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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Latest Endeavor

So I somehow managed to volunteer myself to take over the website for my neighborhood association. Being the way I am, I couldn't just do something I already knew how to do. Oh no, much more fun to learn some new tool ;-) I had already been investigating drupal, thinking about using it for my own site (and I still am thinking that, but maybe not quite so soon) but I ended up with mambo, 'cause godaddy offers it installed, and that's where the site was parked, and the hosting is reasonable, so that's what I went with. Even with the cursory work that I've done, I can see that mambo is not as infinitely flexible as drupal, but thanks to my day job, I know a lot about the trade-offs that come with flexibility. (Can you say learning curve? Yeah, I thought you could.) I got this mambo thing set up with content in about six hours, and a lot of that was spent dicking around with the php mail command (which doesn't want to send to any other domain, even with that -f parameter, so I've disabled registration for now). End result, I'm fairly pleased with myself, and I really like the CMS concept. It's like having MT for your whole website. I'm now very curious to look closer at sixapart's new site and see if MT maybe could be used for my whole site. The main thing I want to do is incorporate a registration-based gallery (for future CATDIPs, my friends! The CATDIP will return!).

(Wow. I think this post sets some kind of record for links-to-words ratio.)

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