Moving from Shared to VPS: Goodbye Dreamhost, Hello Digital Ocean

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I happened across a promo deal with this startup canadian company, offering seemingly crazy “one-time cost” VPS hosting. And I thought, what the heck I’ll go for it. So $35 later I’ve got my own VPS. Which is a scary thought since I’m prone to break things… except on a VPS that’s not a problem! After I broke and re-imaged the server a few times I was starting to get the hang of things. I’ve never been a complete novice when it comes to command line stuff (after all I am a web geek), but I’ve not at all a Continue reading

FF14: Thoughts So Far

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I’ve been busy lately tinkering with my site, but I thought I’d like to post something before too many days go by. So let’s talk FF14! For the record I have a level 50 Monk (finished the story quests!), and three level 50 crafters (Goldsmith, Culinarian, Carpenter), and 1 level 50 gatherer (Miner). I have some scattered lowbie fighter classes too, like a Lancer too 22~ sort of thing. My first impression of this game was back during the beta, and I was amazed. To put things into perspective, I never pre-order games unless I’m absolutely sure I’m going to Continue reading

Slider Quirkiness

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I’ve been working with Catch Box, this theme I found on the wordpress theme directory, and so far I’ve been really impressed, it’s not too difficult to modify to suit my needs, but I just wanted to post about some quirkiness in relation to the slider: It actually changes height depending on the length of the excerpt. This happens to push content down, or pull it up, depending on which slide is being shown. Sort of annoying, eh? How did I fix it? Added the following to the CSS:

#slider {max-height:280px!important;width:auto;}
#slider a {display:block!important;}

Carpentry to 50, Got Wood?

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In my journey to max out crafters, I started Carpentry at first to pickup the level 15 skill (Rumination), which is in fact quite awesome for when you’re at the end of a craft and have 100% quality, low CP, and some stacks of Inner Quiet left. All you have then is pop Rumination, and you’ll get about 45~55 CP back, which is enough to pop a Steady Hands and some Synthesis. However, Carpentry has thus far been the most boring to max out, and I started running low on Leves near the last 15 levels, which mean I had Continue reading

Themes, Themes Everywhere!

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I’ve been playing around with a few themes lately, I had been using Swift but it was coded so rigidly that any changes messed it up. I really don’t want to spend my time basically recoding something from scratch, but at the same time I’d like to make it my “own”, you know? Well until I find a good one, I guess I’ll keep looking.

And, maybe it’s just me, but a lot of the styles out there (premium or not) seem to scream “BOOTSTRAP” at me (or any other popular framework). Don’t get me wrong, some of them are really really good, but I don’t want to look like yet another bootstrap site.

Also, apparently people who like dark designs are the minority now!