For the past couple months, I’ve been looking into moving my blog entirely off the WordPress platform. I’ve had an enjoyable run with WordPress over the past fourteen years — notwithstanding the issues I had with its managed hosting — but I want to go in a direction that would be challenging to implement with … Continue reading Blog changes coming, but not yet
I haven’t posted much on my blog recently. I may explain why over the next couple weeks. In the meantime, here’s a recent photo of my wife’s cat, just because.
If you received a notification of this blog post by e-mail, or if you found it in your WordPress app or reader, then your subscription was successfully migrated to the new blog platform. You needn’t take any further action, unless you’re seeing multiple notifications and want to clean them up. From my side, there’s still … Continue reading Blog migration successful
Kathryn and I were up and at ’em early this morning to start our long trip from Phoenix to Montpellier, although compared to our normal weekday schedules, it was like we slept in. Even after a couple leisurely cups of coffee, we finished our last minute chores way ahead of schedule. We’ll leave for the … Continue reading Bags packed, ready to go
A couple months ago, I added Jetpack to my self-hosted WordPress site. Installing Jetpack took what had previously been a standalone blog and tied it into the greater WordPress community. I’m pleased with how it turned out. This blog has gained some new followers, and at the same time I’ve discovered new blogs as well. … Continue reading Blog comments weren’t working correctly because I misconfigured Jetpack
Some of you have noticed the Like button that now appears beneath all my blog posts. It’s the result of an integration with WordPress.com that I installed and configured on AF7KQ last week. If you click on the Like button and your browser is not already signed into WordPress.com, you’ll see a pop-up Log in … Continue reading Creating a WordPress.com account without creating a new blog
For the second time this month, my “managed” web server provider has, with no explanation, allowed the web service on my server to fail in such a way that I couldn’t restart it even by rebooting. As a result, the blog was unavailable for extended periods of time. Because the provider manages the server for … Continue reading Blog hosting woes
Some of you have already noticed my new blog does not allow anonymous comments. You have to register an account in order to leave a comment. This has gotten rid of the comment spam I had with the previous blogs, but it has introduced a new problem: bogus users. I’ve been flushing the obviously spammy … Continue reading Friends and family registration
As some of you have noticed, I recently decided to start blogging again. I’ve made a clean break from my previous blogs by creating a new site with a new domain name. My thanks go out to those of you who’ve sent notes of encouragement. At this point, I’m going to try to explain why I disappeared from … Continue reading New year, new blog
For what it’s worth, I’d be okay not to see another bucket list ever. It’s probably the most tired, overused travel blogging meme out there. I mean, how many 20-somethings are really expecting to die soon enough to need a bucket list?
I’ve been noticing a proliferation of travel blog posts that are outright bought and paid for by vendors. In and of itself, I don’t have a problem with that, assuming the proper disclosure. What does bother me is the shameful extent to which bloggers are eager to deny the transaction that took place, even going so far as to disclaim their own disclosures.