New Skin for the Old Blogish

This blogish is finally back online after an extended period of http silence. I took it down because I was tired of looking at a half-assed site hacked together with a stock WordPress theme and disorganized content.

So, how is this any better?

Well, for starters, there is no white. How is that better? Well… it just… it just is. Secondly, I’ve removed a lot of the old posts that were completely useless. I’ve also put together this here design from scratch. So, I have a little more control over the layout and the markup. It’s still a WordPress theme, which is a little limiting, but I’m slowly learning to bend it to my will.

Why are the articles here so old?

All of the articles prior to this one are from the old blog to which I hadn’t posted in over a year. But there is plenty of fresh content on the way. I have been maintaining a list of articles I plan to write. I’ll also be writing about the Github projects and scripts to which I’m slowly adding.

Some stuff doesn’t seem to work.

It’s sort of a work-in-progress. There are probably some broken links and possibly some bugs. If you find anything, just let me know in the comments below.


comment feed And the ensuing discussion…

  1. 1

    Oct 7th, 2008 at 3:57 pm Jason C

    I don’t know what to say; other than this feels like a new age. I really do hope to see some activity here in the future and I fully understand long absences away from blogging (and blog-like things). At least it looks fantastic.

  2. 2

    Oct 8th, 2008 at 12:38 am Jason Johnson

    @Jason C: Thanks. Stay tuned.

  3. 3

    Oct 8th, 2008 at 10:31 am Trey Piepmeier

    I’m really glad you got this thing online. Looking forward to some great writeups. That being said, the stuff you’ve been doing on GitHub lately has been the kind of thing I’ve been waiting for in terms of technical how-tos. Sometimes GitHub and Gist are better technical blogs than blogs!

    Oh, do we have Markdown enabled in comments?

  4. 4

    Oct 8th, 2008 at 10:49 am Shelly Dennison

    I love this design! Very nice!

  5. 5

    Oct 8th, 2008 at 10:55 am Shaun Inman

    Welcome back Jason! Looks great. Love the “Feed on this” icon treatment. I also love that the previous post (dated Jan ‘07) is titled “We are living in the future.” Welcome to it. ;)

  6. 6

    Oct 8th, 2008 at 11:18 am Jason Johnson

    @Shaun & Shelley: Thanks! That means a lot.

    @Shaun: :) Time is a strange thing when it’s all squished together.

    @Trey: Markdown is coming soon. The only reason I haven’t turned it on is that I haven’t set up CSS styles for the comments yet. And I plan on writing some articles soon that go into more depth about the hows & whys of the stuff I put on Github. I think Phooey, for example, would be much more useful to people if I actually explained it.

  7. 7

    Oct 8th, 2008 at 3:30 pm Kevin O'Mara


    I wish you would come out with us on the weekends when we go to Leon’s so that I could push you into a fire.

  8. 8

    Oct 8th, 2008 at 3:36 pm Jason Johnson

    Kevin, that’s exactly why I don’t. I have an aversion to immolation.

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