I’ve decided it’s time to throw a fresh coat of paint on this place. I’ve had the same theme on this website for several years, and I’ve been looking at some new ones. Over the next several days, if you visit the site rather than read it in an RSS reader or Flipboard or something, … Continue reading New Themes and Updates
I knew it was going to be a rough day. The coffee maker didn’t start on time, I cut myself shaving, and my watch stopped working. Then, to top it off, I found that this website had been hit by a spam injection hack attack. I was tempted to crawl back into bed. I first … Continue reading Spam Injection
The deed is done. Not since I switched from a home-built ASP-coded blog to WordPress has RandomConnections undergone as many radical changes. None-the-less, here you are…the New and Improved™ RandomConnections!
I finally got completely fed up with my old hosting company, AccuWeb Hosting. The service was locked down so tight that I couldn’t use even common features on WordPress. I had to do work-arounds to get things posted, and that was a pain. Yet, even though they had everything locked down so tightly as to what and where you could post things, they somehow couldn’t keep viruses off of their servers.
I knew I was on an older version of WordPress that had some vulnerabilities and limitations. However, when I asked my hosting company about migrating to a newer version of PHP so that I could upgrade, they told me I would have to change my service plan and would most likely lose most of my content. I’ve got nearly 10 years of blogging here, and didn’t want to lose any of it, so that wasn’t an option. Continue reading “Blog Rebirth”
Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege of addressing the Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International on the topic of blogging for educators. I modified one of my previous presentations, bringing it up to date a bit. Usually I start out by asking the teachers what they think of when they hear the word … Continue reading Four “B”‘s for Successful Blogging
It being a rainy Saturday morning, I decided to update this website. First, I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress (v 2.5) which was set loose into the wild just this week. I’ve been having a few glitchy problems with this site that I had hoped 2.5 would fix. The new admin interface and … Continue reading New Look and an Anniversary for Random Connections