My First (Real) WordPress Post

So I’ve finally done it; I switched my blogging system from bBlog to WordPress. It was a surprisingly easy task — after all, the installation of both systems is pretty straight forward, an takes less than 15 minutes for both, even to the somewhat experienced user. (If you think I’m a MySQL guru of some sort, think again. Ditto with PHP, though I can at least read the stuff.)

Right now it’s about 5am. Tired? Yes. Happy? Believe it. Asking why Johnny Depp was chosed for the role of Willy Wonka over, say, Marilyn Manson or Robin Williams? Not really, but it does make you wonder, why Depp? Creepy as he can make himself to be at times, I think it has more to do with who directed the film than who may have been the best man for the job. (The director for the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie is Tim Burton, the same guy that brought you Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and the first two Batman movies.) Turns out that Depp and Burton have worked together on a number of projects and —

Wait, why the heck do I care? I’ve just been having a showdown at the SSH corral with a bunch of weird issues I ran into regarding permissions.

But, enough of that. I’m tired, and though I’m starting to look like Stephen Hawking, I’m becoming as dumb as Mike Tyson. Time to get to bed. I’ve still got to do a ton of work at the site, but for now, this’ll do.

By the way, here’s a tip: unless you have write-access to mod_url in Apache, using the Permalinks functionality of WordPress kind of destroys the site. To fix the problem, you’ll need to go to your .htaccess file and delete about 849 lines of code WP puts in.

Finally, if you want to see what my test-bed was for WP, check out my test blog. Also, if you’re looking for old content (which I’m planning to port here), check out my older-stuff site. Doesn’t look as nice as it did before, but honestly, who cares, right?

Ok, starting to hallucinate. Time for bed.

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