Site: 1, Nat: 0.

Out of complete sheer boredom1, I decided to make a new design for this site as I haven’t had one in…I lost count. I went through my normal ritual of going to ColourLovers, picking out a color scheme, opening up Photoshop, then scrapping the idea.

Except…this time, I loved the color enough to stick with it.

Then hyperfocus kicked in. Mind you, it was at 12am at night, so what that means is that I would have to be falling over to stop2. Anyways. I experimented with this newfangled thing called Child Themes. It’s actually a lot easier than I expected. This theme is a child theme of the theme I had up last. Then I heavily chopped it up and threw it in a pan3 and this is what I got. I was prodded to go to bed when I was almost finished, so I did just that, then the first thing I did was open up4 was Crimson Editor.

Front was looking good, but then I remembered the monster that was Twitter Tools and Social.

So a few months ago, Twitter Tools updated, and it required another plugin, Social. Miffed, I decided to test it out anyways. Twitter Tools looked the same (for the most part), but what I wasn’t prepared for was how adding Social completely fucked with my comments. Since I was way out of practice5, I left it be. I couldn’t do so with this design, due to its already bright nature. That, and it did truly piss me the fuck off. So I went to Whitters’ site since she had a rant about Twitter Tools/Social giving her massive issues since that update. She suggested two plugins (ew, two plugins to do what Twitter Tools alone did). So I installed one, the other one turned out to need massive amounts of editing just to pull up my latest tweet, so I went looking around for another. This new plugin pulls everything off my Twitter, but I made it so the miscellaneous shit didn’t show, and that is what you see there.

So bye-bye Twitter Tools. You served me well for a few years. And fuck you Social. Fuck you hard.

So while I have a nice layout up6, the whole ordeal has sapped me of all of my energy. So I will probably stay away from it for a while.

Oh, and per inspiration by Angie, I made a Simblr. Turns out that I like multiple Sims in my legacy, but I’d like to keep that space for the heir and spare stories. Oh…and thanks to Geek Inside Us, I won a copy of University Life, and I spent a good chunk of my week playing around with it7.

So that’s it.

  1. And the fact that I needed a new layout
  2. Which I did, at nearly 5am, which would’ve been 4am, but fuck you daylight savings time. Fuck you.
  3. Not really, I’m banned from cooking, remember?
  4. Besides my simblr, that is
  5. And couldn’t be assed to fix it
  6. At least to me, and it’s far from perfect; can’t get the margins right in some areas
  7. Provided that Ronnie let me on between his uses.

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