Sean On Leave

Changing the World…One Vacation At A Time.

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Welcome to the site.

July 4th, 2007 by Sean

It took a bit longer than I had hoped, but this website is up and ready to go.  I’ll be posting, as often as I can, about my trip – from my preparations, to my time and work in Kathmandu and my return.  I’ve set this site up with WordPress, a popular, open-source blog application.  The fabulous images come from Flickr’s Creative Commons search, and the code for changing which image is displayed came from PhotoMatt.

The original theme I was using turned out to break rather badly in IE (bad Sean for not checking that sooner!)  However, I’ve moved to Cutline and I’m actually a lot happier with it anyways.  I found a neat little “web sticker” over at Underground Weather that shows local time and weather for Kathmandu, so I added that to the sidebar.  I also added a cute widget for countdowns; I’ll be using it throughout my trip.  I’m trying to get my Facebook status and/or Twitter status to show up in the sidebar, but the Facebook RSS feed isn’t recognized by WordPress (which is deeply weird) and I’m just getting started with Twitter.

This is the first time I’ve used a blog for a specific event, like a trip.  I’m excited to see how it works out.  So far things are looking good!

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  • Sean,

    Just started a blog and opened a Flickr account a couple of weeks ago so I’ll be taking a look at WordPress and PhotoMatt and web sticker and Twitter Not only am I amazed and impressed with your trip to Nepal but I’m curious about the “blog” side of things too.