Archive for the 'Site' Category

It’s a Shame Google Analytics Can’t Show…

Friday, November 18th, 2005

It’s a shame Google Analytics can’t show how many users leave a site because they don’t want to wait on its Flash splash screen to load. Look, folks, I don’t want to wait 30 seconds while my broadband modem downloads your fancy-pants Flash page. My time is too valuable to waste it waiting for downloads, [...]

Hello Jakarta, Indonesia!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Hello Anchorage, Alasaka! Hello Lima, Peru! Hello Lappeenranta, Finland! Hello there…
I’ve been waiting to receive an invitation to join Measure Map, ever since I heard about the service through Matt Mullenweg’s weblog, and read more about it on Jeffrey Veen’s weblog. It’s an intriguing service and I wanted to try it out, so [...]

Google Cornbread

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Folks all over the net are reporting that Google Base has finally gone live. Google Base is a service that allows you to publish nearly any kind of content, in a way designed to let the maximum number of people find it.
Just for grins, I published Dad’s Cornbread recipe. I guess it pays to be [...]

Web Site Breakage, Web Site Fixage

Monday, September 26th, 2005

I used the bloglines cache to recover all the text of the posts that were lost when the web site’s disk drive crashed. I still had the images on my site, and integrating the images into the text took me a couple of hours, but now it’s done. The comments that were attached to all [...]

Web Hosting News

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

I discovered that Bloglines has cached copies of all our blog posts. This is good news! Still not exactly sure how to reconstruct the weblogs; it will probably be a post by post reconstruction, but it shouldn’t be too hard.

Wow, This is Just Beautiful!

Friday, June 10th, 2005

I picked up Beforeon a post today by Matt Mullenweg, Houston guy and principal author of WordPress, touting a new plugin for theming WordPress’s administrative interface. This has long been a sore point for me: although many beautiful WordPress themes are available, the admin interface is, well… it’s not butt ugly, but let’s just say [...]

Site Tweakage

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

I spent most of last night and this morning rewriting the jimthompson.org theme, which I now call Rhapsody in Blue. The first time I wrote the theme, I did it in an inelegant and crude manner; in particular, I made poor use of the CSS selectors already built into WordPress. In fact, I couldn’t figure [...]

Three New WordPress Installations

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

I’ve installed WordPress at Bryn Power, at Leigh Ann’s blog, and at Ultimate Summer. Summer used to run Movable Type, but I don’t want to be in the business of managing two different types of weblog software, so Summer had to convert over to WordPress before getting her blog back under way. I did cross-port [...]

New Domains

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

I registered two new domains tonight: leighann.org and brynpower.org. Right now they’re just aliases for jimthompson.org, but in a few days they will have their own content. Ain’t tellin’ what it is.

Backfill

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

I am working on the task of posting sets of old photographs here. I’m back-dating these posts so that they appear in the archives in the proper chronological order according to when the photos were taken. The weblog software thinks these posts are old posts, and so they do not appear here on the front [...]

30 Days in the Hole

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

It’s now been thirty days since I converted the site to run WordPress weblog software. Everything appears to be going well, with the exception of some glitches I caused in the comment forms. Oh well.
As I said when I announced the conversion, I wanted to write a Wordpress theme to match the look of the [...]

It’s like this, see…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Big plans. I had big plans for the transition to the new blog format. Huge plans. Like most of my projects, though, I just didn’t have enough time to make it happen like I wanted to. I pushed back the transition time after time. I was going to do it over Thanksgiving. Then over Christmas; [...]