Blastmilk ahoy!

Bloggy freshness.
How come a leetle template tweak turns into a three month long project??? Guh. I just wanted to fix display issues in firefox. And I ended up scapping my old templates and starting with a fresh batch of MT virgin templates.
I don’t know why it took so long. Oh yeah, because I’m freakin’ indecisive! I get 90% done with the layout, and the module headers (wee nav banners on the left and right) absolutely elude me.
I’m still tweaking it, but I had to get them up before I went nutso.

Movable Type Batch Photo Processing and Gallery Creation, Part II

*dancing around in circles*
Remember this post? Obvious PMS hissy fit aside, I think he’s done it. Really done it.
It’s here: Better File Uploader 2.0! | Eat Drink Sleep Movable Type
Totally worth the $10. Pay it.
Just tested and with simple plugin upload, tweaking some settings, MT suddenly has wizbang gallery creation at last! With lots of options, especially if you know your css. BAM! And I had six images uploaded, w/ same height ratio, with css wrapper (or NOT!). And it will stack entries, or paste them, or append to your entry.
And completely compatible with my previous gallery hack. wahoo, I say.
K, more testing and then I’ll post something.

Marie Antoinette

EDIT: Read my review here ^_^
Ok, I’ve waited to watch the trailer til just now. I love suspense. Like pretending Christmas isn’t next week.
And I have to admit I got shivers. Opens October 20th. I am a-quiver.
My passion for history and rococo in general, and the French Revolution in particular, need not be explained. I really adore Sofia. I super crush on Dunst and the little spaces between her teeth (boing!). And I really love the 80’s. If it doesn’t suck, I will so win.
*flutter* Shirley Hendersen, Marianne Faithful, Judy Davis… wah!
And this is as good a time as any to make the announcement official: Décolleté 2.0 is up! The Severed Head Gallery is TEN YEARS OLD! Can you stand it? It originally went up in the winter of 1996, when I was under-employed and living in New Orleans. I’ve now officially moved it from Chapel Perilous to Blastmilk.com. Home is where the heart is, eh?
Check out the Marie Antoinette galleries. And the Guillotine Galleries too! I will need to add an entry for Coppola’s film I’m sure… unless I hate it. Which I hope I don’t. Woo!
Warning: Working out some display issues in Firefox! I’m still working on expanding the galleries, links, and references. I have so, SO much material that is not posted. Hence my whinging about movable type and photogalleries the other week. Well, I’ve made it work, for the nonce. Feedback, corrections and suggestions very much welcomed! Just don’t tell me it sucks in Firefox. I know…

This is my life.

“Web 2.0 is a fresh-faced starlet on the intertwingled longtail to the disruptive experience of tomorrow. Web 3.0 thinks you are so 2005.” – Zeldman, as per usual

Save me from the buzzkill.
I apologize for the lack of DOLLIES AND PUPPIES, KITTENS AND BUNNIES!!! Honest. We’ll be back.
I just got a new momoko today. rawr. OMG, I love her *falls over*
I’m thinking of adding a category of chamber pots in art & literature to the blog. I’ve been meaning to do a perma-gallery forever but just don’t have the time to even update my old hobbies. So I thought maybe a random collection of images and book references posted to the blog might spice things up a little. Not scatalogical at all. Just intimate and old timey. Weeeeeeeeeeee!

Wee holiday

Took the day off today. Finished production on yet another iteration of the corporate website and I’m totally beat. I had to work through some pain and illness so I was pretty ill tempered at work. Just hoping it didn’t show too much :p
So yesterday, when the site was live and I was pretty sure the kinks had been worked out, I demanded a holiday and got it. Phew!
So I’m happily surfing the internet and drinking too much coffee. In my pj’s. I’m so behind! LJ: I was lucky if I could scan my fllist looking for pretty pictures. DOA: poking my head in to voice an opinion now and again. Home: my mother in law is coming next week so we’ve been spring cleaning. Needed to anyway as we had a bad mildew problem what with all the rain this spring and the fact that where our house is used to be a marsh. So everything had to be moved away from the outside walls and cleaned. Hence the selling. Not that my stuff is moldy!!! Just need to get rid of some of this stuff…
I need to revisit my to do list now that I am out of production mode. I did manage to fix the notification features with the blog, so it is working now, or appears to be! Thanks to Pair.com support (my host) who are AWESOME and know their shit and if they don’t they find out. I’ve been with them for almost six years now, with hardly a complaint. And they NEVER, EVER have gone down. EVER. Just wanted to say. ♥.
Wow, I guess I felt the need to update, huh?
I’ve been a little disconcerted about how cookies or whatever let ad servers track you all over the internet. I noticed last year sometime that Lane Bryant ads were being served at me everywhere I went and I was all “how do they know I’m fat!?!?! wtf.”
But whatever.
Speaking of… some of the spring stuff is sooper cool. They’re carrying on a bit with the vintage/historical costume theme. I picked up this amazing blouse the other week though it doesn’t look like it is on the site anymore. In the softest white cotton w/ pale blue stripes it is totally a 1830’s drop sleeve inspired top. With large pintucks the sleeves drop of the shoulders and then poof. I could get all Brontësque and still wear jeans. Weeeee!
OMG, I’ve been talking to you for an hour. I hope to go look at little chihuahua doggies today. Weee!

LJ Crosspost works!

Halo from Blastmilk.com!
LJCrosspost is an oooold MT plugin and only works with statically generated templates. Well, the whole point is I don’t want no statically generated freakin’ files cluttering up my new spiffy clean dirs.
So I just added it to the main index, since it is always static. Woot!
::happy dance::

Woot! Site update

::sweat::
Updated to a fresh new instance of blastmilk.com. Rebuilt, revamped and reorged (just a little) but most of the magic is on the back end. I considered moving to WordPress, but I’m pretty invested in MT, which has made huge improvements since the earlier versions, and I love the interface :p Plus, I run several blogs off of this instance of MT and converting my templates would be painful. Blah blah blah. I like it here. What I need is to get cozy with database management, so that is my next project. You know, after the 2384734 other things I have to do (updated to-do list later!).
Enjoy the crazy baby background, it makes great desktop wallpaper. That is my current stationary :p
We’ll be testing notifications again, the fact that they didn’t work on the previous blastmilk is what kicked me in the pants to update.
Also, I haven’t been able to get LJCrosspost to work with this current version, I believe it is the php that it is choking on. So I’ll have to keep playing with that. In the end I might end up with an RSS feed. But bah! I want my lj.
Oh! And I swear, I’ll fix my email form. Sorry I’ve let it be broken for so long, it got abused by spambots *cry* so I busted it on purpose.