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Posted By andrew603

Are We Posting to Facebook?

As most of my friends know, I don’t really care for Facebook all that much.  I have an account sure, but I hardly ever look at it.   I prefer the simplicity of Twitter, the control of running my own website, and WordPress.  So, hopefully with this new WordPress plugin called Wordbook the few people that I have “friended” on Facebook will be able to better see what I’m up to.  We’ll see how it goes…

Posted By andrew603

Minor site changes.

I’ve been doing some back-end changes to the site lately, mostly in the spam removal area.  I use the Akismet plugin which catches pretty much everything, and now I also let the spam folder build up a week or two, check for IP’s that tried to post spam more than once, and ban them from accessing the site at all.  I will have to add a new HTTP 403 error page with email address or something just in case a legitimate person gets blocked.  Though I might do better to just clear the ban list every few months.

I also removed the glossary plugin, it was causing some php warnings and I don’t feel like trying to correct it.  I might go back to the idea when a newer suitable plugin is developed.

What else?  I am also still working on some new audio material to post and I’ve started work an a Roland Sound Canvas page, I’m just waiting to arrange all my SC’s on a nice table and take some neat pictures first.  I suppose I should also take some photos of the inside of my XV-5080 with RAM and it’s new expansion board and my Fantom XR also.

Posted By andrew603

I made my first WordPress plugin!


Kind of neat.  I made myself a simple admin-only plugin that should make debugging the site a bit easier for me.  Simply put, I can now view some of my log files securely from within WordPress.  This is good for me because now I don’t have to login via SSH to my webhost to view them.

Why did I make my own plugin?  The main reason is that a quick search on yielded me nothing comparable, or at least as simple as my needs are.

Once I give it a few more features, maybe I’ll submit it to  Though, that would probably be a long way down the road…

Posted By andrew603

All new theme for the site!

Installed and slightly customized a really cool Windows Vista-esque theme for the site called Inanis-Glass.  What do you think of it?

It took me a while to get the background in the banner at the top to look right belive it or not.  I still need to optomize the style code for it from inline css into the real stylesheets, but it works for now.

Next, I need to figure out a way to have the Twitter widget not pause the loading of the rest of the site.  I could use an iframe but I really don’t want to.  Any ideas?