I’ve been posting my pictures in the normal blog post format, but I’ve always found it to be ugly and not very navigable. Certain didn’t have the gallery type feel. I am still tryin to find a way to edit the templates so that it looks like a gallery on the picture sections, but that could be a long ways away because I simply don’t know how to do it
I use wordpress as the main CMS on the site, and its been very hard to find any decent gallery plugins for it. Most of them are just embed slideshows, which are silly, and not at all what I’m wanting. I want the gallery to have a gallery like layout, with albums, pictures and the ability to comment on them individually.
I have many separate scripts on the site, such as the guestbook script, (which I have easily and nicely integrated with the site}, so I figured I could go ahead and do this with the gallery.
I have the gallery set up right now at http://www.joshx.com/gallery/ , but it doesn’t have the site’s feel and appearance on it yet. I’ll work on that later. Right now im really just messing with it and seeing how I like it. I’m using the gallery 3 script which can be found at http://gallery.menalto.com/ . I like it a lot so far.
The skinning system looks weird at first, but im sure before too long I’ll have it using the site’s layout, and no one will be the wiser that it’s a separate script.
There is a wordpress plugin for it, but it only lists and displays some pictures in a non attractive way really, mostly looks like cheap embedding. I’d actually prefer to manually post pictures as I have been doing than use the plugin.
The only real big disadvantage that I can think of is now there will be no more alerts when new pictures are added in the update bar thing on top of the site. I think this can be resolved kinda by using the RSS output feeds the gallery creates. So it may be fine.
Anyways, feel free to naviate the gallery, and comment on pictures and all that good stuff
Man it is so cold right now! It’ says its 1°F, but feels much lower. Too cold.
The other day we got the first snow of the year! which is kinda late considering its January. Usually snows way before this! I’m not complaining too much though, I certainly do not like the snow as much as I did when I was younger and loved to roll around in it. ha.
We didn’t get a lot of snow. Some where between 2-4 inches or something like that. The major problem is how cold it is! It’s been hard trying to keep my room warm, ha but I don’t mind the cold that much as long as I have a way to cover up. Much better than the heat we have in the summer time.
I took the ferrets out and let them play in the snow for a little bit. I don’t think they ever been in the snow. They seemed to love it. I get weird when I let them out though because they run around so fast, and I don’t want them to get lost or anything.
They kept doing a tunneling thing, where they would just put their head under the snow and move as quickly as they could, was kinda hilarious to see. the snow wasn’t that deep, so they weren’t able to get completely under it.
I finally got over my cold, have a minor cough lately, but the bad part it’s over. So its probably best I don’t even attempt playing in the snow, ha, but I miss it.
I really did used to spend hours out side, even by myself, just playin in the snow. Making snow men, forts, HUGE SLIDES!, and just whatever, was fun. Now it just seems the snow is annoying, ha. I don’t hate it though.
I have a lil jar of Vicks Vapor rub. Had it for a super long time, and hand it says it expired in July 2002.
Still smells very minty, isn’t really cleaning my sinuses, but my makes my eye balls feel cold, ha so its doing something.
I have a super cold, or whatever and it really sucks. No day time cold medicine. I was in town the other day, and thought about getting some, but thought that I’d be okay. Wish I had gotten it now.
I have the sinus congestion, swore throat, and chills/heat whatever. I seem to get headaches when I lay down for too long, so that sucks too because all I want to do is lay in bed!
ha I’ve been keeping a heater on me, and my big box fan. or else I get too hot or too cold, ha.
But I’ll be fine. So does anyone know if 8 year old Vick’s Vapor rub is bad?