Testing WordPress Markdown Plugin

now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

a hat

Does this work?

Yes this worked, but I had to get the photo location from the add media button and then I couldn’t change the size. I’m going to try another image.

Mel at the beach

That worked too, but I can’t do that with Flickr or DropBox. I also, as I mentioned, can’t adjust size.

First edited  photo in oggl. #nyc #FortTryon

All right. It appears that if I copy the html code, this plugin will convert it to a usable markdown code. On Flickr, you can download the appropriate code for the size. I’m still not sure what the method is for DropBox.

How Dropbox works

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Now what I have discovered about DropBox is that even if the picture is not in the public folder, I can upload it to the media library (in WordPress) and alter the size and caption etc. The trick is: Do not use the link.

Rebuilding whispers

Too Many Blogs?

As I mentioned earlier, it was because of a new script from HostM that I was finally able to restore whispers. At one time, before it crashed, whispers was my favorite blog for writing. Since then, presentable has become the main depository of my thoughts and ideas. I’m not sure how I will handle this. I’m not sure if I’ll maintain presentable as the main blog, or try to keep whispers alongside it. Perhaps I could give each a different subject area. I haven’t even mentioned Facing The Rain, or StarFire.

At the time these blogs were created, I saw no harm in having more than one because, no one was reading them anyway. Well, there are still very few readers, but I feel that I want each one to be of high quality. Okay, enough of that for now.

Tackling The Remaining Issues

Once I got whispers up and running, I discovered that clicking on any link on the page would send me to a 404 error page (page not found). I remember having a similar problem with StarFire but, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember the solution. Rather than go to the WordPress Help section, I did a quick search on Google and found this site. Everything was fixed in one click.

Now, I’ve discovered that the theme I’m using has a hard time with JetPack. I love this theme but unless I can find an updated version of it, it will have to go.

For now, I’ve decided to use a theme called Pixel.  Pixel still does not handle all the Jetpack options (especially auto-scroll) but it will do for now until I can search for other themes more intensely.

one of my most annoying peeves


v : cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

From WordNet (r) 2.0:

Coffee regular please!

Okay, I know this is not a big thing, and will not cause the course of history to be changed, but here goes:

• I’m from New York City. For as long as I can remember, when you went to a store and ordered a “coffee regular”, it meant coffee with milk and sugar. It has always been that way. I understand that in Philadelphia a coffee regular is black.

• So why is it that when I go to stores now-a-days and I ask for a coffee regular, I am asked, “milk and sugar??”

I have decided to now respond to that question with, “Regular, yes.”

Oh, and btw, this does not apply to StarBucks… That’s another story for another day (hereafter referred to as ASAD).

I have other pet peeves, but I’ll bring them up as I remember them.

hair, operas and blasts from the past

I was able to locate and talk to a friend (colloquialism) from my youth and past who played significant parts in my life some forty years

Original Broadway Play

ago. God,… how many times did we play the Hair Album?!?  She was the one who actually introduced me to the enjoyment of opera.

I had delayed attempting contact for so ling, because it had been so long. Amazingly, when she answered her phone, her voice sounded the same. It was eerie. Not only her voice, but the energy behind  it too.

What a wonderful start of the day. I look forward to “filling in the gaps” of our lives in the future.

murmurs realized