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All birds come home to roost

A brief note: my experiment with Word Press over for the time being.  It is a great document-management and blogging product, but:

  1. I spend way too much time trying to tweak it just the way I want
  2. It seems silly to me (now) to manage the blog myself when LiveJournal provides that service
  3. Most people reading this are already on LiveJournal and I don’t want to burden people with multiple logins and accounts.
  4. I paid for a permanent account way back when, I might as well use it.

So, for now anyway, LiveJournal will remain my official blog for the foreseeable future.  Items posted here will be relayed to Facebook.

Sorry for the confusion.

New updates on the Little Zipper

With my update on this blog earlier, I wanted to also post a reminder that Kelly and I do have a separate protected blog with updates on Zachary.  Until a few days ago, that blog hadn’t been updated in a while, but we’ve both made updates in the last few days.  Aa any parent knows, you can spend all day talking about your kids, and I didn’t want to impose that here, but for those who are interested, you can find out the latest on the Adventures of the Little Zipper and family here.

(Note: you must be pre-authorized to view that blog.  If you do not have access and you’d like to follow along, let me know.)

Originally published at Jamie’s Blog. Please leave any comments there.

Transition to WordPress

After nearly a year of playing with WordPress behind the scenes, I have decided to begin the gradual transition from LiveJournal to WordPress once and for all.  As part of this transition, the following will be taking place in the short-term:

  • All blog posts will continue to be cross-posted to LiveJournal and Facebook
  • LiveJournal posts will be closed to comments.  Instead, click the link at the bottom of each post to comment on my WordPress blog.
  • Comments on Facebook should (in theory) be picked up by WordPress as regular intervals.

I am doing this for several reasons:

  • I have a custom installation of WordPress on my  domain which I can control completely.
  • WordPress has more of the features that I am looking for, and it is far easier to tweak the styles than in LiveJournal.
  • One-stop-shopping for blog posting.

As far as LJ blogs that I read, I will continue reading them.  Most of them I read through Google Reader at this point, anyway.

The WordPress blog should be configured to allow you to register an account for comments (if you don’t already have one.)   I will approve this user account requests as quickly as I can.

Originally published at Jamie’s Blog. Please leave any comments there.

Do you like food?

I mean, really, who doesn’t right?  What about cooking?  And funny?  Do you like funny?  Well then, forget Julie and Julia and take short link hop over to the Mouse House Kitchen where gives you food and funny all in one heaping helping.  Think of it as George Carlin meets Rachel Ray:  you know, like the seven words you can’t say while spreading your EVOO once around the pan.  But don’t blame me if you come away hungry.  Or with soap in your mouth…

Backup blogs and LJ layoffs

 Thanks to will_couvillier  for pointing this out:

LJ seems to be in some turmoil.  There were some layoffs and some of the development and design has been pushed to Moscow, while other aspects (like server hosting and support) are remaining in the U.S.  This has got a lot of people nervous about LJ’s future.  Post of the talk is that LJ is not going away, but just to be safe, I’ve created backup blogs on both wordpress and blogger.  I’ve already ran an import of LJ blog data to wordpress and it worked seamlessly.  I guess it’s a good thing I archived my entire blog (3 years worth of entries, over 700,000 words) at the beginning of this month.

For now, I’ll be sticking it out here.  After all, I have a permanent account.  But should things get chaotic and LJ becomes kaput, I’ve got backups (both data and blogs) to keep going without a hiccup.

Catching up

Vacation has put me a few days behind on the blog, but I am catching up and the backdated posts should appear this morning.  Keeping up on Facebook was easier because I didn’t have to depend on wireless connections while I was gone.  Incidentally, speaking of Facebook, thanks to Doug, I go reconnected with a high school teacher from "Core".  Pretty cool thing, that Facebook is!

I’m in one of those frazzled, disjointed modes that vacation can put you into.  No significant reading since the middle of last week (instead, I’ve been re-watching episodes of Battlestar Galactica, in anticipation of the final episodes coming up in January.

Spent a lot of time last night consolidating our iTunes media library onto the new 1 TB drive and making sure it was available to all of our machines and that we could sync our devices the way we wanted.

Today is going to be a catch-up day, both work and home.  Lots of things to do.

Happy Birthday strausmouse, etc.

First, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to strausmouse .  For your birthday, I give you warmer weather than you’ve been having lately. You can thank me later.

Etc.:

I know, it’s been a few days.  I’ve had intermittent wireless access and limited time.  Nevertheless, I’ve got the backdated posts  mostly written and should get them posted shortly.  Just a few quick items of business.  Doug has a blog!  (And kruppenheimer  will be happy to see just how much the content of Doug’s blog entries take after his big brother’s.)  I have passed the halfway mark in The Hard SF Renaissance.  More on that shortly.  No writing today, but some notes and ideas down on paper and maybe I’ll squeeze in a little bit of writing sometime tomorrow.  Along with the aforementioned backdated blog posts.

G’night, all!

A quick update

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have backposted most of the cruise blog entries up to the present.  You can read them here.  They are all tagged as vacation.2008.  I have not yet backposted the wedding day and rehearsal day posts as I haven’t had time to finish them yet.  But I will get to them as soon as I can.  Please note that I wrote these entries quickly and did not bother doing a regular spelling check, and since Internet access is expensive on the ship, I was certainly not planning on doing it while online.  Maybe I’ll clean it up later.  strausmouse, let it go, please!
 
We are presently heading towared Panama and are just about halfway through our cruise.  We are having a great time.  We were not seriously impacted by Hurricane Omar; about the only side-effect was that we were not able to make port in Aruba, so we had three days at sea instead of two.
 
Looking forward to Panama tomorrow.  I’ve been reading a lot about it.  And very much looking forward to Costa Rica the next day.  No pictures posted yet since we want to limit our use of the Interwebs, but we’ve taken more than 200 so far, and you can be sure we’ll post them once we are back.