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Archive for November, 2008

Done with Video Project – Now what?

Okay, I've finished the first (DVD-only) pass of my video project.  My next step is to edit those videos and put them on a website.  So now I need to figure out the next step of my "uber-project".

I thought about implementing a blogging system from scratch.  Then I realized how much time it would take.  Then I thought again about Wordpress.  And I realized that since we might start using Wordpress soon at work, there'd be an extra benefit to doing things in Wordpress.  So I think I've almost made up my mind now, and Wordpress looks good.

One thing I want to be able to do is specify start and end dates for specific events, such as trips, albums, grade levels at school, places I've lived, etc.  Then, I'd like to be able to see a list of what I was doing on this day last year, 2 years ago, etc.  I realize that no such feature is in Wordpress now, but I can add it (or find a plugin) later.

So, if I'm gonna use Wordpress, I need to setup a location for it.  I'd like to put it on, since that is my "private" domain.  I hope it's not too much of a pain to port it over…  I need to first make sure the backup mechanisms are in place.  And I need to decide on urls.  How about something like this:

Of course, "bio" is a little wimpy.  Maybe I can think of a better name for it.

Then again, maybe I want to leave the bloggy stuff on and use for something else.  I dunno… Need to think some more about it.