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New workflow

New workflow

I got the new Apple Pencil and I’m using it to hand write my blog posts. Feels a little awkward at first, but I like that I can scratch out new posts as if on paper, which I really like. I love the feel of handwriting my thoughts, the scratch of ink pen on paper. This is almost the same thing. Hopefully this will speed up the writing process.

Grrrr!

Grrrr!

Not wanting to update WordPress to Gutenberg!

It’s Been A Long Strange Trip

It’s Been A Long Strange Trip

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 16 years since I started this site. It had more of a purpose when I first put it together. It was a place that my fiancé and I posted stories of our life. Those posts are mostly hidden right now and you won’t find them here.

I don’t really do much advocating for disabled people anymore. My life has shifted, and I don’t focus on my disability. Not that I don’t have some issues, I just choose not to let it be the focus of my life.

I have to give a shout out to StephtheGeek, she was the inspiration for my starting this site. You are awesome Steph, much love to you. I met many of my online friends through you and I am eternally grateful for all your little site did for me.

Truthfully, I’m struggling trying to make this site more relevant. The days of blogs are over I fear. If you don’t have a relevant topic to talk about there is not much to publish that is worthwhile. But I’m going to ramble anyway, who cares if anyone is listening?

Facebook is the juggernaut of the web these days. Personally, if I didn’t use it to connect with friends, I would ditch Facebook. Possibly, I will just use this place as a dumping ground for my writing. Maybe one day I will have a more interesting life to chronicle here, who knows, it could happen.

 

A Query

A Query

A question, if you’re reading this, I’d love to know what you would like to see on this page?

I don’t have much going on in my life, but I want to resurrect this site and try to keep it up. And I’d like it to have more content than just fun stuff and links.

So if there is something you want me to talk about, let me know.

I’m also resuming my development of sites for others. If you need or want a site for yourself I’d be happy to do it. My rates are reasonable and really just looking to build up my portfolio. My focus is mostly WordPress development.

To fill time I’ve been taking courses to bolster my skills and fill in gaps in my knowledge. Truthfully I’m finding that I already know most of the stuff. I just need to put it to use.

If you’re interested interested in learning HTML5 or CSS3 I highly recommend this book on Amazon. HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. It’s a fantastic book that covers the topics with great writing and magazine-like layouts. A great refresher on the skills or a primer for learning something new. Full disclosure, if you use the link above I get a small percentage of the purchase.

Reworking my resume

Reworking my resume

I like the design of my new resume site, reworking the text a little though. Any pointers are appreciated.

Site purge

Site purge

Going to be purging some stuff from this site that is no longer a part of my life.

Difficult decision, but necessary I think. Any thoughts from ghosts who read this page are welcome and will be taken under consideration. The process is likely to take a while.

Waiting…

Waiting…

I decided to move some work related files off my web host and onto my laptop. I need to start building things locally. I don’t like using my personal resources for these types of job. It was necessary in this instance though. Let me just say one thing…my Internet provider sucks.

Being stuck out here in the Mojave Desert it’s my only option. But it’s so damn slow. I started the transfer of files about 45 minutes ago. But instead of going down, the que of files to move keeps going up. At this rate I should be done around bedtime in 5 hours give or take. I want to move, I hate this, it’s not conducive to running a business. Verizon and other providers need to get off their collective butts and expand services out here. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Though there have been rumors of something coming soon, I have yet to see evidence of it.

300

300

Well, after much research I was able to import all the entries from my old blog “Syracuse Rantings” into this blog. As of this post there are now 300 post entries dating back to November 1999.

Nobody will read them I guess. But I’m happy that I was able to salvage a bit of my personal history as well as Kara’s entries. It’s a record of the last 12 years, for what it’s worth. Granted it’s not perfect. Probably a bit spotty and some of the links and pictures are either no longer valid or missing (can’t be helped, things change). But it’s a record of my life and I wanted to put it back up on the web. I’m happy I was able to do it. Don’t expect great writing or interesting stuff. Enjoy it for what it is. All the post are in the category “Syracuse Rantings”.