LoriB.me

The new name and URL of this site is LoriB.me. I have been thinking of changing it for a few years but wasn’t quite ready to let go of LBnuke. Today I was ready. All old links will be automatically redirected, but please update your bookmarks. Welcome to LoriB.me 🙂

2011: The First 9 Days

Baltimore

Even though we are only 9 days in to 2011, this year has been pretty crazy so far. So crazy, that 2010 is already kind of a blur. Karen and I are trying to get ready to move to Baltimore in April and there are so many things to do, it boggles my mind. We …

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WordPress 2.7

Earlier today, I updated this site to WordPress 2.7. It was a completely smooth upgrade, even though I forgot to disable my plugins and 2.7 is only a release candidate. I have been using the beta version, and now RC1 on a website I have been building for the past couple of months. It has …

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Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

I spent way more time wordling yesterday than I care to admit here. It was kind of mesmerizing. I made one by entering the main LBnuke URL and a bunch by entering the feed URL. The ones with “Things” as the big word is from the feed and contains words from a broader search than the one with “Time” as the big word. I liked how changing the colors and layouts affected which words stood out the most when viewing the images. Of course the largest ones always stood out the most, but color brightness and word orientation made a big difference in some cases too. There is a gallery at the Wordle site containing images from other people’s wordles. I found the ones from the presidential and vice presidential debates pretty interesting. All images in this gallery were created at Wordle.net.

Should I rename LBnuke?

I started LBnuke in 2003 as an experiment with PostNuke, a php/mysql content management system. It was my first experience with php, mysql, content management systems, and open source software. I named this site after that software. It is no longer powered by PostNuke. I converted it to WordPress a couple of years ago. Sometimes, …

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Work, WordCamp, Dolly, Autiblogger, and .me

This week started out kind of insane. Nearly all of my clients wanted things at once. It hurt my brain pretty bad, but somehow I managed to get almost everything done. To make matters worse, my work environment has become somewhat of an ergonomic nightmare. I fixed my wrist problem by switching to a trackball, wearing …

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WordPress 2.2 Upgrade

I am starting to believe that the days of the fast and easy WordPress upgrade have come to an end. Version 2.0 brought some problems for upgraders. Version 2.1 seemed to bring even more due to some database changes breaking certain themes and plugins. The 2.0 upgrade went very smoothly for me. 2.1 did not. …

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Hangman

Hangman games are back 🙂 Click on the ‘Hangman’ menu to pick a topic. If you have a request for a new topic, please leave a comment. If you have suggestions for more words to add to a topic that already exists, please contact me here. Don’t want to make it too easy by having …

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