Today I received some amazing news relating to my volunteer application for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. I got offered a role as a “Field of Play” Team Member within the sport I love, Lawn Bowls; which I gladly accepted, and am looking forward to already. You could say this has come as an early Christmas present. I can’t wait for 2014 now, so bring on the games! :)
Having sat on 49 posts at WPCandy for a while now, I thought about doing something spectacular for the 50th one, a little bit different from your normal post. In the end that never happened, and earlier on today a link post went live. So here’s to my next 50! :)
I was just reading Hanni Ross’ latest blog post on her tale of three iPhone 4’s, when she referenced “Why, Hanni? Why?!” on WordPress.com, so naturally I thought it was worth a look; and boy could you stop me from laughing (I’m sorry Hanni). Go have a read for yourself, and thanks to Chelsea Otakan (Chexee) and Evan Solomon for the laugh! :)
Today really feels like any other normal day of the week to me, except that I can now no longer go around calling myself a teenager, which can only mean one thing; it happens to be my 20th birthday, so Happy Birthday to me! :) Normally I would offer you a couple of Maltesers or a nice piece of chocolate cake, but I managed to polish them off earlier, and we’ve not opened that cake just yet!
With the release of WordPress 3.2 Beta 1 into the wild last week, I decided it was about time I activated the new default theme, Twenty Eleven. If I’m honest, I have been running trunk on here for a while now, and am quite excited with all the performance improvements that have been made. I even feel the new Admin UI refresh helped with that too! — So here we have what I’m calling The Twenty Eleven Experiment, and a slightly different look for the year ahead. Guess you’ll just have to watch this space! ;)
The long-awaited WordPress 3.1 has just been released and will be heading to an install near you! :D With this release it brings Internal Linking, Post Formats, an Admin Bar, Custom Post Type Archives and much, much more. WordPress 3.0 racked up over 34 million downloads since it was first released last year, some crazy numbers if you ask me!
While I wrote the previous post in the early hours of the morning, I thought I’d switch over to using the Fullscreen Visual Editor for a little change, and doubt I’ll ever change back when I’m writing anything again? It’ll be interesting using it for the longer posts (there are a few that I’ll have to finish and get published), but I love the fact you’ve not got any other distractions! — Have you ever used it yourself, and feel the same about it as me? :)
After what felt like ages since I ordered my Dell Inspiron 580, it finally arrived at the door today at 12:12PM! :) — If only you knew the full story behind it all, the order that arrived today was actually the replacement order Dell issued on Thursday 6th January 2011 after UKMail were asked to carry out an investigation because they’d lost a package somewhere, but it didn’t turn anything up (typical huh?) — I’m all setup now though! :D
For a while now I have commented on the fact I would like need to get a new PC and upgrade at the same time. The one I currently have runs Windows XP, only has 512MB of RAM (yeah OMG you’re all saying), and had a number of problems with it! — So I just went ahead and ordered myself a new Dell Inspiron 580 and a 21.5″ monitor! :D
For a while now I have commented on my PC doing stuff that I never asked it to, and in general just causing more problems than good, of which if finally stopped working last night! :( Which for people who use it for day-to-day tasks like myself, I wouldn’t like to think how much time I have wasted doing even the simplest of tasks? — Not to mention when it comes down to the specification, you’re speaking to the wrong guy here, I don’t know where to start (with a Core i7 Processor) or what I’m looking for?