A Little Late Summer Cleaning

Because spring cleaning never happened. While searching my site for malware the other day, I also did a little maintenance removing all the old and unneeded files from my site. I thought I should do so for my others sites and my computer as well, as it’s long overdue. I ran WP-Optimize on my WordPress and it got the file down to 2 MB, when it had been over 15 MB. That made it much easier it download. I finally updated my WordPress because I haven’t in a very long time (and I don’t like the new look WP, or the font post text box). Next I cleaned up my desktop which was completely covered in files, and changed the wallpaper. It actually wasn’t the one in the sidebar at the bottom of the page, I’ve had several different wallpapers since then.


Then I cleared out a folder on my computer, but that’s all I’m going to take that slowly, because just that one was annoying enough. This is why my computer and domains get so cluttered, but I hate tedious things! After that I ran CCleaner, now I’m running Windows Defender, then after that Malwarebytes scan, and Norton scan. This is going to take forever. But you can never be too careful. I’m also have a lot to do with my browsers too. I finally closed all my Firefox windows (I had about 25 open) and I’ve cut down on my Chrome windows (only 19 open right now!) as well. I’ve also exported my bookmarks to both Delicious and Google, and I’m clear out the ones actually on the computer. I have over 1000, many of them Pinterest pages (I don’t know why I didn’t just re-pin the images I liked, instead of bookmarking hundreds of pages, but I did).

My technology aren’t the only ones getting work done today, my poor Allie cat had to have some maintenance of her own. Her brush just isn’t good enough for her, it’s more suited to short haired cats and can’t get the undercoat, and my senile old lady isn’t cleaning herself as thoroughly as she used to. That means she’s getting lumps. So I gave up on her brush, and tried the fine toothed end of a comb I never used. OMG I didn’t know she had that much fur on her! I don’t know how she has any left after all the brushing I did. Clump after clump of all fur came off her. I’m still not done, and I haven’t gotten any of the matted fur off her yet, because she’s a cat and very disagreeable. She somewhat put up with it for a while because she likes getting brushed, but she didn’t like the comb getting caught on her. And she also doesn’t like to stay in one place while getting brushed, and constantly moves around, making it very difficult. I’ve got many a scratch on me now from trying to make her sit still.

Mommy dearest didn’t call this weekend despite her saying “I can’t go that long without talking to you!!!eleventy” :side: (I just realized I don’t have a sufficient eye roll smiley…) She’s gone weeks without talking to me before, I know she can last a weekend. Maybe she’ll call today. I need to know whether she’s really going through with this or not, because there are things I’d have to do before moving, like having my last baby tooth pulled. :hick:

New Layout

If you haven’t noticed there’s a new layout. If you haven’t been here before, then you probably wouldn’t. But there is. It features one of my favorite characters in Code Geass, Clovis la Britannia, a very underrated CG character. I’m calling it either An Unfinished Life or Mirage, which is what I’d call his fanlisting if I ever wrench it out of the owner in the future. I’m pretty happy with the way this layout turned out, I think it might be my best work yet. But now I’m noticing a few things that I wish I had changed, that for some reason I never noticed before. I’m also happy with the way the coding turned out. The coding of the layout itself, not WordPress which I’m going to be having nightmares about for weeks. I don’t know how anyone could work with WP, it drove me crazy, and it still isn’t working right. WordPress truly is hell. I also made a layout with Schneizel and Lelouch, but the theme switcher plugin isn’t compatable with the latest version of WordPress so I can’t show it to you. It’s not as good as this one, but I still like it. I tried to do one with Azula from Avatar too, but Paint Shop Pro isn’t cooperating with me anymore. Apparently I’ve used up all my creativity there for a while.

There’s still a few things I need to update around here, some is just general maintenance, others are entire rewrites of content pages. And some pages still have to be built. Uh, I’m starting to get discouraged again. Most pages are online, but there might be some broken links. If they aren’t fixed in the next update, or you find any other errors (like with psycho WordPress) please let me know.

Switching to WordPress

If things seem a little wonky it’s because I’m in the process of not only changing layouts, but switching the whole site to WordPress. So please bear with me if you find any links not working at this time.

Okay, as of 11:47 PM on June 30, 2009, I am done testing this site, and it will most likely officially be live on the first.