The day job has presented me with a project so awesome ive done nothing but work on it for the last three months…
Theme framework. Tabled.
Ive picked up a few side projects
And then put them down right after.
So it goes.
Music has resumed.
So thats a positive.
Ive got about four songs finished
And if things go as planned i should be scrapping evereything else ive got in progress and starting over in a complete hardware setup
Ok. Maybe not everything.
So far its weird. And distorted.
And has a bit more noise elements to it
Cuz you know hardware allows you to improvise easier…
Thats probably complete shit talking
But it resonates.
Well, things are progressing nicely I’d say…
my theme framework is about wrapped up and will get some third party use cases developed for it while I scribble up documentation for it.
Once I’ve got the documentation written I’ll turn it loose upon the world and see what sticks. Though i should mention that I choke a bit calling it a framework, as it’s not so much a “BuiltFromTheGroundUpOMGAmazingScaffoldingThing™ “as it is “pool” of resources and tricks I’ve collected over the years. As an additional bonus, I’ve tried to address as many of the things I hate about other grid systems,…
It could flop completely. And by flop i mean go completely unnoticed and unused by anyone but me. This is what happens when you try new things. It is a risk. One that you must take in order to learn hard lessons fast. Eggs do not make themselves into omelets. Which i find incredibly weird to say being vegan. (mental note: come up with vegan equivelant for that analogy)
It’s been awhile hasn’t it? I’ve made a proper mess of this site haven’t I? I’ve allowed it to gather what looks like about 3 inches of dust, an entire colony cobwebs, broken furniture, boxes of discarded toys and,… shit, is that a dead rat?
Well, no longer.
I am back to with vengeance and stuff. Mostly because I have mind exploding revelations in the middle of the night while the rest of you are sleeping, thoughts that 140 characters do not even come near covering, and let me tell you how much I hate social networks.
But I digress!
The real point of all this is instead of cleaning this place up I’ve decided to burn the fucker down. I’ve taken a stand. Here’s the line of demarcation. Right here, you dont see it? There. Next to the this weird doll with one eye and three legged chair. Here, let me push these boxes out of the way. See it now? Good. Let’s move on. Right into WordPress. And thus the interesting parts of this tome. I’m going to go ahead and pretend that you care about why I decided to move things to wordpress, and then bore the shit out of you with the details. Here goes…. the details.
- I had a revelation about how to tie things together across the three sites,… it requires a nice little bit of JSON (there’s a wp plugin for that) and a good chunk of jquery. I’ve been wanting to dip my toe into some of the more advanced js stuff recently so this will be a good start,… more on that as it develops (literally)
- I’m in the process of building a super lean css framework / wordpress combo. It’s primary intent (the css bits) is to make life suck infinitely less for dev teams who want to stop thinking about “putting the weight in the markup”. It just made too much sense to not turn it into a wordpress framework. I might even port it to drupal and or textpattern just for kicks when I’m done.
- In the process of building said thing, which started out as a revamp of my wife’s blog, i checked out the wordpress ipad app… and instantly thought, ” ya know there’s nothing like that for textpattern, and im sure as hell not moving to drupal just to run a blog… must. use.”
So. There it is. We’ll all just have to suffer with this default template until i can finish work on my shiny new one.
Oh and now that the whole nerdy developer talk is out of the way
I’ll have some pretty nifty things music wise to share here too.