Hmmm… undiscovered WiFi

July 14th, 2008 | Tags: , ,

I keep forgetting that not only is there WiFi available at work, but that my phone is equipped to be able to use it. and not only that, but all of the things I would want to do while in front of a computer can be done from my phone as well. No fancy posts where I can link fun things. But I can blabber on about what’s bugging me. And I can do it without being under the watchful eye of my boss, who tends to be in the office, and can see exactly what I’m doing. :/ So here’s to my first cellphone post. That mobile plugin is awesome!

Edit: Except for the fact that it didn’t actually publish it to the main page, even when it said it was published. I wonder what the deal is with that?? Am I going to have to republish them from the web admin page to get them to show up?? *sigh* Kind of frustrating.

Some Changes

June 29th, 2008 | Tags:

As I play around with the site, layout-wise, anyone who tends to come here to read will see the slight changes. I guess I already wanted a change. Really, I wanted to have two sidebars. And the purple-y thing just wasn’t made that way. Sadly, cause I loved it. AND I’m far too lazy to try to modify it. At least right now.

So, this is it. I’m gonna fill that big X box up there with something soon. Probably tomorrow when I get home from work or something. But for now, it stays that ugly gaudy mess. Ha!

After all is said and done…

June 23rd, 2008 | Tags: , ,

So… I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the net. All sorts of stuff. I mean, I want to make sure that if I use the other domain as a means to write fiction for things like nanowrimo, or just random ideas that come to mind, that it’s easy to use and will be effective for what I want. The problem I’m running into is kind of two-fold. I cannot for my life figure out how to get MT to play nicely. I’ve settled on the theme issue. Fine. I’ll take the pretty pink thing and be happy with it. I figured out how to fiddle with the widgets and to edit the pages so that it can look exactly the way I want it to, with what’s available. I cannot, however, figure out how to install new plugins. Or when I get them in the right folder and follow all instructions, it can’t be activated.

So, after reading some rather interesting discussion with regard to the ownership of blog comments, I think I’m going to go back to a purely WP blog for that website. Because there’s a plugin you can install that allows you to create a Comment License, which clearly explains what does and does not belong to me (the owner of the blog) and the commenter.

All of this being said, this ALSO made me think really hard with regard to publishing publically my fiction. In part or in whole. Will someone steal my idea and make money off the majority of my words? Well, that’s where Creative Commons Licenses come into play.

I’ve always had better luck finding the plugins I want through WP, and when I’ve asked a question, someone’s always kindly given me an answer (or pointed me in the right direction). MT just seems to frustrate me. Akismet is pretty good at catching almost all of the spammage that comes through (and you’d be surprised at how much actually comes through, given that I don’t really have the most popular blog around). I figure it’s mostly because I’ve owned the domain forever. Probably had it registered with some SOE crap things a long time ago. And well, I think it’s even listed on some pr0n link sites because of all the spam comments I used to get (but couldn’t deal with).

Yeah. I’ve decided. Now, do I implement this tonight, or play WoW… this is a pretty intense decision.