Sleepy, Sleepy

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 🙂

Last Library Visit

Plinky asked, “When was the last time you vis­it­ed a library?”

Library books.

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.

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Geeky Squee!

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).

New Site — Feel Like Writing?

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.

Well, That’s Done. I Think.

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!