WordPress ahoy

I have moved my blog to WordPress! It’s been a long time coming.

I’ve been holding out on leaving LiveJournal, mostly because I didn’t see TOO many shortfalls over other blogging software. It still allowed me to do whatever a blogger needed to do. But upon realizing that the future of LiveJournal is a bit sketchy, and that they’ve been placing JavaScripts all over my page that don’t do anything, and the only reason there aren’t ads all over my page is because I paid them a bunch of money a few years ago to become a “Permanent Member,” I decided it was time to pack up.

In other news, I’ve been hanging out today recovering from arm surgery, in which a big metal plate was removed from my arm, which was originally installed after I was in a car/bike accident earlier this year. I’m sure once my incision closes up and my bone heals (needs to fill in the holes that were left by the plate being screwed in), I’ll be able to regain the majority of the range of motion I lost.

I seem to be recovering pretty well, in fact – not a lot of pain, no more bleeding, and my diet was back to normal just hours after I woke up from the operation. And I spent all day moving from LiveJournal to my WordPress installation, so I haven’t gotten totally bored from lazing around at home just yet.

jeffreyatw.com v13

After a few years of my site sitting around and doing nothing, I decided I’d have it continue to sit around and do nothing… IN STYLE!

I made my site all HTML5 and CSS3-ey by using more semantic elements and some nice gradient and shadow stuff. The site looks best in Chrome, but degrades gracefully in other browsers. I load my portfolio’s section names via Django, and I request my Twitter and LiveJournal feeds via JSONP. Furthermore, there is only one image on the page, the photo of me – everything else is done up in CSS. All in all, it’s a pretty and pretty simple site.

Santa Cruz

Heyyyy Santa Cruz kids.

I will be in Santa Cruz with Shiranne from Wednesday afternoon to Friday morning! On Wednesday night we’re going to the Catalyst to see Explosions in the Sky. Afterwards I believe I’m crashing at Nico’s apartment. Thursday, we’ll be goin’ around and saying hello to people. Friday, Tree 9 maybe??!! I’m planning on tagging along with Shiranne, but anyone who’s around, I want to see you!

Also, I’ve decided to start tagging my entries. They do indeed get lost in the shuffle, and Google sucks at searching LiveJournal. Hopefully this will provide some structure!