dear wordpress.com – when did you lose your mind?
I’ve had an about page since, oh, February 2006.
My domain expired in November (see previous post).
so yeah. apparently when you set up a subdomain with bluehost it IMMEDIATELYDONOTPASSGODONOTCOLLECT$200 deletes any CNAME records for said subdomain. odd, considering that you have to petition their support to even add CNAME records.
So no, i didn’t mean to move this blog off of wordpress.com (gratuitous link for people who meant to continue surfing their dashboard) right this very second, i was going to do it eventually. I was planning on giving mark & co. a little more time to take me out of the global tags. granted, i did already have a conversation to that effect:
Me: “I’M IN UR GLOBAL TAGS POSTIN DEM SEXY FOTOS”
Mark: “We’ll keep a close eye on that one, can’t trust one hippy let alone a whole bunch 🙂 ”
clearly, my continued obsession with icanhascheezburger is hampering my ability to communicate with anyone who is not inside my head.
while i was getting ready for the reboot, i set up my blog to pull down wordpress from SVN (the 2.1 branch). it went alright, except that after i moved over my theme and my plugins, i forgot to move over my uploads. (i’m not very bright). Then again, that folder really shouldn’t be there. So, in addition to having a half-finished reboot, i’m also missing images from any posts earlier than, say, 3 days ago.
but, you know, go vote for the rest of it: CSS reboot (before), Standards Reboot.
dunstin’s site has a new web2.0 looking logo this year. so that your site isn’t as ugly as last year. it’s not really important, though. the whole concept is still
self serving, confusing and disenfranchising to users
so no, i’m still not doing it.
standards are nothing if they’re not also best practices.
we can now blame t3h b0rg‘s stupid ass backwater developers for the continued existence of autoplaying music on the internets. i’d say that putting this is VWD’s start page was the worst evar, but it’s not. so we’ll just give you a jesus award for broadcasting your bassackwardness to the world.
i thought we beat this thing pretty good the last time we had it out? i guess not. When the producers of halo: the movie hire the skins factory to design them a wordpress theme, can we sell tickets to watch garry conn‘s head explode?
matt thinks he loves theme designers. it’s baffling to me, then, why he feels the need to keep changing the titles and descriptions of their themes, once they’re installed on wordpress.com.
the 281(3) incident (where he renamed it twenty-eight thirteen, despite it being a 3-column version of 281, which was named after paul’s mustang) was amusing, although i’m mystified as to why they’ve removed it. perhaps because it’s licensed as non-commercial, which wordpress certainly isn’t. but then, it’s built on top of GPL themes, so technically it can’t be non-commercial.
the best, though, is fauna. sometime recently, they changed the description to:
“A beautiful two-column theme with a gigantic flower header.” now, if you read joen’s description, it says
“A living Organism characterized by voluntary movement.” Flowers don’t move voluntarily. someone’s forgotten their biology. I also wonder why, if you’re going to change anything about the theme you wouldn’t add widgets. or, you know, updated it.