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  • Xue 03:44 on 10/08/2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Color Posts Test 

    avatar dancing

    Photo: Cho Balanced by Luminis Kanto

    This is only a test!

    The “Color Post” plugin sets a coordinating background for your post.

    I don’t think there are any choices / settings.

    Results may vary depending on your theme. In .Re/act’s case, you won’t see it on the home feed, but you will see it on any individual post that has at least 1 image.

  • Vanessa 15:04 on 12/02/2014 Permalink | Reply

    ## New Web Hosting Hi guys Have you… 

    New Web Hosting!

    Hi guys! Have you noticed how slooooow .Re/act & .Re/search have been lately? It’s driven me crazy! Was it always this slow?

    The good news is that I’ve just moved our hosting from MDD to WiredTree and I’m hopeful that our sites will perform much better now.

    LMK how they’re running for you and if you have any questions or suggestions on how things work or the way they look! 😀

    • Ciara 02:54 on 13/02/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Vanessa, thanks for this explanation and update! I had noticed that the site seemed to be getting progressively slower to load but figured it was something more to do with my internet connection than the site hosting. Re-act is definitely reacting much faster for me this morning!

  • Vanessa 09:32 on 31/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

    ## Markdown Added Hi guys we’ve added … 

    Markdown Added

    Hi guys, we’ve added “Markdown” to .Re/act. It’s a simple way to format what you say. One asterisk on either side of a word or phrase makes it italic, 2 makes it bold, 3 makes it bold-italic.

    bold-italic ooh ahh

    gives you:
    bold-italic ooh ahh

    • Vanessa 09:34 on 31/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      And it works the same way in comments too! 🙂

    • Christa Forster 10:49 on 31/01/2014 Permalink | Reply


      • Vanessa 11:09 on 31/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

        if you think that’s RAD try putting 1 or 2 or 3 # signs in front of your “headings”, like:


        Or This

        Or This, even!

    • Christa Forster 17:25 on 01/02/2014 Permalink | Reply


      • Christa Forster 17:26 on 01/02/2014 Permalink | Reply

        #ha ha#
        ##ha ha ha##

        • Christa Forster 17:26 on 01/02/2014 Permalink | Reply

          🙂 really, hahah

  • Vanessa 06:02 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hello World 2.0 We’ve reinstalled WP 3.8 @… 

    Hello World 2.0
    We’ve reinstalled WP 3.8 @ .Re/act
    hopefully the comments under wrong post biz is now behind us

    • Mike 22:22 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      While I don’t know the cause of these problems, a lot of WP issues these days, especially regarding themes, are emanating from JavaScript.
      Automattic is developing a “next generation p2” theme which is actually going to be a plugin.

      • Vanessa 03:20 on 21/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Mike, thanks for reaching out. The problem with our P2 Child install of WooThemes Houston seemed to be, well IDK exactly, but something corrupt in the install or database. I tracked it as far as not being about any specific theme or plugin. I read that changing permalinks helped so I messed with that for a while. Then I tried reinstalling 3.8 on top of itself with no results. In the end I deleted the site and did a fresh install which works fine for the time being. (3.8 actually did initially break P2 and all child themes, but Automattic put out an update within a couple weeks)

        Yes, the next gen P2, “O2″. At Beau’s talk at WCSF’13 in mid-July he said it’d be out in a month. That was over half a year ago. I guess they’ve been working on other things. He also sort of said .org first and .com later. A month or so ago they sent out a questionnaire asking who’d be interested in beta testing O2, but that it’d be on .com initially and .org down the road. I eagerly filled the questionnaire out, but it’s already been over a month since then.

        Meanwhile, I think most P2 themes are a little bit visually clunky. As in not-so-aesthetically pleasing, but also sort of as in visually chaotic and harder to visualize distinct posts. Woo has really done a nice job making Houston both more pleasing and correspondingly more, I believe, functional

  • Oscar 19:57 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Oh silly me I just posted a comment… 

    Oh, silly me!! I just posted a comment in response to the wrong item! Was attempting to add a reply to the sequence on the ancestor project but, somehow ended up adding it to Vanessa’s post re. Art & Tech Lab. Now I can’t figure out how to edit it out of there and into the place intended…

    • Christa Forster 20:17 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Oscar, I went into the Dashboard and moved that comment to the trash, so please repost it under the correct discussion.

      FYI, I copied and pasted your original response in an email to you, although you could dig the one I removed out of the trash section of the Dashboard and repost it that wayy as well, if you were so inclined. xoxo

      • Oscar 20:59 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

        Aw, thanks, for your help Christa! Though, crikey, I’ve just tried to repost my comment in the “‘correct” place again and, to my surprise, it’s ended up in a new “wrong” place!!! I’ve been trying to add it to the dialogue that follows your call to participate – but, somehow, it refuses to post there and I’ve no idea why it’s failing…

        • Christa Forster 21:05 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

          It’s probably the ghost of Izzy d’medici messing it up! 🙂

          • Oscar 21:16 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

            Lord, Christa, perhaps not Izzy (she seems to be more tech-savvy than me) 😉 but maybe it’s the ghost of Mr Frederick Archer screwing things up?? He appears to have bones to pick over the way he met his death…
            One more try, eh?! xx

        • Christa Forster 21:10 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

          Dear Oscar, if you are logged in, you can go up to the top of the page where you’ll see a “+ New” option. If you click that “New”, you’ll be in the Dashboard, and you’ll be able to move the comment to the trash and try reposting again (?). I appreciate your efforts!

          • Oscar 21:21 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

            Woo Hoo, Christa! It worked!! Have successfully relocated troublesome comment. Guess Mr. Archer’s resting peacefully after all…

            • Vanessa 21:53 on 19/01/2014 Permalink

              Hey Oscar ‘n Christa. It’s not YOU… it’s… well… it’s not ME either… but something’s a tiny bit amiss here and unfortunately comments sometimes go on the wrong post… I moved a few but it does get tedious… I’m sort of working on a fix but IDK what the exact issue is and so I’m sort of stalling for an update or alt platform… I don’t actually have an easy answer unfortunately.

              Moving them sorta works but is a pain. Just letting them sometimes go to the wrong place seems wrong, but you pretty much know what’s going on anyway.

              It seems as if commenting on the newest post always works. But sometimes commenting on the 2nd or 1-down post goes instead to the top post. That’s all I’ve really figured out so far. Sorry about this!

              If you figure out when it does and doesn’t go wrong, I can more precisely ask the “Houston” designer Woo Themes about it. TY / Sorry!

    • Vanessa 23:19 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Yes Christa, I agree! At the risk of introducing yet another app, the platform Editorially, which Molly and I started using for our MOOC Writeup Article, might be nice as it can have multiple authors and you can edit, record changes, it has a comment panel that can link to doc text, etc

      I just threw the text up there and sent you an invitation to collaborate. We only have a week to submit it — but we do well with deadlines! — and I think that can help us focus on broad, dramatic strokes. I think you hilited most of the same areas that leapt out as exciting / motivating / relevant to me.

    • Vanessa 23:37 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, Xta, I’ve seen this too. It’s weird. So many “tiny moving parts” in these contraptions! 😛

      It’s happened to me too, with Michael specifically, although it probably isn’t him.

      The only thing I can think of is that when someone who doesn’t have a “Gravatar” (the “Wavatar” is the randomly generated “cartoon” for peeps who didn’t sign up at Gravatar) for some strange reason our “Diablo” theme on .Re/search gets confused and makes it look like we talk to ourselves even more than we already do!


      So a comment bug in the .Re/act “Houston” theme
      and a different comment bug in the .Re/search “Diablo” theme

      I’m not certain that the “theme” is even the culprit, IDK. We could twist Michael’s arm to go paste a pix at Gravatar. That wouldn’t fix it for other unsignedup peeps, but he talks more than most of them so it’d be a clumsy but helpful partial fix.

      Diablo and Houston are pretty nice so I’m loathe to lose them, but perhaps I should at least try some other themes to try to track down these 2 bugs. To me, the .Re/search issue is a minor annoyance, but the .Re/act issue is a real mess.

      Also, separate (3rd!) thing, which you probably realize, is that you seem to have 2 accounts, the “Christa Forster” and the “Xtaforster”. This is basically fine, but could be confusing. I assume you have 2 different emails and login 2 different times / ways. For simplicity I like to have everything under one email and try to not have more multiple identities than necessary! 😛

      Unless, obviously, if I’m resurrecting Octavian or something, in which case I might use a separate Augustus.Caesar@gmail.com account…

      • Christa Forster 00:37 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

        I would be loathe to change to a new theme, too, because I’ve just gotten used to this one! Thanks for the reminder of why my two different photos are showing up. You’re right. I’ve got two different emails operating; I will try and streamline it asap.

    • Vanessa 13:42 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Crikey! I can actually comment on Oscar’s post now! Praise the Lord!

    • Oscar 11:22 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for all your hard work, Vanessa and for the helpful posting tips Christa! I’m having a rough day as my “blast from the past” – 19th Century Donnie – is proving to be quite a handful…

      • Isabella Medici 12:17 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

        You’re doing a great job Oscar. Try to be patient with with Donnie. Don’t let him wear you out!!

  • Vanessa 16:30 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    New EZT time zone Now that we… 

    New “EZT” time zone!
    Now that we aren’t enrolled in a course at Stanford anymore, we might as well stop calling “California Time” “Stanford Time.” But it’s still as good a time zone as any since a couple of us are there and the EZTV April 12 event is there. Also SL, based out of SF, runs on that time zone also, aka “SLT.” So I propose we use “EZTV Time” and to keep with the style of PST, EST, GMT, CET, etc, why don’t we just call it “EZT”

  • Christa Forster 13:58 on 19/01/2014 Permalink | Reply  

    So Many Xtas 

    Hi Vanessa, do you know why my Wavetar/Gravetar shows up when Michael makes a comment on one of my posts? It happens with a couple other folks, too. For example, http://practicebased.re/search/number-1-first-blueberry-hangout-2014/

    ¡Mille Grazie!

    • Oscar 09:29 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Crikey, Christa, Michael’s a ventriloquist?????!!! I’ve simply got to meet him (or maybe I already have, eh? 😉

  • Vanessa 09:39 on 19/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

    ooh update of P2 theme fixes the break… 

    ooh, update of P2 theme fixes the break from the Chrome update! 😀

    • Vanessa 09:48 on 19/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      6 days – pretty good. Still, it emphasizes the complexity & fragility of this ecosystem. And the idea that persistent development (& interoperability) are as important as Open Source for a truly useful software project.

  • Xue 19:16 on 13/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

    Hello all There was an update to Google… 

    Hello all! There was an update to Google Chrome which is temporarily not letting you post here. If you use Firefox, Opera, or most other browsers you’ll be fine till the Chrome issue is resolved. Also, if instead of using the “Whatcha up to?” box, you use the +New>Post, then even Chrome will still post here. Sorry for the hassle! We’ll keep you updated.

  • Vanessa 15:56 on 03/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

    Want a Cool Icon instead of a “Waveatar”? 

    The secret is easy, just go here:

    Signin with the same email you use here on PB.Re and paste any photo you like.

  • Xue 02:36 on 02/11/2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello world! 

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

    • Mr WordPress 02:36 on 02/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, this is a comment.
      To delete a comment, just log in and view the post's comments. There you will have the option to edit or delete them.

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