WordPress updated to version 4.0

Upon receiving the little notification in the top of my WordPress dashboard letting me know that version 4.0 of the content management system had been made available, I used the auto upgrade feature to get my site up to date with the latest release.

So far there hasn’t really been anything particularly noticeable or amazing about the new version. Of course, this comes from a five-month break from using WordPress, so I’m sure that I don’t really re­member all the nuances of the previous version anyway. Overall, it seems like the look and feel of 4.0 is almost identical to what it used to be (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).

I checked out the patch notes for the new version over on WordPress’ website, and according to them, it seems like the biggest differences are in the editing and media panels. Unfortunately, I do all my content creation using the “Text” tab where I write my blog posts in raw source code. So, it seems like I won’t really be taking full advantage of all the media-related stuff that was added in.





End of Hearthstone’s fourth ranked season

Yesterday was the last day of Season 4 in Hearthstone’s ranked ladder, and I hit an all-time high rating of Rank 5 last night.

I feel as if I could’ve gotten Rank 3 or 4 if I had tried a bit harder, but unfortunately, I forgot that yes­ter­day was the last day to rank up, and ended up running out of time.

Even as I earned my fourth star in Rank 5, my victories were pretty convincing, and I was on a winning streak (and it’s unfortunate that Rank 5 and above don’t get winning streak bonuses, or else I would al­ready have enough stars to be in Rank 4).

Unfortunately, I determined that sleep was more important than Hearthstone, as I needed to wake up early this morning to open our family business.



Parkzer Rises Again

On this day five months ago, I made a post stating that I would be taking a break from publishing new con­tent on my website.

Coincidentally (but not really), it happened to be on April Fool’s Day. A lot of people thought that I was joking. But, as time went on, they started realizing that I wasn’t actually playing around.

What I intended to do during that time was publish an entire redesign of my entire website with a lot more features, better graphics, and overall a better way to present all the content I would be posting. Unsurprisingly, that was a lot harder than I thought it would be, especially because I was so occupied with so many other things going on. To jump to the “tl;dr” version of the story, I basically got almost noth­ing done.

I fiddled around with my landing page for a bit, moving some highlights around and sticking some more in, then opened the template editor in WordPress a few times only to get repeatedly overwhelmed and scared away.

So, we’re basically almost back to square one.

Actually, we never actually even left the first square to begin with.

Never use a preposition to end a sentence with.



Changes coming to Parkzer’s Blog

Hi humans.

I decided to throw a quick post up on my blog to let you guys know that I will be working on some pret­ty large changes to my website within the upcoming months. During this time, I will be making very little to no new content posts.

At the end of this period, I hope for my website to have a completely new design with far greater functionality. I am also attempting to turn my blog into more of my own personal social network feed (this means more posts in general throughout the day, and more different types of content overall).

In the meantime, if you want to keep up with me, I recommend following @Parkzer on Twitter. If there is something urgent or personal, you are welcome to send me an email or use the contact form on my website. If you are one of my close friends, this doesn’t mean I’m disappearing for a few months, it just means I won’t be posting on my blog. I’ll still be around, and nothing will be different about me outside of my website.

If you’re eager to see the changes, I will be publishing them live in segments throughout the next hand­ful of months. Feel free to check back every few weeks or so to see if I’ve made any noticeable progress.



Lindsay’s road trip to Virginia

Hi humans.

A few weeks back, Lindsay went on a road trip to Virginia.

She took a handful of pictures, and was going to send me more, but I’m guessing she never got around to it, so I’m posting what I have for now.

This is a picture she took from the car of mountains in the horizon.

During a rest stop, she explored and took these pictures:



WoW: On a Roll, and leveling a Shadow Priest

Hi humans.

I decided to post this screenshot because Lecktrah is obsessed with a short comedy clip/video called “You’re On a Roll.” I got the “On a Roll” achievement on World of Warcraft not long ago.

I also have another fail story. While we were sitting in Pandaria, Lecktrah told me to go to the Dungeon Finder. Forgetting that it was an actual interface that can be opened by hitting the I key, I opened up my map to search for where the Dungeon Finder might be so I could go there.

Of course, she couldn’t stop laughing for another few minutes straight.

In other news, I started leveling an alternate character, a shadow priest. One of the problems I had with my mage is, Lecktrah and I power leveled so fast up to the level 60s with Refer a Friend, then I character boosted to 90 using the free one I got for pre-ordering Warlords of Draenor, that I didn’t really learn how to properly play the game and use my character. There are a lot of fundamental things about World of Warcraft that I don’t know yet, and get extremely confused and overwhelmed when I’m doing late-game content.

So, in order to make sure I eventually learn all the basics of the game and work my way up, I decided to create a shadow priest to level by myself so I can spend as much time as I want exploring the game and stopping to learn about everything I encounter. I also decided to do all the quests and get as many achievements as I can on the way up to the level cap.

I recently finished doing all the quests in Westfall.

After returning to the city, I did some daily quests and hit level 19.

I then went underground past the Deeprun Tram into the fighting area and cheered for Lecktrah when she won her duel to get an achievement.