Just a coffeeshop post

Greetings, fellow sensation-seekers! I’m at a coffeeshop, armed with my favorite tactical field language composition and deployment vector (iPad Pro, Logitech K811 keyboard, 1st-gen TwelveSouth Compass stand) and with a Diet Coke serving as my phosphoric acid delivery system. I’m navigating that sensitive inflection point between “ready to start writing” and “ready to start writing…

Howzit Ferbloggin

Yesterday I took the iPad Pro out on its first Away Mission. It was typical of how I use my iPads: I had dinner plans in the city, and decided to head in several hours early and do some work inside the Boston Public Library before relocating to a Panera a couple of blocks from…

Wakey-wakey!

Welcome to another thrilling episode of The Blog About Developing A Blog. Special “I think I’ve got this licked, no really, I think I’ve got it” edition. As you can see: the Celestial Waste of Bandwidth has a new theme. It’s in progress, but I like it a lot and it represents something worth writing…

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…

Ihnatko.com is back up! Aren’t you LUCKY!

Okay. (checking again…) Okay. It seems as though I’ve successfully nuked the whole site and reinstalled everything. I’ve downloaded fresh copies of WordPress and a couple of templates, and restored all of the site’s existing content. So I think that should take care of the spamlink hack. I’d tried a couple of other tricks last…

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…