A yay and a bit oops

I spent most of yesterday working on this site again. I really should not let myself get so distracted by my hobby, but I enjoy it too much and pride myself on the work I’ve done on this site over the years.

After all, this site has changed drastically since I first said “I’m going to make a website because that’s cool!” when I was about 16 years old. I may have been 15, I don’t remember exactly when I bought my huge book of html code and took an online class on basic html… However, I digress!

This past day, I took some time on a little project to rid this site of a possible database hole. There was a phpbb which had existed for years on this website. For the most part, it was ok, but it had not listed an update for years, on coding side. So, I felt that it would be better placed as the forums on this wordpress-based part of the site. So, I merged them with the main part of the site. It took a few tries, but I did manage to bring them over.

Which brings up to the “oops”. There were previously a set of forums on this side, “The Maw”. I may or may not have overwritten them. I completely did. So, those few posts are slightly, just a bit, completely AWOL. I think the only thing of interest was the listing of games that we were sharing. So, not too much lost…

Anyway, oops.

Now, I need to do stuff, which is important. It also happens to be stuff.

Notice: all prior quizzes fully inputted

I spent some time today inputting data into the quiz database to make some worthy study tools. About the only other one that I might draft up before the mid-term might be a quiz for Kanji. However, I find that simply using Kanji is the easiest way for me to memorize them.

Anyway, useless sentences time for my own entertainment/study.

ねこがすきなので、わたしのうちの中にねこが二ひきいます。ねこは大すきですが、大きいねこはあまりすきじゃないです。わたしのねこはすこし小さいです。ねこがもうほしくないです。

Another study tool for the midterm

I finished setting up the Chapter 10 study tool, so I started work on other self-quizzes so that I can personally prepare for the upcoming midterm.

At the moment, this is only mid-way through the expressions for Chapter 8; however, I’m going to sleep soon. So, I’m posting this quiz up as is and plan on finishing it soon.

Useful expressions

This tool is for the useful expressions which will be found on the midterm.

Also, I have poked at an attempt to make a conjugation quiz, similar to what was found on Japanese Study Tools, but the plug-in currently does not permit for it. I might come up with something simple to use instead. I’ll what I can do.

Working on setting up Chapter 10’s self-quiz

Well, I’ve found that my self-quizzes have been exceptionally useful while I’m studying for my Japanese Vocabulary quizzes. So, I’m going to continue drafting up study tools for each chapter.

As of the moment in which I’m posting this up, I have managed to place all the vocabulary words up to the end of い-adjectives in the database. I’m hoping to finish up the rest of the quiz by the end of tonight.

Chapter 10 Vocab

Study tool for Chapter 10

As per usual, the quiz is only in ひらがな and カタカナ. Unlike per usual, I’m going to have a more to this post.

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About that Gallery

Well, I lost a bit of sleep last night fighting with this site to get the gallery working like I wanted it to. If there happened to be anyone who was trying to do something… like maybe a classmate wanting to use my self-quiz to practice for the quiz today… Sorry, I think my attempts to get the gallery working in a way that I wanted it to had brought this site down a lost last night.

I am contacting my host to see if there are ways to improve the stability of this site. I would rather not fight with this site like that again.

Anyway, I now have a gallery that hosts a ton of the pictures that I’ve taken through the last year. I don’t really have many pictures from before that time, though. So, feel free to browse it. A fair warning, I never properly went through the ton of pictures I took when on my 30th birthday trip. So, there are a number of nighttime shots that I still need to hunt down and delete, for they blurred to the point of uselessness. Thus, sorry in advance.

This site just got a recent overhaul

I recently changed out the theme of this site since the previous theme started to glitch out when it came to javascript thanks to buddypress’s last update. At first, the change of theme was only going to be temporary. However, I started to bash at it and swap things around. In the end, I put in a lot of work tweaking wordpress’s twenty-fourteen theme to get it to my liking.

Now, I’m actually rather liking the new theme. So, there’s a large chance that this change might be a permanent new look.

There are things that I’ve noticed in need of extra tweaking. For instance, there’s an “Older Posts” button that shows up on my iPad which does not show up on any of my desktops. That part is not too big of a deal, but I would rather like to get rid of all the green from the original theme. So, I must hunt down the css coding for this button and eliminate it.

I also am not fully certain why my iPad automatically switches to a mobile phone version when it is viewing the site. It works, though, so I don’t really mind that.

Overall, I am content with the work I’ve put into this new theme. However, if anyone encounters any problems or suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

Oh, one last thing to take notice of. I’ve added a Gallery page to the tabs. I might need to tweak that page a bit more in the future, but I currently like how that worked out.

もっとべんきょうする

The last quiz that I made for myself worked like a charm. So, I’m working on putting together another study tool for myself. At the moment, I’m posting it up before all the words have been added. However, I’ll eventually add them all in.

I’m also going to see if I can develop a quiz with a few more options. We’ll see.

Chapter 9 Vocab

Another practice quiz. This time, to get me ready for the Chapter 9 vocabulary.

This quiz is also solely in ひらがな and カタカナ.

日本語をべんきょうする

This is more for myself than anyone else. The website designer for my Japanese class’s drill site quit this year, so we were slightly missing out on the drills. My teacher has been trying to make some practice tests for us, but they’ve been spotty.

So, I’m trying my hand at making my own! Not to mention, I think I might like this set-up better than the site I used last year. Expect to see more abuse of my own site later on, with the creation of more self-quizzes to help me study.

Chapter 8 Vocab

Trying to set up a study tool for myself.

For the record, this quiz is solely in ひらがな and カタカナ. While I’m being introduced to some 漢字, my vocabulary quizzes aren’t in 漢字.