SmartyPress – Smarty Driven WordPress

SmartyPress is another Smarty driven WordPress project.
It looks interesting, and I had the thought that it might be possible to paste an alternative template system into WordPress by piggy-backing on top of the current system.
The home.php, single.php, index.php files of the various themes could be loaders for another more secure templating system rather than PHP. It would certainly make editing templates and securing them against abuse easier, although for we have even fancier ideas to be announced later!

What Bush Did Next

President Bush really has been caught on the hop again. A tale of two photos: Mississippi Goddamn shows what Bush was up to while people were being rescued from drowned cars.
Here’s a compilation of photos and commentary from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Satellite Photo of the area after the storm.

Why New Orleans is in Deep Water

Had a storm the size of Katrina just had the grace to hold off for a while, it’s quite likely no one would even remember what the Bush administration did two months ago. The national press corps has the attention span of a gnat, and trying to get anyone in Washington to remember longer than a year ago is like asking them what happened in Iznik, Turkey, in A.D. 325.

Just plain political bad luck that, in June, Bush took his little ax and chopped $71.2 million from the budget of the New Orleans Corps of Engineers, a 44 percent reduction.

This, friends, is why we need to pay attention to government policies, not political personalities, and to know whereon we vote. It is about our lives.

Midleton Food & Drink Festival This Weekend

We’re off to the Midleton Food & Drink Festival later. Sounds like good fun and I’ll have plenty of snaps with my new lens! (more)
There’s another vintage rally happening down near Macroom tomorrow which is where we’ll head.

Looks like lots more to do this week and until the end of the year too!
This week being heritage week there’s lots of events on! There’s everything from guided tours of lighthouses to re-enactments of the American Civil War at Charles Fort, to displays of 16th century weapons that ravaged Munster at the time!
Next Saturday is when An Ceile Mor 2005 will take place! Over 10,000 people will gather on 7 stages on Grand Parade and South Mall to dance the Siege of Ennis in an attempt to break a world record!