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

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.