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New theme again?

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Damn it!

That’s a new record for myself. Two theme changes in 12 hours. I switched to Monochrome earlier today because it had neato dropdown page menus and was a subdued black/gray color. It was basically the same thing as Freshy, nix a banner.

Less than 30 minutes ago I got super-pissed at the restrictive thinness of the text space for every theme ever, so I broke one of my primary rules for picking a theme for anything: No bright colors. Especially white.

Now I’m rocking this super-white theme with absolutely no frills whatsoever. It’s called The Journalist, as if that’s supposed to make me look like I don’t spend all of my time doing anything but real journalism.

tl;dr

Cartoons for Kids: Your one stop shop for “too fuckin’ bright!” induced eyetrain.

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January 23, 2010 at 04:28

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Theme Change ftw!

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I changed the theme again already! And a new header that I’m pretty sure I’ll change when I find something that isn’t animu wimminz. Because the internet doesn’t need another blawg with animu wimminz in the header.

That said I give myself bonus points for not using a person that actually is from an animu or mango. I have this almost fetishistic desire to download artbooks, and this basically means that moe.imouto is my favorite place evar.

As if anybody cared, here is the original pic:

It’s the cover of Nishieda (Kuroi Kyoudain) – Senga Hon 3, an artbook that has one other interesting picture of some cat ear maid with an aggressively small uniform serving apple pie to a roomful of adorable kittens. The rest is horrible porn lineart. Don’t DL.

I made a header for Misty Look before my indecisive ass switched themes, and I think it looked a lot better. The extra height really helped.

And I’m not really sure why I’m explaining all of this, but I think it’s given me an idea to help fill out what is otherwise a very boring blog. If only a little bit. Huzzah? Tomorrow I’m going to write about all of the shit I bought on Steam during the holidays because of their sales, and try to piece together how I’ll ever get to even play them all, let alone beat some of them.

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January 3, 2010 at 02:02

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New-ish Theme

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Changed the theme again because iNova or whatever it is was too busy. I didn’t use a lion’s share of the features and it didn’t look particularly good anyway. So back to Misty Look, because its simple. Maybe I’ll bother to change the banner again too. Maybe. Or I’ll defect over to using Connections. That one isn’t bad, if a little too green.

It’s painful to look through the themes that free wordpress pages are allowed. Painful because there is always one problem or flaw with it that makes it troublesome to use.

Most of the one-column themes suffer from the crippling problem of being too thin and narrow, so posts look choked. I can’t get in more than a couple of sentences before the posts are several lines long, and it makes me feel like I’m rambling. Day Dream in particular is painfully skinny, made even worse because of the absurd padding on the borders.

The two-column themes are either not center aligned, don’t have custom banners, or the colors are atrocious. It’s almost a grab-bag. I wanted really hard to use the Fauna theme, I really did. It was perfect, but the banner was a hate-crime on my eyes, and unfortunately I can’t change that. Any other two-column themes are narrowly focused (Girl in Green) or so popular that I wretch at the thought of using them (ChaoticSoul).

3-columns are impossible to use unless you’re running a scanlation group out of it or something. There just isn’t enough shit to put in those sidebars. Not that I would want to subject people to anyway. Besides, they aren’t the best looking things you’ve laid eyes on.

the 3 4-column themes each suffer from their own special form of retardation. Fjords04 is cool and has potential for interesting banners, but the column with posts is rail-thin, with miniscule font size, and the other three columns are practically useless unless you widgetize your entire internet existence. Sandbox is completely useless unless you buy the CSS package, and Neo-Sapien looks retarded left-aligned like that, and is plagued by horrible design regardless.

There’s my short introduction on why every theme for the freepress sucks. I hope you found it helpful. I try.

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January 2, 2010 at 07:50

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Loves me some NYR

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I have been under control of this particular wordpress for something like the past infinity years, and even including the 3 or 4 wipes I’ve done over the years, the number of posts is still completely negligible. This in itself isn’t a problem. I hardly feel bad for not shouting into thin air more than infrequently, but it’s part of a bigger issue.

It’s almost like a hobby of mine to avoid critical thought or mental effort whenever convenient, and it can be seen in the lack of posts that have anything to do with anything. Therefore

my new year’s resolution is to post here more often.

It would be fruitless to resolve to do something as qualitative as ‘thinking more’ or ‘trying to think more critically’, but writing can be measured, as can blog posts. If I resolve to write more, then consequently I will think more. In theory anyway. Results may vary.

What I’ll post about or how long each post will be is still a mystery to me, and I probably want to keep it that way. The first resolution I make should be one I can achieve.

Anyway, cheers on living to another January 1st.

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January 1, 2010 at 00:00

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Bored~

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I would be doing something like playing DDS2 or getting around to beating Mana Khemia before the sequel arrives on my doorstep (I plowed through 3/4 of the first game in a weekend shortly after it was released and then shelved it until now), but my PS2 is boxed up, ready to be moved to its new home in my dorm room.

I would be scanning Bee-be-beat it! or Magimogi Rurumo but  I can’t be assed since I refuse to do a poor job.

I would be playing Braid and ignoring the story because I think it’s full of pretentiousness but I am stuck on a certain puzzle piece and refuse to look at a guide or skip it and come back later.

I could be watching Needless, but I can only take so much of a show that I watch entirely for the visuals.

I could be doing all of these things, but I’m not. So I’m writing some nonsense instead.

Maybe I’ll look for a WP theme that has what I want but isn’t so square and businesslike, or lurk on /jp/ and wish I didn’t hate everyone there, or browse Everything2.

Or I’ll sit here with a stupid look on my face until something to do shows up.

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September 13, 2009 at 02:07

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Un-bombed the old Gimp Tutorials

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Like the title suggests, I looked over the old tutorials I wrote back when I still used Gimp. They were too good to keep hidden and since one of the top search results that this place gets hit with according to wordpress is “cleaning raws with gimp”, I decided to revive them. Everything should be intact, including the files linked at the bottom of each one.

I can’t say I’ll write any more for Gimp, since I don’t use it anymore, but those 3 will set you on the right track to figuring the rest out yourself.

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August 17, 2009 at 22:31

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You know what sucks?

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When you’re putting on pants, and your boxers get bunched up around your crotch and then you need to get in there and readjust because it’s uncomfortable.

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August 8, 2009 at 10:16

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