Author Archives: Mark Headrick

Twitter Killed Their Search Widgets

Well, Twitter finally went and did it. They killed their search widgets. All the search widgets stopped working on my web pages today. 🙁 They’ve been planning this for awhile: Deprecating widget settings – Announcements – Twitter Developers . The following pages are now missing their widgets: my Weather, NASCAR, and Entertainment Page, as well as the EverQuest II search at Mysstie.

So, for now, all I can do is provide links directly to Twitter, like #okwx OR #okfire OR #okquake – Twitter Search. Blah… Sigh.

New Font Poll

I am trying to decide if I want to change the font I use. I was prompted to do so after trying out the new WordPress Gutenberg editor which happened use the font. I am also testing out this WP-Polls | WordPress.org plugin. Just more curious than anything. I also wonder how this will come across on my main website. Hmmm.

  • This paragraph is in the original font which was font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1234567890
  • This paragraph is in the new font which is font-family: 'Noto Serif', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1234567890

I used the google webfonts helper to download all the necessary font files and CSS to host the fonts locally and not depend on a third party site.

Oh, I’ll make another post about my experiences with this new editor. 🤔

Which Font Is Better?

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Blog Updated to WordPress v4.9.8

I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.9.8. “This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme..” As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. So far, the update seems to have gone smoothly. 😃

Happy 4th of July for 2018!

Happy Fourth of July!Wishing everyone a 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. There’s also Uber and Lyft services; so, there’s no excuse for anyone to drink and drive.

Have a great Independence Day! 😃 🎇🎆🎆🎇