It’s been a while since I posted here. I am still waist deep into coding. I still love Linux but have had to use Windows 8 for a lot of things. I got myself a new machine. I traveled part of the world. I have not circumnavigated the globe yet. Most of all, I am still learning. During my abrupt hiatus from writing here, there has been one website that has continuously supported the content that I have here. Thank you Tom’s Hardware¬†for the thousands of visits in the last couple of years.

Another reason why I don’t post as much here is that I got a new wordpress blog with my own domain and webhost. All the recent stuff that I have are in Run|dle. The content is a mix of school, work, travel and hobby. Any future how-to’s and troubleshooting articles that I have will be posted there as well. I still have to figure out what to keep here but I have decided long ago that I will be keeping this blog open.

Thanks everyone.


An Exercise In Creativity: WordPress & WordPress Themes

Next week, I will be attending a forum about WordPress and WordPress Themes. I expect the topics to be about template editing and the actual creation with the technical details. I also expect the discussions to include snippets about good design concepts and acceptable practices when it comes to the theme world.

I’ve long been trying to find the right theme for this blog. I change it every now and then when I feel like there is something better out there. To be honest, so far I have only tried the free available themes from WordPress. There are a lot of good ones out there but I am primarily after a clean and lean looking page. Something that is easy on the eyes and quick to navigate. Tiled themes have caught my attention but they do not look right when I do the live preview. I have the luxury of being able to sit with what I have and just wait.

So this coming even will be useful for me. Instead of waiting for the perfect theme to fall onto my lap while looking around, I can just make one for myself. I will find out during the lecture and share what I learn on here. Think of this as a heads up post. I am not promising an epic how-to about the subject because I will be a novice at it myself. I have only tried minimal tweaks back when it was still allowed without the upgrade.

I will be bringing my laptop and my handy dandy notebook. There is a small chance that I will be blogging (or drafting) while it is taking place. It depends on how fast the instructors dish out information and the speed of my typing. We shall see. But there will be another post after this with a lot of details. Hopefully, I will be able to share some things that will be useful for someone.

I will keep you guys posted.

The Year That Was: 2012

This has been an interesting year. I’ve added only a handful of posts and I’m glad that you guys have found them useful. So, thank you for the views. I will try to write more nifty ones next year. I’m open to suggestions. If there’s anything I can try out on my hardware and share with you, let me know. Until 2013!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.