I think I nailed it! :D Here are the photos I took this month for the photography challenge! I didn’t took one a day, but I manage to do them all in time.
Awww yiis :D
I’m very tired right now because the event was so exciting! At least this time I arrived on time and didn’t got lost on the way.
Obviously the contents were very foccused on what WordPress (which this site runs on, btw) can do and the portuguese community.
I really enjoyed the talks and the different themes they approached. They were all really different and that pretty much shows how diverse the WordPress experience can be. It also made the event something that’s not only for the programmers, but also for the WordPress users and that’s really cool. Considering some of the questions I heard, I guess I could say some peolpe were expecting the event to be a lot more technical than it was. I, however, think the balance was just fine. The community is not about the code and that showed up!
Even though I can do the programming and I work in the IT field, I don’t really do much coding for wordpress. I love it but I use it mostly for blogging, with the occasional tweak here and there. I think it was really good that the event was inclusive enough for everybody and not foccusing on coding or structural details that would have really bore the hell out of people who don’t code for this platform. The technical side, actually, was mostly a brief explanation of how the platform worksand we even got to see some hacks being performed live! Which was really cool, good thing we also learn how to protect ourselves from said hacks.
Long story short: the event was not about code, it was about the experience, it was about people. And it was very good at that!
This was also the first time I’ve kinda been livetweeting something. Many people were active under the hashtag #WordCampPorto but althought I tweeted and followed some, I didn’t meet them phyisically :( Maybe I should have, but I’m still a little shy. Gotta work on that.
The experience was awesome and it makes me want to attend more and more of these events. I also got a lot of freebies and I’m a sucker for those, so I’ve improved my swags already:
The talk I enjoyed the most was one concerning my WordPress needs, namely multi-lingual support for blogs and sites. This is a multi-lingual site, as you probably have noticed by now. The plugin presented though, followed a totally different approch from the one I’m following – actually, even though I thought that plugin was a really good idea and totally worth a try, I don’t think it has any kind of compatibility with the one I’m already using. Guess I’ll have to stick with this one for a little longer, or maybe I should just go and make a conversion software (AHAH AS IF). Welps, further, the plugin mentioned is the WPML, which I totally urge you to take a look at if you’re into the multi-lingual support. I tells you, it seems a lot better than gTranslate and xLanguage, especially when it comes to content organization.
Welps, and thus I bid you farewell for todays since I’m totally dying over here.
It is very odd to wake up considerably late and still get to work early. Wow the wonders of living in the city.
Not going to say I’m loving my new place, but it is very comfortable and it sure feels nice enough. It is cozy.
Today was thunderstormy. I have a lot of work for my thesis to do right now and it’s making me tired but at least it’s getting closer and closer to the end, uff!
Many many things, some of which you may have read on this very blog, were urging me to move away from home. Every now and then I could hear my friends complaining how I lived so far away and how hard that made all the hanging out tiems much harder and restrictive. But that’s far from all, there were also the rather long 2++ hours I had to waste everyday travelling by train and all that implies, especially for someone who doesn’t live anywhere near the station. Addingly (is this a word?) I no longer pay college fees and my sister is studying at Porto this year too! That makes us two people wasting lots of times on the train and having different schedules and thus more issues about how to get to the station and all the schedule syncing that would require, with all the constrains that would follow. Too many difficulties.
So I set myself on the task of finding a house we could both rent. But I arrived late to this game: for we were already two weeks into September and the studants had been arriving to the city for a while and all the good places were filling up!! But fortunantely, I happened to find this very cozy room I could share with my sister and it was not expensive at all. I have to share the house with two more girls but that’s ok. I moved to the room just yesterday and it is very, well… Roomy! We also made it very cute:
I am now the proud owner of 3 cacti and a bunch of glowing flowers (they are furniture, not real flowers! Also I bought them from home, I’ve been the proud owner of those for a while now).
But this moving thing is still very new to both me and m sister. We’re not experts. Actually all the times I left the house before was to move into some friend’s house, which already had all the supplies a person needs. But this time we needed to come up with everything. We decided to take care of the bedroom stuffs first, so now there’s a lot missing on the kitchen… We have forks and spoons and knives, but no plates yet, oops.
Welp, the house had two plates which we could use, but my sister brought a friend today… And there just weren’t enough plates. Well, we kinda solved that for the moment:
One problem at a time.