Et tu, WordPress?

I decided to go to the local WordPress holiday party. Nice people, great snacks and beer, love the Exchange Building where it was hosted. Most of the attendees of these events are either developers or run WordPress related-businesses. I’m neither. I’m a writer who inconsistently blogs. As if I wasn’t feeling a little odd-man-out enough a fellow said hi, asked me what I do and then pointed out that the computer on my shirt was out of date. Dammit if he wasn’t spot on. I’ve been wearing these work shirts forever… well, at least going back to the days of … Continue reading Et tu, WordPress?

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Difficult – Blogging in 2015

Part 1 – 2015-11-03 I think I got bored over the summer and decided that I wanted to go from the relatively inexpensive WordPress.com to the extremely customizable “self-hosted” version of WordPress (the version used by WP gurus and whole businesses built on supporting/creating these sites…). Since then I’ve “duplicated” the main blog, though there were about 1,000 posts that didn’t seem to make the transfer successfully (requiring some ongoing hand-coding/manual transferring of the missing posts…). I created a blog specifically for my podcast, jbb’s final thoughts (instead of it being just a category on the main blog). I’ve attempted … Continue reading It’s Not Supposed To Be This Difficult – Blogging in 2015

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Difficult – Blogging in 2015

[media-credit name=”Fitz & Pirillo” align=”alignright” width=”447″][/media-credit] Part 1 – 2015-11-03 I think I got bored over the summer and decided that I wanted to go from the relatively inexpensive WordPress.com to the extremely customizable “self-hosted” version of WordPress (the version used by WP gurus and whole businesses built on supporting/creating these sites…). Since then I’ve “duplicated” the main blog, though there were about 1,000 posts that didn’t seem to make the transfer successfully (requiring some ongoing hand-coding/manual transferring of the missing posts…). I created a blog specifically for my podcast, jbb’s final thoughts (instead of it being just a category … Continue reading It’s Not Supposed To Be This Difficult – Blogging in 2015

Portfolio v Posts v Pages in WordPress

Remember what I said the other day about not having the time or energy to be working on my blog? Yeah, I lied. Having scanned in over 30-years of papers, projects and school notes and over 50-years of photos, I’m attempting to be a lot more systematic on how things get posted/shared. After looking over dozens of themes, I thought that I might pull out the old white board and try to wrap my head around what I’m trying to accomplish. With the academic material, I kind of wish that I would be able to create a starting page with … Continue reading Portfolio v Posts v Pages in WordPress

Portfolio v Posts v Pages in WordPress

[media-credit id=1 align=”alignnone” width=”620″][/media-credit] Remember what I said the other day about not having the time or energy to be working on my blog? Yeah, I lied. Having scanned in over 30-years of papers, projects and school notes and over 50-years of photos, I’m attempting to be a lot more systematic on how things get posted/shared. After looking over dozens of themes, I thought that I might pull out the old white board and try to wrap my head around what I’m trying to accomplish. With the academic material, I kind of wish that I would be able to create … Continue reading Portfolio v Posts v Pages in WordPress

WordPress.ORG or WordPress.COM

Last week I bit the bullet and signed up for an account with DreamHost so that I can move my blog(s) from the free WordPress.com hosting to a self-hosting site. It’s been a bumpy road. I’m not entirely sure that it’s worth the hassle. 2015-08-12 8:45am I’m now getting an error message: “A problem occurred with this webpage so it was reloaded” And the displayed page isn’t the one that I edited (I removed several widgets to see if that would change the error message, nope). This is really beginning to feel like it’s more of a pain than it’s … Continue reading WordPress.ORG or WordPress.COM

WordPress.ORG or WordPress.COM

[media-credit id=1 align=”alignnone” width=”620″][/media-credit] Last week I bit the bullet and signed up for an account with DreamHost so that I can move my blog(s) from the free WordPress.com hosting to a self-hosting site. It’s been a bumpy road. I’m not entirely sure that it’s worth the hassle. 2015-08-12 8:45am I’m now getting an error message: “A problem occurred with this webpage so it was reloaded” And the displayed page isn’t the one that I edited (I removed several widgets to see if that would change the error message, nope). This is really beginning to feel like it’s more of … Continue reading WordPress.ORG or WordPress.COM

Photos Everywhere & A Tad Expensive

When Apple recently released the new Photo.app on OS X, as a long time believer in iPhoto, I was hopeful that they’d addressed shortcomings I’d wrestled with. I think they’ve mostly hit the mark with a small number of concerns. Thus, I begin this discussion by recognizing that the biggest problem related to modern mobile-photography is one of both volume, we’re taking a hell of a lot more photos than ever, and that, beyond an occasional upload to FaceBook, none of us bother to back up or organize this avalanche of photos, that are only one “oops” away from oblivion. … Continue reading Photos Everywhere & A Tad Expensive

Is the Watch the Next Big (Tech) Thing

Lots of buzz about the Watch, as we quickly approach Apple’s official entrance into the wearable tech market. I know they’ll sell tons of the devices right away and depending on whether you’re a fan or a hater, it’ll either be a complete disaster or proof that Apple can do no wrong. Alas, this will be the first time, due my current employment status (or lack thereof), that I won’t be joining in on the fun with the first gen of this device. Damn. I’m not used to this, but it gives me a chance to look at things from … Continue reading Is the Watch the Next Big (Tech) Thing