Fauna theme at WP.com

January 3, 2006

Been scouting this theme for a few weeks, just noticed it was added to wordpress.com. Nice opportunity to try it out.

may be behind the curve here at wp.com, but just noticed the theme options for the Regulus theme. Very Nice! Not the complete control of look that some want, but gives a very nice array of options. If all themes that are added offer this kind of flexibility, then things are definitely going in the right direction.

WP.com feature request

November 28, 2005

I’m sure this could go in the feedback in the ol’ dashboard, but hey, then what would I have to blog about at wp.com? I’d really like to be able to replace the feeds on the dashboard, with other wp.com blogs of my choosing. With the growth of WP, the recent posts is all but moot to me, as I don’t speak the myriad of foreign languages that the posts come up in. Maybe, just maybe, one will be in English when I pop over, and generally it’s a “my first post”, post. Whee! Heck, the most popular posts seem to be a space waster most of the time, especially now that the roving reports from New Orleans are gone, that is, unless the flock sucks guys are dropping jokes, er, commentary on all that is web 2.0.

I was poking around my wp.com site, and clicked on the contact page, but no contact form was there. I coulda swore that when I first created it, there was one. Anyone else remember that?

I’ve deleted the page, since there was nothing showing up.

***EDIT*** I just went to the write page, and noticed that there isn’t even an option to choose a different template. Wonder why that is. So no links pages if a theme has a links template, etc. Hmm….

Been busy with life, but checking in at WP.com, I see one can now import from their blogger.com blog.  Now to add the abilitity to import a wordpress blog to wp.com…

 

 

reconnecting to my blogs

October 11, 2005

I recently went back to work full time as a chef, shelving my aspirations of being a full time web developer.  I didn’t think I really had the aptitude to do it full time, successfully, and really needed the income this position offered; it would be some time before I think I could earn this kind of money on what skill set I currently possess.  All of that said, the position is somewhat of a physically demanding one, and as I’ve found the years added to my body since I last did this full time has increased the burden on the old joints and muscles.  Thus, I’ve resorted to some less than healthy remedies for said aches, and thereby have rendered my free time to blog and further my practices at such non-existent.  My first day off in 6, and only second in 2 weeks has done wonders at gaining some sanity, and perspective.

That said, after a few weeks of not blogging, I feel a bit of a disconnect from my blogs.  How do you “pick back up?”  I guess first thing would be to eliminate the “not so healthy remedies”, huh?

 

Excercise in futility

September 19, 2005

Over the course of my blogs, I’ve talked about m level of skill regarding the web, design, and computers in general. I’m a chef at heart, but man, I’m so taken by this angle of technology, that I can’t get enough. I am currently enrolled full time in a program at my local community college for web design/development (I haven’t decided which, most of the courses overlap, so probably as I finish up, taking what fits my schedule, and who’s description strikes my fancy, which ever I satisfy first is what I’ll get). I’ve lamented that around the time I made the decision to follow this program, I discovered WordPress.

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 So all the while I’m bathing myself in learning basic CSS and grasping PHP, I’m taking classes in basic HTML and “Internet 101”. I can only equate it to having an affair with Anais Ninn while being engaged to Queen Victoria. And guess who won my heart? [for the record, Anais Ninn won my heart years ago, when a girlfriend at the time would read her stories aloud while we were driving cross country]

But back to school. So currently, I’m engulfed in teaching myself as much as I can grasp about CSS, and XHTML. I long to have a person I can physically talk with about it, who can help me get over the last few hurdles of understand the box model and floats, and quasi-3rd dimensions. I don’t even know if that curriculum exists, or if I should save my $$ and go to things like A n Event Apart but I’m not quite there.

The funny thing is, now that I read through this, is that I intended to talk of the frustration of trying to connect to a shitty Windows server with Dreamweaver on a mac, then arguing with my professor via a hack online webmail interface, ultimately being able to use cyberduck to connect, clean up the files DW managed to drop in, and then finding out after railing the professor, that every semester this happens. Not to mention, the bloody tutorials for DW are teaching me to design with tables and meta tags, rather than simply concentrate on some basics of design, or typography, or hell, anything but espousing the virtues of building nested, nested, nested, tables!

Thank God for bourbon…