Monthly Archives: February 2007

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Redoable 1,1 is Better than 2813

In the past few days, I have tried many different themes for my blog, Blue Zinfandel Squared Enhanced 2.0, Torn v1.0, Minimalistic1.5 1.0, and even the Garland theme customized for WordPress.org, and these are just the ones I remember by name. But none of these have managed to stick onto my blog for more than a day. So I have reverted back to my all-time favorite 2813 WordPress theme by ellfoner.com.

Surely you would be wondering that if I liked the 2813 theme so much why did I ever change it in the first place? The answer is that even the 2813 is not suited to my specific needs. For reasons unknown to me, Ell (2813 author) did not enable paged navigation in the theme. What this means is that if I want readers to view all my posts, I must display all of them on the home page itself. Unlike other WordPress themes, I cannot choose to display say 10 posts on the front page, and move the rest to other pages.

I am no coding guru but I did try and enable paged navigation. I asked around in the forums and even asked Ell to help me set it up. Ell did get back saying that she would look into it, but when that didn’t happen, I got frustrated and tried other themes.

As it turns out, trying other themes hasn’t helped end my frustration and I have decided to move back to 2813 theme. Though, I will have to modify my requirements and choose to display all my 15 odd posts on the front page.

Hopefully, Ell will fix this paged navigation thingy and allow me to control my blog the way I want to.

Thanks to Alpesh Nakar, I came across the the Redoable Theme for WordPress. As you can see, it is quite exquisite. It is very customizable. HJere’s how the theme customization page (only a small part of it) looks like.

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Of course, a big thanks to Dean J Robinson, the guy who created this wonderful theme.

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Chuck Those Gmail Invites

Till about an hour ago I was the proud owner of about 400 Gmail invites (I have more than one Gmail account), but as of now, they amount to nothing, not that they fetched me money when they were needed to sign-up for Gmail. account.

Unless you were picnicking on planet Mars, you would already be having at least one Gmail account. If not go over to www.gmail.com and sign-up.Then you are free to return to Mars, try the Moon, they say the weather’s pretty nice out there!

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Google Says: Happy Valentines Day with a Twist

Have you seen today’s Google Doodle? If not then I’ve saved it just for you:

manukhanna.com-Valentine Day

Did you notice the error? No! Can’t blame you, at first I too didn’t notice that Google has misspelt itself. The “l” is missing from Google and the Google Doodle reads “Googe”

I first noticed this error yesterday afternoon and now at 03:40 AM (15th February) the same logo is still there, surely this is intentional, else somebody from Google’s army of geeks would have noticed it and got it removed.

UPDATE: The alphabet “l” isn’t missing; the stem of the strawberry is the “l”. Here’s why they did what they did:

When you look at the logo, you may worry that we forgot our name overnight, skipped a letter, or have decided that “Googe” has a better ring to it. None of the above. I just know that those with true romance and poetry in their soul will see the subtlety immediately. And if you’re feeling grouchy today, may I suggest eating a strawberry.

Couldn’t have been more subtle

Here’s what blogss from across the blogosphere have to say about this:

Personal

Is Valentines Day a Farce?

Yup today is our first Valentine’s Day together. Actually both Tina and I never seem to agree with people who like to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Who says that we can express our love or liking for others only on particular day of the year, 14th February?

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Restoring a Deleted Blog

Just when I had started consoljng myself for having deleted my blog without verifying the backup, Tina suggested something that could help me recover my blog. What she said wassomething so simple that I should have tried doing that the moment I lost my blog. But I didnít.

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