Mar 182012

Edtechideas is a website for teachers to integrate computer technology in the classroom, net websites that illustrate and assist the teacher in the lesson plan for the day.  Parent and school aged child can do the same.  Visiting the websites with parent encourageing and helping child expand their imagination while learning together – those moments will become priceless memories as the child grows older.

Paul Salvette has been posting a series of html format coding tips for the Kindle Fire since January.  It is best to start from the introduction - How to design an e-book for the Kindle Fire.

Oatmeal illustates:  10 words you have to stop misspelling.  I am guilty of 3 words, one being spelling wierd.  Of course, whether to use affect or effect is mind boggleing for me.  After seeing and laughing over his illustration of definately – don’t think I will misspell that word again.  Scroll down past the posters and view 6 more grammar comics.


Mar 042012

backupNoupe has an excellent post on how to backup your wordpress website and exporting to another host.  I knew nothing about backing up, post was very helpful.  I looked at the plugins but the files seemed to go to online websites for storage.  I would rather have the files on my computer.  I read about backing up and restoring files thru cPanel.  I signed into my host and looked thru the icons.  My setup was alittle different but the files section was about the same.  I clicked the backup wizard because I really didn’t know what I was doing and knew the wizard would be helpful.  Below is the screen that it brought up.

wizard backup

I started with the home directory and did a full backup.  It zipped it into a tar.gz file which compressed to 134,000 kb.  The download was 130 mg.  Next I downloaded two SQL database files.  I’m just wondering if the next backup will just download for the intervening days or the whole enchillada.  Guess I’ll find out with a partial backup.

Mar 012012

Chris Ball is a christian fiction author whose website mainly promotes the books he has written (with comments open and rate this / share this plugins used – not sure which ones they are).  There is no blog to speak of.  His first website I viewed was on the Andreas09 platform.  I read an article he had written for [...]

Feb 182012
Links:  week ending 2-17

De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Roundabout was commisioned by French entrepreneur Count de Dion in 1884.  It is the worlds oldest running motor car, a steam powered quadricycle that can travel 20 miles on one 40 gallon tank of water.  It sold for $4.62 million at RM Auctions in early October of 2011.  What is the [...]

Feb 132012
zBench .... my review of theme

zBench is a good starter theme for a new author to experiment and begin to understand wordpress and the various themes and features (layout, plugins, fixed or fluid width, columns, etc). This theme is a two column – which is what I wanted.  It has ample widgets but I had to upload a few, which [...]