Tag Archives: website

Mulch Ado About Nothing

Do you ever come across a website that offers to make your life better and you think, “Great, but this is too good to be true”? I’ve often come across these as ambitious startups offering something free or asking me to please give my email address for updates which never actually come. Well, when I came across ChipDrop I figured it was another one of these ambitious startups. I actually found ChipDrop on Craigslist, which added to my suspicion that it was a ruse. I mean, Continue reading →

FriendShipMate.com is my new project

I’ve been busy lately. Work has kept me busy, in a good way. I really enjoy what I’m doing. But I’m always wanting something more, something I can control. Enter FriendShipMate.com. Some time last year, Tinder was a really popular app for people looking to have some sex with strangers. Many people I talked to wanted to know why a similar app didn’t exist but just for meeting platonic friends. People to fill some voids in your free time who have similar interests as you Continue reading →

Featured Images at a Blog Near You

You may not have noticed if you don’t read this website by visiting the site, but I have added featured images on the homepage. I’m here to tell you that it’s a rather large deal. In fact, I think I might have solved a greater issue I’ve had with images and this website. Way back when, in 2010 when I installed WordPress as my CMS, I was happy to have a better system than my home-brew chunk of code because it would be easier to Continue reading →

Speed

I’ve been obsessed with speed lately. Page speed. You might have noticed that this website loads damned quick. Or you didn’t really have time to notice. That’s because of me. When I redesigned the website, I only took looks into account. I wanted clean and simple so that’s what I built. Then I came across a page speed tool, Pingdom. My website averaged a couple of seconds to load. It was requesting information from a hundred different places. The page size was huge compared to Continue reading →

Website Redesign

As I mentioned recently and as you may have noticed, I redesigned my website because I felt it was a little dated. It was a lot of fun and it took me nearly no time at all when I think about it. But that’s not the only website redesign I’ve done recently. I redesigned my company’s website. To was it was an experience is an understatement. Let me explain. The translation company I work at is small, when I was hired there were only 7 Continue reading →

Website Redesign

I’ve been talking about redesigning my website for a while now but I finally got around to doing it and designed it in a way that I like. That last part is so important, you don’t even know. I think I had two or three designs I scrapped or never pushed live because I couldn’t get them to look quite right. The colors were a bit off or the formatting didn’t work how I wanted it to, or something. Finally though, I sat down yesterday Continue reading →

Website Woes

I have a few writings on the back-burner at the moment because, if you haven’t noticed, my site is plagued with issues now. I can’t seem to figure out what the problem is. I suspect faulty databases. That’s what I’m going to attempt to fix next. Anyway, hang in there. If things don’t look right for the next few days or a week or so, it’s because I really cannot figure this out and it isn’t for lack of trying. EDIT 11-22-2013 11:17 CST: I Continue reading →

Web Redesign 2013

I know I mentioned a while back that I wanted to redesign my site. It was probably further back than I’m used to for announcing website updates. And I realize, if you poke around this site, nothing has really changed yet. But don’t think I’m not working on it, because I am. I’m limited on how much time I can spend, really, by work. Which is odd, then, when I admit that most of the work I’ve done on it has been at work. None Continue reading →

I Write Like

I came across a plugin for Chrome today, which just a redirect to iwl.me. The website is called I Write Like and the purpose is to analyze your writing and tell you which famous author it resembles. It’s a neat tool, but it got me thinking. Why do I care who I write like? I’ve heard arguments about why people try to resemble great writers. They’ll memorize passages of their work so their mind is ingrained with the rhythm and flow of words they used. That makes Continue reading →

Holiday maintenance

Just a heads up. I need to update my blog software manually because I’m running into an error on the automatic update. The site might be down for a bit. Thinking about it, if the site is down, you won’t be able to read this. Anyway, I’m going to try and post soon. Happy holidays until then!