by Nathan on Oct.30, 2008
Earlier this year I was in this phase where WordPress just wasn’t cutting it. It just took me too long to make a post. I wanted some way to make a post fast and with little effort. Something more than just Twitter, but I didn’t want to feel like I was writing novel either.
A few months ago WordPress updated to 2.6. With this update some great things were added. Like turbo mode, which uses Google gears to store most of the admin panel on my local machine. This tends to speed things up like crazy. Also uploading media became really simple. Just a few clicks and I can add a picture. Then I ran across the OpenID plug-in. I have been using it for a year or so now, but with the latest update, I was able to use my self hosted OpenID to log in. And yesterday, I ran across this theme. It is by far the best theme I have had over the years.
I still have a few problems with WordPress. There seems to be no easy way to add tags to your RSS feeds. Also for some reason I can only get RSS feeds to show a limited amount of the post. These have been fixed my adding or subtracting some code. I’m not sure if these are normal problems or if its just me. Either way they are fixed now. Oh one other thing, it sure would be nice if Firefox’s spell check worked better with WordPress’ edit screen.
So as for yestery I feel fully satisfied with WordPress. I may still find some thing wrong with it, but nothing too major.
by Nathan on May.05, 2008
Well if you haven’t noticed I haven’t updated in about a month. I have been busy working on setting up my new vps, as well as setting up the MakeShop. I knows its not really an excuse, but I think this new stuff will work better. I have installed Lighttpd as my web server instead of Apache, which I hope will make things fasters. I have also moved away from wordpress and onto MediaWiki, which is the same software Wikipedia uses. Its not really made for blogging but with a little help from some other wiki masters I have created a nice and easy to use blog…hopefully! Anyways everything is still the same, rss feed, poxy, irc are all running just as they used to. Let me know how you all like the new setup and if there are anythings which you might want me to change. P.S. If you still want to see all my old blog post you can go to throwthemind.com/blog