Tonight’s theme: “Frustration”

I’ve been spending some time digging into ThemeForest’s “Literary” WordPress theme and swapping emails with its (very helpful!) creator. I decided to award the sash and tiara of Andy Ihnatko’s New WordPress Theme to this one and set aside Monday night for buying it and getting it set up. The other good reason for pulling…

Comments On Comments

Comments are turned off on new posts. For now. “Why?” you might ask. You scan the rest of the virtual room, giving everybody else the stink eye. Which one of you posted that comment that made Andy want to turn comments off? Was it you? I know it was you. Oh, I had you pegged…

A New Theme

It’s time for me to turn my attention back to the Celestial Waste Of Bandwidth. This is my first update of the entire summer, and there’s sort of a reason why…but that’s for another blog post on another day. First things first: the design. In principle, the content is all that really matters and the…

From One Bush Administration to The Other

I was up all night but wow, the results sure were worth it! You must certainly be immensely impressed by the blog’s new look, eh? … No. No, you mustn’t. I started with a page layout that would have been considered cutting-edge during George Bush’s presidency. I’ve updated it to something that would have been…

The Ambitious Dilettante’s Guide To WordPress Site Design

Let’s return to a topic I dropped a couple of years ago: transitioning to WordPress after more than a decade of blogging from my own homemade content management system. (Warning: even as I begin writing this post, I’m reading ahead and I can see the potential for a sermonette-style transition to a Life Lesson via…

Huh? Wuzzat?

Do I dare dream it? Am I dreaming now? Or is my blog finally back up and running? No, I mustn’t believe it. I’ve had my heart broken before. I’ve had some false starts, made some hard decisions, learned some tough lessons, emerged with a soul that had been hardned in the hottest fire and…

Wakey-Wakey…

Time for an update, sensation-seekers. The biggest CWOB-related news is that I’ll be moving the site to a new host soon. Page load times degenerated to such a point where I practically dreaded doing anything that would encourage people to, you know, actually visit Ihnatko.com. Every time I’d go on Twitter and post a link…

On Vodcasting…

I asked for your feedback on the idea of putting my YouTube stuff in a companion video podcasts. There were way, way too many helpful replies, so instead of responding individually I’ll do it collectively. (It also gives me a chance to test Version 2 of the WordPress mobile admin plugin. I’m hoping to post…

More About Offline Blog Editing

Hmm. It’s possible that my expectations for both Ecto and MarsEdit are too high. But I’m an internationally-beloved technology pundit so I’m more inclined to say that no, my standards are actually spot on the money; damn these apps for not reaching for the stars! This point of view has the advantage of putting the…