Ooh, look! The Guardian interviewed a few members of the Conlang list: Star Wars Ewokese to Star Trek Klingon: how do you invent a language?.
The recent advent of WordPress 4.0 (“Benny”) had me looking at this site and the tech that drives it again, and it looks as though newer installations of WP are configuring their databases in a way that will actually accommodate non-English characters properly. So I’ve reinstalled in the hopes of finally getting my conlangs online.
Plus, now that the twins are toddlers, they’re spending more time playing on their own, so maybe I can squeeze the occasional blog post into my schedule again.
… that I’m not blogging as often as I used to. This is due to a number of things, among which are work, family, writing projects, conlangs, and hanging out in places like Facebook, AW, the Conlang List, and Travian. And I’m thinking that perhaps using this website as space for a blog alone may not be the best use of my hosting dollars.
Not that I’m shutting the blog down. Never that. But I do have other interests going that might benefit from having a home online, and, after all, I have the space here.
I’ve toyed with the idea more than once of putting my conlangs online. Not terribly long ago, I even tried putting one of them in WordPress, just to see if it would work. Alas, though WP has many lovely blogging features, and though lots of folks are tweaking it to use as a general CMS for their websites, its otherwise terribly useful visual editor simply chokes on the accented and other non-ASCII characters that I need to write my conlangs out properly. And if I’m going to be forced to edit my HTML strictly by hand, I’d rather use an actual HTML editor.
Which is my long-winded way of saying that I’m going to be doing some redesigning and restructuring around here.
There really is such a thing: Please Rob Me.
I find it amazing that people don’t see the places where their online behavior may turn out to be detrimental to their real lives.
Or so I keep telling myself.
The latest round of upgrades (WP and/or theme) hosed my site, leaving all pages blank except the home page. So I backed up my posts and reinstalled WP from scratch.
As you can see the posts are all back where they belong. Now I have to reconfigure everything else.
Essex collector Morace Park bought it on eBay for £3.20. Seriously embarrassing, I’m sure, for the guy he bought it from.
Dead eight-year-old laptop = no fun.
Pretty new Dell = yay!
This is probably the coolest use the internet has: to get images of unique historic artifacts out where everyone can see them.
Have a look at the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil’s Bible.
I tend to spend significant portions of my weekends on the forums at Absolute Write, but their host has been having server problems for the last couple of days.
Which means that instead of chatting about writing, I might actually have to do some. Oh, noes!