The instructions were a year old and some of them were not correct (mainly, the whole deal about Plogger and WordPress sharing a database).
Over on the right-hand side of this page, you are now able to directly access Plogger with the same theme as my blog. This is thanks to a WordPress plugin called Redirectify, written by Owen Winkler. I highly recommend this plugin.
I am writing this post from the family Wii. I am, of course, cheating and using a usb keyboard. It was very impressive that I was able to just plug in the keyboard and start typing. I didn’t even have to close the browser. So far, I have tested serveral sites and I can say that browsing the Net is functional. There are definitely some formatting issues that need to be addressed prior to this becoming commonplace.
For one, the input screen needs to be tied into the boxes on the webpage. For example, I am typing this post into a two-line box with the onscreen keyboard visible. An option would be to make the USB keyboard driver trigger turning off the on-screen when a keyboard is connected. One other way around this would be to work with the devlopers of the blog editors and make them work in the browser.
The second problem I noticed was streaming content support is iffy at best. YouTube works, but I get black bars in full screen mode. Other video sites do not work at all, demanding I have Flash 8 installed.
As a plus, Squirrelmail works wonderfully. It is text-based and very fast.
Myspace works, but it definitely needs formatting work. Google maps also could stand some customization for the interface.
To sum up my experience, Nintendo really needs to sit down and work some magic with popular website owners. The Wii appears to have the same problems mobile phones originally had. I will be doing some testing with my sites in the near future for compatibility to see how difficult it would be to get a Wii-friendly format without too much compromise on content. What I am hoping for is a WordPress plugin to format for the Wii. I may be developing my own code for this one.
This is a picture of my Dad from Basic Training. The amazing thing was that he signed up when he was close to about my age as a Private and worked up the ranks to Captain before his departure from the Indiana National Guard. While his service of the country was during what was called “Peacetime” (remember that word?), he served during the Summer Games in Atlanta as well as taking part in a mission to remove the drug problem from Gary, Indiana.