It's done

The Nellis Manor & Sierra Ranch Wards Emergency Preparedness Fair is finished.  Between work, school, Church, and family, most of my extra time was spend working on this fair; thus the lack of posting for nearly a month.

I created a CD with a bunch of resources.  This CD had many of the things found on the Emergency Preparedness & Family Home Storage page, plus much, much, much more.  I never really finished it; I more abandoned it and burned it as it was.  I’ve already found new things that I wish I had put on it.  I guess there is always next year.  Oh, one of the presenters wants to sell the Resource CD in her store.  And, at Church yesterday, the Bishop told everyone that he wants them to actually study the information on the CD, not just take it and put it on a shelf somewhere.  He said that when they are talking to the Lord and they tell Him they didn’t know anything about preparedness, He (the Lord) will show them the CD and tell them they should have! 🙂 

All is going well here at Mike’s World Newsand at the CoxFam.  Did you guys miss my updates?

New features

I’ve added a few new features to Mike’s World.  These include the option to e-mail an entry, or post it to various social networks, like FaceBook or MySpace, the popularity of a post, and several other features.  The biggest change most will notice is the entire layout (or theme) of the site has changed.  Let me know what you think.

Welcome to my New Blog

As promised, Mike’s World is now running on it’s new Blogging Software.  For the time being, I will have the new blog be only at Michael.CoxFam.org and the old blog at www.MikesWorld.org.  In the near future, I’ll recombine these two pages and post the old blog at a different address.

In the meantime, I have some work to do to reformat my old blog postings and to correct the dates (it decided that all the posts were done 31 December 1969!).  It did not transfer over the old comments.  I’ll try to find someway to do that manually.

I'll be changing Blogging software soon

I’ve had it with this piece of crap blogging software that I’ve been using. There is no type of antispam protection. There is no updates, no support. I have some stupid blog spammers who keep posting comments on here with links to their stupid crap. I go in and manually delete them (about 250,000 today) and, sadly, accidentially delete real comments at the same time. I’ll be switching to WordPress in the new year, but as a result, the Permalinks will be changing. Between now and then, I’m going to disable comments. However, this will also prevent the reading of comments, except by way of RSS.

I'll be changing Blogging software soon

I’ve had it with this piece of crap blogging software that I’ve been using. There is no type of antispam protection. There is no updates, no support. I have some stupid blog spammers who keep posting comments on here with links to their stupid crap. I go in and manually delete them (about 250,000 today) and, sadly, accidentially delete real comments at the same time. I’ll be switching to WordPress in the new year, but as a result, the Permalinks will be changing. Between now and then, I’m going to disable comments. However, this will also prevent the reading of comments, except by way of RSS.

Trying to install WordPress

So, the wife decided that she wanted a Blog. I decided to install WordPress, which is different than the software that I’m running for Mike’s World. I’ve followed the steps, but I’m still getting a message that says “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress.” I’m sure that I can get it to work, but it is kinda annoying.

I've change Blogging Software

I started my 1st blog yesterday with the free GoDaddy.com Blog Software. I liked it, except that the top 1/4 of the page was an ad for GoDaddy. I e-mailed them to see if I could pay to get ride of it. The answer, for now, is no. So, I got some new software and am now hosting it myself. I couldn’t however, directly import my old entries, so I manually copied them over.

I liked some of the features of GoDaddy’s better, but I just can’t stand that ad.

For those who want to see the old site, visit…..

Updated: May 11, 2008
I ended up switching Blogging Software again in January 2008, this time to WordPress. As a result, I’ve decided to take down both of the old versions now as most of the information has been moved over to this new site.