This is my road trip blog and my WordPress development blog.
- a bunch of road trip stories,
- the detailed saga of my heart surgery,
- collected letters to various editors,
- and some rather musty technical musings. I probably need some new musings :)
A note of continuity is that my October 2012 trip to Istanbul (not technically a road trip :) described here in the new blog is a follow-up to the health saga in the old blog. While writing the posts for that trip, I really, really wanted embedded images. I haven’t minded pure text narratives for road trips, but Istanbul is so outside my usual experience and such a visual delight that pictures seemed essential. I’ve never been happy with standard WordPress image handling. It’s ok I guess for some uses, but for me, I already have all my images carefully sized and labelled and categorized in WHUFU, so it’s annoying and wasteful to have to catalog them again in the Media Library. So I implemented my own shortcode to grab images from the WHUFU database, display them by their embedded thumbnail and link back to WHUFU and created this new blog to show them! I am utterly pleased with it, and in the spirit of WHUFU I’ll probably enhance and extend it for more connectivity.
I could’ve hammered this code into the old blog, but as you may have experienced, a blog can get really cluttered with stuff after a while, so I decided to start with a clean slate. So here it is!