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Help: My Blog Needs a Makeover January 23, 2011

Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging, Websites.
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I think it’s time for this blog to have a makeover.  It recently celebrated its second birthday using the same theme it had one DAY ONE — Regulus, which I chose at the time primarily because of the colour scheme and the header.

Right now, at the very minimum, I am thinking of changing themes and give the front page, and in particular the messy categories (on the right column), a complete makeover.  When I started this blog I had no idea what I was doing so I came up with too many categories and sometimes threw a single post into two or three different categories.  Now I have 25+, with only a few sub-categories, making the category function almost worthless.

So apart from reducing the number of categories (which would take a really long time I think), I would like to have them on a drop down menu on the header, which unfortunately, I don’t think Regulus allows.

I’ve had a look around and I don’t really know what new style I should go for.  Should I continue the colourful ‘amateurish’ look or go for something cleaner, sharper, a little more professional looking?  It’s actually quite annoying that most of the WordPress themes have fixed widths, which always give them a narrow look that wastes all the space on the side.

Or should, with the traffic I get daily, I bite the bullet and finally get my own domain (ie pay for it) and start hosting advertisements?  Would that cheapen the blog?  At least it would give me a lot more freedom with the look and feel of it, except I’d probably need someone to help me since I have no idea how to do it all.

Anyway, WordPress themes that have stood out include the following (in alphabetical order).  Please vote below — you can choose more than one response.  Thanks in advance.

Bueno

Enterprise

Fusion

INove

Journalist v1.9

Mistylook

Neat!

Ocean Mist

Pilcrow

Sapphire

Structure

Tarski

Twenty Ten

Unsleepable

Vote: He’s Just Not That Into You – who’s the hottest girl? February 5, 2009

Posted by pacejmiller in Entertainment.
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Who is your favourite?

Who is your favourite?

I finally figured out how to insert polls into posts, so I thought it would be a good idea to give it a test run.

My wife just alerted me to the film He’s Just Not That Into You (starting tomorrow), which has an abundance of supposedly beautiful Hollywood actresses including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin and Scarlett Johanson.  Now that’s a pretty formidable line up.  I don’t want to pass judgment on the film itself (though from the preview it looks like it belongs in the cringeworthy category), but it will probably do pretty well at the Box Office based solely on star power and fans of the book.

So the poll question is: who is the hottest girl on that list?  Vote below. 

My wife and I both voted for Jennifer Connelly, but conventional wisdom tells me Scarlett Johansson may be the favourite.  Perhaps I can be proven wrong.

PS: Oh, and there’s a couple of guys in the movie too, like Ben Affleck, Kevin Connolly and Justin Long (one of the most widely used but underappreciated actors in Hollywood).

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