For several years (and at least three hosting providers) I’ve had a WordPress based blog on this site. Although WordPress is primarily known as a blogging platform, it’s also designed to be complete website back-end.
Although I’m more than familiar with most of the intricacies of HTML, having maintained a personal website for over 20 years (!), not to mention a BS in Computer Science, I figure using an off-the-shelf back end would be a good idea.
The first order of business: move the WordPress front-end to the front-page. That has now been completed. Eventually, I’ll move some of my static pages into the WordPress backend, starting with the Pioneer Radio History and Fan Fiction Stories. This might take a while, as I’m working on other things at the moment, notably the Lawrence Train Show.
For years, Microsoft has been compared to the Borg from Star Trek. However, with all the bruhaha regarding how they are coercing Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10, I feel that a comparison to the Cybermen from Doctor Who was more apt.
I’ve been working on a couple of things website-related lately.
First off, I’ve realized I’ve long neglected the License Plate section of Kansas Highways. I’ve updated the pages to reflect the current website layout.
The layout itself has been tweaked a little. For low-resolution screens (read, smartphones) the sidebar normally on the right-hand side of the screen is instead at the bottom of the page.
I’ve also been working on a more creative side. Over the past several years I’ve written a series of Star Trek themed fan-fiction stories. The creative juices for those stories have waned; however, I’ve been, in the past few weeks, found my mojo in the form of fan-fiction stories based on the current TV series NCIS. I’ve finished one story, and am well underway on a second. They can be found on My user page at fanfiction.net. At some point, I will also publish them here on my site.