Minor Blog Updates

Luckily for me Meshoo has some time on her hands with everything she has had to do with family. I have been preparing my complaint list for a while now, one day at work I got a message saying my blog was being upgraded and she was upgrading it from 2.7 to 2.8.

There are some minor differences, it is a bit cleaner in the back end but everything remains the same except for the image uploading. I have always faced a problem with the flash uploader for WordPress and it just wouldn’t work with Firefox or Chrome, I would have to go to Explorer 6.0 and upload image by image which was time consuming. Luckily this update made the fix so you can upload the traditional way or through the flash uploader, images are managed better and you can access them more easily.

Another small issue was that the categories wasn’t being retrieved correctly, some code was off so the data wasn’t being retrieved correctly. I can safely say now that the categories are fixed you can access them normally, I knew I was annoyed because I constantly used them.

Thanks Meshoo!

Black iPhone Custom

The iPhone is one the nicest looking products yet from Apple, you wouldn’t ever think that there is a lot of room for improvement, but a few tweaks here and there could make it look better. With this you have Knights Creation’s Black iPhone Custom, they don’t paint it for you, they upgrade the parts of the iPhone with anodized aluminum, and TIAN treated logos. You can buy one ready made from them or send yours in to be upgraded. It takes about a week to have the upgrade done, and if your phone is a bit scratched up this makes it brand new. They can also do it for other Apple products, to give it the black treatment, black 16GB iPhone($299 yours/$849 new), black iPod Nano ($99 yours/$329 new) and a black iPod Touch ($129 yours/$539 new).

Link: Gigapascal

The New Look

I have needed a major upgrade for a while now, for some reason the old blog was falling apart at the seems. It was just a matter of time until something went really wrong. Previously the search box disappeared, couldn’t post certain things, the back end was a mess but I was managing.

Thanks to Jacqui and Ananyah my blog looks refreshed, I love how organized it is and I really like the Theme. The header includes my Truck and my Bike, and there are a few other headers in the work. I removed the Flash header due to problems I was having with it when loading in certain programs and that it wasn’t completely upgradeable for WordPress 2.5. I prefer the static look, but the header will be tweaked a bit, there are still some content that I fixing but most of everything they took care without any help from me. I just remained a by stander, I thought they were going to update it a different day, they both stayed up late into the night making sure it was ready to go live. I was surprised in the morning, and very happy with the result. Now I just have to upgrade a few things in the content pages which I have left on the back burner for a while now. I’m happy a lot of people like the new look, some have a different opinion, but overall its more organized then before.