I stayed up WAY too late last night studying programming. Yes, for fun. That’s my idea of fun, anyway. I’ve been yawning all day as a result, and I should already be in bed tonight because I need to be up early tomorrow. So this will be brief.
I’ve been enjoying correspondence with a dear old friend over the last few days. Isn’t lovely how, with some people, you can be out of touch for a decade and pick right up where you left off as if no time at all had passed?
I got to visit both a bookstore and a library today. I’m a happy bibliophile 🙂
Yet another Academy Caritas post today, Learning to Code, Part 2. That’s what I’ve been doing for most of the day!
Today’s main post is at Academy Caritas, Learning to Code, Part 1.
However, I’d also like to say thanks to James and Steven for the lovely visit and the chance to get out of the house for a change!
I missed mentioning an FL post yesterday! It’s one that has been in the works for a while, Canaries Are Us.
Plinky asked, “When was the last time you visited a library?”
About a month ago, when I renewed my Gwinnett County library card so I could check out digital items from that library. Dekalb County’s library doesn’t have e-books yet, and they make up 99% of my book reading habits these days.
I adore libraries. I have good memories of them that go back to being 5 years old or so and visiting a Cobb County library branch that had a playground as well as a good children’s section. Mom was willing to take us there pretty frequently over the next three years, since the books kept me busy and the playground kept my sister, and eventually my brother, busy.
One of the first things I do when moving to a new place is find the closest library and get a card. Any time I see a new library, I want to stop, even if I can’t get a card. I’m just curious as to what THIS one will hold, what it’s like inside. I adore the peace and quiet, the reverence for learning in libraries. They’re lovely retreats, but most could use more comfy chairs.
Those with sharp eyes might notice that the “random quote” widget there in the right-hand column has changed to a fancier one, and a page with all the quotes in the database has been added to the site, too. I switched to a new plugin, but was also able to remember something I’d nearly forgotten about SQL that allowed me to transfer all 824 quotes from one plugin to another without having to re-type all of them. I’m so happy I did a literal geek happy dance around the house!
If anybody out there knows a LOT about transferring posts from an old version of WordPress (php 4 database) to a newer one, I could use some help. I’ve gotten stuck trying to recover the old posts from Katie’s blog and things just keep erroring out. All the other sites came across just fine, but the export function on hers wouldn’t work so I can’t use the sweet little importer and have to actually much with the SQL directly, and keep getting SQL errors without intelligible error messages (my only access is through phpMyAdmin).
Getting Better is today's post. I'm going to be alternating between posting here and posting on my other blogs from now on, but I'll always at least post a notice here.
One of the changes I’ve made in the last few weeks is to move the stuff I’ve written about love, relationships and community to a new home, Felis Lunae. That’s a handle I’ve used on OKCupid and in other places for years, so it’s a domain I happened to have sitting around — no other special meaning to the name, honestly.
Another is that Heartsong Handicrafts, where my cross-stitch designs live, is now a WordPress site. That makes it a little easier to navigate, and gives people the option to leave comments or contact me through the comment form.
I finally got all the home education articles moved over to Academy Caritas, where I intend to continue talking about lifelong education (not just homeschooling).
I moved a few more articles over to my writing portfolio, and got the safety and privacy articles settled into their proper home at Cyberstalked.
The only site that didn’t really get changes (yet) is Fibrant Living, but it will get updated. It’s about living a full, vibrant life despite chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and major depression.
I wanted to go over the list of sites because I’m open to guest articles from anyone I know well here or on the other sites. I know some very good writers who don’t have web sites of their own other than Facebook, which is really more for ephemera. If you’re interested in writing an article or post, please leave a comment here or contact me otherwise.
I can’t say that I’ve fixed every broken link everywhere on the site (I didn’t go through all the old posts) but all the internal links are working now, thank goodness. I think I’m done with moving things about to new homes for a while, at least 🙂 I thank you for your patience!
While updating the kids’ coloring links on my site today, I came across this lovely Goddess Coloring Book for grown-ups. It’s free! I plan to print out the pages and have some nice, relaxing time with my markers tomorrow. Hope, I’m thinking of you!