A long break once again… I know. Oh well, all I can do at this point is get back on the horse and get going. Last few post that I did happen to make I was talking about different themes and working some stuff up. I have finally settled on the current look for the blog. It is a responsive theme call Tetris. I have created a child version of the theme of course to make it my own and so far, after having it up for a month or longer have been pleased with it. I kept meaning to take down some notes about it and such and of course blog but I never seemed to get around to it all during the month of April. Part of that has been work and partly the excitement of a new boat and spring fishing season (see more on that over at fishnstory.com), but some of it has been just getting motivated. Anyway, the theme is the major part of the current updates but there are a few more things to do here on the old blog.
I realize that I just changed themes not to long ago and was just getting all the final bugs really worked out and having things looking good, but… Here we go again. Why the rush? A concept called Responsive, or more specifically Responsive Web Design. What is that? The basic idea is the website, without having to be specifically coded for each device, will respond to the type of device it being viewed upon and over the best view possible in a viewable size and minimal side scrolling to see it. Or in other words the website will support your old computer, your new uber-high resolution computer, your tablet, your smart phone, and the next device that has not come out yet all equally well.
I think I am hitting almost all of it below – yep, I got college basketball, the Hall of Fame balloting for Cooperstown, college football, the NHL lockout being resolved, and a rant about fishing at the collegiate level. I guess that does leave out NASCAR and horseracing, but if any of the above are your interest you are in look and if none are appealing check back later, as I am sure I will have something else in a few days.
Over the last several months I have slowly re-tried all the different Linux distributions out there and finally have settled on going back to an Ubuntu version 12.04 based system – but with the test of being just a stripped down Xfce desktop. Part of this was all brought on by an update to 12.10 based system my desktop (which was originally a regular Unity with Xfce overlaid – but was fat because of that – along with Cinnamon and more). The update went wrong and because of that I decided to try a few different things, before I decided what I was going to use going forward.
Once again we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year and so we welcome in 2013 and say good-bye to 2012. 2012 was not a bad year as years go, but there were things that I wanted to do that I never seemed to get motivated enought to get off to a good start. There were things that I did get a good start on but kind of stalled out on at some point during the year and even a few of those got a second wind at some point, but still did not end up in the place where I wanted them to be. On top of those things that are carry overs, there a more then a few new things that I want to accomplish for this upcoming year. And so, I give my list of goals for 2013…
What are you using as a todo type of list on your computing devices? I have tried a bunch of different ones over the last several months, even years. Back in the late summer months a collegue mentioned DoIt.im, which is a native application on mobile platforms that has a counterpart desktop tool and web interface. Recently, though, I came across Nitro with some similar function and a both native to Linux and apparently open source. Aside from a minor quirk and functionality that need to grow just a little bit, I am very pleased with the Nitro tool overall.