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As a first plugin I took an existing one and modified it. The Hello Dolly plugin was the perfect place to start. All of the lyrics have been replaced with EVERY quote from the HAL: 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. While wandering the admin pages of your wordpress installation you will be accompanied by these sometimes creepy phrases. Most of the time they don’t make sense out of context but it’s still a laugh if you’re familiar with the movie. And if your not, you’re are missing out on a classic.

Arbitrary section

// Dear maintainer:
// Once you are done trying to ‘optimize’ this routine,
// and have realized what a terrible mistake that was,
// please increment the following counter as a warning
// to the next guy:
// total_hours_wasted_here = 5


  • This is a screen shot of one randomly selected lines of many said by the HAL 9000 in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. It corresponds to screenshot-1.jpg.


  1. Upload hello_dave.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


-What does this plugin do?
Nothing important, that’s for sure. You just get these little quotes at the top of every admin page. It’s not visible to the public anywhere on your site. It’s for your own pleasure.

Who is Thomas Ramsey?

A guy that enjoys graphic design, really wants to be a decent programmer, loves coffee, caffeine, and beer, and will someday rule the world.


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  • No change has occurred since I’m just getting warmed up.