Category Archives: Club House

v29.85 – New Car Photo

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.

v27.1 – Three New Gorn Galleries and Minor Tidbits

Added new Gorn Galleries for Death Valley, San Francisco, and the Huntington Library. A total of 25 new photos which put the total number of Gorn photos at 971. I had earlier reported that there were over 1000 photos, but in the old version of Gallery it reported total number of objects which included sub-folders in the counting.

Updated Club House page with some minor link fixes as well as updating the photo of the 2012 Prius v to one of the panoramas I took in Death Valley – a bit better than the blurry photo from the car lot.

Also a minor change in the What’s New site to disallow comments and fix a few formatting issues…

v27 – New Server, New CMS, New Look

Huge update to Club Josh. So big I had to skip up to v27 instead of v26.

After a 6 month downtime, the site is back up and running in WordPress. Basically, I chose to convert to WP because of the amount of developers working on it compared to Movable Type. I loved MT, but it was just way too difficult to design a template for the site, especially since I have less and less time to manage the site. However, each design of WP seems to be better and more flexible for my needs. Granted, nothing looks like the way I envisioned it, but it’s good enough to be better than what was dying on the vine a few months ago.

So to sum up the changes:
New Gorn Galleries – converted to v3x of Gallery and added two new galleries as well as some additional ‘lost’ photos. This is what took most of the work in building the site, because it was the one section I wanted to be up and running 100% right off the bat.

New look to Club Josh – Modified the default template until I can create my own or buy a nicer one – there are thousands of them out there and thankfully getting the bones of the site is the hard part and changing themes will be easy.

New Trip Diaries – I have actually installed three different WP installations on my server. Diaries is now it’s own server so I can re-theme it to whatever I want and don’t necessarily need to re-post to the main blog or match. Currently using the Postcard theme from Woo Themes. It’s nice because it adds Maps, but layout leaves a bit to be desired. Gone are all the old Disney Park photos, but hopefully I will be able to add Flickr integration to plus up the old travel diaries. Also need to add my stats back and check to see if there are any other old links from the backups I have missed.

Jarre & Doingworld – Just ported over as is, will need to do something eventually

Club House – the URL had to change since it is now a WP page. Layout is a bit wonky, but I think as I get better at templates, I can create something formatted a bit better. All the old content except for the server info is there.

Surfin’ Safari and Mobile have joined the archives.

v25.45 – New Car Photo and Gorn in Puerto Rico

Minor update to add a photo of my 2012 Prius to the Club House.

Also added the Gorn photos from Puerto Rico 2011. Totally slacking since it’s been over three months. I wanted to wait until they were on the new server before uploading, but basically I will be starting from scratch when I import the files over to the new server.

v25.2 – Club House and Jarrepalooza Updates

After years, and I mean years of neglect, I finally got around to updating my Jarrepalooza site. First time since 2005!! Shockingly, there were not that many albums to add. Most of the changes were format-wise for ease of use as well as updating some of the ancient 1997 code and the links that went to sites that have not existed. All the links are now up to date. Also, added my MP3 albums that were not on the site before. (I totally forgot that my Mobile site was updated back in 2008, and I just never updated the web site!)

As for the Club House, it was redesigned, ditching the old format and now conforms to the Main Page and Daily Update sites (go figure since the Daily Update is technically part of the Club House). Instead of linking to old parties and outdated information, I decided to make it more of an “about/table of contents” page than I originally intended when I started this page in 2002. However, now that the site is 15 years old, I decided to give some history behind the sites and the technical aspects of it.

It still has my newly updated Biography and links to other sites I have featured, and my new favorite which is a list of current sections of the site as well as those long gone, but not forgotten sections.

Next up, I need to create a new banner image to replace the January 2009 one!

v24.6 – Minor tweaks

I started working on a new Club House page and as a result started poking around at a few minor things that were amiss on the site.

First up: Deleted the old Lite site that I no longer use. As a reminder everything is now in As a result I deleted the old PDA link under the What’s New links on the index page.

Next: Updated the old robots.txt file from the old server. There were a lot of directories that no longer exist (old galleries that are long gone!)

Finally: Made the Flickr thumbnail on the index page a local image since if you are looking at clubjosh from behind a domain that blocks Flickr you see nothing.

I still haven’t finished the new Club House, but it is close. Hope to get it up before vacation.

v23.5: What’s New Migration Complete

I have completed the migration of the archaic What’s New section into its own blog. The new URL will now be just I have updated the links on the home page to reflect the new URL.

With this done, Now I can turn my attention to making the Club Josh Lite version updated to be automatically pulled from Movable Type. Then, it’s on to building the new iPhone site! Oh and in the 10 year old idea department – Trip Diaries into MT!