Well Howdy there Internet People (for Beau!)
Welcome to my Blog. I have been writing to this blog (in its MANY forms) for over 20 years now… The content has bounced across many servers. I’ve run from my own code. From WordPress and others… Due to the many iterations of the blog, some of the content (most likely embedded graphic references) will 404. If you come across any – please let me know and I’ll see if I can relink them (if they exist).
I keep returning to use WordPress because I’ve found it simply the easiest to use to accomplish what I want, which is a highly customizable blog.
In March of 2022 I have reunited all of my blog posts under one WordPress roof. Huzzah! Due to dealing with idiot web hosts in the past the data wasn’t always in formats that allowed this to happen. But it has finally been sorted out.
Anyway, this is just a place where I bury some of my thoughts.
December 6/2022 · In case it isn’t obvious, my primary domain, unsung.net is forwarding here. It should be SSL/TLS encrypted. It is at least enabled from unsung, I have zero control over the wordpress domain and whatever they do. All real functionality is locked behind a paywall.
November 24/2022 · I’ve noticed some of the older posts are not formatting very nicely with this theme. *shrug* It is disappointing but they are still perfectly readable but the centering and/or padding is a mess or missing. Sorry kids, I’m not going to re-edit 2000 posts for this, they are what they are…
Ugh, also found a lot of photos are missing. They copied over in the export and are on the server but the filenames mapped wrong. *eyeroll* So I’ll fix them as I find them but again… that is a massive undertaking.
November 22/2022 · After a lot of tweaking the site is looking pretty decent IMHO. The new editor does allow you to tweak the template quite a bit… so I was able to modify the footer and add search to all the pages. There was a drop down for archives but I can’t find it now… somehow I’ll have archives. Probably end up just adding a page for it.
November 21/2022 · Well after non-stop password attacks on my self-hosted WordPress *eyeroll* … I said fsck it. I have moved the blog and content to WordPress.com. I will miss all the control and configuration options I enjoyed with a full version of WordPress but concern over hackers was too annoying. So this is it now.
November 1/2022 · Somehow with Style updates the favicon was lost. *sadness* Added it back. It is a little skull.
Also changed the background. Grabbed this lovely Black and White Landscape from Pexels.
August 12/2022 · I was using Contact Form 7 for my form but it used some backend captcha. I’m getting Russian spam (sigh- really that nation needs to get their sh*t in order) so I’ve changed the form to WPForms with a more pro-active captcha. We’ll see what happens. Wow, WPForms is pretty slick!
July 28/2022 · Some minor UI tweaks.
July 27/2022 · Changes the site theme from Suits to FMI. Just felt like a change and the widget title font was irritating me so, *boom*. I think it is clean and easy to read. the spacing is nice and I like the Load More option. Also changed the background to a photo I took at Killbear PP.
May 23/2022 · Ok, ok, google has WAY TOO many great fonts. Changed the banner to Rubik Glitch. I did want something thicker so I add a 1px stroke to the text. No pun intended. Also redid the media queries, really the only downside to font hopping.
May 22/2022 · Yup, decided the header was a bit much. Changed it to just text. The google font is “Pathway Gothic One.”
May 16/2022 · Changed the header. Not sure about that font. I do like the transparency. It is a bit whacky.
May 14/2022 · After some hacking attempts – I’ve increased the site security. Not sure why you’d hack someone’s blog. 😕
May 13/2022 · Changed the background image to a smaller size. Still not really filling how I’d like. Hmm.
May 12/2022 · Hmm, not sure why I haven’t done a site log for my blog. It would have been interesting if had I actually maintained it, as the blog has changed so dramatically over the years. Oh well. I added the Contact page and this log today. The Contact form is using v3 (reCAPTCHA) which passively checks for spam instead of requiring any matching etc. I’ll be curious to see how well it works. Changed the background image to this stunning capture by Andre Furtado. Being North of Toronto – I thought it worked well. Cropped the header image to shorten its height.