Website Changes for January 2015

Main Website

Other than the normal updating of the Firefox Configuration and Winamp Info, I updated the Hardware page after getting a new router for Christmas from my sister! I got an ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dualband Gigabit Router. Below is what it looks like from the front. It’s great! I can stream movies on my HDTV from Netflix again!

asus-rt-ac68u

I also modified my Speed Test Result page with a test from Speedof.me with the router in use. Since I have everything hardwired to the router, I have the wireless part turned off. That’s about it for my main website.

Blog

I have updated my blog to the latest WordPress version 4.1 (last month actually). I have also installed a couple new plugins. I replaced Twitter Facebook Social Share with Really Simple Share because I like the HTML5 version of the Facebook Like button and it seems to still be updated. I did have to tweak the CSS to get the buttons and surrounding border to align and appear how I wanted. For those curious, here’s the CSS I added to the bottom of the plugin’s style.css (I should probably move it my theme’s style.css instead.. yeah).:

.really_simple_share_twitter, .really_simple_share_google1 {
   padding-top: 4px;
}
 
.really_simple_share {
    border: thin solid #1944A8;     
    border-radius: 5px;
    padding-left: 5px;
    background-color: #F0F4F9;
}

I have also installed the Anti-spam plugin which seems to be working fairly well. It’s keeping them from Akismet and going into my spam folder that I then need to deal with. I also discovered a bug with some of my code that excludes categories which caused the Category filter in the admin post list to fail. I have updated my Excluding Categories from Different Parts of WordPress post with the changes I made.


Well I guess that’s all I can think of for now. If I think of anything else I’ll add it. :)

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas for 2014

My EQ2 Christmas TreeJust wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas for 2014! :) There’s some cruddy weather in many places so everyone take it easy out there and stay safe as well. Oh, the Christmas tree on the left is one of mine in EverQuest II. :)

I’m including one of my favorite Christmas Lights to Wizards in Winter music videos again. I hope you enjoy it!