Archive for the ‘Website’ Category

New theme, for now

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

One of these days I’ll get around to designing my own theme for this site. Until that happens, I switched to a different theme. Not a huge change, but this one is still clean and I was getting bored with the default theme.

Gallery is now live

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

I finally got around to installing Gallery on my site, and what better way to start it off than with a ton of kitty pictures? There will be many more photos (of more than just kitties) uploaded shortly. For now, the full files are uploaded and available as the largest size. There’s a new link in the sidebar or go here: ryanwick.net/gallery

Bloglines is old and busted. Gregarius is the new hotness.

Monday, May 8th, 2006

I installed Gregarius tonight and successfully set it up to replace Bloglines. The install is public and at ryanwick.net/feeds

A few minor things were more difficult than they probably should have been, and there were (and still are) problems with a couple feeds, but overall it was a smooth transfer. I reordered some feeds and changed things around from my previous setup but didn’t alter the order too much.

I really like how in Gregarius you have to mark specific items or feeds as read, otherwise it leaves them unread. This means that if you glance at something, but then move on to something else, it doesn’t get marked as read (a wonderful Bloglines “feature” that I won’t miss). Also, you can control how many feed items appear on a “page”, so if you don’t want to be hit with 100+ unread items all at once you don’t have to.

There’s a few UI additions or changes I’d make, but I’m not sure how much time I want to devote to tweaking this, as I’m very happy with the default.

Added Top Weekly Artists to site

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Now that I have some history built up on Last.fm, I added one of the charts to the sidebar. I wish they had more options for displaying albums, but for now this will do. I may be able to grab one of the feeds from their web service and use that to identify albums and then display covers. But this may be more work than I want to get into for this. Unless someone else has done most or all of the work already. I’ll have to look at a later date.

Added a quotes plugin

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

I added the wp-quotes plugin to the site and started it off with a dozen classics.

Installed WordPress on root of domain

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

DreamHost’s One-Click Install usually doesn’t work if there are any files (or folders as I found out) in the target directory. I kind of understand why this is, but it’s still a pain, as I was wanting to install WordPress onto ryanwick.net, not ryanwick.net/journal. So I moved all of the files and folders temporarily out of ryanwick.net and then installed WordPress. After the install, I moved the folders back and everything is working fine. I think.