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New WordPress Theme

February 14th, 2009

screenshotI poked around on the WordPress themes site for a while and ended up choosing iNove which was on the first page (due to it’s popularity). I’m continually impressed by WordPress 2.7.  The administration pages are dynamic yet simple and the capabilities of installing plugins/widgets remotely is very slick. It’s nice to be able to install a widget, test it with a blog or page post, and then just nix it if you aren’t pleased. It’s so easy and fast that I keep finding widgets I want to install just to mess with them and doing so.

Now if themes were that easy…

To install the theme you simply move the theme zip file into your $WPHOME/themes directory and unzip it (may need to change permissions depending on your setup). All that’s left is to select the theme using the administration pages.

I liked the new theme, as I was getting tired of the orange on black thin column page, so I made a few changes to the widgets that were visible in my sidebar and let it rip.

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Oops…my pictures are gone.

July 22nd, 2008
Pictures

Pictures

I just happened to notice that all the photographs on my website were missing.

Apparently this is a known bug in Firefox 3.0+. I don’t advocate it, but use IE or Safari (or Opera or something other than firefox) if you want to see the photos.

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Family Vacation in Maine

August 22nd, 2007
Big house

Big house

Finally getting around to updating the site. I’ve installed iLife’08 so there may be some different behaviors and I’m getting around to figuring all of those out. I think overall iLife’08 is a nice improvement. iMovie seems a major improvement, but it did take me a bit to get used to the new features and I am a little annoyed at so many missing features that may still be present, but are much harder to find. With that said, I did create a nice youtube video of me cooking a brisket on my new Big Green Egg and it didn’t even take me that long to break down an hour or so of video into a 3 minute youtube. Likewise iPhoto has some major improvements, but I’m still using Aperture for most of my photography. This is my first foray into iWeb and I haven’t noticed too many differences, with the exception to the photo albums, and I’m not sure how they will export to my site (as opposed to .mac, more on that later).

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Messing around in Photoshop

May 15th, 2007
Color hat

Color hat

It was hot today. I worked out in the garden until it got too hot to continue. I will take some pictures and post my garden later this summer as it shapes up.

This afternoon I was bored and started playing in Adobe Photoshop. I’ve decided to create a photo album dedicated to Photoshop. I haven’t used it much beyond the standard cropping and some color image adjustment, but I would like to play around in it more and learn some of the cool features. My initial series is just a series of hats (like the one above). I’m not sure what else I want to do, but I’m sure that it will come to me eventually. My thoughts are that if I want to do some fun editing in Photoshop, I first need to start taking pictures that will be fun to edit. I browsed through a lot of my photos and nothing really jumped out at me as something that would be fun to edit and colorize. I do have one from Amsterdam of a bunch of eggs at the market. I started to colorize each egg differently and realized that it just looked like a display of easter eggs, so I ditched my effort.

If you didn’t notice it above, here is the link to the Photoshop album.

More later……

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I updated the photos on my website…

March 26th, 2007
Chilis on the grill

Chilis on the grill

I created a page for our pictures from Amsterdam and while I was at it, I added photos to the random and dog pages as well.

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I’ve updated my albums

October 12th, 2006

Still playing around creating web pages, I added a bunch of new photos to the site.  You can check them all out here….

Puppy

Puppy

Rome

Rome

NOLS and other

NOLS and other

Random and other neat pictures

Random and other neat pictures

Of course, you can always start at the main photos link to see the Alaska pictures.

Please use the comments fields here or just send me an e-mail and let me know if there is some changes you would recommend or additions you would like to see (I’ve got a ton more pictures that I need to continue to post.

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Posting more pictures

October 11th, 2006
Eagle drying himself

Eagle drying himself

I finally got around to posting more Alaska photos.  I’ll be posting other albums later this week (like new puppy pictures).

Enjoy the photos.

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