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A New Start

It's been quiet around here for a few months. Part of that, of course, is the holidays and all the craziness that comes with them. But the main reason is that I've spent most of my free computer time on this: my new site.

Tools That Help Me Work

I have a lot of articles "in the pipes," but I've been finding it hard to get into the rhythm of writing again, so I thought I'd start with an easy post to get the juices flowing. This sort of post is obviously something plenty of people have done before, but I usually find them interesting. Since it's been done before, I thought I would concentrate on some of the smaller things that make my life better/easier, instead of the normal operating system (OS X Leopard)/text editor (Coda) writeup.

Twitter This

So most everyone I know in the community is a Twitter user, but I've managed to avoid it up to this point. However, seeing as I have absolutely nothing to do today, I joined Twitter. I'm hoping it will give me a chance to say things that are too inconsequential for a full-on blog post, but that I still want people to hear. Up till now, I was using Sprokets' campfire room for that purpose. I'll probably keep doing that, but, you know, Twitter is cool, too.

New Section: Linked

You may or may not have noticed, but there is a new section here. It consists of sites that I have saved to my Ma.gnolia account. Every day, I find things on the web that I want to share with people, but I haven't wanted to clutter up my blog to do so. The solution is Ma.gnolia. There's a feed and everything. I hope you find it useful/interesting.

Google Reader Has Been Fixed

I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but Google Reader now has a search bar. Those of you who use it should be jumping up and down for joy. Those of you who chose another reader because for some unknown reason Google didn't include a search with their RSS aggregator can finally come back home.

Thinking In Ems

Well, I made it almost a month since the last design change. However, this redesign is a little more extensive.

Transparent Favicon Update

Turns out that there's an even easier way to create transparent favicons (assuming you have photoshop): A photoshop plugin. It supports transparency and, from what I can tell, creates better looking images altogether. Nice.

Transparent Favicons

So I discovered the other day that it is possible to make transparent favicons. Favicons are a good idea. Transparent favicons are just awesome.

New Place, New State, New Meetup

Well, as I was telling Eric, I've officially moved. Sunny Bloomington, Indiana is the city I now call home. Emily and I have mostly finished putting everything away and moving around our furniture (you really don't realize how much stuff you have until you have to move everything...), and now all that's left is hanging pictures and organizing shelves. Last week was a crazy, stressful one, but now I finally feel kind of settled in. Emily started orientation today at IU, and I've been purposely trying to get lost in order to explore the city.

Vacation Time At Last

Emily (pictured) and I are leaving this evening for our annual trip to Cape Cod. We'll be gone for a whole glorious week, hanging out on the beach and drinking beers. I can already smell the ocean. See everyone in a week!

At Long Last...

Finally, I'm live and on the scene. This is the forth or fifth incarnation of this website since I first registered the domain and started working on it. It was a challenge from the beginning, and I think that I succeeded in keeping it standard, accessible, and pretty.