A Good Day

Here I am again.  This new venue is easier to post from and more difficult to post from. It is easier to post from because the coding is already there, all I have to do is type and then click on Publish and the deed is done. It is more difficult because it feels different, more distant, less my own.  That is because I have less control over this type of digital interface than I did with the hand-coded web site.  I don’t entirely trust this way of doing things, not in the long term.  That is because I have no intention of becoming a server software power user or a database/php guru.  If problems arise with those functions, I’ll be helpless to fix them myself.  My entries might be lost to me, forever.  I don’t trust database backups, because I don’t know how to restore the backup to its original glory. This morning Attila and I sat over our morning coffee and discussed our game plan for the day.  I made a list of odd jobs I could accomplish, and suggested that he finish the job he started last week.  I wouldn’t normally press Attila on finishing a project, … Continue reading

Adjusting My Set

I’m on my way! I’ve added a few of my own graphics to the site design and am now beginning to experiment with submitting entries.  The archives will remain on my static web site, as will my recipes, list of people I refer to (Cast), poetry and photography: all listed in the column to the right of this entry, under Favorites. I’ll be testing these functions and pondering on the boring details of how to get things done; at least for a while. Yesterday, before the rain started, I took a little tour of the garden. From a distance, this iris is hardly noticed.  How glad I was to have taken a closer look! Attila works today, we are both working next Saturday.  I don’t mind working on a Saturday when Attila is working on Saturday, why not!  However, when Attila has one of his few two-day weekends I intend to be here at home with him.  I think his next weekend off is in August, and we are both looking forward to it. We are in need of supplies, so a jaunt to the grocery store is in order at some point this weekend. We can drive 35 km … Continue reading

Setting Things Up

An RSS feed is the way things are done these days.  My original hand-coded online journal began in 1999, before the word blog came into being, before blog software for servers was introduced.  I created a site and uploaded my entries. Here it is June, 2010, I’m still creating a page for each entry and uploading it, just as I did in 1999.  I’d keep on doing it too, if it were not for RSS. Time for a change? I’ve decided to give WordPress a go.  The skill set for customizing this server software is completely different than that used when designing a static web site.  I’ll be puttering for quite a while until I get things looking the way I want them to look.