It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day again! Which also means I’ve been running WordPress for a bit more than a year… Oooo aahhhh.
I discovered the 9rules site via Creating Passionate Users. If you’re looking for a way to find the creme de la creme of weblogs, this is certainly a really good place to start. My Newsgator/Feeddemon article count just grew a bit. :)
Excerpt from the ‘About’ page:
About the 9rules Network
The 9rules Network is about building a community of high quality websites as well as a community of highly discerning readers. Content is king and looking good helps. We add sites that meet these rigorous standards and leave bribe money under our keyboards.
Many people hear the word “weblog” and go running to Google to find weblogs on their favorite topics, but weeding through the crap to find the cream is a daunting task. Fortunately there are hundreds of thousands of great websites and weblogs that provide quality content, and our goal is to connect hungry readers with passionate writers so that they can live in harmony.
The 9rules Network is about great content, and if any website/weblog/wiki produces that on a regular basis then who are we to filter them out. Passionate writers don’t need to be tied down to vernacular. Great weblog. Great website. We don’t discriminate.
It’s For Everyone Readers and writers unite
The network is here for both experienced writers and bloggers, for newer authors trying to gain a foothold, and for the millions of readers who flock to sites in our network everyday. Site authors can join the network and boost their audience, newer authors can get some help from more experienced members, and web users now have a place to find great content on the web. 9rules is for everyone.
The Week Magazine
The evolution of the Big Easy
Its French Quarter is actually Spanish, many of its streets are below sea level, and many of its former public officials and judges are in jail. How did New Orleans become the nation’s most eccentric city?
Why was the city built below sea level?
Founded in a marsh in 1718, Nouvelle-Orlï¿½ans has always been a victim of its location. The French chose the site, on a crescent of soggy land extending into the Mississippi River, because it was the last landing place before the river emptied into the Gulf of Mexico; they envisioned it as a booming port serving fur trappers and other traders, and a fitting capital for France’s burgeoning North American empire. But in its first four years of existence, the settlement was leveled four times by hurricanes. Engineers begged the French commander, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, to relocate above the swamp, calling it a place “where God never intended a city to be built” and where “only the madness of commercial lust could ever have tempted men to occupy.” But de Bienville refused, unwilling to forsake its strategic location.
This looks entirely too awesome! I’ve been toying with Gallery2, and obviously already have WordPress going. The combination of the two will be a lot of fun, assuming setting it up isn’t too great a headache. :)
WordPress Gallery2 – WPG2 Main Page
WPG2 is a WordPress Plug-in that embeds Gallery2 within WordPress to share photos, videos and any other Gallery2 content seamlessly into the WordPress Sidebar and Blog entries. The current version of WPG2 is RC2, released on August 22nd, 2005.
Just finished upgrading WordPress to 1.5.2 from 1.5 and I have to say… I must love pain. I’m sure it’d be a breeze if I didn’t have much, or any, customization. But, as you may be able to tell, I have a Freakin’ Load(tm) of them. No customizations: upgrade in 5 minutes. With all of mine (all plugins; no personally coded hacks): no less than 3-4 hours.
And, as you may also notice, the hover text that says how long ago things were posted (under the Recent Activity sidebar) is a wee-bit broken. Once you get past the first 3 or 4 items it gets sane again. I don’t feel like debugging it. :P As it is, I’m amazed I managed to get as much working as I did.