A Movie Day

I saw two movies yesterday. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince & a wonderful film titled Moon.

Potter was much better than I expected! In fact I really enjoyed it. By now people should know that the movies don’t follow the books exactly but they do follow them faithfully. I’d recommend that you see it!

Moon, is a film that you won’t find often at the multiplex but is definitely worth tracking down. Watch the preview… You’ll see what I mean.

This post is also a test of publishing from the iPhone. It could make it easier to post on the run.

Typing test fun

I was testing out a piece of software called TextExpander, and reading the various links in the helpfiles, when I came across a typing test.

Now, I always knew I was a slow typist, but this slow?

I was testing out a piece of software called TextExpander, and reading the various links in the help-files, when I came across a typing test.

Now, I always knew I was a slow typist, but this slow?

46 words

Speedtest

And that’s after I took the test three times. You can try it yourself by clicking in the graphic or the Speedtest link.

Anyway, I’ll write more about TextExpander after I have played with it some more. So far it seems really cool, but mostly for those who often have to type the same phrases over and over. For example, by simply typing a series of letters (which you define), the program will replace them with whatever you have assigned to that combination, whether it be a word, or a short story.

posting photos

Let’s see if uploading photos works. Here’s the code to display it:

banner

That doesn’t seem to work… hmmm. Okay, now I’m adding the code from Flickr:

PhoneStore

Okay,… I had to add the complete path in order for the image to show up. What I had was:

img src='/wp-content/banner.jpg' alt='banner'

But I needed this:

img src="http://planet48.net/starfire/wp-content/banner.jpg" alt='banner'

Also, the upload page does not seem to generate the thumbnail it says it will.
I’ve now changed the settings to use the full path. If it works, then there should be a favicon displayed

After reading stuff in the support forum, it appears that WP doesn’t generate the code for the thumbnail, just the code for the actual image. You have to put the thumbnail stuff in yourself, with a pointer to the larger image I guess.

acquiring themes

Okay, so now I have found out not only how to change the themes, but also where to find a boatload of themes. I’ve also been reading up on CSS and XHTML. Fascinating stuff has transpired since I first dabbled in HTML.

I found this draft that I forgot about. I have no idea when I started it. So, I’ll just post it for today.

upgrade

BINGO. The trackback worked!!! I’m a very happy camper.

I’ve just upgraded to version 1.51. By following the directions here, it seemed very easy. I am now wondering if this upgrade has fixed the trackback problem I am having.

For this test, I’m going to try and trackback to the previous posting calledChanging Blog Platforms. I’m hoping it works because I don’t like the b2evolution that much.

BINGO. The trackback worked!!! I’m a very happy camper.

I tried sending a trackback from b2e but it doesn’t show up. Hmmm… I’ll try from blogger and see if that works.

changing blog platforms

As much as I like WordPress, the trackback (or rather the poor functioning of trackback) is a killer for me.

As much as I like WordPress, the trackback (or rather the poor functioning of trackback) is a killer for me. I don’t want to have to work at getting trackback to work,… especially since it is so easy to use in other forms (Typepad (via MarsEdit), Blogger etc.). I may try setting up b2evolution which seems a little more complicated but also more full featured.

There is one more thing I’d like to try though. I’ll see if trackback works using MarsEdit. No, it doesn’t.

I’ve downloaded b2evolution and it does take some getting used to, but I’ll play with it anyway. Perhaps WP will fix their trackback sooner than later, and yes,… b2e trackback works.