Are you looking forward to Helix tonight as much as I am? Desparetly need your RDM fix?
Sate your desire now by watching a sneak peak of the first fifteen minutes!
“From Executive Producer Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a remote research facility to investigate a possible outbreak. Once there, they find themselves embroiled in a life-and-death struggle that could spell mankind’s salvation – or annihilation.”
Just a reminder, as if you need one, Helix airs tonight at 10pm ET/9pm CT on the SyFy channel… and it’s a double episode!!
Hugs and DNA strings,
P.S. I’ll be live tweeting my thoughts during the episode tonight, so follow me on Twitter @BionicBeauty!
Prior to WordPress version 3.8, I had this wonderful little plugin called “Random Redirect” written by Matt Mullenweg. That little plugin served this blog, and Bionic Beauty, for over four and a half years! Sadly, WordPress 3.8 with Jetpack completely borked the use of Random Redirect and its successor, “Random Redirect 2”.
What’s a blogger to do? I LOVE my little “Surprise Me” graphic in the sidebar that whisks readers off to a random post. It’s simply awesome.
I set off seeking a replacement. And ker-splat. Nothing worked.
Then… a lightbulb moment! I already have the completely awesome “Redirection” plugin by John Godley. I’ve used it in the past to handle 301 redirects with ease.
In this case, we’re looking for a nifty bit of code to allow website visitors to click on a link (or image), such as the Surprise Me graphic in this site’s sidebar; the click action needs to trigger the code to magically send the visitor to a random article.
In your WordPress admin, select Tools, then Redirection.
In “Add New Redirection” type: http://your-domain.com/?random*Remember to replace your-domain.com with your own domain name.
Set Match field to “URL only”.
Set Action field to “Redirect to random post”.
Tap that Add Redirection button to save!
Head over to your theme/layout/code/wherever you’d like your redirect placed and insert the link using the code from step 4: http://your-domain.com/?random
For example: < a href="http://bionic-style.com/?random" title="Read a random article on Bionic Style!">Random Post!< /a>. *If you copy/paste this code directly, be sure you remove the spaces after each “<“.
Enjoy the wondrousness that is a surprise random redirect to one of your own articles!
Does anyone know who made the awesome paper crafts and designs for the Google Play 2013 “holiday sale” promotional images???
If you haven’t spotted them yet, the images are sprinkled throughout the Play Store app as well as the ol’ standard browser-based Play Store. There are even paper versions of the Nexus family of phones and tablets! *geek squeal!*
I’d like to take this moment to say a quick “HOWDY!” to all 41 of my readers who are viewing Bionic-Beauty.com and Bionic-Style.com from the International Space Station. Helllooooo uppppp thereeeeee!!!
You can check and see if you’ve got visitors from the ISS too by logging into your Google Analytics account.
Keep giggling and googling,
P.S. I’ll be updating this article throughout the day to include all the hilarious goodies Google gives us. Stay tuned and check back often! And feel free to post a comment below if you see a new prank that I’ve missed!