Tag: wordpress

  • Yet Another Theme Update

    YATU (Yet Another Theme Update)… In two previous posts, I mentioned that with my new XAMPP setup, I could and would be tinkering around with WordPress themes a bit more. At the same time, I switched to the Aspire theme, which I liked (functionally), but wasn’t thrilled about in terms of color contrast. […]

  • Firefox DOM Inspector

    Yesterday, I raved about XAMPP in this post. In there, I made the following statement: The other major thing that I don’t like (but which I suspect is easily fixable with a CSS tweak) is that the Sociable plugin formats the icons in a list (one per line) rather than as an inline […]

  • Updated Theme and XAMPP

    For a while now, I’ve been both relatively happy with my theme, as well as marginally frustrated by it. I don’t need to bore you with exactly what I didn’t like, so I’ll bore you instead with what I’ve done about it. πŸ˜‰ I have never bothered in the past to dig too […]

  • Theme Updated Again

    OK, this is the last announcement of something as silly as a theme change. Since I specifically mentioned which theme I was using in the last post, I didn’t want anyone who visited now to think that they were viewing that theme. I think they did a very nice job, very attractive, but […]

  • Sprucing up my WordPress Theme and Plugins a Bit

    I’ve been accused in the past (by Jamie) of being a little boring with this site. That’s code for being a luddite, I’m sure. It’s also true. I have been using the default WP theme since I started blogging, and only recently added a few plugins. Well, tada, that’s all changed now. As […]

  • Welcome WordPress 2.3

    The only plugin that I had installed which supposedly wasn’t compatible with 2.3 was Google Sitemaps Generator. There was a newer version available, which was compatible. So, I just took the plunge and upgraded. Smooth as silk. This is now the first post that has any tags associated with it. πŸ™‚

  • Welcome WordPress 2.2 πŸ™‚

    Announcement went out 35 minutes ago, and I’ve already successfully upgraded. Haven’t touched anything that’s new, but here it is, waiting to be abused. πŸ™‚

  • New Machine

    On April 23rd I announced the christening of my new server. At the time, I put the percentage of services that had been ported over at 95. It’s been at least 5 days since I’ve been at 100%, so the new machine is definitely “official”. Everything has been updated to point to the […]

  • Debugging Firefox and WordPress 2.1 UI issues with Firebug – SUCCESS

    I’m typing this to provoke the following error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to call method XMLHttpRequest.open So far, not provoked, which means that I think I figured out what was killing me ever since I upgraded to WordPress 2.1. Before I declare victory, let me try to insert a link, which is what […]

  • Why does most technology feel “random” so often?

    I’ve been involved professionally with technology since 1980. So, you’d think that I understand it (and how it works) reasonably well by now. On some levels, sure, but on others, I feel as helpless as the proverbial mother-in-law or grandparent in the “clueless users” examples people always give… Conceptually, I understand how “small […]