Archive for the ‘Website’ Category

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Re-design

January 20, 2007

I’m in the midst of a re-design so no posts for a few days

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WordPress

January 19, 2007

What great software.

WordPress.com

This is so easy to use it only takes about three minutes to set up a blog.

(for those of you who hate the term blogging, Online Diary)

How cool and how scary that with internet access and basic computer knowledge, you can throw your opinion out to everyone on THE FREAKIN’ PLANET!

What if Martin Luther had this kind of communication medium available to him?

Or the other Martin Luther?

Or……Charlie Manson?

Jim Jones?

Or…..<shudder>

Bob Ross?

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Using the Internets

January 8, 2007

This is my second shot at “blogging”.

(Yeah, I hate the word ‘blogging’ but whattya gonna do? It is what it is.)

Late 2005, I built my own website. It was nothing but a blog and photos. I used BBlog for the blog and Gallery for the photos. For a host, I used IX Webhosting.

http://www.bblog.com/

http://gallery.menalto.com/

https://www.ixwebhosting.com/index.php/v2/pages.dspmain

I had no real experience with building a webpage and for the most part, it was pretty easy to get everything up and running. It took maybe 2 – 3 nights. I put up a couple of hundred photos and one week worth of blog entries.

Then my girlfriend and I moved in together. The webpage sat there unchanged until October or so when it quietly quit working.

14 months later and I’m going to try again.

I am not going to use IX webhosting again unless their price has dropped considerably. I was paying $20.00 a month. Right now they’re advertising $4.00 a month but I don’t know what all that involves. I’ll let you know what I find out.

I’ll probably use Gallery 2.0 for photos.

I’m using WordPress.com for this blog and I’ll probably use it for my site. This blog is hosted by wordpress and it’s free. So far I like it.

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Hello!

January 5, 2007

Yikes!

The intensity is unreal. The bright lights, a racing heart, it’s all too much. I wipe the sweat from my forehead as I reach for the keyboard. Hands trembling, I summon the ghost of Mavis Beacon and nervously place my fingers in the home position. Suddenly, my fingers fly as I hunt and peck:

OH MY GOD, I’M BLOGGING! THIS IS SO FUCKING COOL! EVERYONE CAN READ WHAT I WRITE! I HAVE SO MUCH POWER! AAARRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM ONE of about 500,000 people who uses this software to blog. Wow. Hola Senor Reality Check.

OK, enough earth-shattering commentary for today. Time for bed.

“Say Good Night Gracie.”

Good Night Gracie.