Back in 2003 I stopped overnight in Manhattan, Kansas and it was a time I won’t soon forget. You know how they say Kansas is flatter than a pancake? It’s true and some of the most interesting features of that state are located in holes in the ground that fail to live up to the size of their bubbles-in-your-pancakes counterparts. The city of Manhattan is in one of those holes. Continue reading
Author Archives: ValentineErb
Roundup Retrospective: The Video Games I Played in 2014
I started blogging on gaming because I thought I might generate more content if I also posted on non- work-related topics, plus I think I might like to do some work in that industry at some point. Unfortunately I’ve been barely if any better about writing for that subject, but like the work-related ones, it’s really more about an abundance of work and a striking lack of free time as opposed to any dearth of interest or enthusiasm. Anyway, I thought I might wrap up the year with a summary of what I’ve been meaning to say about my experiences in gaming. Continue reading
An Intro to WordPress’ Visual Rich Text Editor
WordPress’ rich text editor (RTE) is good user interface. Good UI is easy to understand and explains itself. That does not mean that there aren’t some things you should be told about it.
Five Great WordPress Plugins, Volume Two
In my first list I covered a few great WordPress plugins including SlideDeck and Updraft Plus. In the year that has slipped away since, so many have surfaced, improved and continued to stand the test of time. Here are a few more plugins that I use and recommend considering. Continue reading
Does It Seem Like Your WordPress Isn’t Updating Enough?
A while back now I had started to notice that a couple of the WordPress blogs I provide support services for somehow never needed updates. At first I thought “hey, that’s great; the owners are actively participating”, but then it dawned on me that like the update notifications I wasn’t getting notifications from Wordfence that these installations were being logged into by other admins, so I started to investigate. Sure enough, when I started comparing versions, a number of the plugins were off. Continue reading