Hello Squarespace

I should have done this ages ago.My only excuse is that I wanted to know the ins-and-outs of WordPress, so I used a self-hosted WordPress installation for my personal blog. 99% of the activity on that blog was behind the scenes: constantly updating WordPress to fix security holes and bugs. I have wearied of the …

Do Not Like

I said I never would do it, but there it is: a Facebook Like button (and a Send button, too) on each and every post here. I can't help myself; those damn buttons drive too much traffic to ignore. If it were a plant, scientists would call Facebook an invasive species, like kudzu. Kudzu is …

Ugly In So Many Ways

Yes Leoville is looking pretty awful. I'm reconstructing it from scratch. Fortunately, as you can see, all the posts survived the apocalyptic demise of my server's RAID 5 Array. Unfortunately, none of the WordPress customizations did. So I'm downloading the plug-ins, restoring the template, hacking the CSS, and desperately trying to remember the changes I …

Happy Birthday To Me

Today the Leoville.com blog turns seven. Over the years it's been running on Blogger, GreyMatter, Movable Type, Expression Engine, Vox, and now, I'm very happy to say, WordPress. It's been so much fun, and when I look back at the old posts I realize what a long, strange decade it's been! There will be no …

Site Redesign

Yep, something does look a little different around here. I've moved Leoville.com to WordPress (it was PMWiki) and integrated it with my blog (which I moved to WordPress a few months ago). This new template is Brian Gardner's Revolution and it makes magazine-style pages like this possible, making WordPress suitable for web sites as well …

A Little Help Here

I love the "This Day In Leoville History" plug-in. On a blog like this with nearly seven years worth of posts it's fun to go back in time. But you've probably noticed that a number of the entries are 404: file not found. They're there, it's just that they have punctuation in the title. For …

LOL Colophon

For those who are interested I've published a colophon page for this site here, including a complete list of the plug-ins I am using.

Plugin Mania

I've tweaked the site in a few more ways. Adding a print link, post ratings, an online user page (all from Lester Chan), and a mobile version that's particularly tuned to the iPhone (but works fine on other cell phones, too). By the way, did you know you can listen to my podcasts right from …