Another couple of tweaks to the blog. The first one is transparent to users: I’ve added Google Analytics to the code, so I can tell how many people haven’t visited my pages.
The second is near and dear to my heart: I’ve added a favicon. These appear on the address bar and tab of your browser, and allow you to easily find the page amongst all the other tabs. (This is assuming, of course, that you’re not a drooling idiot, and are, in fact, using a browser with tabs. If you’re using IE 6, wipe your chin.)
I’m enormously proud to be launching the first tweak to my WordPress theme. Forget the blue. We’re going black and white.
“What’s with the picture,” you ask? Here’s a hint. At one point I was thinking of naming this blog “Precious Bodily Fluids”. Too cryptic? Not to worry: I’ll be changing the header pic every week or so. It’ll provide more hints. In the meantime, expect further tweaks.
I’m having a terrific time learning how to bend WordPress to my will. Still trying to wean myself from Windows, though: I have to break my addiction to Paint Shop Pro and get more familiar with The GIMP. I’ll publish some tutes as I go along. It would be good to have some screen capture software for the Mac. Something like Camtasia. Recommendations welcome.
Back in the old days, when I taught a community college course on programming, I learned the difference between data and information. Data is all around you. It doesn’t really help most of the time. Information, on the other hand, is the data distilled into a form you can actually use. Continue reading
Nobody’s ever accused me of being a shrinking violet. If I’ve got something on my mind, I usually vent it, and damn the consequences. Historically, it’s been a recipe for disaster. I figure no one can look away from a car wreck, so welcome to my world. Continue reading