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Website Notes

Message board added to LaVena website

by Philip Barron on September 9, 2008 · 6 comments

A message board has been added to the PFC LaVena Johnson website. The new forum, running on phpBB which will be familiar to many, provides space for discussion and community beyond the scope of website commenting. The style of the forum is provided by Brian Gardner, author of the Revolution theme for WordPress which the [...]

Post-migration site issues

by Philip Barron on August 17, 2008 · 0 comments

This weekend, I discovered a couple of malfunctions in the website that resulted at least indirectly from this site’s move from Blogger to WordPress. The first involved incomplete posts – about ten percent of the entries on the site were oddly truncated, cut off after the first few lines. I can only think that this [...]

Changes to LaVena site

by Philip Barron on August 9, 2008 · 0 comments

Regular readers of the official LaVena Johnson site will note marked changes in every on-screen aspect of the website, beginning with the name: Pfc. LaVena Johnson. Events have outstripped the original title, which was tied to the petition addressed to the two Armed Services Committees. With that petition closed and two others underway, the website’s [...]

Programming note: New feed for LaVena site

by Philip Barron on August 3, 2008 · 1 comment

A brief programming note: Feed subscribers to the LaVena Johnson website should edit their feed reader settings to use the site’s new Feedburner feed address ( This address will provide subscribers with access to all blog posts at the LaVena Johnson website, regardless of changes in the website’s platform or even its address.
The website’s use [...]

Ups and downs, and thanks

by Philip Barron on August 23, 2007 · 0 comments

It was clear from the outset of this petition project that this was going to be a long haul endeavor. There are so many stories and events that compete for our interest, and media at large is so predictably sluggish and unresponsive, that it can take a long while for any narrative to gain [...]

Ten thousand birthday wishes

by Philip Barron on July 27, 2007 · 1 comment

Today, July 27th, marks what should have been a joyous celebration, perhaps including a party filled with family and friends. Today would have been LaVena Lynn Johnson