Shutting Down the Politics Blog
Some years ago I became very interseted in politics. It was the Bush years and being a liberal was frustrating. I started to believe in crazy conspiracy theories. Recently, after careful consideration I have to believe that not only are conspiracy theories ridiculous but that becoming wrapped up in politics is unhealthy. It is frustrating and any effort to convert others or to try to change the system is futile. For this reason I am going to shut down the politics blog. I will be writing my last post soon. I will keep the blog itself accessible to anyone interested in reading past posts. Soon I will move the entire blog into an archive and remove the link from the main navigation bar. I still haven't decided how I will choose to let people access it but it will definitely be accessible in some way for as long as this blog exists.
Soon I will be moving the site to a paid server. I plan to create a website that encompasses my entire universe. From the home page you will be able to access seperate sites. One to hire me to do freelance web development, one for my band, and one will just be a personal home page kind of like this site except it will not encompass my music or my work as a web developer. I'm nit sure how this will all work out right now but the changes are coming between August 3 and 15.
Lack of Updates
Sorry for the lack of updates. I took a long... well, vacation I guess. Right now I'm updating the site using my iPhone until I can get a new mac. My iMacs logic board got fried last month somehow.
Its Been Hectic Lately
I've been working nonstop for the design firm, the burger flipping place, and I've also been working on writing a lot of new songs (I'm just about ready to record too).
My busy schedule kept me from attending to the site. I know it hasn't been updated in forever and I also know that some pages are still blank. I know its bad practice to launch a website with blank pages but if I didn't do it when I had the chance I never would. I'm in the process of adding a music player to the Music portion of the site allowing visitors to preview each album I've recorded and then download it if they please. I plan to update the songwriting and politics blogs soon too. I just posted a new article on the programming blog so thats a step forward. I think I may have less to do this week so hopefully I can make some time to update the site. No promises though.
I don't get too many visitors here but I appreciate whoever does visit. I hope you find the site entertaining or informative or get something out of it. If you have any comments or suggestions I encourage you to drop me a line!
Now I'm off to work again. Have a good one...
The blogs are slowly building content and are pretty much set right now. Especially the political blog since that blog has been with us from the beginning.
Today I want to let everyone know about some new content that will start showing up on the site. I don't know how long it will be before everything is up and running because I'm designing a lot of websites for clients right now. But rest assured the updates will be timely.
These updates will focus on me personally. I'm going to be adding a lifestream application for two reasons. So I can follow my lifestream from my own site and so that anyone else who wants to can follow all my postings from all the different social networks I'm on from one place.
Then I'll be fixing the photo galleries. Right now some of the pictures are too large for the page and sometimes a viewers screen so I'll be changing the galleries. Each gallery will be a page full of thumbnails. Clicking on the thumbnail will make the picture grow using the lightbox effect. This is nice because now people can choose to view photos out of order instead of having to sit through a slideshow.
Then I'll be updating the music portion of the site. I'll be adding pages that enable you to listen to entire albums using an interface similar to the old Muxtape. You'll be able to take some code and embed it into your Myspace or wherever too. It'll be sort of like how you can imbed Youtube videos into blogs. And of course if you like what you hear you can always download the songs as well.
So that's what on the horizon right now. In the meantime I'll be updating the blogs as often as I can. Sorry for the lack of updates lately as the design firm is really starting to take off.
Hi all. I added a script to let me post updates on the home page here. (I was going to use a blog engine but that's overkill for one page.) From this point forward this page will:
- Let you know of any milestones like anniversaries, birthdays, Google ranking, etc.
- Link to any major site updates like the new contact form I'm working on, new songs I've uploaded, etc.
- Tell you if there are any problems on the site. Maybe parts will be down for maintenance, maybe I mess up some code one day, or whatever
- You get the idea
This will make the Home page more interesting and hopefully keep frequent visitors up to date while new visitors will be reassured about the site's freshness when they see the date this page was last updated.