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.
After almost 7 years, 3 locations, 2 servers, 3 platforms, and 3 domains, I think the time may be upon us to call it quits with the Musings of Jo Cose. It's been a lot of fun over the years writing what I thought was witty, entertaining blog entries, and I still get a laugh when I go back and read my posts. I hope that I have lived up to my name and been quite jocose. I hope, also, that you have shared in the laughter and merriment I have tried to imbue in my writing.
I haven't decided 100% if I will be parting ways with this blog yet, and your opinions matter to me. Please send me an email or leave a comment at the bottom of this post to let me know what you think.
Having said all of this, please don't think that I plan to be abandoning my writing or that I will stop blogging. The simple truth of the matter is that it's getting very expensive to keep so may domain names, and I'm beginning to consolidate URLs. Also, my interests have changed, and I would like to blog about other things that don't lend themselves so well to the Jo Cose persona. Unlike Robert Orin Charles Kilroy, I'm not prepared "to throw away this mask," but I am ready to start blogging as me on a completely separate and unrelated site. In fact, I have already started blogging at the new site, and it's going along in about the same fits and starts as this one.
If you're interested in that one, please drop me a line and I'll be happy to send you the new URL.
Thanks for your patronage and support,
This email is really just a test. As I mentioned the other day, I have switched the blog over to Drupal, which I really like. One of the great things is that I can now blog from my email. That means that I don't need to log into Drupal in order to blog. I'm not 100% sure how this will benefit me since ultimately, I need an internet connection to email, which means that I should also have access to Drupal.
Nevertheless, it's quite cool that I can do such things, and hopefully, that means that I will be able to blog more frequently. I know that I have said this before, and perhaps I might mean it this time.
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.
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.
More pics are up on My Photoblog.
Check them out.
As you all know, I have a thing for bad English. Well, I have posted 3 pictures to my blog that show examples of poor English. I have decided that this is really not the place, and I have created theGrammarBlog.
At this point it only contains the same three pictures, but as I come across more examples they will be posted there instead of on this blog.
As with My Photoblog, there is a link on the right to the GrammarBlog.