That part went smoothly

After hemming and hawing over how to handle the many projects I envision for this humble blog, the time has come for me to start pressing forward. Step one of this journey begins the same way as usual – by installing an unstable beta of WordPress in an attempt to discover if the added functionality is my missing link. My hope to start with the release candidate or at least the second beta or to have the subdomains already set up properly, has left me skipping post after post for the past month and a half. Well that, and the little person that demands so much of my time these days. Oh, and my job. And maybe the guy who came and ripped the bathtub out of our house and left in on the front lawn.

So many offline “projects” to blame, so little time.

To give you a little hint as to what I have in store, Chris Nixon’s reshaping of his web presence is my inspiration. It’s time that my photography and musical musings get some serious real estate along with my usual ranting and blathering – and thus certain subdomains will come into existence shortly. That means this blog will most likely relocate slightly to the left of its current abode.

For now I’ll try to resume regular posting until it all gets worked out. Obviously not tonight as my laptop is about to hibernate…

Ohhh, shiny and new

In case you haven’t actually checked out this site outside of Livejournal or a feed reader, I switched out the theme again. As much as I liked Silhouette, it felt a tad too “professional” for me. I needed something with… I don’t know… some curves. And why did I start feeling this way? Because last month, Joen announced the release of version 1 of his Fauna theme.

Look at it! It’s glorious!

Not only is Fauna totally awesome in its sleek blackness (customizable by the way – I liked the dark version) but it immediately fixed a couple issues I never bothered addressing. It actually displays the tags on each post, plus you can navigate via links at the top of each post.

On top of that, I also finally installed Zenphoto – something else that Joen first brought to my attention (albeit about 2 years ago). You can check out the current meager beginnings of my photo gallery in case you haven’t found it yet – I’ll integrate it with my WordPress install soon enough. Populating it with photos of things other than my mug is a higher priority.

Now I’m just starting to play around with plugins, again. The photos in my last entry were added via ZenphotoPress, but I really want something that integrates that with a Lightbox functionality. Who knows, maybe 2008 will mark the year that I actually get this site organized again!