WordPress…civilization…where will it end?

WordPress…civilization…where will it end?

…in which we consider our third—or is it our fourth?—makeover…. Some time last year the various web and cultural planets I follow—perfunctorily, even lazily, I have to admit—came into alignment. I had an epiphany about the work we’re doing here at wikiGong.com. That is, an epiphany about our web page, not about the various things […]

nearing the finish line

…in which I pronounce the 2011 makeover nearly done When starting this in May, I was sure it would be wrapped up before June. Let’s just say I learned a lot. And that there was a lot of porting from way back that needed doing. Now almost three weeks into a second month, I can […]

branching out

Posted by on May 7, 2011 in blog, projects, WordPress | One Comment

…in which we start a whole new venture with a friend, applying lessons learned. Harking back to a decade spent—formatively—beyond the fringes of Chicago, we embarked this week on our second site-building romp with friend and mentor Joseph Pinzarrone: dekalborama.com is now rising up from the virtual cornfields of northern Illinois like the dust of […]

a mobile world, in progress

Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in blog, tools, wikiGong, WordPress | One Comment

…in which we brood on the contemporary milieu. I’m training the smartphone as I write this. Multi-tasking turns out to be ironic after all. Just back from Beijing and once again a completely different experience from last time. What’s changed? WordPress. I can blog from nearly anywhere. Android. Actually, it’s changed but no better, really, […]

playback time?

…in which we attempt to wed ccHost audio to a blog entry. Continuing our tour of the WordPress empire, it’s time to see how the sonic dimension might be handled.  This post is an excuse to exercise the Audiobar plug-in and others. For example, can we add an audio link to wikiGong Sounds material: Take me […]

decisions, decisions….

…in which we circle WordPress like a cat around the stewpot, while our thoughts run on ahead. As with any tools investigation, it’s great to have a pilot project in mind. In this case we’ve got more than one, which may be a problem: Tuning up the static pages’ look and feel in preparation for […]

a new day, a new tool

a new day, a new tool

…in which we contemplate what it is to blog. A bit over two years into this experiment, we’ve started to recognize how some of our habits fit into the Web 2.0 Zeitgeist. For example, a significant part of what we–the site admins here at wikigong.com–are doing online is blogging: talking about our projects, thought patterns, […]

a new year

…in which we contemplate our tools, website navigation, and another face lift. So much to do, so little time. A well-worn complaint, about to be donned again as the general excuse for so few updates here recently. First of all, when we last checked in on these blog pages, SoundWalk 2010 was coming right up. […]