Monday, 7 January 2013

Clearing The Clutter A Little

I don't know if anyone noticed, no one has commented on it at least, but I have cleaned up the blog a little. I spent some time playing with the blog layout, and adding and changing pages. I plan to do a whole redesign at some time, and I have a few ideas, but don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen. Not just because it's going to take me a while to do it, but because holding your breath is just a silly thing to do anyway. Unless you're underwater I guess. Well that's a nice little tidbit before the round up, let's jump right on in to that. By the way the hardest part about doing a redesign is having to create a new header, it's not going to be fun. Mostly because I've forgotten the font, but I can always make a better one.

Tuesday being New Years Eve, was of course a post wishing you all a happy new year, and explaining how I spent my New Years Eve. It really doesn't feel like it was only a week ago we rang in the new year. As in, it feels like it's been much longer than that. Anyway, if you're curious, I spent it with Jessica.

Wednesday was technically two stories in one. Both of which were about the same thing though. That I had gone back to my voluntary job after so long away. Things actually went pretty well. My boss was more accommodating than ever and I even broke through some mental and physical barriers there and just kept going. I was planning on going yesterday too, to keep up a three week streak, but due to circumstances I couldn't. I'm trying to not beat myself up about that so much.

Thursday  I did keep another streak alive. One I'm not so proud of though, as there was no podcast again. I'm really going to try and get one out this week. I mean, I pay those people at Podbean, I might as well actually use the account, right? Instead there was a short update about what I planned to get done on Thursday. Also no one got the reference with Operation Tom. Ha.

Friday was about those things, and how successful I had been in pulling them off. My plan was to walk to the library and write up my final university assignment. I needed to walk, and I needed to do that assignment. The good news is that I was able to go to the library, and I wrote half the assignment there. The better news is that I was able to finish the assignment and have sent it off. For all intents and purposes, I have finished my course. Yay.

Saturday's post was up late. By about fifteen minutes, but I still felt like saying it was late. Anyway it was an Immortal Space update where Geoff and Trent pretty much just land right outside the evil lair. I only hope the next lair is more impressive. That's right folks, this is not the beginning of the end, this is sort of like Act 3, I guess. Of four or five.

Sunday was all about the music. The music of ABBA that is. I didn't really know what to make a post about, using Sunday as a lazy day and what have you, but our good friend Yeamewaffles (AKA Matthew, AKA Heath, AKA Lucien Sanchez (my personal favourite)) mentioned ABBA, and so I decided to "borrow" his idea. As much as I like rock music, who doesn't love the sweet poppy goodness of ABBA?

And that's that.


  1. Never noticed a thing but then I'm slightly blind!

  2. elsie sent me over with her very nice write up of you...i like your page...its relatively title font...gotta feel good to have that class done...i am back in uni after far too, fun....ha. anyway, nice to meet you, again.

  3. It's hard to believe the New Year was only a week ago and now the holiday season is over. Boo Hiss.

    I didn't notice until you said anything and the biggest thing I see now is the absence of the red sash. Then again, it's hard to remember who has what pages at the top of their blog. If you changed over to a different background color, that I would notice! I just have a poor memory for stuff like that.

    I didn't realize you had to pay for your podcast thingy.

  4. Elsie had a lot of nice things to say about you today!

  5. I noticed the redesign. It's good. Much cleaner. How much of a redesign are you looking to do in the future? Complete overhaul?

    Also, after seeing Yeamie's post and the mention of ABBA, I'll admit I had to dig out a few ABBA songs from Youtube. It's a damn guilty pleasure.

  6. It's fun to do a complete overhaul on your blog. I just did mine again for the third time in 3 months! New colours, new banner, new background. Shakes things up a bit.

    I just read Elsie's blog Mark, very nice.

  7. To most people it's Lucien Sanchez but to good friends like you you can call me Sanch haha. Great round-up as usual Mark, I haven't noticed the changes in anything but perhaps the corner of my eye but I'm excited for this layout change although no breath will be being held for any time soon. I've also noticed that later on in my blogs to read is a write up on you and can't wait to read it, sounds lovely to me from your post at least.

  8. I love redesigning my blog, it's always good fun and I'm glad you had a good New Year's Eve - and of course Spongebob bubblebath is the best - nothing else compares!

  9. Now that you mention it, the blog does look a bit cleaner. I probably wouldn't have noticed if you didn't say anything though. I don't get out much! lol

    Was cool to see what Elsie did for you!

  10. Happy New Year Mark! It seems like 2013 is off to a pretty good start for you, and that's great :)

    Yay for finishing your course!

  11. its only day 7 of the new year... feels like time is going slow

  12. I find change frightening and least when it comes to internet websites. I really didn't think you had that much "clutter" on your site... but on the other hand, sometimes the simplest way to go is the best.


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