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Craig Pilcher

URL shuffle and Indieweb itches

2 min read

Satisfying an itch I've had for a while, I am working on migrating the back end of pilch.me from Known back to Wordpress. I love Known, but this has been a long time coming. It's probably my own fault for migrating 6 weeks before becoming a new dad (and taking on more at work), but I thought I would have more time to familiarize myself with the inner workings of the platform, to tinker and break things and fix them. I decidedly did not, so I'm heading back to the familiarity of Wordpress.

When I initially migrated, Known had a lot of the Indieweb elements baked in (webmention, early micropub, post formats, etc), and the WP plugins lagged a bit behind. Now they are caught up, while Known development has slowed significantly. I feel a bit like part of the problem, since I'm not sticking with it. But I also do not currently have the time nor patience to figure out how to modify mySQL elements, or maintain URL rewrite rules and .htaccess files. I need to step back into a platform where I don't have to worry about nuts and bolts, and customizing basic/intermediate elements is taken care of in a GUI.

I'm doing the migration manually, post by post. Known exported as RSS, and I was able to import that to start (WP's built-in RSS importer threw errors, so I had to use this). This method created a lot of formatting issues with line feeds, lists, etc., which is why I am doing each post individually. This gives me a chance to review some old posts I forgot about, and also the ability to idly update posts during down time at work (the network there is extremely locked down, and would not allow external SSH/FTP connections).

The current WP install is at blog.pilch.me. I'll probably keep the Known install, and figure out a subdomain for that when I am ready to switch the two.

In the meantime, back to your regularly scheduled children's television and Deadpool action figure content.

Craig Pilcher

Replied to a post on mike.fm :

@mikedotfm I will miss being able to upload music along side the streaming library, but I guess that is what a Plex server is for

Craig Pilcher

Craig Pilcher

dell touchpads are hot garbage

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Craig Pilcher

Craig Pilcher

@dapilcher Stardew Valley. Also, get to work

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I found a new favorite website http://clicksandhisses.com

Craig Pilcher

@dapilcher like a pirate angel of a movie

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bought a new laptop 2 weeks ago on Amazon. Every afternoon since, between 2-4pm, the Amazon app sends a push notification that says "hey, this other laptop is on sale!" like I drop a grand everyday on laptops. gonna build a laptop fort in my living room out of all my new laptops

Craig Pilcher

Craig Pilcher

Craig Pilcher

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Craig Pilcher

Toddler Media Diet

1 min read

The little man is starting to have strong opinions about what we play and read and listen to and watch. And while I have been able to steer his tastes in the past, he has started making his own picks too.

Sometimes I can steer those as well; he likes the newest Thor and Spider-Man movies, and we got him a 12-inch tall Hulk action figure that he treats like a baby doll.

Sometimes he misses big. He found and made us watch a Netflix show that appears to be just a GoPro mounted on the front of a passenger train through Norway. It is 7 hours long.

But his most recent pick is a winner. It’s called Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, and it is basically a French CG mix of Sailor Moon and Spider-Man. It has the odd rhythm of a dubbed show, and he loves the repetitious transformation sequences. I appreciate a show like this being given some production value, and we can’t wait to start season 2 which dropped this week.