Checking Out New Plugins

Jul 9, 2013 Author Guy

Since bloggers don’t have to learn HTML programming to write their blogs, there are a lot of special gadgets and effects that we want but don’t know how to write the code to do it. So people have been writing plugins that do a certain kind of task, and all you have to do is activate them to get them working.

There is a repository for all the free plugins on the web site. Last time I looked there were about 4,000 plugins. So you have to search for exactly what you want and then evaluate the handful that come up to see which one meets your needs.

I’ve been shopping the repository for about 2 months and looking for a shopping cart/catalog type of plugin. There are a dozen listed, but none of them look like they do what I need. I’m getting frustrated.

I have a buddy that makes custom printed tee shirts and he wants to sell them online. Of course, I volunteered to help him with his web site and we ended up making it on the WordPress platform. The plugins have shopping cart features, but I want to show each shirt in a particular design and then let people choose what size they want. The plugins that I’ve seen make you enter each size as its own item, which is way too many items to show in a list. I haven’t figured out how to make one design as an item and then sizes be just a variable. Argh!

Fucking CAPTCHA Codes Drive me NUTS

Aug 28, 2012 Author Guy

There are so many really cool things about the internet and then there seems to be some asshat comes along and figures out a way to ruin it for everyone. The worst is the hackers – because they actually try to do harm, whether you respond or not. And the second worst is those fucking spammers who flood your email inbox and your web site comments with bullshit. It is a huge waste of time to have to delete all that unwanted garbage but if you are ever stupid enough to click on one of the spam messages then you are really fucked.

So the average person has to go to great lengths to protect themselves, like downloading anti-virus programs, anti-malware programs, and constantly updating your security features. And then there is the worst of all inconveniences – the fucking CAPTCHA codes.

What is it about those squirrelly letters and numbers in different colors and weird fuzzy shapes that makes it so hard for me to figure out what the fuck the code is when I have to type it in? I sometimes fail three or four of those fucking codes before I can get into my own fucking email! I hate that shit!

Lifetime to do list

Jul 17, 2012 Author Guy

lifetime to do list

Saw this on a Facebook wall and thought it was a cool idea. I don’t know that I will want to do everything on the list, but in a few years I hope to have some of them crossed off. How about you – which one is next on your own personal list?

Change for the Sake of Change

Jul 28, 2011 Author Guy

So I got the new version of WordPress. Once again, I have to retrain myself to find where to click to get the things I use. It slows me down and is annoying as hell.

The new dashboard looks very different and its not really better for me. Now there is no short, fast click to take me to the text editor so I can write a new post. Sure, you can do the mini post – but they don’t let you assign your post to any categories. So that is useless.

Next time the smart people decide to make changes, how about having a good, useful purpose in mind instead of just changing things for the sake of change?

New year of blogging

Jan 24, 2009 Author Guy

Alright people I finally got everything in my life back to normal again so that I have some free time to blog about all the great things that have happened over the last couple of weeks. First is I just got back from taking a 2 week vacation to Jamaica and I can tell you that it was probably the best time of my life. Second is we got a new boxer puppy dog and he has been a ton of fun to have around the house. Third I went ahead and traded in my old car for a brand new Corvette and I have been having a ball driving it around everywhere I can possibly go.

So whats happening with you and what do you have planned this week, month or year? I am thinking of starting a social media account probably at Facebook this week and planning another vacation this month and moving to another city this year!