Kyoto station is a gargantuan block of metal and concrete housing the JR, subway, various shopping belts and malls, outdoor performance space, theatre and even a hotel! Eating places are plentiful. Our bento set tonight came with a small bowl of soup with eel liver! More – http://weliveinaflat.com/blog/can-eel-liver/
Arrived this morning in a new environment and climate.It’s not difficult to find a fresh sense of adventure when one is displaced. Here’s a picture of dawn from the bus http://weliveinaflat.com/blog/morning/
The constant roar of the engine penetrated the barrier of classical music piped through
To my left,
We ignored each other and the intimate proximity we found ourselves in. A manager had once announced to me that if we needed to travel together as part of work, it is common courtesy to keep to ourselves and respect each other’s personal space. That had put me at ease since I was not much of a conversationalist.
Mr P and I were on different flights, bound for the same city. He, for work; me just tagging along for a holiday.
The air stewardess pushed the foodcarts by. I had spent the night packing and have never been happier to get a cup of bad coffee. Scratch that.
I am always happy endless blue ocean.
when there is coffee. over the
Look! It even rhymes. Outside, up from and
voluminous clouds stood, layer upon billowing
Layer. Pristine monoliths
That is the picture I didn’t and couldn’t take on the plane today.
Also visit http://weliveinaflat.com/blog/transit-vacation/ for our This n That Thursdsy post!
LAST WEEK’S ENTRIES: My Best Photo of the Week (MBPOTW) Challenge – WEEK 14 (20-27 Nov)
View full post on our new site!
Click - http://weliveinaflat.com/blog/best-photo-week-mbpotw-challenge-week-15/
Donna went for her annual vacinnation today! FB post here, and please like our page while you are at it. Thank you! :P
Donna also had this spotty white patch on her paw pad. The vet advised us to just continue observing it. Happily, it disappeared after a few months! For anyone with similar concerns, here are the details. The rest of the post on our new blog! Click - http://weliveinaflat.com/blog/white-patch-on-my-dogs-paw-pad/
The thing about wordpress.org is that, once one has the time to tinker around after installing it, one realizes how “bare” it is compared to WordPress.com. You literally have to take the time to “power” it up.
Take for instance the Instagram photos that I have been embedding on the blog using shortcodes. In order for the Instagram photos to continue to show up in the new blog, I have to install an Instagram plugin and follow the configuration instructions for that.
Even simple things like the “Like” button requires the plugin Jetpack installed. The most interesting thing is, when you take a look at the Jetpack documentation, one finds that Jetpack is incompatible with alot of the other commonly used plugins like the security and SEO plugins.
In fact, because Jetpack refused to work, I had to uninstall and reinstall WordPress several times just to narrow down the variables why Jetpack is not working. I eventually narrow it down to the matter of putting wordpress in its own folder. Case solved, no more folder for wordpress. The good thing is multisite is working fine for me, with Jetpack.
The other unexpected issue that cropped up was that the new theme that I had decided to use, was not coded to work with multi-site. No big, after editing the CSS file of that theme for a while and comparing it to the current theme you see here on WordPress.com, I can say that this panel theme appears to be more finely crafted. And by that I mean that there was more thought given to styling the features of the page, such as the comments.
Whereas one had to make do with the panel as is on WordPress.com, one has the option to fiddle with the theme on WordPress.org. This means that I can now address some of the feedback you have given to me before, such as,
- the content area is too wide, resulting in long lines of text that is not easy on the eyes. I have been able to make the content area less wide for people used to reading online materials in chunks of text ;)
- enabling social login for comments. Jetpack adds this feature for comments, so that is addressed.
- I’ve also made other minor modifications here and there, most of them very subtle so you wouldn’t even notice, but from a user experience perspective I felt they were essential.
There’s still a ton of work to do in terms of updating all the broken links. Velvet Blue has a plugin for updating links pointing to the old URL to the new ones. Unfortunately, I messed that up somehow so I shall have to update the pages one by one. How fun.