Just finished (I think) updating the links on and correcting the Rex Stout Book Index page. Still got more cover links in the posts to get changed over but that’s a long slow process that I’ll get done as I have the energy and time. Any corrections or problems, please let me know in the comments.
AKA Albert Freyer
No idea what caused it but the front cover pix of the Nero Wolfe Cookbook quit working and I just found it. Couldn’t find the original scan so rescanned both it and the back cover and have uploaded and corrected the problem.
Link to the post is The Nero Wolfe Cookbook
Actually been quite a while since I have looked in to check for dust and remove the empties.
Too much to do and too little energy to do the things I HAVE to do, much less the things I do for fun (like this website). 😦
Took a couple of days off from work to do some other stuff but got sick so am at home with a bit of time to catch up on other stuff and took a minute to drop in and look around. Updated the WordPress installation and am hoping to get some other bits done before I have to get back into the rat race.
Till next time, Folks…
Been trying to figure out a couple of things about the new version of WordPress and think I have finally gotten my head wrapped around it enough to make the changes I was wanting.
I have changed the way the archives display in two different ways.
First is that they now display from oldest to newest so if you are reading the discussions tis top to bottom as it should be.
Second is that the entire posts show up rather than just an the first few lines.
Let me know if there are any problems with this. I hope this will work out better for most folks.
One other change I thinking about making is to limit the number of posts that show up on each page to 10 verses the 20 it is set to right now. Any comments or feedback on this move can be made in either comments or by email to depatty at gmail dot com.
Dave AKA Albert Freyer 😉
*** Update – Seems that it didn’t auto start after all. Early in the am and coffee had not kicked in with either of us yet. However, if anyone has any trouble with the site do let me know as there could be stuff broken that I’ve not found yet.
Have had one person say that one of the music files started when he came to the site. I’ve got them set with “autostart=false” but will move them off the front page if this is happening.
Anyone else who has this problem, PLEASE, let me know in comments (no login/signup required, comments are set so a moderator has to approve all) or email – depatty at gmail.com. Thanks, Dave.
At least the initial cleanup work is done, the new theme is installed and at least mostly configured. As you can see if you are reading this, the new header is done and wallpaper up. Most of the cobwebs have been cleaned out and I am working on polishing the last of the door knobs now. 😉 All of the existing posts that are on books I have, that are on the site, have been checked and cleaned up or redone. I still have a pile of books that I haven’t scanned and uploaded, yet, but am planning on doing them asap.
For now I’m going to make my daily post over at TechnoPrimitive.org which is my personal site, and then go to bed. Till tomorrow… 😎
Had high hopes of getting all the posts updated today but got bogged down in the bits and bobs. To tired tonight to go further so am gonna call it an early night and start on it again in the morning. Till then…
And now I find that the smillie buttons are not working. 😦 Still going to go to bed and wait to worry about that too tomorrow…
Kind of a redundant title I know but is as descriptive a one as I can think right now, after spending the last two days working on and slogging through this mess.
As of now I’ve managed to get over 200 of the posts tagged and those with cover scans formatted in the workaround custom database fields moved to the new WordPress standard method of handling graphics. Got around 60 left to get through and I hope to get that done today (April 15, 2008). Then I can change themes, remove some clutter from the database structure, see which of my collection of Stout paperback and hardback books I have in here already, and which ones I need to add in.
In updating some of the cover/book posts yesterday I did a Google search on Johan Blixt and found his new site and email address. Sent him an email requesting a copy of his cover scan of The Red Bull as the copy I had was quite degraded. He sent it right over and it’s now up at The Red Bull. He has a nice page devoted to Rex Stout’s books at http://homepage.mac.com/johan.blixt/stout.html and has quite a few other interesting pages for mystery readers on his site at http://homepage.mac.com/johan.blixt/.
Guess I have procrastinated long enough and need to get back to the updating.
More as I get to it…
Dave AKA Albert Freyer
I originally posted all of the parodies, poems, limericks, and songs to pages (for some reason that completely escapes me at the moment) but am moving them to regular posts to allow them to be linked to a category rather than having to add a post to link a page and making the reader click multiple times to get to them. The pages will stay until I get them all moved and will then be deleted. Hope this is clear as mud to all y’all… 😉
The basic update is done and it looks like most everything survived. At least the bits I have looked at so far. I was going to change themes too but had forgotten just how much I had modified the one I have been using for the past few years. Soooooo, I’m gonna stay with it for the present, at least until I can get the gluteus maximus in gear and get the rest of the corpus scanned and online.
Again, if you find things broken please let me know, either in comments or by emailing me at depatty at gmail dot com.
Thanks for reading
Dave AKA Albert Freyer