tagged by Dexter and not impressed

Haibane.info is now running version 2.3.1. The 2.3.x upgrade brings tag functionality to the WordPress core. At present I only have one tag, “wordpress” – I need to sit down and think about a strategy for making best use of this functionality. As it turns out, it also breaks my blog in an interesting way… and leaves me highly skeptical of whether tags are meaningfully different from categories at all, despite the prevailing dogma that insists they are truly separate things. Continue reading “tagged by Dexter and not impressed”

trimming the chrome

I’ve drastically pruned my blogroll to just the same anime blogs that I subscribe to in my feedreader. Long-overdue links to Nick, Ubu, and Author were added, and if you’re a regular commenter here with a blog of your own, let me know so I can do the needful.

I also filled out XFN relationships where appropriate (if you’ve ever linked to/emailed me, you’re at least an acquaintance. If you’ve kicked me off your web forum or sent me Firefly DVDs, you’re a friend 🙂 WordPress supports XFN natively so might as well do my part for the Semantic Web and make Tim Berners-Lee happy.

Oh, and if you noticed any WordPress theme wierdness, that was just me pushing the big red button I wasn’t supposed to push. I think I should roll my own theme template, as I’ve hacked on the default quite a bit now. I’ll wait till after the WP 2.3 upgrade on monday.

wordpress woes

Astro mentioned that my site was still buggy – the main problem is that WP 2.2 added native support for Widgets, which breaks when combined with my preferred theme K2’s implementation of “sidebar modules” (also a form of widgets). The long and short of it is that I have to wait until the K2 people release a new version (the latest nightly build did nothing for me). Until then I am going a bit retro; I’m using the Widgets because they are there but I really miss K2’s SBM functionality, it’s so much more powerful. Wouldn’t it be nice if K2 could spin off SBM as an extension to Widgets so all of this would be theme independent?

anyway, gripes aside, everything works now (since I’m giving up on K2 for the present). So comment away!

ella good

Haibane.info has been upgraded to WordPress 2.1. I wish I could say I rolled up my sleeves and got down and dirty in the trenches of php and database backups, but actually all I did was click a single button on my Dreamhost control panel. It’s literally just one click to install any of the supported tools like WordPress, Mambo, MediaWiki, phpBB, Joomla, etc. and things like upgrades are one-click as well. If you’re in the market for a web host, take a look at what Dreamhost has to offer. You can get $50 bucks off if you use promo code haibane50, to boot.

Of course, upgrading WordPress doesn’t mean I’ve upgraded the K2 theme. Guess I’ll have to get my hands dirty after all…

UPDATE: ok, we are now in K2 0.9.5 RC1. I’m experimenting with the Livesearch function on the upper right, it auto-updates the main page with search results as you type. Please let me know if Haibane.info starts to load very slowly for you due to the extra javascript load.