Let me start this one with a solicitation. Please add your own geekiest thing here in the comments. Tens of readers come to this blog every month, yet very few people comment. I want to know what your geekiest thing is so consider this post open mic night at GLD.
I have a lot of geeky friends. I mean, I also have friends who *think* they are geeky, but they are really more geek-lite. Some of the friends I am talking about use command prompts. Their idea of a new-to-market product is some guy’s vaporware idea on Kickstarter. They go to Comic-con… dressed up.
Sometimes, I’d like to think I am one of these super geeks. Other days, I realize I’m more in that geek-lite column. But every once in a while, I realize that I do, or own something that is really geeky. Here’s an example:
With an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket this week, I ordered a new USB DAC/Headphone amplifier for my computer. Out of curiosity, my wife asked what it was for. As I searched for an explanation, I thought to myself, “this has to be the geekiest thing I now own.” That made me think, “I wonder what the geekiest thing some of my geekiest friends own is?” And now, I bet you’re asking the exact same question. Am I right? Continue reading “Your geekiest thing”
Last January, I set a goal to average 10,000 steps (~5 miles) a day for 2015. Assuming I don’t completely blow off today, I will have accomplished it. A big part of making my step goal was walking to and from the train between both my work and my home. Sometimes I took the water taxi or a bus once I was downtown, but I tried to at least walk one way. Continue reading “These boots are made for walking”
If you’re going to blow up your carb count on a single meal, I think it should be brunch. If you’re doing brunch right, you’ll have slept in, skipping breakfast altogether. You’ll even be a little late for lunch. Brunch is best around 1:00. It’s only really called brunch because eggs and bloody marys are usually involved.
My friend Sara is moving to San Francisco. Since I lived in the Bay Area for a year and have spent a few other years working for Bay Area based companies, I thought I would share some of the things I think she might like.
I was updating GLD to WordPress 4.4 tonight and noticed that a new default theme is now available. Using default themes has kind of a hobby of mine. RealtyNex.us runs on TwentyTwelve, and GLD has run on a few different default themes over the years. Up until today, it was running Twenty Fourteen.
So here it is. I was gonna add a screen shot but… I mean… just look around. Twenty Sixteen seems pretty old school. It reminds me of the Cutline theme I used to use on Lenderama a million years ago; except it’s responsive, and has a more modern font-set.
There were a couple issues in the migration. The theme really didn’t handle the featured images I used in Twenty Fourteen very well. Many looked cropped and their placement on the page was awkward. I ended up removing these images from the featured image section, and adding them back to the body of the post. Took a bit of time, but it’s looking pretty good.
The theme also kind of sucks at handling JetPack’s Top Posts & Pages sidebar widget. I’m tempted to stop using it. Honestly, I only kept it because the theme’s old school styling makes me want to dump a ton of stuff in the sidebar like back in the day. If only MyBlogLog was still a thing.
Anyone else making the switch? what are your initial impressions?