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  • Vanberge 8:52 pm on August 29, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    TheSciontC.com Update 

    I’ve been trying to get some content posted in the forums, and have now been successful in implementing a “beta” template for a home page. (forums moved to /forums).

    I found a pretty clean and nice CSS template on line, so i took that and hacked it up, changed about 60 % of it, and now we have “http://www.TheSciontC.com” redux.

    Jja… i’m going to come right out and ask.  Will you make me a sweet banner graphic??  😛

     
    • FLO 2:23 am on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      i know you have only implemented a “beta” of thesciontc.com, so i understand its in a rough form right now. i emailed you what it looks like in safari. it looks like ass as of right now. brb.

    • vanberge 5:58 am on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      use firefox.

      😛

    • vanberge 6:08 am on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      i just found a tag that i didnt close… that might fix it.

      try again / brb.

    • Jeff 11:04 am on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      1. If you want a banner you are going to have to come up with some good scion tc photos, because there aren’t any on the web.

      2. Your website probably does not work in safari because you have uncommented comments in your CSS code, the following needs to be commented out every time it appears:

      “!scaling units so that 1.0em=10px, thus more easy to scale pictures. This is necessary since active font-size is 1.2em in the middle section.”

      3. You have invalid xhtml code on your page:

      Maintenance and DIY

      should read:

      Maintenance and DIY

    • Jeff 11:06 am on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      Of course, wordpress had to shit on the code I put in that comment. 😛

    • FLO 11:59 am on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      fulljeff, there are some decent tc photos in my gallery. take a look to see if there is anything you can use there. some that are as is and some that i’ve manipulated.

    • vanberge 12:39 pm on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      also in mine fulljeff… I have a gallery with quite a few scion tc pics. 😛

      http://www.palmerforpresident.com/wp-gallery2.php?g2_itemId=2151

      Thansk for the coding heads ups also jja.

    • Jeff 10:32 pm on August 30, 2006 Permalink

      Eric, I already looked through your gallery and have determined that there is nothing usuable in there. I will take a look at Flo’s

    • vanlandw 4:40 pm on August 31, 2006 Permalink

      the banner looks good vanberge/jjafuller

      :-*?

  • Vanberge 6:49 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Vanhood and Web frenzy 


    Constitution of Vanhood
    .
    I want to (for nor particular reason) make this fresh in the minds of Vans.

    Moving on – Alot of web related content, update, new domain, etc. crap this weekend. As one might notice from the flurry of updates over the past few days. Not too sure why i’m all the sudden so interested in doing things with my websites and/or ordering new domain names. I really don’t like reading or writing CSS, i really don’t like html, I feel “ok” about wordpress… Really, I’m definitely not cut out to be a web designer or developer.

    I think it’s creativity. That’s really the only thing it can be. Because I don’t have much of a chance for that kind of thing in my day to day life – there’s not really any “creative outlet” that motivates me. I work with computers at my job, I play video games, my life is pretty routine; and probably will continue that routine for it’s entirety(although, it is a routine that i am very, very happy with)… It’s been a very busy year. With planning a wedding and buying and moving into a house, 2006 has just flown by like a mother effing plane that happens to have mother effing snakes on it. And on this plane, the right side of my brain probably does about 89% of the flying.

    Things are settling down. The wedding is almost here, and mostly planned… We’re settled into our house, so now i’m having a chance to notice that just setting yourself up with a means of creativity seems to be motivation enough. Somehow, subconsiously i ponder ideas for my websites: What should i write about? What can I write about? What should it look like? What can I do with it? Things like that. There’s no real reason for me to even give these types of questions any entertaining thought… What’s weird is this comes and goes.  Sometimes i dont touch my website for months; then sometimes i spend an entire weekend doing nothing but tweaking/updating it.  I can’t explain it.. But, at least the left side is getting some action.

     
    • vanlandw 8:07 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink

      coming up with stuff to update about is hard. i don’t write about a lot of stuff mostly just because I will get made fun of (as i do 99% of the time anyway).

      you should write a “pt2” for your vanhood post. i hate updating my website and it’s tough.

    • vanberge 8:35 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink

      Vanlandw, you shouldn’t worry about being made fun of.

      Nobody makes fun of you. We give you a hard time to keep you on your toes! 🙂 I would never criticise any web content you publish, other than pictures of samus. :-*

    • vanlandw 3:55 pm on August 28, 2006 Permalink

      EXACTLY

      😛

  • Vanberge 3:29 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Embedded Gallery 

    2695I first saw this when browsing the famous “csh.us“… A very slick module for wordpress that allows Gallery to be embedded. As well as easy integration so it’s easy to post images/albums into wordpress entries, side bar random images, etc.  I emailed csh, and he informed me of the module’s name, “WPG2”. This was pretty tricky to get working correctly, so make sure to read all the docs before you just dive in head first.

    In a nutshell – an ORDERED list of the steps taken:

    1. Download WPG2 here.
    2. Install as a wordpress plugin, desribed here.
    3. Activate and initial configuration of WPG2 module like this.
    4. I found it helpful to change the theme of Gallery to “Siriux”. Made it fit MUCH better. Looks hot. (Gallery, Site admin, Display – > Themes, Change ‘Default’ theme from Matrix to Siriux)
    5. More or less go here after you have trouble. Depending on your theme, you might have to write custom header and footer files, but that is described in the configuration page.

    This is awesome.. I highly recommend it… In fact, I actually kind of like my site now. I’m happy with the theme, i’m happy with the hosting, i’m happy with the gallery integration. Really, gallery is an awesome program/web app but the interface has always needed some work in my opinion. Navigation and management are very tedious and it always seems like a challenge to do the easiest things. This embedded mod cleans that up alot, and really “ties the room together”. Thanks CSH for putting me onto WPG2… IMHO, is the best wordpress plugin ever even contemplated.

    http://www.palmerforpresident.com/wp-gallery.php

     
    • vanlandw 8:03 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink

      pretty cool vanberge i like it…i’m still trying to come up with a good solution to my “i have images all over the web” issue.

      gg

    • chouse 10:08 am on August 28, 2006 Permalink

      good deal, siriux is the man, and wpg2 gets the job done. w00t.

    • bun 1:42 pm on August 28, 2006 Permalink

      i am russellteee

    • vanlandw 3:55 pm on August 28, 2006 Permalink

      any comment from “bun” should almost instantly be sent to the “moderation” queue :-[

  • Vanberge 2:18 pm on August 26, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Forum… 

    As i’ve been migrating my site, i’ve pretty much settled on the fact that i’m not going to put my old yabbse/smf forum back on line.  It’s really just not worth it.

    That said – I’d like to give a shot to using forums again.  Everyone’s tried them, and they go in and out of style… but I think we need to get back into it.

    TheSciontC.com has a fresh install of phpBB2…  It is my suggestion that we implement a “General” or “Vanhood” category on these forums for movie/tv/videogame/paintball/etc. usage.

    Suggestions?  Comments?  brb.

     
    • Kramer 2:00 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink

      I always liked the forums. It was fun when everyone was using them. I’d give them another go.

    • Vanberge 7:30 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink

      I liked them too kramer… It was like chatting on line; but slower. 🙂

      They just seem to go out of in and out of style :’-(

    • Vanberge 9:39 pm on August 27, 2006 Permalink

      Alright… I changed the Forum link up in the header so that it’ll take a user to the forum with all the Scion blocks minimized.

      I created a template as a starting point.

      We’ll see what happens.
      Vanbergs, post something in the forum. you were the first person to sign up and you havent even made 1 post on http://www.thesciontc.com!

  • Vanberge 8:29 pm on August 24, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    TheSciontC.com 

    A long time ago – i purchased the domain “www.TheSciontC.com”.

    Well, now that I’m on some more reliable hosting – i figured it’s time to do something with that thing.

    Well, I launched an install of phpBB to try and get something going. Ideally this site would end up as a user community of scion and scion tC enthusiasts. (similar to http://www.scionlife.com).

    I have to admit – this might have potential… The domain name alone should produce some interesting results. I couldn’t believe it wasnt taken. Well, we will see what happens.

     
    • vanlandw 12:52 pm on August 25, 2006 Permalink

      i have registered for your forum but i really don’t have much to say about that auto :-[!

      i did leave a suggestion though that would increase my traffic :-*

    • vanberge 5:03 pm on August 25, 2006 Permalink

      good call vanlandw… I’ll look into that.

  • Vanberge 5:06 pm on August 23, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Real Hosting 

    Im sure that everyone that has ever browsed the internet will now thank Chris House and teh-bob.org…

    Why? you might ask… Well, palmerforpresident.com now runs faster and more reliably and with less IP changes. Previously hosted on an 8 gig hard drive, 120 meg of ram, 300 mhz PC sitting right next to me – P4P can now flourish in the glory that is high bandwidth and moderate performance. w00t.
    Just trying to migrate all my stuff now… working on it over the next few dayz. brb.

    Also, Russellteee RSVP’ed to my wedding and it was absolutely hilarious.

    teh teee rsvp

     
    • Vanberge 9:09 pm on August 23, 2006 Permalink

      test comment for teh berge

    • Jeff 11:37 pm on August 23, 2006 Permalink

      And, of course nothing works. 😉

    • vanberge 5:49 am on August 24, 2006 Permalink

      Patience jja… i am migrating!

    • bun 12:49 pm on August 24, 2006 Permalink

      you should post a picture of my RSVP- i really do think it was the nest ever. brb.

    • bun 12:50 pm on August 24, 2006 Permalink

      and by “nest” i mean BEST. brb again. brb.

    • FLO 1:18 pm on August 24, 2006 Permalink

      Yes Van, post this RSVP. I really must see what all the fuss is about.

    • chouse 1:26 pm on August 24, 2006 Permalink

      teh bob is the ruling party of this merry band of miscreants >:O

      seriously – when it’s unreachable, my feed list goes to like zero 🙁

      we need to cluster teh bob!

    • vanlandw 12:52 pm on August 25, 2006 Permalink

      the bob really does require an entire server room

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