Bags packed, ready to go

Kathryn and I were up and at 'em early this morning to start our long trip from Phoenix to Montpellier, although compared to our normal weekday schedules, it was like we slept in. Even after a couple leisurely cups of coffee, we finished our last minute chores way ahead of schedule. We'll leave for the… Continue reading Bags packed, ready to go

This morning I installed a major upgrade of WordPress

This morning, instead of going to the gym -- which probably would have been much healthier for me -- I decided to install a major upgrade of WordPress, the open-source software that makes this blog run. So far, the upgrade itself appears to have gone off without a hitch. I made backups just in case,… Continue reading This morning I installed a major upgrade of WordPress

Blog comments weren’t working correctly because I misconfigured Jetpack

A couple months ago, I added Jetpack to my self-hosted WordPress site. Installing Jetpack took what had previously been a standalone blog and tied it into the greater WordPress community. I'm pleased with how it turned out. This blog has gained some new followers, and at the same time I've discovered new blogs as well.… Continue reading Blog comments weren’t working correctly because I misconfigured Jetpack

Creating a account without creating a new blog

Some of you have noticed the Like button that now appears beneath all my blog posts. It's the result of an integration with that I installed and configured on AF7KQ last week. If you click on the Like button and your browser is not already signed into, you'll see a pop-up Log in… Continue reading Creating a account without creating a new blog

WordPress migration to Amazon EC2 complete

During the day Saturday, I spent a few more hours off-and-on continuing the migration of this self-hosted WordPress blog to Amazon EC2. By dinner time, I was able to throw the switch, so to speak, reassociating the domain name with its new name servers. Because of the way name servers cache lookups, it would… Continue reading WordPress migration to Amazon EC2 complete