Bambi Slayer

Tonight, we’re having roast venison. The basic sort recipe that I’m following lives here; but I’ve made a few changes.

For the marinade, I went with a couple of glugs of oil, the zest and juice of a lime, a couple of generous pinches of freshly ground cumin, a small handful of juniper berries, a tablespoon or thereabouts of black pepper, a teaspoon or so of salt, and a couple of crushed cloves of garlic. (The cumin was added, lime switched in for lemon, and wine dropped). And for the rest of the ingredients… I didn’t bother.

Since it’s still in the oven, no pictures at this stage; but perhaps later on.

Bugs in the House

So far, the house has two kinds of bugs.

One type, sounds suspiciously like vagrant spiders (we have seen two enormous freaking hunting spiders, in any case. Last night, one was climbing on a wall, and fell off. It hit the ground with a *thwok*). The other type of buggly invaders…. are millipedes.

I had millipedes come and visit when I was living in Oriental Bay. Rumor has it, I didn’t like it very much.

So far, I’ve only seen dead millipedes downstairs. If I see living millipedes upstairs, there will be another millipede armageddon.

(I suspect that the owners before us might have used an outdoor-type insect deterent/poison, because almost all of the crunchy millipedes have been within a meter or so of the outer walls)

My week so far…

Still have both boeuf bourguignon, and cold.

(However, the last of the boeuf bourguignon is dinner tonight; so alas, no boeuf bourguignon tomorrow. I don’t believe I’ll be able to say the same about the cold.)

Category Archive plugin 0.2

Behold, version 0.2 of my category archive plugin!


  • Some type checking on the parameters passed in to the functions.
  • The addition of get_limited_category_archive(), which gets only the categories specified
  • The inclusion of a $getchildren parameter to the standard archive-getter, which allows excluding the display of child categories

Function Reference

get_category_archive($limit = 10, $parent = 0, $getchildren=true)
  • $limit is the maximum number of posts to get for a category. 0, -1, or none will get all of the posts.
  • $parent is the id of the parent category to get.
  • $getchildren specifies whether the children of the categories should be displayed
get_limited_category_archive($categories, $limit = 10)
  • $categories is the list of categories to retrieve. This can be either an array of category ids, or it can be a comma seperated list (for example: 1,2,5,7)
  • $limit is the maximum number of posts to get for each category. 0, -1 or none will get all posts.


css class = categoryarchive

css class = categoryarchivename
{the name of the category}
css class = categoryarchivedesc
{the description of the category, if set}
css class = categoryarchiveposts
{the most recent postings for this category. If there are more postings than the limit specified, a link is included to the category page.}

The plugin lives at