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August 15, 2010


  1. August 15, 2010 10:47 pm

    Yeah! Glad to make your blogroll, and glad you’re coming back soon. We’ve missed you out there!

    • August 16, 2010 2:49 am

      Actually, that’s for a different annoying thing, displaying “possibly related posts” at the bottom of my posts from other blogs that are never actually related. So thank you, they’re gone now! As for the categories, I think the only way to fix it is to get the CSS upgrade, which seems so far beyond my technological abilities…

  2. Danyelle permalink
    August 16, 2010 2:42 am

    You start calling it your parents house when you no longer have a room. I guarantee.

    • Sophie permalink
      August 16, 2010 8:25 pm

      I agree. Or when they renovate beyond recognition. Also, if they move, their new house will never be your house. And you’ll feel weirder about raiding the fridge and/or medicine cabinet.

      • August 17, 2010 3:34 am

        sopie…that’s totally true. when my parents moved, i couldn’t even bring myself to put their new number in my phone as ‘home.’ it became ‘parents’ house’ which is weird.

        daniel…i’m working on my bad habit of lurking on blogs. so this is my saying hi and that i love your blog (i’m one of the bazillions of people who clicked over from D16 when she wrote about your amazing desk).

  3. August 16, 2010 5:55 am

    I was wondering why the lack of posts!! Get back to the city and get posting before and afters! I am loving your stuff that you do!

  4. August 16, 2010 6:13 am

    Hi Daniel,

    The CSS upgrade won’t really fix the issue reason being the ‘categories’ are categories that are WordPress-wide, not site-specific. There’s not really a way to make them site-specific, either. So, your options are to keep using the cloud (which works well so long as you don’t have too many tags / categories because there is a limit), to create your own manual list of categories within your blog (simple but tedious) or move to a self-hosted WordPress blogging platform which takes some time and some technical knowledge but will allow you to do absolutely anything you want. For now, the cloud is probably your best bet.

    • August 16, 2010 6:51 am

      Thanks for the info! I really like the idea of switching to a self-hosted setup, but I think I’m just too stupid for that (and, to be honest, kind of disinterested in learning… I know, it’s bad, 20 years old and I have to have Twitter explained to me). The fact that anything works on this here blog is a damn miracle. It would be nice to make things just the way I want them though. Maybe I’ll get my super smart brother to help me out. Or buy one of those “for dummies” books.

      Ugh, categories, schmategories. We survived 38 posts without them, I guess I can live with it for now.

      • August 16, 2010 4:50 pm

        You’re not to stupid for it, I promise. I can help you get set up, too. Email me before you do ANYTHING, though, because you’ll be saving yourself some $$. Trust.

      • August 16, 2010 7:01 pm

        You’re far from stupid. I self-host and completely designed my site and really I had no idea what I was doing. I almost hired someone but by using a combination of online tutorials and lots of trial and error, I was able to get everything just about exactly how I want it.

        The thing, though, is the content so I would wait until you are really ready before investing the time and money (for hosting and probably a template, even if you don’t hire a designer) in design. What you’ve got now is clean and relatively functional.

  5. August 16, 2010 11:35 am

    You start calling it your parents house when you start to pay rent and/or a mortgage somewhere else…

  6. August 16, 2010 1:38 pm

    That’s why I use Blogger. That and the fact that it’s free! 😉

    I know other people have problems with Blogger but that’s only when they try to alter the template too much. For them it would be best to get their own domain, but for a simple blog like mine, the blogspot works fine.

  7. August 16, 2010 2:31 pm

    Thanks for directing me to your blogroll. I thought I could not possibly need to add any more blogs to my reader. Clearly I was wrong.

  8. August 16, 2010 3:46 pm

    I’m pumped. Also, my sister said the same thing about my house being smaller than the pictures made it look when she set foot in it. Ah well.

  9. August 16, 2010 5:26 pm

    Can’t wait for the new posts, your blog rocks! Love your eye for furniture, the projects, the thrifting, and, most importantly, your writing style!

  10. August 16, 2010 6:31 pm

    Sweet. A floor plan! You’ve stepped up the game now. This means, as an architect, I must must MUST create one for my place. I totally agree how confusing home blogs can be, not knowing what wall/room you’re looking at. So glad you’re back. I was missing you over here 😉

  11. August 17, 2010 2:24 am

    I was thinking the same thing when deciding whether to refer to home as “home” or “parent’s house”. Funny how I still call it “home”, even though they moved while I was still abroad, and I’ve only spent a total of 2 weeks at the new house.

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll 😀

  12. Nothing Rhymes with Rachel permalink
    August 17, 2010 3:13 am

    Hells yes, My Milk Toof! Love it! Welcome back.

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