So, I’m taking this online course, and am about 2/3 of the way through it. There’s a small section on using WordPress to create websites, ecommerce sites, and more. Part of me is thinking “Where has this been all my life?” (of course, by “all my life” that really means all the time the internet has been around, I’ve been around for a lot longer). The other part of me is thinking “No way am I rebuilding my various websites …”. I can see how someone could make a living with WordPress, and building websites for people using it.
I can see how useful it can be, though. With the huge amount of plugins, and so on. The instructor really likes it, but he whipped through a lot. Figures.
The stuff I am really liking so far though is the Twitter Bootstrap framework, and some of the jQuery code. I can see re-doing some of my stuff using these, and am considering some of it. I’ve included some jQuery code on the page for my new book (accordion code, collapse and expand sections by clicking titles) …
Speaking of the new book — waiting for the proof copy to arrive from CreateSpace (probably tomorrow). Assuming no issues (I don’t anticipate any, but one never knows), I may be able to release it for sale shortly after the proof arrives. That will be good, get that going and one less thing to stress over.
Still need to find a job. Am reaching the “will they ever get back to me about the one job I interviewed for?” stage … it’s been what, three weeks? Of course, it took two months after I applied to get the interview, so … I think I have about two months left of unemployment. This is frustrating …
Also thinking since I’m home a lot, maybe I should do things like, oh, more serious cleaning. Tomorrow (on top of other things) I am planning on cleaning my office. Starting with the desk (which has dusk and pollen on it) by moving everything and using Windex, etc. Then cleaning the tops of the bookshelves, and vacuuming in general. Then Tuesday I’ll move on to another room of the house. Wonder if my darling wife will even notice?
Have been trying to get the walking in. Not feeling like expanding my walking range, but it’s still been good for me. I need to do some other exercise though to help drop some weight. Trying to eat better, but that’s hard sometimes … I need to put in a more concerted effort, I guess.Sigh. Of course, then I see friends (well, younger ones) posting on Facebook that they did a five mile walk (or run or …), and I feel like a slacker. But … oh well.
CJ is getting so frustrated with the Exchequer job right now (SCA stuff): the SCA got audited recently (by the IRS). There have been some issues. It took 10 years to get into this mess, but she (and all the other Kingdom Exchequers) are expected to fix things *NOW* … not over time, but NOW. It’s reaching a point where she is frustrated, constantly. She had one issue that is quite involved she’s working on; and now another; and this is on top of the regular job. It’s also very difficult to get volunteers in the SCA anymore, which means she can’t get a deputy to help with this stuff, because she can’t count on anyone. It also means that we don’t have a life anymore. I am frustrated beyond belief by the fact that 90% of her time when she’s not at work is spent on this. WE HAVE NO LIFE! I WANT IT BACK! We don’t go out, the only movies I see that are new is during the week when I catch them during the day, we hardly ever see friends (except at an occasional SCA event). She’s angry a lot … which doesn’t help. June of next year cannot come fast enough (that’s when she steps down from the job). I am hating this.