WordPress Upgrade Blues

Sometime in the past week this site went buggy.

I am not sure what went wrong, but there have been a large number of upgrades rolling out…Plugins, WordPress Engine…Something just caused all of the dropdown menus used throughout WordPress to quit working.

I have already tried using a different, new install with the exact same results. The place this problem really shows up though is when you try to do anything with the sidebars of this site. You can’t do any thing at all on the widgets page…nada. No drag and drop, no open the second sidebar, nothing.

I have managed to cludge together a semi-fix by editing the actual sidebar files. So, until I manage to figure a way to fix the site, that will have to do.

So, for the time being, please pardon the dust…I hope to fix all of this soon.

WordPress Upgrade Blues

Sometime in the past week this site went buggy.

I am not sure what went wrong, but there have been a large number of upgrades rolling out…Plugins, WordPress Engine…Something just caused all of the dropdown menus used throughout WordPress to quit working.

I have already tried using a different, new install with the exact same results. The place this problem really shows up though is when you try to do anything with the sidebars of this site. You can’t do any thing at all on the widgets page…nada. No drag and drop, no open the second sidebar, nothing.

I have managed to cludge together a semi-fix by editing the actual sidebar files. So, until I manage to figure a way to fix the site, that will have to do.

So, for the time being, please pardon the dust…I hope to fix all of this soon.

Welcome to our new place…

After a couple of years of hanging out at Blogger with this blog, I’ve decided it’s time to move into roomier digs. It wasn’t that the folks at blogger weren’t treating me right. They have been nothing but hospitable since I first signed on to their service.

But the paint on the walls was getting old. I had spun off Coffee Muses to a self hosted WordPress blog and was happy with the freedom to paint the walls at will, put in a new picture window if I wanted, even raise the roof on occasion to let in some fresh air. I wanted the same freedom with this blog.

Granted, this site has been neglected somewhat in the year or so since I rolled my daily muses out of these pages. Believe me, it wasn’t intentional. I just felt then, and I continue to feel, that a blog with the name this one has shouldn’t spend so much time talking about living on the Texas Gulf Coast…

So anyhow, I am in this process of slapping a coat of paint on these new walls, hanging a few pictures, putting up a handbill or two to try and pay for the hosting account at least. I’ll be adding some relevant link pages, searching out news and sites that have a North Carolina Mountain message.

Consider the welcome mat out at our new home. Come around and check on the progress. If the light switch doesn’t work, or the door knob falls off, send me a note…I’ll try and figure out what I screwed up. You can reach me here inĀ  the comments or send me an email at gwboyd at gmail.com…I’ll keep the light on out on the porch in case it’s late when ya stop by…

Zemanta Pixie

Happy Birthday NC Mountain Dreams

It was two years ago today that I posted the first on this site.

It’s been a long and a short two years…I can hardly wait to see what the next two will be like.

Happy Birthday NC Mountain Dreams

It was two years ago today that I posted the first on this site.

It’s been a long and a short two years…I can hardly wait to see what the next two will be like.

It’s Sunday Morning – June 10, 20 O’Seven

I hope Charles Osgood doesn’t get upset with me for borrowing his date format. I have liked the way it sounds ever since he started using in, I think it was Twenty O’One…Sorry for the sparsity of posts. I have been playing with WordPress for a few days now, first on WordPress.Com and then with setting up a hosted site.

Just as a test blog I set up Coffee Muses on WordPress.Com with a play on the way so many of my posts here are titled. I liked the way the interface worked and the program seemed quite robust so I was posting mirror posts from North Carolina Mountain Dreams to try out WP. In the process I got to thinking about all of the posts I was doing at NCMD that had absolutely nothing to do with the NC mountains and everything to do with world news and Texas in general. It kinda made me think this might be a good time to rethink my blogs directions. I already had a hosting contract with GoDaddy from when I bought the name for NCMD, so I started thinking about setting up a WP blog on the hosted account. Which led me to running a search on the coffeemuses.com domain name. Since nobody was setting on it I decided to buy it and setup shop under that name for my daily “Coffee Muses” and go back to posting just “Mountain Dreams” at NCMD.

Needless to say, Saturday was taken up with installs and tweaks and more tweaks and edits till my wife was wondering what the hell I was doing here. She doesn’t understand the hold computers have on some people, especially me even though I have been buying and working and playing on them since the early 80’s. As a mater of fact, her biggest threat around here is to pull the plug on the internet ’cause she doesn’t see any benefit from using it. Anywho, I think I have the new site up and going well enough to start using it. I will be rolling over to it for my morning posts this next week. I’ll probably mirror both sites for a week or so till my brain can handle the new work process. NC Mountain Dreams will continue to be used, just more focused, and I’ll try to get in the habit of posting here (there) in the evenings. So if you have stuck with me this far, hang around through the transition, I hope to make it better…

On another note, my health is going to be intruding on my life more in the short term…Last week I had a lesion cut out and biopsied off my vocal cords. Turned out it was cancerous…It looks like we caught it early ( just not early enough for the person in my life that kept telling me for the past few months to go to the Dr.). I will be starting radiation treatments this coming week. Every weekday for six or seven weeks I’ll get to trek across town and put on a (looks kinda like a hockey) mask while they strap me down and zap my throat with atomic rays…The SciFi fan in me just had to say that…At some point there may come some days where I wont feel like putting my thoughts out here, and when I end up on leave, I may be posting a lot, so there could be days you want to tell me to shut up…Feel free. Everyone is very optimistic at this time that this will come out well, so I’m just going to continue to muddle through my life in the same fashion I have been and pray for the best…

Needless to say, our two weeks in the mountains above Valle Crucis just got canceled. I will miss the summer trek to the high altitudes and the cool nights. If you are looking for a great place to stay, we just released our cabin reservation. Go talk to the folks at Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals, they have been taking good care of us each year and I’m gonna miss ’em. If everything works out well this summer…We plan on trying to get out that way this fall. Neither Sherry nor I have ever really seen fall color. You just don’t get that down here in SE Texas…

Later all.

Wednesday Morning Coffee Muse

The north wind is whistling around the window frame as I sit at the kitchen table having my coffee and reading my email this morning. They were saying last night that this is a Pacific Cold front. I guess I should probably turn the AC off as this is more than likely the warmest it will get today and the outside temp just matched the inside temp…This place is just way too warm for this time of year.

 

I just love Rob Brezsny’s horoscopes, this was in today’s email…

Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
Goose bumps and burning sensations coursed through me as I meditated on your upcoming adventures. From what I can tell, your rambles will be both spooky and fulfilling. They’ll knock you on your ass and lift your spirits, sometimes at the same time. They’ll give you almost more blessings than you can handle, even as they invite you to take on responsibilities that will give you the chance to be a hero. Are you ready to have your certainties challenged in the most useful ways possible?

Free Will Astrology : Aquarius Horoscope.

 

Nothing in the news catches my eye this morning. So I think I’ll go ahead an close this out…I am still having issues with Blogger Beta but work arounds are being found. I like the formatting of BlogJet but can’t get it to post to Blogger Beta so I am running it cutting out the code and pasting it into Windows Live Writer for posting. Live writer has a plug-in for Flickr that let’s you browse your Flickr account (or any other) and place the picture code into your post…I like. If it just had a browser button or right click menu command for capture like BlogJet I would be a happy camper. Since everyone seems to be in software beta mode maybe something will shake out in the near future to make these posts easier.

 

Today’s Photo

From this past weekend.

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FULTON MANSION STATE HISTORIC STRUCTURE.

Fulton Mansion State Historic Structure is on Fulton Beach Road three miles north of Rockport. The three-story, Second Empire house was built by George W. Fulton, Sr.,qv rancher and businessman; he lived there from 1877 to 1893. The unusual house features innovative heating, ventilating, and food-preservation systems. It remained in private hands until 1976, when the state purchased the 2.3-acre site. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and was restored in 1983. It is maintained as a museum by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.qv

Christopher Long

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. “,” http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/FF/ggf2.html (accessed November 15, 2006).

Ya’ll be safe and have a great day.

Monday Morning – Back to the grind…

After spending a couple of days on Padre Island, it’s time to earn a living again, so it’s back to the salt mines…Before I go though let me tell you a little story.

Last week Blogger invited me to move my blogs to BloggerBeta. I did. Don’t, if you haven’t already. There are still way too many holes in the system. For a supposed upgrade, it is a step backward in a lot of ways on the publishing side. As a matter of fact for me it’s a pain to even log-in. With no Blog-it posting, not much third party publishing support at all you are better off waiting for the full rollout, which from what I am seeing will be a while. The only thing that seems to work (not that I’m using it yet other than to make posting work at all) is tagging, and that is evidently the bull in the china shop here. A lot of bloggers wanted tagging…now blogger is trying to put the pieces back together after they broke it themselves. Oh well, I will overcome these problems but for a while it will be tough to post pictures with any control so you probably wont be seeing many, sorry.

But just for grins here is a little one from the weekend.

I give up…picture would not load. I’ll try later…

It’s much later and the photo upload worked…