big picture of everything, just like Jenkins had said. Nick remembered Jenkins. It had been a long time since he had seen him. Jenkins was not like Bill and John. They said the answer was plain and ordinary. […] Continue reading »

Pink Floyd Discography

Pink Floyd 2005 Reunion Putting together a Pink Floyd Discography for any readers wanting to hear legendary music. SO AMAZING to see Pink Floyd reunite after so many years. Never thought it would happen. But yeah, the show looked amazing, fortunately was able to watch on tv (wish I were there LIVE). For Floyd fans, it just means a lot that David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason were able to get together one last time. Continue reading »

PHP Notes Plus

Here are some basic PHP expressions and statements for ez reference.. Common Statements “\n” = new line “\t” = tab “\r” = carriage return “\$” = dollar sign “\”” = double quote Example usage: “\n\t<category>$category->cat_name</category>” echo ‘<!– Category LiveBookmarks Plugin by Monzilla Media ( monzillamedia.com ) –>’ . “\n”; echo “\n\t<!– Pink Floyd ” . ” Meddle –>\n\n”; echo Multiple Lines of Code echo <<<END … line of code … … line of code … … line of code … […] Continue reading »

Praise and Criticism

Subject: praise & criticism Message: Hello Google, i have been using the google homepage (google.com) as my personal internet start page for several years now. i have emailed before with praise for the page’s very simple & elegant design asthetics. however, i am occasionally annoyed with the periodic advertising frequenting the page. For example, today i discovered the return of the pesky “google toolbar” advertisement. yuck. (strictly speaking of the start page) i realize that i am scrutinizing a bit […] Continue reading »

Medical School Rejection Letters

After five years of college, a B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Biochemistry, minor in mathematics, minor in chemistry, a President’s medal, excellent grades, endless hours studying and learning, many more hours applying to various medical schools, and of course thousands of dollars spent on tuition, books, et al, the hard work finally paid off.. Continue reading »

Moses Lake Sunsets

Sunset views from the Desert Oasis, Moses Lake Washington. Some interesting facts from the Moses Lake Wikipedia page: Moses Lake, on which the city lies, is made up of three main arms over 18 miles (29 km) long and up to one mile (1.6 km) wide. It is the largest natural body of fresh water in Grant County and has over 120 miles (190 km) of shoreline covering 6,500 acres (2,600 ha). Before it was dammed in the early 1900s […] Continue reading »

Monsters of Rock

Spokane, Washington — Wednesday, July 20th, 1988. Shouts out to John E. for the ancient newspaper chunks. 30,000 headbangers converge on Joe Albi Stadium… Nothing beats skipping school to see Metallica, et al… Update! Due to high demand, we have scanned, edited, uploaded, and posted the entire "Monsters of Rock" article and all associated pictures. The contents of this article originally appeared in the Spokesman Review on Thursday, July 21st, 1988. Way back when newspapers cost a whole quarter. Monsters […] Continue reading »

Timeline Proper

The new Timeline category here at Perishable Press will consist of articles that recall various events from the distant and not-so-distant past. These posts are by no means comprehensive or even 100% accurate, but rather reflect the recalled essence of whatever memory is represented therein. Further, these articles will be posted sporadically and in no immediately obvious order, depending on whatever reflection happens to be preoccupying us at the moment. Plus, we tend to romanticize events somewhat, so leave if […] Continue reading »

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Perishable Press is operated by Jeff Starr, a professional web developer and book author with two decades of experience. Here you will find posts about web development, WordPress, security, and more »
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June, July, August historically are slow months on the Web. Perfect time to get some real work done (think projects).
Redesigning Plugin Planet is one the most challenging things I’ve done online. Almost there, about another two weeks ’til launch.
I could listen to Mouse Rat all day.
Thanks Apple for pushing out your massive 3 GB macOS updates because GarageBand. Oh, and Podcasts.
Weird bug with Affinity Designer. If images are opening upside down, click View ▸ Reset Rotation and problem solved.
Had a good laugh today when I saw this in a support email: “In observance of Arbor Day our team will be out of the office on Friday, April 30th.” Lol Arbor Day.
Just spent a few minutes scrolling thru FB, almost every ad was pushing the va×.
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