New look!

After much messing around with the wonderful Ocadia-theme, I’ve produced something I can call my own (hat tip to Becca Wei, author of the Ocadia theme). There will be refinements along the way as I get more comfortable with the PHP coding of WordPress and as I figure out how to add my own elements. Meanwhile, the portfolio is coming soon. Parts of it will probably start showing up this weekend. And the font is temporarily on hold until the portfolio is up.

Well not this weekend but probably this upcoming week. But it will be up by April 30th. Also I will be probably tweaking the theme a bit more- the graphic symbols are a bit sparse and the lil face-figure guy is hard to make out. So there will be more refinements coming down the pike. But first the portfolio.

Life updates

So this is the big week when my wife decides which grad school she’ll be going to. At the moment the field is narrowed down to Michigan State and Penn State. While Penn State has name cachet, they also prefer students going for doctorates, which my wife isn’t so keen on. It’s also in the middle of nowhere which may crimp my ability to provide for the two of us. Michigan State though is trying really, really hard to get us to come. Like lining me up with the Art Dept. faculty to help me find a job in the region, a stipend as well as scholarship for the wife, and cheap on-campus dorm housing. The University of Washington appears to be discombobulated as they say “yes we want you!” but “you’ll have to pay!”. No scholarship or stipend. And then they sent my wife several confusing mailings which suggest they really, really want her but have no idea what to do about it. University of NY Albany is off the lists as they won’t know until late April, early May, about who they want. And then there’s the elusive University of Illinois — Urabana/Champagne which would be my wife’s top pick but they have yet to utter a peep about who they want. Exciting isn’t it? Anyway we should know by the end of this week where we’ll be living in late August.

Design and unrelated musings

Yeah it turns out that personalizing wordpress with your own theme is more difficult then it needs to be. At least in my personal opinion. It isn’t as bad as it *could* be however so I will count my blessings. The font is…progressing. And to the dipstick who thinks stealing my brother’s bike will help his/her’s bank account, just try to steal my brother’s next bike (assuming he implements my idea). What idea you say?
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