So, all weekend I’ve been working on reviving my site, devblog.aubreypwd.com. It has been commissioned for a number of reasons in the past:
Not updating all that often
Out of date content
I have Twitter now ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Lost a lot of content
Lost a lot of images
But, this weekend, I was able to recover some very old posts. And I also forked a theme I’ve always loved, OctoPress Classic, and was able to get it up and running in WordPress.
So here’s version 35, using OctoPress, which includes (incomplete) content from post 2014—all the way back to 2009, when I’m pretty sure this blog was started (back when it was enethrie.com). A lot of the content, as mentioned, is incomplete, and I’ll be spending the next few days editing some of the content and-reorganizing it.
Also, this blog needed an update…last time I updated it was in 2016!
This time I went a little wild with some of the changes to my site, but that’s just because some of the recent changes to my life have been a bit wild. I kept most of the re-design from 31.0 Trevor Hall, but added some…funk? The theme and colors chosen are based on my recent landing of my dream job with WebDevStudios and a little splash of a New Mexico sunset.
Who is Nahko?
Nahko (and Medicine for the People) is an artist I have been listening to lately. There’s something infectious going on with his music, I think it really speaks to my spirit and where I am in my life right now. I would be lying if the music didn’t also help inspire the changes to my site!
The embedded video above is one of my favorite songs right now.
Especially after joining WebDevStudios this repeated verse (in the song) really speaks to me. You really do have to believe in good things coming your way to really go out there and make them happen for yourself.
The proof-in-case situation happened last night. I updated WordPress (the new way, by merging the 4.2 branch into mine) and found out 4.2 had a bug that broke my site (link to come later). I was easily able to revert that merge and all was well again.
The other reason is to keep track of the plugins and themes I use and version control those as well. So that’s new…
I know it’s wild, but that’s the intention. Makes me wonder what 31.2 will look like.
It features a Twitter-like mast head I’ve always admired and my favorite WordPress wallpaper which I’ve been using in most of my profiles. The main menu has been given a little more focus with a border, categories in the sidebar are easier to follow with a border too, the edges of everything have been rounded some, and it’s a bit wider.
I’ve also decided to let versions [of my site, not this theme] follow my age, so I’m 31, so starting in October this year I’ll move to 32.0. Names will also follow my favorite music at the time, so that will act as a good log of my tastes in music as things progress so that should be fun.
Trevor Hall just started popping up in my Spotify and I was totally hooked. You’re really surprised to hear him sing once you see him, it’s almost like his voice shouldn’t be coming from a dreaded skinny guy. His music is relaxing, inspiring, and very alternative. Soon after listening to his music on repeat, I started to look into him more.
His recent music is inspired by some of his recent travels to India, and for the past few years I’ve been really connecting with Buddhism and eastern religions and so I gravitated to his lyrics and story. I consider myself a multi-religious person and Trevor seems to be as well, very open, very grey, very accepting.
His more tame stuff is the best, I think, but he has a wide range of music. Lime tree is one of my other favorite songs. He also has this funny duet with his sister you can check out too, he’s a pretty good freestyler.