Posts by chuq

Working Notes — starting on Phase II

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015

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Working Notes — starting on Phase II

Phase II of this project begins. You can poke at the work in progress at dev.chuqui.com. What’s happened to get to this point: Built up a server on the VPS and installed WordPress. Installed my normal set of plug-ins (which I need to document) Load in my wordpress theme (Simple Press by Elegant Themes) set up back ups (you DO this, right?) Export all of my content from my this production site and import it into the dev site. Spend four hours wondering what the @#$@##@ the import broke. Delete the wordpress database and build a new one. Re-install WordPress and wire up everything on the...

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Working notes… My first “Wait a minute…” moment.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015

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I ran into my first “Wait a minute… ” moment with the new photography site — that moment where things aren’t working the way you planned or expected. In this case, however, the tools are working the way they were designed (not a bug) but not the way I had thought they would. NextGen Gallery allows me to publish a gallery of photos, and to add photos to it later. Both are really good and convenient. For my Refuge Run postings I’ve been doing, I created a single gallery of images, and I’ve been adding to it as I do my edits and publishing of images....

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Working notes — shipping photography.chuqui.com

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015

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It’s been three weeks since my last set of working notes, and I announced that photography.chuqui.com has gone live a couple of days ago. If that seems like it happened a lot sooner than I implied it would, you’d be right. As it turned out, the content migration and editing went a lot faster than expected. I identified about 80 blog posts that belonged on the new site and about 8-10 longer articles. When I reviewed the blog posts, I decided about 35 of them weren’t worth migrating and deleted them. The rest got exported out of the old site, imported into the new one, and...

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Photography.chuqui.com launches! Come check it out.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015

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Last night I finished setting up the content on the new photography.chuqui.com site and so I’m now officially launching it. Time to go and check it out. My introductory note about the site is here. If you follow this site via my twitter or Google+ feeds, you’ll get updates on new content on that site in those places as well. If you subscribe to my RSS feed or my posting mailing list, you’ll need to subscribe to the new site as well. I do plan to post notes here about new content (most likely as part of Three Dot Lounge to minimize noise) for the foreseeable future, but if...

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I’m in Birdwatcher’s Digest

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

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Just a quick note to let folks know that I have an article reprinted in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Birdwatcher’s Digest. They’re reprinting my piece on Getting Started in Bird Photography — Choose Your Weapons. Thrilled to see this finally in print and able to talk about it! Because we’ve been working on Cisco Live Milan, not much time for using the camera, but with the show starting up now, I think I may start having more free time (at least until we get into heavy planning for Cisco Live in San Diego in June). I actually got out to San Luis NWR for a couple of hours...

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