I’m going to be (at least in theory) upgrading to the latest version of WordPress and playing with themes and so on for the next day or so, so expect and excuse the usual glitches, repeated posts, and general zaniness.
I’m not quite sure how I missed it, but lis.dom turned 1 year old the Sunday before last. Its purpose has changed somewhat since that first post (for the real wayback feel, here’s the Blogger version), but then, my life has changed somewhat in that time, too. Here’s a brief year in review:
May 2005: I finish my first year of library school
June 2005: I go to ALA in Chicago and meet all kinds of cool people
September 2005: I got a Flickr account
October 2005: My display for Teen Read Week is featured in the PLA Blog.
November 2005: I have a telephone interview for a job in Wyoming.
December 2005: I turn 30!
January 2006: I fly to Wyoming for another interview and get offered the job, and I move from Blogger to WordPress
February 2006: packing, moving. . .
March 2006: I start my new job!
May 2006: I finish my first year of lis.dom blogging and find out that I’m definitely going to ALA
It’s been quite an exciting year, and I look forward to the one ahead. I plan to learn enough to be dangerous, go on more hikes in my new home state (I am beat after 8 miles on the Greybull River on Saturday), read more books and magazines and blogs, take more pictures, finish my MLIS, do more off and online writing, and have more fun. I wish the same for all of you.
In the spirit of living in beta, I’ve been playing around live a bit with my WordPress themes in the past few days. Currently I’m using Toni, which until just this evening was shoving the sidebar down to the bottom of the page in every browser I tried. It’s not at the moment, but it might again soon.
I’ve been playing around a little with Green Track, which is a lovely theme, except that when I activated my modified version, it added an e to the end of every post title, as you can see in this screenshot. Weird.
[Update: Thanks to Sadish for the explanation of this phenomenon in the comments below. Truly, the collective wisdom of the web is a wonderful thing.]
Of course, this is undoubtedly a case of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing–I know enough HTML to code my own low-tech web site, and I have grand ambitions of learning some CSS. . . but in the meantime, if you aren’t reading this through an aggregator (or if you are and start getting extraneous Es), please bear with me.
Someday I also promise to finish categorizing all my posts (and fooling around with the categories) and update my about page. . . but don’t hold your breath.