Website Retool

Update: 6/17/21 – I am not a/ tool but I am retooling the website. It has been too long. Stay tuned!

Update: 6/18/21 – I am going to go back though old post to add them to meaningful categories to better organize this whole website. I will also try to bring in all my old content from all my older blogs and websites to make this one big source of all my content.

Website Migration

So I have had my own website for years and have moved it once before to a new host because the previous one had interesting definition for “unlimited” disk space. Image if you advertised UNLIMITED DISK SPACE but shut off a website after it reached 40 gigs? I presume you would love a ton of business. Well, they lost mine. I went to Luck Register which is a reseller of GoDaddy. I have been very happy with them. Last year I was told that the hosting platform I was on was outdated and I started getting notifications from WordPress that I could have a faster website which really mean more reliable if you get it off this antiquated hosting if you move it. I decided to do buy a new hosting package and have been paying for two for a year. I know the move would be a daunting one so I put it off and put it off. I am not at the point that I am tired of paying for two hosts and need to migrate the one to the other. I know this process would suck and boy does it ever! I have plan playing with this for the last two days and just when I think I am getting somewhere something fails.

I was getting frustrated so I decided to take a break and write this on here.

This was not meant as a bashing of PowWeb but more of a praising of LuckRegister and GoDaddy. They have both been very good to me over the last few years and their prices are inline as well. I only got connected to LuckyRegister because I was looking for competitive prices to GoDaddy. Little did I know at the time that they are a reseller of GoDaddy and offer lower prices on .COM domains than GoDaddy because they buy them at wholesale and resell them at prices lower than GoDaddy’s resale. The cool thing is that any support I need I just call GoDaddy and I am taken care of.

Now that I have vented about that, I think it is time to get back to migration attempts…

 

Things I need to finish

I have started several blog postings and never finish them. I have great ideas and sometimes even get out of bed to start writing because I don’t want to lose the train of thought. I need some motivation to pick up some of these postings and finish writing them. Most of them just need a little graphic to tie it altogether. People who write novels as blog entries and never add any graphic material tend to bore me. You need a picture to break things up.

And I don’t mean graphic like bloody or nude. I am talking about an image. Get your mind out of the gutter.


graph·ic
ˈɡrafik/
adjective
adjective: graphic
  1. relating to visual art, especially involving drawing, engraving, or lettering.
    “his mature graphic work”
    synonyms: visualsymbolicpictorialillustrativediagrammaticMore
    • giving a vivid picture with explicit detail.
      “he gave a graphic description of the torture”
      synonyms: vividexplicitexpressivedetailedMore
    • COMPUTING
      relating to or denoting a visual image.
      “graphic information such as charts and diagrams”
  2. of or in the form of a graph.
  3. GEOLOGY
    of or denoting rocks having a surface texture resembling cuneiform writing.
noun

COMPUTING
noun: graphic; plural noun: graphics
  1. a graphical item displayed on a screen or stored as data.
    synonyms: pictureillustrationimage

     


 

Site Updates

Is a website really done? I am continually adding more to this site. This is my pride and joy and I don’t think I will ever call it finished as far as design goes. I will continue to post updates on this post but know I will never be fully satisfied with the final result. As soon as I am satisfied there is probably another redesign on the way.  This domain is under construction. I will remove this one I am happy with the design. I will still be posting content during the design phase.

NEXT – create menu with links to my other websites and friends websites; continually look for awesome plugins/widgets that add interesting but not intrusive design or functionality feature to website

5-1-16 – I continue to make changes to the look and feel of this website. I am constantly looking for new ways to improve it. I am also trying to constantly post new stuff to it that I find interesting, and maybe you will too.

1/22/15 – Created simple header image for site, more categories and tags created for appropriate content, started posting photoshop shared editing and faceoff projects

9/23/14 – Updated sliders and columns on presentation (front) page; sliders and columns currently show random post from instagram category; updated widgets on all other pages, removed default text for theme extra text areas, modify meta links for login and rss feeds; installed hashbuddy widget to make all #hashtags linkable

9/21/14 – created ifttt recipes to automatically post to facebook and twitter once a blog post is published; created ifttt recipe to automatically create blog post when instgram picture is posted or tweet on twitter is tweeted

9/19/14 – upload instagram pictures from post to add to each post as featured image