Next 24?


I have a prediction for next season’s 24. (Show)

Similarly for House M.D., is there going to be… (Show)


Both series are available in HD on the iTunes Store: 24, Season 7 and House, Season 5

Looks like TV is going to suck for the next few months. Good thing I have a pile of anime and Netflix to keep my entertained. πŸ™‚

Kutner’s Death

Just watched this past week’s episode of House, M.D. and couldn’t figure out why they killed of Kutner (played by Kal Penn). They even ended the episode pointing to some memorial page they have up for Kutner: In Loving Memory of Lawrence Kutner on House and an NAMI ad with a suicide hotline number. Thinking that Kal Penn might’ve actually committed suicide, I went to look up his IMDb biography and saw:

In April 2009, Penn told Entertainment Weekly Magazine that the writers killed off his character on “House M.D.” (2004) because he had asked to be allowed to leave the show to go work for the Barack Obama Administration as the Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Accepted a position as the associate director in the White House’s Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs [April 7, 2009].

So now we know why they had to kill off Kutner’s character. We still don’t know why Kutner killed himself (storyline-wise).

Update: I apologize to those who I’ve unfortunately spoiled this for. Future discussions of things I’ve watched would clearly be marked as ** SPOILERS **.

WordPress Visual Editor Changes My HTML Code

I have a love/hate relationship with WordPress’ Visual editor. The editor can be great sometimes. Other times it can be a pain. I already disable “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” as their definition of nested XHTML doesn’t really cover everything XHTML supports.

So if you noticed, I’ve began to recently embed flash videos into my blog posts, something I’ve avoided doing for some time since it doesn’t really fit well with my theme, which I’m in the market of changing. Still searching for one that I’d like. I recently switched to the Green Light theme for my Blog, but I’m not sure if I want to have that here at Krunk4Ever!

I love the fact that when you try to add an image, it’ll automatically fill in the height/width and allows me to set alignments and etc. However, for everything else, I usually use the HTML editor which allows me to put in code directly.

Anyway, today’s blog post is how frustrating the Visual Editor can be some times. The main problem started because I started embedding flash videos into my blog post. I like my webpages to be XHTML valid, and for those who have this gene, you’ll know that most flash code websites provide are XHTML invalid. I found out how to modify it. Basically the <embed>...</embed> is invalid and I have to add a few attributes to the <object> tag.

For example for this video on YouTube (Lime in the Coconut), the embed code they provide is:

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=";hl=en&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=";hl=en&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

To make it XHTML compliant, you covert it to:

<object width="425" height="344" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data=";hl=en&amp;fs=1"><param name="movie" value=";hl=en&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=";hl=en&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Resulting in:

<object width="425" height="344" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data=";hl=en&amp;fs=1"><param name="movie" value=";hl=en&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param></object>

Just for kicks, here’s the video:

If you watch House, M.D., you’d recognize this song, which was hilarious!

However, if you switch to the Visual editor and back to the HTML editor, WordPress decides that your flash code should look like this:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="425" height="344" codebase=",0,40,0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" src="" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

It removed my type and data attributes, stuck in the classid and codebase attributes, and then re-added the embed block back in. WordPress strives to create XHTML compliant code (hence the check to correct any invalid nested XHTML), but why re-add the embed block which is XHTML non-compliant?!?!? I found it annoying and basically the flash video would have to be the last thing I add or else the code gets “corrupted”.

I tested the newest version of WordPress (2.6.5) and this issue still exists. I found the following threads where people have been complaining about this issue:

It appears the WordPress folks have no plans on fixing this issue as they’re suggesting to use one or the other completely and don’t switch between editors. I’m generally okay with that approach, but on my site, I have multiple people editing posts and can’t really enforce one editor for everyone. I have a SQL script I run every few days to fix some stuff that “disappears” after a post gets edited.

Others have suggested using a different visual editor, but it doesn’t seem that any is that great…

I have a hunch that the embed code is needed for flash to work on IE6, but if you’re surfing the web and still using IE6, you don’t deserve to see the flash content on my site. ;p

Update: Another common thing I do is insert <div align="center">...</div>, so stuff are aligned in the center, but switching between between the Visual and HTML editor removes the divs. It’s actually quite annoying.

Tri-Weekly Top Posts (4/20/2008 to 5/10/2008)

Here’s this past 3 weeks’ top post:

  1. How to download HD Trailers from
  2. Six Flags Discount (~50% Off)
  3. 4 Free Xbox Live Arcade Games
  4. Last Week: #9 Windows Update Error: 80070490
  5. Last Week: #7 Reindexing Media Center Library
  6. Last Week: #5 Missing Codecs in Firefox to Play Video in Gallery2
  7. Last Week: #6 Free AutoCheck Report (Similar to Carfax)
  8. Haloid
  9. Last Week: #10 LeekSpin
  10. Last Week: #4 Spinning Dancer

3 weeks ago…

I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since I posted a weekly top posts entry. Maybe the next time I post one, it’ll be a month. ;p

Once again, summer is approaching and it appears people are desperate for some Six flags discount. Unfortunately that deal I posted last year has already long expired.

I do want to bring up #11 (even though it’s not in the top 10): η΅„ζ›²γ€Žγƒ‹γ‚³γƒ‹γ‚³ε‹•η”»γ€ – Kumikyoku [Nico Nico Douga]. Recently I saw this video from Digg: This Hands-Free Super Mario World Level Plays Sweet, Sweet Music. The music that it’s playing is nothing other than Nico Nico Douga!!! I never knew different colored Koopa Troopa shells made different noises!

Hopefully I’ll have posts queued up for you guys for the next few days. Finally finished watching House, M.D. Season Two. Not a nice way to end a season as I was desperate to see how he turned out.

House, M.D.

Ohfuee had introduced me to House, M.D. a long time back, but I was never really a fan of hospital shows like ER or Grey’s Anatomy, so I never really bothered looking into it. However Xyon convinced me to give it shot and it has turned out quite interesting.. The fact that Xyon owns both season 1 and season 2 on DVDs gave me another incentive to watch. It meant I didn’t have to go “procure” them some other way.

You can blame House for my absence in posting blog entries for the past 2 weeks, but who besides Gregory House can make words like “me likee” and “thingies” sound cool.

I was also very intrigued by the intro music. Apparently the song is called Teardrop by Massive Attack. Once again it has that dramatic feeling that I like.

There was a funny thread going on at work. Someone had claimed they missed Monday’s episode of House. Someone replied saying he’d save him the time from watching it:

Someone was sick.
House tried to cure them but it was only 20 minutes into the show so the cure made them worse.
Then someone else tried to cure them, and House got mad. The second attempt was at 30 minutes so it didn’t work either.
Cuddy got mad, House made a pass at her and was rejected again.
The patient got worse and they couldn’t figure out why. Someone said it was an infection, someone else said it was a fungus, someone else said it was a tumor. None of them could prove it.
House came up with some great idea and everyone said it wouldn’t work but he did it anyway.
The patient got better and everyone was happy.
13 still doesn’t have a name.

Then there were these responses:

That must be a unique episode from the rest, neither MRI nor lumbar puncture was involved.

You forgot Lupus.

And of course someone shouted:

Spoiler space man!!!

I will admit that it does get repetitive, but then again, I watch Detective Conan religiously, which is 500+ episodes in and the theme is basically:

  • Someone gets murdered
  • Conan looks for clues
  • Conan figures out how the culprit did it
  • Conan tranquilizes Mouri Kogoro (Ran’s father)
  • Conan uses Sleeping Kogoro to explain the case (who would believe in a elementary boy?)

I sort of got screwed over watching Season 2. For some reason Media Center had listed them out of order (partly blamed by the My Movies plugin, partly blamed by the fact my file server doesn’t list files in alphabetical order). Apparently the 1st disc I watched was disc #5. When things started to not make sense like why *cough* needed an HIV test or how *cough* miraculously got cured with no explanation, I realized I wasn’t watching the DVDs for Season 2 in order. After resorting them, I was still wrong and actually ended up watching disc 2 out of 6 2nd to last.

I’m down to the final disc of season 2 and then I’ll have to decide if I want to continue watching House instead, or should I resume blogging. ;p