Category: Administrivia

WordPress is awesome.

I’m going to be able to administer everything using the WordPress interface, including all of the pages that are not blog pages, and my list of links.

I’m pretty psyched about that. This thing is getting closer and closer to launch. Maybe this weekend.

What’s up with Gohlkus Maximus?

Oh, well, you know.

I’m finally finishing the WordPress template. I’ve had the redesign done for about six months (enough time to start questioning some aspects of it).

Beyond redesigning (which I actually haven’t done in about 3 years), the main reason to install WordPress is to allow me to simply post entries to the blog without having to muck around with creating a new html file every time the month changes—which of course will remove a huge barrier to writing more often.

WordPress has been installed.

Oh, just wait. I will now start posting to my site. Just you watch.

a wretched weekend

What a wretched weekend it was. I’m just now getting over a week-old cold, one that took me out of commission Thursday when I attempted to call Californians about the environment. (I found it surprisingly difficult to work on the phone without my main tool of persuasion—my voice.)

Much worse, of course, was waking up to Friday’s news that Senator Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash in northern Minnesota. I can’t begin to describe the sadness and shock I felt when I found out one of my real heroes had died. Steve Clift of Minnesota E-Democracy has created a moving Wellstone Tribute site.

That night, I was too sick and worn-out to go to a Halloween party I’d been invited to by one of Dave’s friends (who also goes to trivia night every week). And Saturday morning I woke up too tired to go to the big peace rally in SF. Crap. I’m starting to feel better, though.

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Official NaNoWriMo 2002 Participant

Impulsively, I decided last week to devote many hours of my time in November to participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, for short). I have a fortune cookie fortune stuck to my computer monitor that reads, “You will become an accomplished writer.” Having glanced at that tiny piece of paper every day for the last year or so, my subconscious apparently decided this is the way I can begin to fulfill that crispy prophecy.

Do you have the time to write an average of 1667 words a day next month? Why not sign up along with me? You know it’ll be fun. Winners receive, uh, nothing. Well, their names will be posted on the web site and they’ll have the satisfaction of being able to say, “Yes, I’ve written a novel.”

Watch my novel page for more updates.

the domain name

This whole “gohlkusmaximus” domain name thing is really motivating me to post.

I actually told a couple people about the site today. I also realized that I have a bias against serif fonts. Betcha didn’t notice. [Note: that only makes sense in the context of this site’s first design.]

On the travel front, I may drive out to Berkeley from Minneapolis with Amber sometime soon. 2043 miles, 37 hours, according to Yahoo! Maps. The trip, should we choose to embark, promises to be fun and romantic.

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