I'm never satisfied. I mentioned in my last article that I think the reason I never really blog over here anymore is because I didn't like the old layout. Well, that old layout didn't last too long. I've owned this domain for well less than a year and this is, I believe, the third different layout. I think this one is pretty sleek, but I should point out that I've only tried it in Chrome. Because I'm lazy. I meant to get a look at it on a bunch of different browsers, but I completely forgot until just this second.
If anybody notices any bugs, let me know via twitter. I'm @thinksojoe!
Here are some things I've been a part of online in recent weeks:
One place that hasn't seen much of me lately is my very own website, thinksojoe.com. I've been neglecting it. I want to change that, and I think the way to go about it is to change the look again. I'm not happy with it. Some things will stay - I like the twitter thing at the top, that's staying. We'll see what happens.
I was going to start a new blog wherein I did product reviews for pretty much anything and everything. In fact, I've already got it set up at thinksojoe-reviews.blogger.com, and I was planning on getting started tonight. However, the site I was going through in order to find reviews to do has these minimum requirements for blogs who want to do that kind of stuff, and that site doesn't meet a damned one of them. So instead I tried to use this site. I have at least 10 posts, which have presumably a minimum of 200 words in each (save for the first one), been active for a minimum of three months (the first post was early May, it's late August now), and searchable on Google, which it is. Yet, I was rejected for "not meeting the minimum requirements." So I tried the old blog, thinksojoe.thinksobrain.com - and once again I was rejected. I'm not sure why, that blog has been around forever and easily meets the minimums. Oh well, I guess I'll try to go a different route. Meanwhile, I'm down with reviewing anything anybody wants to send my way, and I will certainly post it on the new blog linked here earlier.
UPDATE: I'm now able to use the site I was trying to sign up with via an old blog that didn't exactly make the minimum requirements - http://thinksojoe.blogspot.com
Dear Nate Beutel,
I just took a glance at your article on the N-W school board on the front page of today's edition. I'm very concerned about a number of things in your opening sentence: "It's going to get a whole lot easier for board members, school personnel, community members and yes --- even members of the media --- to get their hands and eyes on board of education materials from the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District."
While the words make perfect sense, I'd like to correct some punctuation and capitalization mistakes (with notes in parenthesis). Ahem. "It's going to get a whole lot easier for board members, school personnel, community members, (you missed the comma) and yes, (a comma, not a dash) even members of the media (no need for a dash here, either) to get their hands and eyes on Board of Education (it's a proper name, thus it should be capitalized) materials from the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District."
I'm just a blogger, so I could be wrong, but I just thought I'd let you know how I would write said sentence.
This entry is written in response to the article "Board info on the Web" by Nate Beutel of the Niagara Gazette. I tried to post it on the Gazette facebook wall, but it contained too many characters.
I was walking down the street with Mrs. ThinkSoJoE yesterday, and I got hit with a huge wave of inspiration. I think sometime soon, I will be self-recording my first song since I left thinksobrain last October. I've got it pretty much written, and I have the music in my head, so it's just a matter of recording. Yeah, I think it's gonna be epic.
Not to spoil the surprise, but I will tell you that it's definitely not going to be something you'd expect from me. I'll be posting here as I progress with recording this - and I will have a video for it, whether I have to do it with my webcam, my cell phone, or borrow a camcorder. Look out for the next big thing on YouTube!