Despite the good people at NearlyFreeSpeech providing excellent web hosting, they can’t be blamed for deleting content if a bill is past due.Â I neglected to keep my account funds current (NearlyFreeSpeech is a pay-as-you-go service) and all of my previous content was deleted.Â Although flustering, this provides me with an opportunity to start a new project.Â My name is Rich, I live in Chicago and as of this posting date work as a bike messenger while attempting to set up some sort of screen printing operation.Â To what end I haven’t yet come to realize.
In any case, over the last few years I have acquired a broad range of interests, some being:
- web standards
- open source software
- computers and hardware
- video games
- vinyl records and turntables
- audio equipment in general
- carbon filament light bulbs
- vacuum tubes
- photography and darkroom work
- field recording and audio editing
- screen printing flat stock and shirts/textiles
- design and layout
- woodblock / linoleum printing
- basic (extremely!) carpentry and wood finishing
- fixed-gear / geared bikes
- bike messenger ephemera
- intellectual property reform
- seeing the RIAA / MPAA go down in flames
- delta blues, punk rock, new wave
- the study of Certain Individuals
- our place in the void
Certainly others would be interested in at least a few of these subjects.
I am using WordPress 2.9.1 with the Classic theme.Â The style.css is called Gutenberg by Serge K. Keller, which I’ve modified slightly (fonts, padding width, sizing, and hopefully soon a rotating set of banner images at the top).Â This style was released about six years ago for one of Alex King’s competitions and in my opinion provides a beautiful presentation. Â 2/20/10: Got rid of the sidebar, now using a plugin named Menubar which provides the top, horizontal menu solution I was looking for. Â It is beautiful, isn’t it?
While adjusting the CSS to fit my idea, the program JR Screen Ruler was helpful when it came time to look around other sites to see what a good width for the content area would be.Â It is a very good screen ruler.Â I ended up using the same content width as The Atlantic (an attractive site), which I think provides a nice middle ground between aesthetics and display compatibility at 980 pixels including the content area and sidebar.
My preferred method for bookmark sorting is now with tags in Firefox, so I do believe I will continue this with any post I make here and WordPress now supports tags.
For FTPing I am using CuteFTP 8.0.
Video I can’t post with Youtube I will post with HTML5 in an Ogg Theora format.Â Flash video is inefficient and stresses a lot of processors, affecting stability.
Etc., etc.Â On with it!