Category Archives: software

New Theme Coming

I’ve gotten a little tired of the theme I’m running for this blog.  It has served me well, but right now it is looking a little old and yes clinical.  I’m tired of clinical.  This theme is called Biru and is pretty straight forward.  So, here’s an image of it. I know you’re looking at it now, but once this site changes, people won’t know what I’m talking about.

This is the older Biru Theme

Yes, it has served well for a couple of years.  I liked that it has a clean design.  There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles getting in the way.  Nothing to take away from the words… I know,… what words.  There was not a lot written.  It’s hard to write a lot when you’re whispering.:)

The other thing, is that it would never display photos where I placed them.  For example, the image of the Biru design is supposed to be on the left side of the screen.  But if I wanted it on the right side of the screen on the center of the screen, it would show up on the left side of the screen

The new theme is called Motion.  It is much more colorful, but it is also darker.  I kinda like it because it’s not bland but it’s not so dark that you can’t read it.  I don’t think it makes you depressed after reading and the controls for finding articles, make it easier for the reader to navigate the web site.

I hope you’ll like it.  This is what it looks like:

This is the new Motion Theme

See, it just doesn’t display properly. I set it to show on the right side, not next to the end of the post.

1Password

There is one piece of software, that I have found to be invaluable since I started using it last fall.  It’s call 1Password.

It seems simple enough.  What it does is keep track of all your logins names and passwords and fill in the appropriate text boxes with one or two keystrokes.  But that’s not all it does.  It can keep track of various identities you use to join up with various forums or shopping sites and with one click fill in all the data for you.  Not only that, it can keep track of “wallet” items like credit cards or secure notes like serial numbers on purchased software.  All of this is kept on a secure separate keychain.

So if you use a Mac, check out 1Password.

Louise Logs

An artist friend of mine is creating a series of videos entitled, the Louise Logs. I think they are brilliant, and given the nature of the dialog, I think they fit perfectly with the title and intents of this blog. The plan I have come up with, is to post one here each week (at this point in time, there are five of them).

Of course, you can always see them all at once if you like. Here, then, is the first one:

Remember to turn your sound on. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

WordPress 2.5 upgrade

I downloaded and installed WordPress 2.5 last night. Nothing the reader sees should change until I learn more about the new version, which is a complete overhaul. That means there are new features that will become evident once I learn how to implement them. An example of something that interest me is a feature called galleries.

More on this as I learn more.