See the First 15 Minutes of #Helix Now!

Helix TV show on SyFy
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,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Style blog

P.S. I’ll be live tweeting my thoughts during the episode tonight, so follow me on Twitter @BionicBeauty!

The Mysteries of #Helix

Artwork from Helix - new SyFy TV show

If you’ve been locked in a box on Mars, you might not have heard of the new SyFy show, Helix, by Ron Moore (of Battlestar Galactica fame) which premieres tomorrow, 10 January at 10pm ET.

And if you haven’t visited the SyFy Helix microsite, you may be unaware of the mysterious videos hinting at medical research and missing people.  Is Arctic BioSystems to blame?

Hack:

Meditation:

How creepy is that woman at the end?!?

The Arctic: (aka Poor Dr. Raver)

Incident:

YIKES!

Interviews:

I’ve got to be honest here – I don’t think a job with Arctic BioSystems is really a great career move.

Will you be watching Helix?

Embrace mystery,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Style blog

WordPress How-To: Create a Redirect to a Random Post

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”.

Creating magic with WordPress - tutorials by Bionic StyleWhat’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.

How to Make the Magic:

  1. Install the Redirection plugin by John Godley. Get it at Godley’s own website or from WordPress.org.
  2. Active the plugin.
  3. In your WordPress admin, select Tools, then Redirection.
  4. In “Add New Redirection” type: http://your-domain.com/?random  *Remember to replace your-domain.com with your own domain name.
  5. Set Match field to “URL only”.
  6. Set Action field to “Redirect to random post”.
  7. Tap that Add Redirection button to save!
  8. 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
  9. 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 “<“.
  10. Enjoy the wondrousness that is a surprise random redirect to one of your own articles!

Happy coding,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Style blog

In flux…

I‘m uploading and finalizing the new site design/layout for Bionic Style… so please bear with me on the dust, paint fumes, and power tool racket.

Things will settle down soon!

Stay Bionic y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Style blog

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

From me and mine, to you and yours…
Merry Christmas from Bionic Beauty!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday, eating wonderfully delicious food, and getting some much needed rest and relaxation.

Be safe. Stay happy. Stay Bionic!
Jami

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