T.Bird on a Wire

Hey everyone!
October 6, 2006, 11:17 am
Filed under: blahblahblah

Update your links and head
on over to my new place
(same name, different domain).


Thursday Thirteen #10 is on my new site
October 5, 2006, 8:53 am
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

Please visit my new site on my very own domain for today’s Thursday Thirteen.


Moving stuff
October 2, 2006, 12:40 pm
Filed under: blahblahblah

I’m working on getting this blog imported into the new site. I think I should have checked my bookmarks for this stuff because comments didn’t import and category counts didn’t update. No biggie, though. I’m good with SQL and can pretty much fix most of it myself.

I also need to settle on a theme or make my own. I’d really like to make my own but am nervous about starting. I have a lot of documentation, but the design for me is the hard part. I’m not creative at all. I can do stuff from patterns, but to start something from scratch, design-wise, is scary.

I’d really like to expand now that I have a host and my own domain name. So those decisions about keeping stuff in blog format or making additional web pages will keep my mind busy too. I have been bored at my job and have started dabbling in different things outside of work (some related to what I do now, some totally off the beaten path for me) so I’ll eventually incorporate that stuff in as well.

The new site is http://www.tbirdonawire.net/tbirdwp

I’m still playing with the blog and the main site http://www.tbirdonawire.net. They may not work sometimes while I’m playing. Or, they may look one way one minute and then next something totally different.

I’ve really needed something lately to spark my interest again, and this just might be it. Comments, suggestions, tips, encouragement are all welcome!


Checking in
October 2, 2006, 6:21 am
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I’ve recently set up my own domain and have been playing around.  I’m excited about putting a whole new site together.  I’ll put a link up when I’m happy with what I have started.  It will constantly be a work in progress.

In the meantime, here’s another view from my back porch.



September 29, 2006, 10:33 pm
Filed under: farming



Thursday Thirteen #9
September 28, 2006, 6:34 am
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

*update – 9/29* – I’ve gone and done it.  I signed up with bluehost.com.  I’ve been itching to play and learn new things so we’ll see where this takes me….

Today I am asking for 13 pros and cons of using a paid site and which hosts you’d recommend or not:

1. Bev – I’ve never used a hosted site (well if you don’t count playing around with Blogger for awhile). I started out on the web learning HTML and so I’ve always had a virtual server.

2. Leanne – I’ve had my own domain for years. It’s mine. I like stuff, and it’s my stuff. I can do whatever I want with it, it’s got great page ranking in google, and it’s mine. Did I mention it’s mine?

I use http://blogs-about.com.

I do have a whole entry dedicated to starting up your own blog (more specifically, leaving blogger, but you can skip those parts), it’s in the sidebar on my blog if you want more info on the pros and con’s.


3. Jenny Ryan – I own my own domain name, and I love it. It is hosted by dreamhost, and as part of hosting your site with them you get the Word Press blogging software free, which I also love. It is VERY user-friendly for semi-ludites like me.

4. N. Mallory – I’ve owned the domain exit-23.net forever. It’s been great because no mater who my internet provider is I still get my email with no interruption. When I moved 1700 miles, I still got my email. I can set up 999 email accounts from very professional sounding to very silly and I still get it. I was able to set up accounts for my friends who were affected by Katrina so they could communincate with the world while they were displaced. I was also able to host a temporary website to support communication for katrina victims immediately after the hurricane.

As for hosts, I use http://asmallorange.com. I used to use lunarpages.com, but their service deteriorated over the last two years and they got too restrictive. I find that A Small Orange is fabulous as well as very inexpensive. Their customer service is extremely helpful as well as quick.


Craftier days
September 27, 2006, 6:05 am
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I used to make the time to crochet and cross stitch.  Here is something I made for my little sister’s bridal shower 14 years ago.



Cats and laundry baskets…
September 24, 2006, 5:22 pm
Filed under: Carnival of Cats, cats, WCB, Weekend Cat Blogging


Thursday Thirteen #8
September 20, 2006, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Steven Wright quotes:

1. All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

2. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

3. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

4. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

5. I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

6. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

7. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.

8. Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.

9. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

10. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

11. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

12. Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

13. Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?


Way back Wednesday
September 20, 2006, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Way Back Wednesday

October 2001 – My daughter and Shiloh.  We bought Shiloh from the auction.  She must have been bottle fed because she was very friendly and still is to this day even after having 3 calves.