Blog Updated to WordPress 4.3

My blog has been updated to WordPress 4.3. As always, I backed-up my files and database before updating. I then added my custom code back into the vars.php, wp-login.php, and wp-db.php files. Many of the default themes were also updated, including the Twenty Twelve theme that my blog is based on. The only change I needed to apply to my child theme was in the footer.php file. I used WinDiff to compare the changes between the versions of the theme so I knew which files I needed to update. This is also a test post just to make sure everything works. :)

Website Changes for July 2015

Blog

My blog was updated to WordPress v4.2.3 a couple days ago. Backed-up the files and database like usual and clicked the update button. This post is also a test to make sure everything still works correctly.

Galleries

Updated both my galleries to Zenphoto v1.4.9 a few days ago. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme.

Mysstie’s Website

Well, the folks at EverQuest II introduced new Time Locked Servers. As such, I created a character on the PVE server, Stormhold, called Mysstie and updated Mysstie’s Website to reflect the addition (Mysstie on Stormhold).


Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. If I think of anything else I’ll add to this post. :)

Meytal’s First Album, Alchemy, Is Awesome!

It’s not often, or ever, that I have written a post about an album I just listened to. This time I am making an exception. The album is “Alchemy” by Meytal, a band started by Meytal Cohen, a talented drummer. It’s public release date is July 24th, 2015; however, I got a copy a bit earlier because of my donation to her Kick Starter campaign. I discovered her after watching one of the drum cover videos on her YouTube channel. Yes, not only does she look good, which caught my attention, but plays very well.

Meytal - Alchemy

Above is the album cover which I think looks cool. Here’s an example of one of the songs on the album (the actual album music sounds better):

As you can probably tell, I would put this music into the Heavy Metal genre. Anyway, I really like all the songs on the album and I hope you’ll check her out and, if you like the music, get her album! :)

Happy 4th of July for 2015!

Happy Fourth of July!Happy (and safe) 4th of July! :) For those in certain Oklahoma city areas, AAA is offering their Tipsy Tow service for free once again. You can call them at (800) AAA-HELP or (800) 222-4357. So, there’s no excuse for anyone to drink and drive. :)

As I’ve done for a few years, here’s the video of my EverQuest II character setting off some fireworks on her outdoor patio a few years ago. If it were the real world, the house would probably catch fire LOL. Oh, nevermind the snow, it’s always snowing in Frostfang Sea.