It has been 8 months since I posted on Thripp.com. I updated the site to WordPress 3.8 (was on 3.5) and the theme to 2014 (was 2011). I am going to start using this site again, since it seems pretty important to my professional development to have a current website, even though Facebook works pretty well for many purposes.
I am graduating from University of Central Florida with my B.S. in Psychology in May 2014. I mentioned being engaged in my post from June 2013, but it didn’t work out and we broke up, so I won’t be moving to the Bay Area of California. (Updated 2014-03-07) I applied to two graduate programs but did not get accepted to either, despite having excellent grades and GRE scores.
I have been photographing birthday parties lately, and working on other hobbies such as piano and personal stuff.
Lately I have had some interesting ideas for articles to write, so I may start writing again like I did in 2008 – 2011.
I am also using deviantART again and you can see some of my new photos there.
I’ve updated the gallery with descriptions for each photo and links to each photo’s post under the thumbnails on the gallery pages. I added ten photos I posted on deviantArt several months ago, including many of the Golden Gate Bridge from my visit to San Francisco in June 2011. I also added five new photos yesterday of some leaves and nature scenes I took recently.
These photos also appear on richardxthripp.thripp.com (my old site) since I am posting them there and pulling the data to display descriptions and titles here, but when you click the post titles on the old site they redirect here. Though the gallery is one page, photos have virtual pages like thripp.com/photo/the-golden-gate-bridge through some WordPress modifications I found here. I edited the comments section to allow comments on individual photos and redirect to the correct one after posting a comment, and I edited the comments RSS feeds to include the title of the photos commented on and have the correct links. I also imported all 724 comments on photos from the old site, and edited the home page to display the last five photos below my most recent post. Finally, I moved all the stock files and source files to MediaFire and added redirects for all the files there with the Redirection plugin.
I changed the theme header to show the twenty photos from my 2011 portfolio on all my websites. I was using 000webhost to host thripp.com, but my site was disabled with the message “Suspended (Suspended for violating 20%+ CPU usage limit for more than 1000 times. Please upgrade to our premium UNLIMITED hosting at www.hosting24.com to get your account reactivated.)” two weeks ago, so I moved to SYN Hosting, a host I used several years ago based in Canada. I’ve left the other sites on 000webhost, but will be careful to make frequent backups because they delete all your files and databases when they suspend an account. My first three months with SYN Hosting are free and then it will be $9.95 per month.
Since SYN Hosting supports virtual subdomains, I moved Th8.us (a URL shortener) there and restored all 25 million short URLs, most of which are spam unfortunately. I disabled adding new short URLs on May 17, 2011 and am not planning to change this, but at least there will no longer be dead links floating around on Twitter. The database takes up 3.2 GB of space, using up over half of the 6 GB that SYN Hosting provides, so I will be hosting most large files on MediaFire instead of here.
My next steps will be taking new photos and making modifications to the theme.
Welcome to my new website on 000webhost.com.
I have transferred richardxthripp.thripp.com, music.thripp.com, comic.thripp.com, richardthripp.com, jt.thripp.com, hong.thripp.com, daytonastate.org, and vicandhelen.com from WiredTree to here. There are some plugin and theme issues since I upgraded from WordPress MU 2.7 to separate WordPress 3.3.1 installations and did not import my custom theme, but I will work these out over time.
I will be making new posts here and have forwarded all the photos from richardxthripp.thripp.com to thripp.com/photo/name. I will work on transferring the descriptions soon. I have switched from using separate posts for each photo with Post Thumb Reloaded to NextGen Gallery.
Since I have only 1.5 GB storage space here, I will be moving the stock photo downloads to MediaFire soon.
I have not been blogging for about nine months but am going to take this opportunity to start again and resume working on my photography and music.