New blog anybody…?

…after several days slaving over a hot graphics tablet the Emporium makeover is nearly complete.

I’ve decided to go old school and use the nearest thing to a pencil that works with a computer – hope you like the results. There are also a few new WordPress-type coding hints which I will gradually build up into a usable library – so don’t forget to subscribe to the feed.

Now if you’ll excuse me my frontal sinonasal barotrauma (I just like saying it) is playing up…

I didn’t surf today  *sniff sniff*

Blog bloggity blog…

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…sometimes it´s like shouting into an empty hole – not sure why I do it but for some reason it feels good.

A similar activity would be talking to Daddy P – you can even hear an echo occasionally.

I didn´t surf today.

What keeps me awake at night…

…you’d think with the current state of the universe that I’d have enough to fuel my insomniatic tendencies – international terrorism, worldwide famine and poverty, carbon emissions spiralling out of control to the point where we all just get microwaved to death whilst sitting watching Coronation Street on a thursday evening.

What plucks me from the comforting arms of slumber twixt dusk and dawn is the rabid beast of CSS – more specifically how to make lickle tiny calendar-style date displays for my blog…

I need to get out more. Or stay in more. Or less of both. Or something…

I didn’t surf today. Yet.

PS if you want to know the solution I came up with you can get the code here.

A fun day in…

…fuelled by a grade 3 hangover and a cheese and ham sandwich I undertook the massive challenge of moving Papersurfer from one hosting company to another. Not content with the overwhelming complexity of the task at hand I also decided a new theme design would be in order. A somewhat foolish errand but overall things have unfurled very smoothly.

Having read several articles on ‘mySQL migration’ and ‘database management’ I opted for completely ignoring them and instead went for pressing the big button that said ‘EXPORT’ in my dashboard then I went to my new blog site (a one-click install of WordPress at Dreamhost) and clicked the big button that said ‘IMPORT’.

I wouldn’t attempt this sequence of actions unless you fully understand the consequences of those 2 instructions and have the appropriate sofa equipment to support you for the rest of the day that you now have spare…

I didn’t surf today. I was being very technical and boffiny…

New wordpress theme anyone…?

… well it took me a while to iron out all the small print (and draw tiny little campervans) but my first full WordPress theme is done and dusted. If anybody likes the look of it and is running a wordpress.org site then you can download this for free at gtzero.com (or click on the preview above).

Any feedback would be good – especially any functionality issues/requests for future themes…

I did surf today. It was small, windy and mushy and my ears are full of sand but I loved it….

Been a bit busy lately…

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… so my apologies for a lack of posts in a Papersurfer style. Apart from all the intercontinental canoodling antics with the deliciously beautiful Tango (grrr) – I’ve been up to my excessively pierced ears in CSS building a bunch of websites. First up is the Emporium – just a notepad for my WordPress and CSS discoveries – anything that I think may be useful (to loonies like myself who want to make their own blogs that is…).

You can find that by clicking here.

Also I’ve been whittling an online portfolio called GTZero for myself and Tiggz to share our graphical output with the universe at large.

That can be found by clicking here. There are wallpapers, PC themes and icon sets available for free download. I will also be uploading a few WordPress themes in the near future for public consumption…

Both sites are in beta so apologies for any howling errors or graphical misconduct.

I didn’t surf today. Going back to Surfugal tomorrow though…

A brief notice…

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…third generation blogger Mr Papersurfer Junior has managed to prise himself away from the skate park for a few moments to release the fifth episode in the imaginatively titled, classic blog series ‘Papersurfer Junior‘.

You should go read it before it sells out…

I didn’t surf today. Next week…

Ask me something…

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…as long as you think I know the answer. Somebody very wise asked me yesterday – ‘what happens to all the dead blogs?’ knowing full well that I’d have to make up a convincing answer on the spot…
Well if you google that particular question (in a slightly more googly way – so as not to confuse it’s big giant googly head) then the answer is obvious – nobody has a clue. There are a humungous amounts of people writing a ginormous amount of drivel out there everyday – a vast majority of it going unread – or worse still – read and discarded like a forgotten teddy bear lying in a box on top of a wardrobe or a set of DP‘s dentures going mouldy next to the bath…

But it’s my drivel and I want to write it! And I can start sentences with ‘and’ and ‘but’ and never use apostrophe’s correctly. And I can write it and nobody can never ever read it now or ever again if they like – or not – I just don’t care….

What was the question?

Maybe there should be a law against writing utter rubbish and publishing it on the internet. Hang on – I think the police are at the door…

I didn’t surf today…