Stripped

November 24, 2008

I’ve taken most off the css and ‘style’ off my blogs design as you can see.  I did this once before to focus on substance but was seduced by the dark side and jazzed it back up again soon afterwards.

I intend to keep it like this from now on.

Blog wise I haven’t been posting anything interesting recently due to the fact the world has been getting me down.  Why focus on the environment, politics or technology when everything seems to be tainted?

I hope I’ll come out of this lull soon but who knows.  For the time being it’s the monotonous story of my life 🙂


A Podcast?

July 8, 2008

Over the time I have spent designing, publishing and running websites I have run a couple of short lived podcasts. These have mainly failed because I didn’t have the time to dedicate to them in the first place. Of course they could have failed even if I had had due to lack of interest or any other number of things. Success is hard to come by I should imagine.

So you may ask what I’m getting at. Well quite simply I am considering giving myself another run out on the podcast circuit. I intend to cater to my strengths if I decide to go ahead, which is by no means certain. My ideas are based around things i talk about on this blog minus the personal content. Think tech mainly.

As I said however, this is only the start of my thinking. Stay tuned for more thoughts as and when they happen.


Slow day

May 29, 2008

Nothing much to update you with today.

It’s been a slow one with the girls away and I have been feeling a little under the weather, tired and run down.  Nothing that a couple of early nights won’t fix.

I also sold my PS3 to fund the purchase of something I have been wanting for a while.  Details to follow.  Stay tuned.

Oh, and if you are a regular reader you will remember me mentioning changing the type of content of this blog or creating a new one.  Well that new one is now up and running and obviously I can’t reveal the details here as that would negate the point of having it.


Changing Content?

May 26, 2008

I read an article in my Sunday paper yesterday about blogging….

It basically said that brutally honest bloggers get the readers, but there is a price to pay if you aren’t posting anonymously. Now I know that some people who know me read my blog but those people generally know me pretty well and the kind of things I would blog about if I were to up the ‘honesty’ stakes with what I write. I am very tempted to start laying everything down here for the world to read and no doubt it would make a much more interesting read. But, and it’s a big but, I am not sure if I am ready for the kind of detail that it would entail being so very very public.

My blog has been going in one form or another for nearly two years and I know that it can sometimes be a little bland when my life is so much further from it.

The way I see it I have three choices:

  1. Keep the current blog content the same
  2. Start blogging without fear as if this was a truly person diary as I talked about above.
  3. Start a new blog that is anonymous and us that as my ‘no holds barred’ forum of content.

As you can tell by this post, I haven’t decided yet. But of course I will update here when the choice is made.

In other blog related news:

I have activated a ‘related posts’ feature that displays other posts i have made that have some form of relevancy to the post being read. You can see what I mean by reading a post in depth; that is, clicking it.

The tagging feature has also been updated with all previous posts being tagged and a tag cloud added to the right sidebar of the site.

A few other modifications are still in the works and they will appear as and when.


Widget. It’s got a widget. A Widget it has got.

May 24, 2008

Ah yes, widgets.  The love of almost every blogger and I am no different.  So to match my new theme I am introducing a few new ones.

Like the ‘add my blog as a widget’, the ‘CFC’ widget and also one that might not be as apparent at first.  It’s an icon generator for commenter’s on the blog.  If you take a look at a couple of the comments made you will see that each commenter now has their own individual monster icon that will stay with them whenever they post a comment.  The monster icon is randomly generated when a comment is made.  I suppose it is about time I make my thoughts a bit more user friendly.  I am lazy and have a couple from the generic Widgetbox and have installed a couple on the webserver myself.

There might be more widgets or changes to the sites layout over then next few days as I try out new things and generally try to improve the eye candy and usability.


Widget. It's got a widget. A Widget it has got.

May 24, 2008

Ah yes, widgets.  The love of almost every blogger and I am no different.  So to match my new theme I am introducing a few new ones.

Like the ‘add my blog as a widget’, the ‘CFC’ widget and also one that might not be as apparent at first.  It’s an icon generator for commenter’s on the blog.  If you take a look at a couple of the comments made you will see that each commenter now has their own individual monster icon that will stay with them whenever they post a comment.  The monster icon is randomly generated when a comment is made.  I suppose it is about time I make my thoughts a bit more user friendly.  I am lazy and have a couple from the generic Widgetbox and have installed a couple on the webserver myself.

There might be more widgets or changes to the sites layout over then next few days as I try out new things and generally try to improve the eye candy and usability.