Cleaning springs

I recently opened a shiny new YouTube channel – or more accurately, started using the one that they insisted I have in my own name back when Google+ was a thing – with the first video being footage for the post about Chronos last Saturday; the rest of the weekend has been spent getting my head around Vegas Pro and, after a little messing around, the channel now has a dozen videos available which have been added to the relevant posts in the playing” category here.

It isn’t quite spring yet, but the “cleaning” has already started because most of the tidying up of this blog that was started at the end of 2017 is now done; screenshots and videos are now resized to match the WordPress template more closely and a couple of broken links were tidied up along the way. I still have over fifteen posts where the screenshots need to be scaled up for the new formatting to work properly, but those will hopefully be taken care of in the next couple of days.

A change of style

Or more accurately, a change of WordPress theme; the old Kubrik-based theme was showing its age a little so now I’m bang up to date… using Twenty Eleven! There’s a couple of new categories added to the side bar now, with all of the posts about events I’ve visited now bundled together under the Eventing umbrella and How It Works is all of the posts delving a little deeper into how a specific piece of code works. There’s also been a little tidying up, enforcing of the “house style” – that basically boils down to titles of games and so forth being in bold really, I don’t exactly have strict standards – and fixing or in a few cases removing dead linkage.

I have some programming to get on with over the “festive season” – insert the now traditional “bah humbug” here at your leisure by the way – with the intended release date being the New Years Disk for 2018, but at some point in the next week I’ll sit down with some Technical Difficulties audio episodes and take a second pass at the entire blog to double check and finish that tidying job, possibly even pausing to sort out the image and video widths along the way…

Hello world!!

Right, here I go with another blog; this latest endeavour is to take over from the two Blogger feeds I was using previously for more general purpose news about stuff what I was doing, so this’ll be a mixture of programming waffle about 8-bit computers, commentary on assorted media (television, films, games and so forth) and whatever else springs to mind. And I might even remember to update it once in a while as well…

Okay, so I’m still moving in right now and configuring all the plug-ins, so there’s no custom theme designed yet and I’ll be getting “organised” over the next couple of days if all goes to “plan”.