Did You Change Your Hair?

I’m in the process of upgrading to WordPress 1.5. Yes, I’m about a week late, but I’m no less excited.

Things look different about the same around here, and it’s not all for the best at the moment. You’ll see that the individuality has been sucked right out of the look at super_structure. You may also find that a number of links are dead around the site (hopefully not the posts… my precious posts). Ah, who am I kidding, there were always dead links around here.

Anyway, I finally took the leap of the deep end of the blogging pool and decided to upgrade to WordPress 1.5. It’s got a couple of really cool features that I’m very excited about using:

  1. Pages: Not everything in the world is a blog post. My old site had tons of cool pages that I’ve been searching for a way to integrate on here, and I’ve now got an answer. Best of all, it doesn’t involve me writing so much damn markup!
  2. Themes: This goes along with the whole pages thing. Now, I can create a nice look and feel that is consistent among all the pages and posts with in the site. It even allows me to have 404 pages that look like the rest of the site. I best be getting right on that one, since you’ll be seeing a lot of them for a while!

Well, I’ve got a lot of work to do, and it’s going to take a while. Check back often and please post comments here if you find some broken links, errors, etc.

Update: Well, if you’ve tried to leave a comment, then you know that’s pretty tough to do. There is something or other wrong with the comment field such that you can’t fill in your name or e-mail and of course you can’t comment without those! Well, I’ll work on getting that corrected. You can always just e-mail me at jason(at)jasoncoleman(dot)net

Beauty Is Skin Deep

To anyone who isn’t reading this site by Braille, you can tell that the look is changing. Of course, that’s all that’s changing since I’m spending this evening playing with the style sheet. To facilitate an on-going discussion between myself and the Jedi Master designer, Jason Johnson, I thought I’d create a new post to which comments on such things seem relevant.

I’m making no promises to what final form this site will take, other than the fact it will have lots of information create by me about things I find interesting. Short of that, anything goes. It’s all about the journey here. I’m discovering new things about CSS, WordPress, and Flickr all the time and this is my little sandbox with which to play them. Also, I’m hoping to learn a few hacks in PHP when time allows. When will the fun stop?

The Sign of Things To Come

You can easily see that things are very different around here. It’s a new year, and I’ve got what appears to be a new site at first glance. I’ve switched from Blogger to WordPress & also switched web servers. This is all thanks to my good friend Jason Johnson, who is graciously helping me get up to speed on all things WWW. Now, ironically, Jason has authored many a site on the internet and has helped me learn everything from the <html> tag to some very simple php (as of a couple of days ago); but his site has been in the "beginning" stages for years now.

This site is going to continue to go through some radical changes over the next two weeks, at which point, it better be done. I’m starting a new job and I don’t expect I’ll have nearly as much time for such diversions. I hope I’ll have time for posting anything other than how little time I have. These changes will include a new look, some organization, and hopefully many interesting links to keep someone busy for at least 5 minutes. I’m excited about all the new possibilities, and if you end up liking this site, thank the other Jason for me. He’s a brilliant designer and coder, and throws a mean New Year’s Eve party with Stacie.

I Now Seem To Suffer From Insomnia

Bridge of Glass

Bridge of Glass
Originally uploaded by super_structure.

Per Wired’s recommendation (updated link here), I signed up for an account at Flickr; and I’m already glad I did. Within a matter of minutes I had some photos uploaded, tagged, titled, and grouped. Shortly thereafter, people were already adding comments.

Currently, I just have some photos of several Dale Chihuly installations from Angela’s and my trip out to Seattle and Tacoma. It’s easy to take great photos when you have ready-made incredible subject matter combined with spectacular weather. Anyway, check out my photo log here.

Working Through The Night

Me sitting at my computer with coffee and iPod

Well, I realize it might not quite show yet, but I’m working diligently on this site overhaul this weekend. Of course, the front end is pretty much done at this point, with just cosmetics to be improved. Of course, some content other telling people that I’m working on it might be nice. That’s all to come soon enough. Enjoy the weekend, I know I am. Some iTunes, Starbucks, and great weather for December are making this blog pretty fun today.

Keepin’ Up With The Jones’

My weekend project for the first weekend of December: Create a Web Blog. So, here goes trying. I suppose a wise choice for a first blog entry would be all about how excited I am to have my first blog and so on, but that seems a little too obvious, so let’s just pretend I’ve been doing this a while.

I would like for this blog to be an extension of my web site. I haven’t done any publishing to that site in about two years, but I think this is a good reason to get back into it. I’ll still try and update the existing bio-type information and such on my site (for anyone who cares), and use this for the article-style writing I had in mind. I suppose that’s nothing novel, but this is a means for me to accomplish what I had set out to do several years ago, and maybe this time I keep it up.