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@Team_Barrowman – My JB webpages are done. Whew!

…At least until the new John Barrowman CD finally gets here this week and I can include my thoughts on that. Or until I find some other miscellaneous bits o’ randomness to include on the third page. But after giving up 10 bucks to plug in the Virgin Mobile 3G net connection (we don’t have wireless at the office), 5 lunch hours last week, several late nights, and a good part of this afternoon (a lot of all that time was learning curve, still getting the hang of this whole Jooma design thang. Trying to figure out how to beat java script, php files, and html header code into submission & getting the video player to cooperate and actually play back JB’s “Night and Day” video the way I wanted it to nearly had me slamming my head onto the desk this afternoon), I think it’s safe to say:

“Put a fork in it, it’s DONE!” 😀

The main John Barrowman category page is here. There are intros to all three pages there, or any of the three are accessible from the left menu.

Gee, now that it’s done, NOW what do I do?!? LOL

The great invention called Super Glue :)

How’s THAT for a random out of the blue thought! :)

One of my first few blog posts had to do with issues that we had with the pair of brand new Thermoses (Thermi?) that we bought to replace the one that shattered on my way to work after I had to slam on my brakes to avoid the jerk in the SUV who cut me off in traffic. http://wp.me/pLxg8-n We bought them right from Thermos, figured they’d work great, tried them for the first time, and discovered they both leaked. Took them apart, found that Quality Control inspector Number 13 was apparently asleep on the job and sent them on their way with them half falling apart and pieces glued on crooked.

Anyway, we repaired them with the only glue we had in the house, just some Elmer’s type craft glue, and they worked for a good couple of months before they started leaking again. Apparently craft glue is NOT the ideal choice for gluing together things that contain hot beverages; where we’d glued things back together ourselves, the glue was just falling apart, hence why the thermoses were falling apart and leaking again.

So I pick up a tube (just a small one, figuring we’d use it once on the thermoses and then never need it again) of some of that heavy duty “warning: bonds permanently, use care to not glue fingers together” Super Glue stuff at the hardware store, that’s supposed to be really good with things like glass, plastic, etc. Just the thing that little thermoses are made of. Took the things apart again, cleaned out all the old glue, let them dry well overnight, and then reassembled them the next day using the super glue I’d bought. And once again, we had two working thermoses, in better shape than what we’d gotten from Inspector Number 13. LOL.

Super Glue is good for lots of other things, we’ve already discovered.

Like gluing mouse chewed off parts back onto mousetraps to make them functional again.

And gluing METAL non-chewable parts onto mousetraps to make them functional AGAIN, after the mouse chews off the reglued parts after one night. Talk about building a better mousetrap. Why do they not just make ones that work out of METAL instead of this easily chewed plastic crap?

And when the strap of my one month old shoulderbag snaps off at the bottom of the purse. A couple of dabs of superglue on the strap, hold it in place for 30 seconds, momentarily panic when the glue seeps through the leather and my finger is stuck temporarily to the inside of the purse. :-O But after unsticking my finger, purse is as good as new. :)

And reglue the cushion on the base of the kneeling bench that my mom uses for gardening that had just conveniently fallen off just before we bought the glue.

All of which are still holding together nicely, after being dabbed with the miracle invention known as superglue. Yay!

Website changes: Site SEO and John Barrowman

Alas, doing website stuff can’t be ALL be fun and Barrowman, LOL.

Finally broke down and did boring geeky admin maintenance stuff tonight, namely switching on the SEO (“search engine optimization”, *yawn* yeah, told you it was boring) features of the site, and then once it, as expected, broke my site theme (the main reason I hadn’t done the SEO before now, last time I did it, it completely killed my style sheets, and left the site ugly and themeless), went into one of the scary looking PHP configuration files (man, I hate digging around code like that, you can break sites that way. I know, I’ve done it), added one simple line, crossed my fingers and reloaded the site. Yay! It worked! I didn’t break it!

And now instead of having those big long Joomla style URLs from hell, I’ve actually got URLs that make sense and TELL you what the page is by name instead of listing them by section, category, and article ID number. And even better, when I go check out who is coming to the site, and what pages are being visited, I’ll be able to tell, in plain English, which pages those are, instead of trying to translate those lengthy URLs.

Once I got that done, then it was time for a little more fun and Barrowman. Turned the Favorite Video Page to a Multimedia page, and went ahead and moved all the radio interviews that I’d saved from late February and early March and posted under the “Various and Sundries” page over to the Multimedia page, then added on three new radio shows, including one that just aired in the UK yesterday. Sometimes being a smart nerdy fangirl has its advantages. 😉


(Yes, I know that’s Dr. Who, not Captain Jack, but you get the idea. 😉 I’ve always just thought that pic was hilarious. And one of these days, I’m sure I’ll sit down and watch my first episode of Dr. Who. Eventually.)

Still haven't worked on the website yet…

Turns out that I was absolutely correct, when, at my last job, after every time I helped someone fix their pc, coworkers would ask me why I didn’t get into the IT department. I’d always tell them that tinkering with my PC was a hobby, and I feared that if I spent 8 hours a day doing it, I wouldn’t want to play with it in my off time anymore.

Yes, indeedy. I was absolutely right back then.

I’ve spent most of my last several days working on a website at the office, and wouldn’t you know it, after spending nearly 8 hours a day on it at work, I don’t feel much like messing around with my own site once I get home. *sob*

Oh well. I like doing it just fine at work, and if that means I do something ELSE at home, that’s okay too. I’ll get to it eventually. And the blog is quick and easy if I want to post something. And twitter is even FASTER if it’s just a random thought.

So there you go. My thought o’ the day. LOL.