monkey business

i’ve been doing the gorirra side business with geoffro for several years now. i’ve always had the mindset that it was just a side business that would occasionally get me cool toys and free food/beer — well, it still gets us that, but the main part was that it was JUST A SIDE BUSINESS — nothing more.

i came across this wonderfully inspiring article titled “why ‘side projects’ matter?

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Sotanghon Bola-Bola

it’s been warm out… but that doesn’t stop a hernandez from making hot soup! this is one of my favorite dishes that my pops makes. i always use to think it was super tough to make, but it’s really simple. This amount ended up lasting several days (of lunches)

Ingredients

  • 7-8 cups beef stock*
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 head of garlic – minced
  • 1/2 medium onion – sliced
  • 10-15 meatballs*
  • 1 tbsp patis (fish sauce)*
  • 4-5 dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake)
  • 200 gm sotanghon (bean thread) noodles
  • 1 head napa cabbage – roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions – chopped

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Get the ID of a Post Meta Image

I Google’d and checked the WordPress codex, but could not find a function that would give me the ID of an image I uploaded into a custom meta field.

The Problem

I have uploaded an image, but that image is huge. I want to be able to display the image at my predefined size. There are functions to display the post thumbnail (featured image) in any which way you want, but this is different.

This is the cleanest method I’ve found to get the attachment’s ID. With the ID, you’ll be able to use a function to display that image.
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Responsive Fixed-Fluid Layout

The Problem

Build a two-column responsive page that had a fixed-width right column. It actually sounds easier than you think. That fixed-width right column throws a wrench into everything.

For this example, let’s go with a fluid left column and a 320px wide right column.

HTML

<div class="main">
  <div class="leftwrapper">
    <div class="left">
      <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent elit dolor, congue vitae turpis in, blandit dictum magna. Praesent sollicitudin dictum libero. Aliquam tempor elit quis metus egestas, vel adipiscing nibh pulvinar. Aenean quis venenatis massa, at interdum est. Praesent iaculis mi lacus, quis auctor purus placerat vel. Cras sed commodo velit. Aenean ac aliquam purus, vitae rhoncus justo. Proin mollis facilisis sapien, id consequat purus imperdiet eu. Donec posuere, arcu a facilisis ultrices, nibh nisi convallis ante, et sollicitudin metus ante vel felis. Curabitur sagittis, dolor malesuada adipiscing pulvinar, velit risus elementum augue, non tempor lectus mi sit amet ipsum. Aliquam mollis semper ultrices. Sed eleifend tempus dui nec venenatis. Maecenas faucibus turpis leo, nec facilisis sapien mattis non. Donec in elit vitae enim interdum auctor nec id dui. Vivamus sed odio diam. Cras pretium dolor ac neque iaculis eleifend.</p>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div class="right">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent elit dolor, congue vitae turpis in, blandit dictum magna. Praesent sollicitudin dictum libero. Aliquam tempor elit quis metus egestas, vel adipiscing nibh pulvinar. Aenean quis venenatis massa, at interdum est. Praesent iaculis mi lacus, quis auctor purus placerat vel. Cras sed commodo velit. Aenean ac aliquam purus, vitae rhoncus justo. </p>
  </div>
</div>

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So Childish

“I’ll be right by your side ’til 3005, hold up”