Things, stuff, and other items of interest

January 27, 2013

We now return to our regularly scheduled program.

Hey folks. Sorry about the year long hiatus, that was as much a surprise to me as it was you. I'll be posting some updates in the days to come, but for now, I want to try to stretch my fingers a bit and see if I can mash my fist against the keyboard sufficiently to piece together a legible sentence or two.

I hope you like the new look of the site. The old one was getting on my nerves for quite a while. The colour scheme was,... off putting, and the layout seemed really cluttered. After giving it some thought and looking around at the alternatives, it occurred to me that what I wanted to do was just tone down the visual noise and go for something relatively simple. So, here we are. If all of this works according to plan (which is admittedly a remote possibility), then you should see more frequent posts than say... once a year. 

Over the last year, I spent a good deal of time focusing on things that were less computer related and more fresh-air related.  It's a bit of a departure from my regular sedentary groove, but it seems to have taken root. I didn't get much action out of the camera last year, another situation I'm expecting to remedy in the months to come. I blame part of this on the fact that I acquired a GoPro Hero2 camera last year, and spent several months learning just how much work it is to edit video. I've got some high hopes there, but progress is slow.

One last thing before I finish this 'mini-post' up. Several of you took the time to let me know that you (a) had been reading the site and (b) that you had noticed that I had stopped writing. You'd be surprised how much that sort thing encourages a fella to get back on the horse. Thanks for the kind words, you know who you are.

So for the months ahead, I'm hoping to get a post up about the local Foodbank, hopefully a shot or two from the Rideau Canal, possibly a rant or two, and a tip of the hat to the folks up on the International Space Station, including Sarnia's own Commander Chris Hadfield. Suggestions as always are welcome. Type with you folks soon.

IB