New Site Theme: minimalist!

I was getting plenty sick and tired of my old site theme. It was too busy and even I was having a hard time focussing on the text of actual posts. I don’t know how I strayed into such a busy layout. It must have been just me adding things one after another until it became a giant explosion of information.

Well, I’m through with that.

I made a new, minimalist theme that showcases the most important thing on my site, the posts. Everything else I hid under the ‘extra’ link at the top.

PSA: Update Your Feed Subscriptions

I’m not usually one to care about numbers and stats, but I glanced at my feed subscription numbers for the site and noticed that it dropped drastically since I changed hosting providers. That puzzles me because the site’s still reachable at the same URL(s) and I can still get to my feed fine, but just in case, you might want to re-subscribe to my feed if you’re into RSS feeds.

feed url

Now that I think of it, this post doesn’t do much good. People who have lost the ability to seed my site in their feed since the move probably won’t see this update in their feed anyway. Oops!

What’s going on guys?

site stuff

I’ve successfully changed hosting providers from the awful and overpriced Powweb to the fairly priced and not too shabby thanks to a recommendation by my dear friend Berklee. They’re a small hosting company that offers web hosting services on a ‘pay as you go’ system. With no early contracts, I figured I would try them out, see if I like them, and then see where I go from there.

If my traffic stays the same, I estimate that a year of hosting from them would cost me roughly $20. What a steal!

You can still get to my site from both and It’s probably confusing having two URLs and two ‘site names’ whatever that means, but I still can’t decide on keeping just one.

iphone stuff

My work came out with their new, spiffy, iPhone app! If you like reading and you like keeping track of your books and seeing what other people are reading and you have an iPhone, give it a go. It’s free.

I’ve also been playing a lot of Plants vs. Zombies on the iPhone. Even though the slowdown gets pretty bad in the later levels when there are tons of zombies and projectiles on screen, it’s still playable and the game is still a blast to play. I just wish it didn’t take so long to load.