WordPress for iPhone

I’ve been using the WordPress app for the iPhone for the past few days to post. It’s pretty remarkable. It definitely makes it easier to write at the spur of the moment (once you grow accustomed to using a small keyboard).

Because of the small typing area, I downloaded another app called The Thumb, which has improved my speed and accuracy in typing with one finger but there is no horizontal mode… This means if you’re older than 13, your thumbs literally cover the entire keyboard.

Anyway, the WordPress app is great for jotting something down quickly or responding to comments or editing previous posts. It could use a little improvement but it’s a fine product.

Another WP upgrade

Just when everthing seems to be running smoothly, I noticed that there’s a new version of WordPress. It’s version 2.8.1. I am hesitant to upgrade given my previous experience, but that was with the auto-update. I’ll have to do it manually even though it takes longer.

I’ll have to wait until I have some free time. Not sure what the advantages are… If any. ūüôĀ

whispers and Louise Log

Since I hadn’t been blogging, I missed posting #13 and now it is up for a vote to be played on WNET (PBS station) as a short. So I was going to post #13 (titled Louise and the Repairman), and put in a plug to go vote for it, which is real easy to do.

Just go to this Thirteen.org link and vote.

It’s been a long time since my last post, but I’m back. ¬†I tried upgrading my various blogs and all ¬†worked well until I got to my blog Whispers. ¬†The upgrade crashed with a fatal error. ¬†You can see for yourself.

Anyway the point is, I was running a series of shorts by talented film maker Anne Flournoy called the Louise Log. You get a chance to hear what is going on in Louise’s head (I like headphones but not necessary) as she goes through her daily life. ¬†It’s very funny. ¬†Since I hadn’t been blogging, I missed posting #13 and now it is up for a vote to be played on WNET (PBS station) as a short. ¬†So I was going to post #13 (titled Louise and the Repairman), and put in a plug to go vote for it, which is real easy to do.

Just go to this Thirteen.org link and vote.

I’m posting the short here, but to see all of the episodes, go to Anne’s website and click on the Louise Log.

After you see this and when you go to Anne’s site, you can view #14, but remember to vote. ¬†The poll closes at 5pm EDT.

New WordPress version 2.6

WordPress has just released version 2.6. I haven’t downloaded and installed it yet, but here’s a video of some of the changes:

Admittedly it looks to benefit the blog authors, but that, indirectly, effects the readers as well. You can find out a lot more about WordPress on their blog, as well as their website.

I’ll probably upgrade over the weekend.

On dogs

You have to understand. This is not a mainstream blog. I get one or two visitors a day, and on good days, I get maybe five. So, I was baffled when I went to StatCounter and discovered that over 120 people visited my blog and they all went to the same page. By time the surge ended (it ran from the 18th to 19th), I had 198 page views which boiled down to 152 unique visitors.

You have to understand. This is not a mainstream blog. I get one or two visitors a day, and on good days, I get maybe five. So, I was baffled when I went to StatCounter and discovered that over 120 people visited my blog and they all went to the same page. By time the surge ended (it ran from the 18th to 19th), I had 198 page views which boiled down to 152 unique visitors.

Bayer Advantix for dogsI have no idea why that page is so popular. Also of interest is that so many visits came from Europe and especially the U.K.. A number were multiple visits. My first thought was that possibly my sight was being used as some type of portal but considering how aware I am of setting up security protections, that seems far off. No, it seems that I chose a picture of dogs that is pretty popular, because most of the searches came from Google images.

Search fixed

I finally figured out what the problem was with the search feature and permalink problem. Clicking on the title of any post should take you to its permalink and comments page (each post has its own page). This wasn’t happening. Anyway, it turns out that though some posts were labeled as “published” the “status” was unpublished.

The problem now is that this has to be corrected manually,… post by post. I’m working my way backward to 2004. I’m about halfway finished. 8)