Updated the Gorn site to Piwigo from the long dead Gallery. Hopefully, development will continue on this database. I’ve updated all the old gallery links to the new site, but I am sure there are links galore around the site that I am not aware of. In the meantime I am leaving the orphan gallery site running in case I need to access it or find old links I need to fix.
Also added new galleries from 2018 and 2019 which were languishing as I was working on the update.
In the process of doing the site wide WordPress update, I decided to ditch the postcard theme for the Trip Diaries. One of the things I liked the most about this template was the Google Map integration. Google has now broken the API that allowed me to use it so there was no reason to keep it. I switched to a generic 2014 free WP theme and had to do some quick edits to make it not fall apart.
On my to do list is always to finish adding photos and updating new trips. It’s been a few years so we shall see what decade this gets done.
Added a photo of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and changed the photo of the Z3 to a nature shot instead of me sitting in it.
Still working on the Gorn Piwigo update!
Updated the Jarrepalooza site to include the treasure of items gained from the three North America concerts I attended as well as the expensive mail order items I received in the last couple of years.
Usual WordPress updates here and there.
Working on a new Gorn Gallery migration from Gallery to Piwigo. It went really smooth and just trying to do a few tweaks here and there before converting the site over. Sitting on a couple of Gorn photos until I get it updated.
WordPress is now current to 4.9.1
Added 25 new Gorn photos from the Caribbean Islands of St Lucia, Martinique, St Kitts, Antigua, and St Thomas. The 25th Anniversary of the Gorn passed without fanfare. A bit disappointed, but there is always time to redesign.
Also updated the Gorn copyrights and a few others on the site that I could find.
Added 11 new photos from Japan to the Gorn Page
Site is now running WordPress 4.8.2 (although it has been since September. I can’t keep up with the automatic updates and I haven’t really done much developing this year so I was surprised it has been so long.)
I really wanted to save 30.0 for some big update, but just another incremental one. Should have one or two more Gorn galleries before the end of the year, but probably not the redesign I want. Converting the galleries to something newer and more robust will take a lot of time and just don’t have it at the moment…
Quick update to the Jarre page to include the acquisitions over the last year or so. Need to take some new photos of the big box sets and the posters. In researching everything that I bought I realized that there was 3 LPs sitting somewhere that I bought. Now I need to track them down…
Updated the WordPress to version 4.7 and all associated templates and such.
Also added three galleries to the Gorn Page:
8 photos from Shanghai Tower – the final Asian gallery from 2015-2016 living overseas.
4 photos from Silverton Colorado and New Mexico
7 photos from the Lowell Observatory in Arizona
In addition, I manually updated the copyrights to the Gorn pages to 2017
Not sure when the next overseas Gorn trip will be, but I realized that 2017 will be the 25th anniversary of the Gorn traveling the world so priority 1 will be the site redesign and database conversion for the Gorn site! Hope I can get it done..
Minor update to the Club House page to reflect the new-to-me car I am now driving. Full blog post coming soon about the search for it, but at least you can enjoy a photo. Not 100% happy with the photo but will have to do until I can get another glamour shot taken.
Also minor WordPress updates for plugins and the main WordPress install.
Updated all of the blogs to WordPress 4.6. I’ve also got some Gorn photos to add from my last Asia trip and Colorado, but that will have to be another update.