I've been playing with Drupal 7 for the past few days. I have to say, I really like it. I think it's a lot of fun. This could very well be because it's different enough that it's like learning it all over again, so the challenge is there. I really want to upgrade to it so that I'm not left behind. I see that they are already talking about version 8, and I'm still running 6.
Unfortunately, they don't have all the modules I'm currently running available for Drupal 7, so it's just not practical for me to upgrade. So, I shall blissfully remain running 6 for now; but, I think I will continue to play on 7 to see if I can actually get it up and running the way that I want it to. Perhaps, when 8 becomes the standard, I might begin to use 7.
We shall see.
I really like WordPress. I think it's great blogging software. However, I have discovered Drupal, and I've really fallen in love with it. It's not an easy program for someone like me who has limited knowledge of computer stuff. But I think that's what makes it so much fun for me. I like the challenge of trying to figure it all out.
There are several other benefits to Drupal over WordPress, and I decided to switch the site over. It took longer than I anticipated because I moved everything by hand. Drupal has a module (a plug-in for the WordPress fans out there) that will move data from WordPress to Drupal, but I felt that I really wanted to do it by hand to ensure that I was able to mitigate as many issues as possible. As I mentioned, I'm no expert, so there may well be a bunch on the site. Please, PLEASE, let me know if you see any.
Right now, the biggest one is that I can't get the comment, "The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly," to appear under the email field in the comments section. If you know how to do it, please let me know.
Also, while I was changing the platform I'm running the blog on, I figured it was time to change the template as well. Again, if there are any issues with the design, please let me know that as well.
The nice thing about adding the WordPress app to my Blackberry (again) is that I can now post blog entries from anywhere.
Case in point--I'm currently on Merritt Island in central Florida. I am sitting in a sports bar, being served by a young, mildly attractive waitress who is trying too hard to be flirty in the hopes of receiving a better tip (alas, so far, it's not working). I am writing this post as I sit in the booth sipping my water with lemon. This is very cool for all (2) of my faithful readers.
Yet, I feel that I should be waiting for the other foot to fall. I mean, certainly there must be a "but" to this, a downside. Perhaps it's that even with this great technology, I am sure that this will be a short-lived endeavor, and I will only post regularly for the brief moment that this ability to blog anywhere is novel.
Oh, well. We shall see. Stay tuned!
Ok, so I just installed an app to allow me to post from afar. This post is nothing more than a test to see if I have everything set up properly.
Cross your fingers. If this worked, hopefully I'll be posting a bit more.
I have decided to follow in the footsteps of LtL and I moved webhosts, He went to BlueHost.com while I went to their sister company, HostMonster.com. Why? What's the difference? Well, HostMonster.com was having a sale, so I got my hosting for $4.95 a month for 36 months.
If you see anything funky or just not quite right, please let me know so I can fix it.
Welcome to the new domain. I've been holding out for jocose.com, but someone bought it and is squatting on it...so then I thought, why not themusingsofajocosejocose.com and realized that that's a little too long, so then I shortened it to musingsofjocose.com and bought it. Now I don't need to be dependent on servatus anymore and I can be my own blog!!!
Thanks for coming over with me.
I recently joined Facebook (while I have a Jo Cose account, I also have one under my real name. If you are interested in being as nerdy as me, shoot me an email), and I am going through trying to find old friends. Well, I found one from a long time ago who I'm glad I found. He was a great kid, and I'm really glad to hear that he's doing well.
We've been emailing, catching up, and here's something that he wrote me. I am very happy for him, but it makes me kind of sad to think that it's not me writing the same to someone else:
the truth is that i'm very honored to have this job. I travel all over europe all the time, and i get to have the satisfaction of educating young [people]... i love it! :-)
I just noticed that I have been remiss in posting one of the most significant things that has happened to me. I shall rectify that oversight with this here post, y’all.
Back in September, I became one of the millions of other Americans who are deep in debt. Well, I didn’t buy a house, so I’m not that deep in debt, and I guess that by the title of this post, you can guess where I’m going with this.
Yes, indeedy, folks, I bought a new car.
It is a 2008 Galaxy Gray Honda Civic EX with navigation. It’s awesome, and I love it so much. I’m so excited, and I’m still excited even these months later.
That’s all for now. I’m sure I’ll have all kinds of cool car stories.
Actually, I do have one.
So, when I bought it, I specifically asked NOT to have the “Taxation without Representation” tags that are now the standard tags given in the District of Columbia. I am deeply opposed to DC getting statehood for myriad reasons that I would prefer not to get into here, so when I was at the dealer and they were getting my info to register the car, I requested to have the plain tags as I would prefer not to advertise something I don’t agree with.
If you guessed that I got “Taxation without Representation” tags when I went to the dealer to pick them up, you would be right. I went to the DMV that Saturday, and exchanged them. I was told that I would have to pay the $10 exchange fee, which I tried to argue as I did tell the dealership I didn’t want the other tags (if you tell them at the time of registration, you can get the other tags without a fee). The woman, who I would like to state for the record did not meet the DMV stereotype, and was actually very nice, told me that since the dealership did it, I had to take that up with them, and that the DMV had no way of knowing. OK, that’s fine, I can spare $10 for my principles….but I tried one last tactic. I said to the nice woman, “So, you are penalizing me for my political beliefs.” Her response was, “yea, pretty much, sorry.”
Anyway, I walked out of the DMV with new tags that will be pretty easy to remember for somewhat dubious reasons. On Monday, I got a check from the dealership for $9. When I called to see why they sent me the money, I was told that they had overcharged me for registration. Hmmm, perhaps my dealer heard my grumbling about it when I picked up the tags and reimbursed me for my dissatisfaction. Either way, in the end it only cost me a $1 for the new tags.
I won’t even get into the ordeal of getting the f’ing tags of the f’ing car…that’s a-whole-nother story!
I'm sick and tired of getting spam comments! So, thanks to LtL, I have added a plug-in that forces you to enter a random code before your comment will be posted. I know that there are so many of you out there trying to comment on my blog, so I apologize to all of you for the extra keystrokes.
Thanks for your support.