Tagging Up the Classics

Although I’ve maintained a website for about 10 years now, I only recently started blogging (2005, IIRC). I began blogging on Myspace. Although the Myspace blog software was really only a quasi-blog (it’s really more of an online journal, like LiveJournal, than a blog), it was a lot easier to promote since it was tied into my profile and people could subscribe through their Myspace profiles. 

But I digress.

When I finally ported it over to WordPress (on the wise advice of my wifey), many of the posts were simply tossed rather haphazardly into the MySQL database. They were, of course, thrown into the all-inclusive “Everything Else” category, but that’s it. 

On top of that, the earlier versions of WordPress didn’t natively support “Tags”, only categories, so the majority of my posts (95% of them, I’d guess) were tagless. And I’m all about some tags.

A week or so ago, I decided it was time to organize them properly, tags and all. Some of the posts I had to re-read in order to figure out how to correctly tag them. Initially, the tags were boring “family”, “economics”, “chemistry”. But as I progressed, the tag naming got a little more creative: “Science, bitches!”, “OMG TEH DRAMA!!!”, “Egregious Use of the F-Word”, and the ever popular “Ass-hats”.

If you’re curious, have some time to euthanize, or are drunk, you may find entertainment in the posts associated with the following selection of tags. I’ll let you see if you can figure out what the commonality is for a few of them. (List is a limited selection of tags arbitrarily chosen for colorfulness — the full cloud of tags is in the right bar, below my Amazon widget).

Without further ado, in alphabetical order, I give you:

Private: Grr…..

Silly wordpress. Mistakes are for bad robots.

I’m trying to migrate my posts from MySpace Blogs into here — and the Publish button is being rather ornery. Sometimes it will work, and the blog will popup where it should, other times it just decides “Hey, I think I’ll go calculate Pi for a while” or gets distracted by a semi-revealing octet of binary digits… Why can’t it just work right all the time. Can I feed it Ritalin?

Addendum(b)

Ok — This was a PICNIC (Problem in Chair, not in Computer) error. I had been editing the timestamp on them, but I forgot to change the year on a few of the entries.. so blogs that were from October 2005 were mistakenly getting listed as 2006. So they were showing up as “Scheduled Entries”. oops! Silly user!

Migrating from the old ways…

Well, I have to say, wordpress is pretty damn awesome. I haven’t felt the constraints of GUI restriction that much so far — and I really like how I can think less about the design aspect (something I’m admittedly less skilled with) and more about content / coding (my forte). I’ll be hacking up some of the code later, when my brain gets a rest.

The old versions of the site are still available, and can be found in the links sidebar. Most of the content has been preserved, and some of my favorite content has been migrated into this new site. Cheers!

Blog Tag

Obligatory inclusion / directions:
The 1st player of this “game” starts with the topic “6 weird habits/things about yourself” and people who get tagged need to write a blog about their 6 weird habits/things, as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says “You are tagged” in their myspace comments and tell them to read your blog.

Who tagged you? My hot girlfriend.

I don’t think “six” is enough to list all the weird things I do. Nevertheless, here are the first six that come to mind:

1. I have not worn matching socks in over 10 years. (note: every once in a great while, there is that minute chance that the two random socks I pull out of my drawer happen to look identical, but that is *extremely* rare) Continue reading