I have been quite busy the last month developing with WordPress. Oddly enough, I had about 6 requests for WordPress sites from friend and colleagues during this time. WordPress has come a long ways and with the large number of developers and designers behind it, WordPress is becoming the permier web content management system. It is perfect for small to medium company websites at the moment.
During this time, I decided to play with some of the features WordPress themes and plugins are now providing to users. When one of my clients needed to manage their photos, I found NextGen, a great photo gallery plugin. I loved it so much, I decided to use if for myself.
Essentially I have 3 websites with pictures of my trips around the world since 1997. I decided to aggregate them into one photo blog using the free Arras Theme. Presto, Qeeboa is born. Qeeboa is derived from the word, keyboard, invented by one of my students almost 2 years ago. Since I already registered the domain name, I decided to use it for my new photo blog.
Some of you will notice that I use the name Kentai Matsunaga on the site. Matsunaga is my family name from my Japanese mother’s side. Kentai was my Kazakh name that I went by for two years (1997-1999). In Kazakh, it is deprived from a word small since many Kazakhs felt I was, well, small. It also have meaning in Japanese as well. Ken means sword, tai means body. I will explain later why I will plan to use Kentai Matsunaga in the future.
In the meantime, view some of the photos of the various cities I visited since 1997. I plan to put most of my pictures there.