Category Archives: Site Changelog

Updates to WPG2, and others

I keep the WordPress code on this site up to date with security and bugfix updates as they come out. Same for Gallery and the plugins. But today I saw that the WPG2 plugin had been updated from version 2.x to 3.0. This plugin integrates my gallery with my wordpress blog. In the old version, I had to hack up my theme and add custom widgets in order to display random image widgets and get a “Photo Gallery” tab to show up in my page list by the header of the page. Now the plugin does all of that automatically and more! It’s cool, because I can switch themes much more easily now, without all the custom stuff. Hurray for improvement!

WordPress Blog Goes Live for All of Holyarmy.org

I’ve decided to finally put this blog site out for public viewing. Never before has my blog been the base from which all of sherman.bz extends, so this is micro-monumentous.

I have kept the links that were on the former front page in the “Stuff @ Holyarmy.org” link section, but there was not much more to keep.

Granted I’ve ‘officially published’ the site, but I still expect to make substantial changes. I hope to improve the site graphics, photo gallery, and already existing content. Despite wanting to make changes, I felt I might as well get it out here and start using it. Enjoy!

Re-Conversion to WordPress

After much non-use and non-posting, I have been working to get this blog functional again. Spending a year in Iraq didn’t do a lot of good for my website maintenance, so that has contributed a bit to my delay.

Having come home with a clear mind, it now seems that Geeklog is a bit of overkill for my personal needs. Also, basic theme modifications require more mucking about the PHP source code then I care to do. So, I checked out WordPress and it did what I needed. I also found a handy database importer to pull my content out of Geeklog and into WordPress.

As I’m actively working on things, my photos are offline.

New Theme and Minor Upgrades

I stumbled across this theme oh… several hours ago and was quite taken with it. It’s pretty clean, it’s pretty simple, and it’s GREEN! How fitting. 🙂

So, “Commando” is the new default theme for my site.

Finally, more photos were added today! Quite a few. And Steph should be adding more. (Note: many of the new photos will be private access only)

Old System 2 Geeklog

Huzzah! Again!

After working with WordPress for a while, it was nice, but it didn’t quite cover some of my needs out of the box. Then I discovered Gallery and set it up for my brother-in-law. I was hooked. I needed a blogging system that would let me use Gallery, too.

Enter Geeklog!

This software is great! It’s got all the user features I was looking for, it integrates with Gallery, it was easy to import my existing blog data to, AND, it has features and plugins I can add in to make my site much fancier, should I ever want them in the future.

So, where are we now? Well, I’m working on tweaking a few things still, I may try a different theme at some point, but for all practical purposes, this baby is ready to go! I will be adding a gallery, etc, shortly.

Enjoy!

Old System 2 WordPress Conversion

Hurrah! I’ve actually made headway on converting my blog!

I’ve converted all my core content from the old database to the new wordpress format. However, I still need to to do a bit of cleanup on it, tweak some things here and there. I need to get my quotes working, some clever hack should make that work, and if I’ve seen anything, it’s that lots of people hack wordpress. 🙂 I’m also looking into getting a much nicer theme for the site, but that will come in due time. right now I’m more concerned about data integrity.

So, stay tuned as content is added, the site is beautified, and I just generally fix things.

Content Change

Due to personal and professional considerations, the journal content of this blogsite has been removed.

I will make a substantial effort to focus on updating the topical content, and I intend to add technical topics for java and compters, etc.

Postings similar to the journal content will continue on private mailing lists. Please contact me via email should you wish to be added to such a mailing list.

Update, Oct 4, 2003: My apoligies for not updating this like I said I would. Getting a new job, moving, going to school for the Army, settling into new apartment, settling into new job, and finding time for life have taken more time than anticipated. Will post an update soon, I hope.