Hello people. I swear I am — this — close to finishing the new layout, but darn IE and it’s petty issues and I still need to sort out some kinks, but take a sneak peek:
See. I am not lying. I’ll talk more about it when it’s up. Anyhow, I really do prefer the new version of WordPress that I installed on my comp (like I’ve mentioned before, the one this site is running on is ancient); it’s much cleaner and friendlier.
My computer is now running on Windows 7. As you might know, I had massive issues with Windows XP in the past, and used Ubuntu for almost a year, and then back to XP. I avoided Vista like the plague. But Windows 7 seems much better, I liked that it searched for and installed the necessary drivers on its own, and is very tablet-friendly (especially for Tablet PCs, but still — I’m back to using the tablet as a mouse now, which I didn’t do with XP because of its tendency to suddenly un-recognise itself). I still dislike the many notifications, and how the screen flickers/dims/blacks out before one such notification. Seriously scares my socks off every time.
I made a list (a real physical one, on a post-it note ) of software that I used before I wiped my computer clean to install Windows 7. And I thought I’d share it here, with Firefox add-ons that I use too, in case they’re helpful to anyone. The stuff that are freeware (or not, but I want you to check them out anyway) are linked to their respective websites.
Not that long of a list, eh? I still need 3D Studio Max, I think, but I’ll get around to that when term starts.
Anyway, I’m actually off to Spain for a week beginning tomorrow, 7 January. And when I get back, winter hols are almost over… Why are holidays never long enough? Update on my swollen hand: Apparently I need blood tests done for a proper diagnosis, and the first attempt today proved unfruitful (unbloodful?). Absolutely nothing would come out — I blame the cold, snowy weather. :shakefist: My poor punctured arms… The next try at squeezing four tubes of blood out of me will be after I come back from Spain. So more delays in solving the problem and more time I’ll have to endure the itching and discomfort. Oh well. There’s a reason for everything.
Pray for our safe journey, I’ll be back!