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Norm Abram Video Interview

Check out this good interview with Norm Abram of The New Yankee Workshop from this years AWFS in Las Vegas. He sounds like me in that his plans for the future involve more work. Enjoy.
Norm Interview on Popular Woodworking Magazine online

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Design Web Wordpress

New Look

Well I have been trying to find time to update the look of this site because the other design was just an interim. Well as life would have it I have not had the time or the creative spark to make my own design so I went looking for one that was similar to what I wanted to do and I found it here in Narnia . I am not done tweaking it and it will take some time but I think this is going to be CrookedShack.com. If anyone has any objections let me know. I have ideas of what I want to do but I don’t have the time or the skills. I can learn the skills sure but I need the time in order to learn the skills. I have also started to realize that since I don’t do web work I shouldn’t be spending more time on it than is necessary. I need to spend time on things like my job, my family, and my house since those the most important items right now. I am not done playing with this site but I will be taking a break from thinking about the design and instead will be posting photos and writing posts instead of mulling over whether or not I have the right design and getting caught up in that vicious cycle. I hope you all (2 of you) enjoy.

Flickr Photo

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Web Wordpress

WordPress Development Blog – Bug Hunt

WordPress Development Blog – Bug Hunt – Help kill bugs dead on 11.05.05

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Design General Web

Flock

I have just downloaded Flock and am using it to write this post. I have only played with it for a few minutes but it looks like it is going to be a great piece of software. The blog posting feature is really nice. I wish you could change the font that the editor uses (maybe you can) because I really dislike Times New Roman. The browser has some other great features like publishing your favorites directly to de.li.cious, a history search using the open source search engine Clucene, RSS feed find, tagging of bookmarks, and a feature called The Shelf where you can drag URLs, pictures or text from any web page for saving so that you can blog about it later. This is a developer release but so far it seems pretty stable. You should definitely check it out.

Update:
I tried to publish to my blog using the tool but it did not work. I am using wordpress and that was not an option on the dropdown so it chose MetaWeblog. It successfully wrote to my blog but only I could see it under the admin section. Everytime I tried to view the real URL I got the 404 error. Hrmm

Update 11/03/05:
I have downloaded the latest build of flock and am trying the blog editor again. Let’s see how it goes.