Really Need to Post Here More Often

Finally cleaned up the Header, so it doesn’t have my TVaholic.com logo any longer. Soon will be updating to the latest version of Thesis and WordPress and testing out a few minor design changes before implementing them across my other blogs.

Since, I mainly use this blog for testing things out, like plugins and such, before using them other places. I should really blog about what worked and what didn’t.

Plus, I have a few other things pop in my head from time to time that don’t fit on my other blogs, which should wind up here much more often.

Testing My Fall TV Grids

The following is my Sunday night grid for the Fall 2008 TV season. It shows what I will be watching etc. I will be posting them at TVaholic for each day of the week. Want to see what it will look like under the Semiologic theme. So, when I switch over, they won’t be all messed up.

Network First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Desperate Housewives Brothers & Sisters
CBS The Amazing Race Cold Case The Unit
The CW Valentine, Inc. Easy Money  
FOX The Simpsons King of the Hill Family Guy American Dad  
NBC Sunday Night Football – Starts at 5:15 p.m. here on the West Coast
Cable First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
AMC     Mad Men
HBO   True Blood Entourage Little Britain USA
Showtime   Dexter Californication  
Key Watch Live DVR DVR2 On Demand Sometimes TBD

Seeing what it looks like with different background colors for the networks.

Network First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Desperate Housewives Brothers & Sisters
CBS The Amazing Race Cold Case The Unit
The CW Valentine, Inc. Easy Money  
FOX The Simpsons King of the Hill Family Guy American Dad  
NBC Sunday Night Football – Starts at 5:15 p.m. here on the West Coast
Cable First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
AMC     Mad Men
HBO   True Blood Entourage Little Britain USA
Showtime   Dexter Californication  
Key Watch Live DVR DVR2 On Demand Sometimes TBD

Seeing what it looks like with Bold Headings.

Network First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Desperate Housewives Brothers & Sisters
CBS The Amazing Race Cold Case The Unit
The CW Valentine, Inc. Easy Money  
FOX The Simpsons King of the Hill Family Guy American Dad  
NBC Sunday Night Football – Starts at 5:15 p.m. here on the West Coast
Cable First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
AMC     Mad Men
HBO   True Blood Entourage Little Britain USA
Showtime   Dexter Californication  
Key: Watch Live DVR DVR2 On Demand Sometimes TBD

I think I’m going to go with the third one.

Testing NextGEN Gallery Plugin by Adding a Whole Gallery to a Post

I tested NextGEN Gallery for adding individual photos to a post, but now want to see what a post looks like when you add an enite gallery. So, here are those Mariners game shots again.

Update 4:04 p.m.: Looks pretty good, now to see what it looks like in the feed.
Update 4:10 p.m.: Not good in the feed. The slideshow link takes you to some other feed on Feedburner and the photos link directly to there full version, not a gallery on your site with all the info/descriptions about them. Now I’m not sure if I’m going to use this or not.
Update 5:35 p.m.: I tried removing the Slideshow from the galleries and while that removed them from the site, the link still appears in the feed, which is where it doesn’t work. Looks like if I use a gallery in a post that I will have to cut it off in the feed and make the photos only viewable from the site. Also, came across a pretty good write up on how NextGEN Gallery works, even if it doesn’t help with my current problem.
Update 6:50 p.m.: Well, it looks like the Slideshow finally did get removed from the feed. But, still looks like I’m going to only display the photos on my site and not in the feed. Which isn’t that big of a deal cause some of the photos I will be using aren’t supposed to be only viewed on the site and not pushed to the end user anyway.

Testing a TVaholic TotT Post: To See How It Looks in This Theme

The following was posted earlier today over at my other site TVaholic.com. I am testing version 5.6 of the free version of the Semiologic theme for WordPress right now. I am trying to see what things presently posted over there will look like under this theme. Also, so I can make some tweeks to the theme before I try using it over at TVaholic. So, let’s take a look.

News & Notes


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Tonight, NBC has the Summer Olympics 2008 Closing Ceremony.

Over on cable, A&E has the third season finale of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Animal Planet has an Animal Witness special about the Michael Vick case, HBO has the miniseries finale of Generation Kill, Spike has the TV movie premiere of S.I.S., and USA has the seventh season finale of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Homer and Marge get stranded in the Tunnel of Love at an amusement park after Bart plays a prank, in “Love, Springfieldian Style” from this past season.
Aliens in America (The CW): Repeat. Justin and Raja both end up being the school mascot, in “My Musky, Myself.”

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX): Repeat. John and Cameron end up in a dangerous spot on a school trip and Derek and Sarah try doing business with a less than honorable businessman, in the first season finale episode, “What He Beheld.” Season two premieres Monday, September 8th.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. Lynette finally finds out who it really was that set the fire at Rick’s place and Bree gives Orson and ultimatum, in “Opening Doors” from this past season.

Solid Selections

Summer Olympics 2008 (NBC): Closing Ceremony. Also, the men’s volley ball final. Runs four hours. I pretty much watch no Olympic coverage whatsoever, which is weird for me. Not sure why they didn’t hold much interest for me this go around.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Four chefs compete in a catering for a gala event battle. Plays again later.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Season Finale. Goren finds a picture at his mother’s grave and it leads him and Eames down a dangerous path into his past. Plays again later.

Mad Men (AMC): New. Don is dealing with issues regarding his wife and some TV comedian. Joan gets Don a new secretary. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeats. Two episodes replay, “The Hero Returns” and “Uncharted Territory.” Two more episodes, “Duplicity” and last week’s “Mohters & Wives” play later. There will be a nine episode marathon of episodes #3-#11 from this season on Labor Day.
  • Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. Miller takes another look into the case of two murders that happened at the exact same time, but both remain unsolved, in “8:03 AM” from season four.
  • Generation Kill (HBO): New. Part seven of seven. Bravo has reached Baghdad and First Recon is sending out sporadic patrols to gather information in the city. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.
  • S.I.S. (Spike): TV Movie Premiere. A secret unit of cops in Los Angeles track down the bad guys. Plays again later.
  • Skins (BBC America): New. Jal needs to practice her clarinet skills for the Young Musician of the Year competition, but her family keeps getting in her way. The second of the two episodes from last week’s two-hour premiere, “Cassie,” replays right before. Both play again later. If you’ve ever wondered what a teen drama might look like if it were shot for HBO or Showtime, then you should check this show out.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Little League World Series championship game.
  • ESPN has the Little League World Series consolation game early and later Sunday Night Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Golf Channel has Champions Tour action with the final round of the Boeing Classic from the Jack Nicklaus designed TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, WA.
  • NFL Network has preseason football action with the Buffalo Bills at the Indianapolis Colts.
  • TBS has MLB action with the Tampa Bay Rays at the Chicago White Sox.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. Episode five “Grey Matter” replays. Episode six plays next week.

TV Marathons

A&E has 12 episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
Cartoon Network has 26 episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? starting early.
E! has the five-part 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments.
MTV2 has six episodes of From G’s to Gents.
Oxygen has five episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency early.
Spike has seven episodes of UFC Unleashed leading up to tonight’s TV movie premiere of S.I.S.
TLC has seven episodes of The New Detectives.
TNT has The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent including tonight’s season finale.
VH1 has seven episodes of I Love the New Millennium.
WE has seven episodes of Bridezillas.