A Facelift

So far this blog hasn’t seen too much activity and hasn’t even touched anything remotely related to politics or religion. For the most part, that’s because I have been completely swamped at work and just haven’t had the time for anything that wasn’t related to getting the project at work off the ground and running. Thankfully, we have a delivery coming up on Monday, and there is an ever so slight drop in pressure as we ship a release.

So this weekend has been the first time in weeks that I have had the leisure to really examine my blog again and think about its look. After playing around a bit, I found some inspiration in the wee hours of the morning and managed to update the look of the blog once more. I’m not certain whether this is the final product, but it definitely represents a first step towards defining my own look for this site. Thanks go out to Malin for some useful pointers about colors and contrast!

So, what do you think?

The Slow Methodic Destruction of a Christmas Toy

Here’s a flashback to a pre-blog event that my wife Melinda and I managed to capture with my first digital camera which was a birthday present from her. On Christmas Day after a very nice time spent visiting with my mother-in-law and her husband, Melinda and I returned home and got out the stockings that my mother-in-law had filled for our two boys Bodie and Doobie. One of the items was a small plush ball that most dogs would probably enjoy squeezing and gnawing on. But not so with Bodie. Let us observe the inevitable tragic outcome.

Christmas with the Boys

A New Look and A New Tool

Well, I could only stand Mephisto’s default simpla theme for so long. Now while I fully intend to create my own look for this blog in short order, I decided that it wouldn’t hurt to provide a quick face lift especially after I managed to find a large list of custom themes available for Mephisto. I decided that riddish would do very nicely. It has a clean presentation and I like the usage of red in the theme.

When writing these posts and even more so while playing with the templates that define the look and feel of Mephisto, I much missed the syntax highlighting and editing capabilities of my favorite text editor vim. I did some digging around and found that with the installation of a suitable Firefox extension, I was able to have Firefox pop up vim to let me edit the contents of most text areas in the browser. Pretty convenient!