06/01/2021

2021/01/06#p1
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Running both the new blog and WordPress on the same domain is not so much problematic but ... ugly. I can't set blog.php (the new one) as the default DirectoryIndex as it then breaks theme loading for the rest of the WordPress site that I actually want to use. I'll, therefore, just have to use PHP redirects from the Daily & Today pages. Not ideal but at least it works without impacting anything else.

When I move things over I will use the same filenames for the RSS feeds so that nothing changes from a reader's perspective.

This feels like such a big move. I have been using WordPress since 2008 (after I switched from my customised SharePoint solution, yes SharePoint if you didn't already know) so it's like a step into the unknown.

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2021/01/06#p2
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And that's it! I've switched, the new blog is now live and, if all has gone according to plan, no one will have noticed anything.

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2021/01/06#p3
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The 'Previous' 'Next' navigations links at the bottom of the page switch between days but if the date is today (6/1/2021) the previous link points to 5/1/2021 on WordPress. There's one thing I'm going to repost but anything older than that here was just testing fodder.

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2021/01/06#p4
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Individual posts don't have separate pages, they are just part of the day, so comments are inline on each post - just click the little icon. I decided not to include the email field in the comment form after all.

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2021/01/06#p5
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Liked: Writing Wednesdays: The Intersection of Necessity and Free Will...

"Our job as artists and as free men and women is to first discern and then align ourselves with our own Necessity, the creative calling of our hearts, and to summon the resources and resolve (and the skill) to follow the dictates of that call."

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2021/01/06#p6
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Liked: A Personal Digital Reset...

"The ideal is that the only things I see or experience when looking at my phone or computers are things I actively chose to see there, not just whatever others have chosen to shovel at me without regard to whether it causes stress or distraction."

Via Om Malik

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2021/01/06#p7
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The scenes in Washington D.C. right now are appalling and truly sickening. I hope that things are contained as quickly as possible with as little harm and damage as possible.

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