Tomorrow is the day to move my old HTML site (at transnull.cominto WordPress Pages. Good ‘old .htaccess will allow me to magically send visitors from the old HTML pages right to the WordPress Page. I will also be moving WordPress to the root of the domain.
Well I got a nice ‘gift’ if you will today. I was planning on ANOTHER year of working through New Year’s. This would be number 4 since going to retail after getting laid off. Before that I had a nice Mon-Fri job and all holidays off. I sure miss those days.
The big boss (he has to work tonight too) asked if I wanted to come in at 5pm instead of 10. There is no truck tonight, just autofills (items that sold throughout the day are replenished with what we have in the backroom.)
Also since it’s NYE the store will be a ghost town starting in the afternoon, so there won’t be any mad rushes to buy stuff, thus autofills will not be huge.
Coming in at 5 coupled with the fact the dayside team will be there to help in the backroom, this guarantees getting out no later then 10. For the first time in 4 years I am getting to actually celebrate the New Year. Still in disbelief.
So after seeing things about k2 for a while i decided to give it a try. k2 beta 2 supports WordPress 2.0 and can be had here.
Opera 9 will support Atom 1.0, XSLT 1.0, XPath 1.0, Web Forms 2.0, Web Apps 1.0 Canvas element. CSS3 Tranparacy, Partial SVG Basic 1.1, TLS 1.1 and TLS Extensions as well as full support for ACID 2. Plus neat suff like Site Specific Changes, Bittorrent support and Editable search engines. The whole list is here.
I upgraded to WordPress 2.0 today using the instructions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress. The upgrade was straightforward and easy. No problems to report.
I was using Spam Karma 2 Reloaded before but am trying out the Akismet spam service. This requires a wordpress.com API key. The key comes with a account but I wish I could have gotten one without signing up for an account I will never use. O well.
The mail came today, and what showed up? That’s right, my Amazon.com order! I am one happy person. DHL must have found it and was able to get it down to get in today’s mail. This beats having to wait until Tuesday for a status.
I ordered a couple books from Amazon.com (the ARRL books for the General and Amateur Extra exams) on the 13th and they shipped the 21st after a delaed shipping notice. It went out 2nd day DHL and I was supposed to have it on the 23rd. I tracked it yesterday afternoon after falling asleep for a couple hours and noticed it was DELIVERED (at 7:06am it arrived in Lisle, IL and and 9:41am was DELIVERED to the same location! It was now 4pm. I had no package, there was no “missed delivery” notice on my front door, I don’t live in Lisle, and it was signed for by someone I never heard of.
So I call DHL and they told me they had to look into it and get back to me. Well this is fine and dandy, it was already 455pm and I had to work at 10p so I kindly let them know I was supposed to be sleeping and if they could get any info now. They did and after several minutes on hold said my package was apparently accidentally grouped with a bunch of other Amazon.com orders and yada yada yada. I was told they still need time to look into it and would call me back. I said that’s fine, just leave a message since I’m going to be sleeping.
Well I got up for work , DHL had called, and their message said they are trying to recover the package from the post office. (I know DHL is a big USPS partner, I usually get Amazon orders from the postman.)
I’m not sure what this really means. Are they trying to recover it so they can personally deliver it? Or get it back to properly get it to me via the local post office? Who knows.
How can this get better? Because of the holiday weekend DHL is closed Monday! That’s right Tuesday will be the earliest I get a status of any kind and a possibly delivered package.
I’m just glad this was a couple books for me and not a Christmas present for niece or nephew although I was looking forward to reading them this weekend. At least I still have the www.hamtestonline.com site to use. I still wanted to have the books for hard copy reference.
This was the free shipping offer from Amazon too so I can’t be to mad I paid for this error on their end. I am curious though what you get when they fail to make their guaranteed delivery time. I’ll find out when I call Tuesday.
I checked my grades for this semester online a few times throughout the day and they weren’t in yet. I just checked now and they were in. What a pleasant surprise to see an “A” was transcripted in Power Supplies. I don’t know how but I’m not going to question it. I was seriously thinking it was going to be a “B”. I’ll count this as an early birthday present as it’s tomorrow!
Today was the final in Electrical Power Supplies. I ended up falling asleep early Monday night and woke up at 5am today. Not what I wanted, as I still had to make my sheet. I was out the door and at school at 615am. I was the first car and person in the building where the class is. I started making my sheet and realized that there was just way too much to fit on 1 8.5″x11″ sheet. Around 7:15 a classmate showed up and started his. 7:45 came really fast and I just decided to see if the teacher would just let me use effective 1.5 pages. He said ok.
The test went ok. I actually answered most all of the Q’s without randomly guessing like I did last semseter on his Solid State final.
Grades are due tomorrow so I should be able to see what the overall was. If I email the instructor he’ll let me know what I got on the final as well as the overall grade (before the latter is available online or at the school kiosks (and before the report cards are sent).
I’m expecting the B and will be very surprised if the overall was bumped to an A.
Classes are now out until Jan 16 2006. My first class will be Jan 17. Unfortunately I’m not going anywhere but will just work even more and pict up the mad OT for the holidays before hours get cut back in January.