It's the final week!
Soon 2013 will be over, and it is yet again time to sum up the events of the year (wait... have I actually never done that before? It's about time then!) and see how many resolutions I was able to keep. I'm not really looking forward to looking back at them resolutions considering I have this bad habit of planning too much (they're not promises - they're plans)... but at least I didn't forget all about what I had planned until at least mid-year... I think. Next year sure is going to be awesome! :)
Until New Year though, there's still plenty I'd like to accomplish. I've been doing some site maintenance today, going through all posts from 2005 (the grand 10 year anniversary of the site is closing in so I'm hoping to prepare something!), added a Motherload link to the games page, added this old animation, and fixed the linkdump. It's still locked, but at least now you can view the links again! Though spam bots really turned it into a big dump during the latter years...
I had to switch out my old Flash Embedding plugin (I've used Kimli Embed earlier) a couple of days back, so I did some research and I found this. As minimal as it gets! But, since it uses a new shortcode I've thus had to change the embed info for all Flash entries, my entire MP series (a hundred entries!) and then some. They might not all work yet, but I'll take time to revise those later on, still have the entire Flash section to refurbish anyway... with a couple of other hundred entry series. :O Man there's a lot of stuff left. But baby steps are better than no steps, amirite?
The about page has been updated too, though it's a bit temporary, and I created a new category for any pages that might get removed or swapped out in the future. That might be interesting to look back at in a few decades. :) So that's at least one page down, eight hundred to go... well nah, I don't know about 800, but it's a lot! I am glad I'm finally making a move though, tis been too long since I did anything other than blog and tweak the CSS.
Speaking of CSS, I did plenty of that yesterday. You are now viewing an early preview of the 2014 theme! Changes include style of headers, the green and red layout element gradients, that search bar to the top right, less comment form clutter, support for rotating banner images on some sections of the site and sidebars that now support image links without them getting distorted at leasts. Also working on making the site a bit more responsive on lower resolutions, but that's a big WIP. And I'm getting somewhere with the new, expanded design of this site too!
I used to have a 'Cyber' category for updates like this... was that better? Not sure if posts about the site are about my life or not, and they're not really 'tech' either. I've been thinking about the categories I use and how it's probably some kind of stupid four-letter OCD idea the way they turned out. Tech used to be Digital, and before that it was Computers/Internet (split). Code was going to be for Code Snippets but turned into posts about design as well, but now that there's the Devblog I'm not sure what content to post in which one. Play used to be Gaming. Life used to be Blog a while, after it was Life, until all four Blog categories went to the blog and the rest of them stayed outside... and plenty of posts are still wrongly sorted within the parent Blog category...
But I don't really need these categories, do I? I've been thinking of using tags to filter content forms instead of categories (I already to that for certain types, like rhymes) and just keep the blog Blog, but I should go through old posts first, not do anything hasty like I always do when I want to make some big changes! Maybe I'm overthinking this? :P
It's been a good week though, I got a bunch of fun things for Christmas, like a radio-controlled Helicopter (Nano model, the smallest there is!) that's actually not too difficult to steer, clothes, sweets n chips n stuff, comics, a Bongo/Djembe drum (I get too clhoose) amongst other things. And I wasn't just getting, my presented parcels took over three hours to wrap up, and I didn't even have time to add any ribbons. We stayed up till past midnight opening presents, spent some time with the family the day after, finished my piece for the Christmas Collab... finally... and I'm working on an interface for the annual BBS Awards right now, amongst movies. Deja vu btw, I've already posted about some of this. Conclusively: it's been a good week, and I just posted a batch of movie reviews so check those out.
And btw, check out one more thing that I got for Christmas. Thank you Elitistinen!
Here's last week.