For the longest time – pretty much my entire duration on WebHost4Life – this blog has used the WordPress theme Rubix. I really like the rainbow aurora borealis-like colours. I was also severely limited in that many themes required updated version of WordPress.
According to WebHost4Life, I could not update WordPress since I was using their Windows Server platform instead of the Linux platform. Perplexing, I know. But Brent’s amazing work changed all that! WordPress is running at the current version.
Also, the Rubix theme has not been updated since 2009. I figured, it was time for a facelift.
So this theme is put out by the WordPress team and is called Twenty Seventeen. I guess it is a little early to expect a Twenty Eighteen theme…
It feels a little bit wider and easier to read. I’ll stick with this for a bit.
I was shocked to see that Dolores O’Riordan had died suddenly today. She was almost exactly one year older than I am.
My condolences go out to her family and the band. Dolores will be sorely missed.
I’ll be playing The Cranberries’ music in remembrance of her talent.
A little over a week ago, my Windows Live Writer stopped being able to post here. It was a weird XML error. I flopped around a bit like a fish out of water but finally opened a support ticket with WebHost4Life.
While waiting for that, I mentioned the issue to my chummer Brent. While I know SQL Server, he knows everything else. We used to work together at both Microsoft and Avanade. How he keeps all that arcane network / web knowledge in his skull astounds me.
But Brent flew into action like the Superman he is. Before long, WordPress was fully updated and all my posts were restored. Windows Live Writer was behaving once more.
I’ve lost track of the beers that I owe him. Thanks brah!
As I wrote the other day, I decided to finally finish off my Lego Architecture models. To my knowledge, I have every Lego Architecture model that has been released.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was first offered several years ago. It was only 204 pieces and it captured the artistic feel of the building – which is something that I love about the Architecture series. The Lego Group re-released a new version last year that more than tripled the brick count at 774 pieces.
The new model is a closer representation of the real structure.
Here are the two models side-by-side. New on the left and older version on the right.
If you click through to my Lego Models Flickr album, you can also see my photo of the new model in greater detail.
I want to move to a better apartment in the near future, so I probably won’t embark on any new construction for awhile.