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Tek-nics.com No More!

Well, that’s not entirely true – I have the domain name pointing here now.

Today I went through the logs and noted all the files that were still being called (mostly f-150 movies) and I will be adding redirects for any of those requests to their new location here. I will also be uploading a bunch of old photos from around 1997 or 1998 that I found – I look like a completely different person!

So while tek-nics.com may no longer exist in the form it did previously, it will always be around in some form or another. We need to let things go from time to time. The best part – canceling that hosting plan saves me about 17 bucks a month!

Popularity: 42% [?]

May Add Another Site to My Portfolio!

For the past month or so, I have been toying with the idea of creating a beer blog. I don’t really want to come across as an outright alcoholic – but I enjoy good great beers! Now that hockey season is winding down, Islesblogger will not be occupying as much time as it normally would – but I would like to keep the creative juices flowing in the interim. No, it’s not like I will stop posting during the summer – there just won’t be things I can post daily, or just about daily as I can during the season.

The idea for a beer blog (I already purchased a really great domain name) came during one of my recent trips to a craft beer festival. These craft beer festivals are much akin to wine tastings, you walk around a big convention center with a small beer stein and go booth to booth tasting different breweries beers. It makes for a pretty interesting day and a great chance to try out some of the lesser known breweries out there. It’s not really a secret that I enjoy writing, so this is yet another chance to incorporate some of my favorite activities and give tasting beer either at a restaurant, microbrewery or a beer festival a more work-like feel to it.

I have another project for my friend Jeremy that I need to start first – it’s something that needs to be done ASAP, so I will start the beer site in the next few weeks. I am excited about it – it should be a fun experience and a great website.

Popularity: 58% [?]

Everything in It’s Place!

Just wanted to give a quick update, everything that should work related to the new site layout and theme should be functional at this point. Twitter is online, Flickr is online, Most read entries don’t give funky errors, CSS on the sidebar has been fixed (Chris sent me his file…), I also added some links to the footer (again Chris’s footer edited) and finally there are now tags underneath all the posts (Related post plugin).

I have to go through some of the older posts and correct hyperlinks and photos, but I will do that a bit at a time.

I think I am going to watch the rest of the Islanders-Montreal game, even though they are losing 1-0 and will likely lose yet another game.

Oh well, maybe next year.

Popularity: 24% [?]

Added Twitter Integration

Just added twitter integration with my other blog -Islesblogger. I figured this would be a good way for the people who check this site out – to see that blog too!

Other plugins added:

  1. Email notifications when new posts are added
  2. Email notifications to comment replies
  3. Flickr integration (I need to upload pictures now)
  4. Bookmarks

I will be working on importing the old posts over the course of the day and the weekend.

Early opinion: WORDPRESS ROCKS!

Popularity: 23% [?]

Finally Found a Theme

I have been wanting to switch to Word Press, and I finally made the jump. Look for some interesting stuff here soon!

Popularity: 22% [?]