Brief notes about the state of the site

Some time ago, I had plans to expand the role of this site into more of a community/social site as opposed to merely a standalone blog. I installed BuddyPress and made the requisite changes to the custom theme.

Fast forward to a few days or weeks ago, and some %*$$&#@ decided to start making 20+ fake spam accounts. Per day. Honestly, right now that’s the least of my problems. The quickest fix for the moment is to disable BuddyPress and the community features, which honestly weren’t seeing much use anyway. Depending on what happens in the next couple of months, they will most likely remain disabled for the remaining lifetime of this site (and how long that is, I cannot say for sure right now).

I do plan to remain and/or re-establish myself as an active blogger for the local arts and events scene, and hopefully the state of the blog (which I’m quite unhappy about, by the way) will change in early 2013.


2012-11-17/12-09 Monthly LOVIEE

Winter is upon us once again. Whether it be ice skating or a street painting festival or something else entirely, there’s a lot to look forward in November and early December. (More events will be added next week.)

Beginning Saturday 11-17

The Ice at Discovery Green, see website for times, $12 including skate rental and tax. It’s a rare chance to ice skate outdoors in Houston, and it only comes around for a few weeks every winter. 12/13-IADG

Saturday 11-17 and Sunday 11-18

Via Colori, Sam Houston Park, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, free admission. Street art festival benefiting the Center for Hearing and Speech here in Houston. 12-M11-1