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News
12/23/2006 10:21:00 PM

I've been working a number of different concepts during the runup to Christmas.

Soon I will be replacing the BarnyardBBS blogging system with one of my own creation. I've become very strict about having my sites validate, and none of the existing packages have a fully validating editing interface. Not to mention, I've grown to love the TinyMCE javascript-based editor. I'm reusing a bunch of the code from the Content Control project to make a self-contained blogging control. I'll switch over the site's blogs as soon as I have it ready. Hopefully, other people will be able to make use of it as well.

Speaking of other people making use of things... I've posted the Content Control over at SourceForge. Although I've distributed the source here at Barnyard for a long time, I wanted to make it more available to the masses (who gravitate to SourceForge). SourceForge is the hub for open source software. I hope by making the Content Control available there, it will be more useful.

Also, I've been experimenting with HDR photography lately. I've posted a few photos in the gallery's Philadelphia section. HDR is an abbeviation for High Dynamic Range. It's a technique where several photographs of different exposure are merged together to create a hybrid image. Andreas Tofahrn is the master of HDR. This is the best example that I've managed thus far:

BenFranklinHDR.jpg
The Ben Franklin Bridge, by night. Three photo hybrid.

Oh, and one final note. Jessawick has no idea what her Christmas presents are...

Barnyard News
12/13/2006 6:53:00 PM
I've got another template sighting in the wild...

A German fellow named Kai is using the ClubDJ template for his site. He was very nice about it, and even showed me where to find it. Here's a quick screenshot that I grabbed of it:

ClubDJTemplateGerman.jpg

It's amazing how far your templates roam.
Humor
12/11/2006 12:34:00 PM
Here's some comedy gold from my dear mother... Behold the email that I just received:

Subject: Mom Figured It Out!

Thanks anyway. I was using the wrong hole.



Ok, now that I've got your attention, here's the rest of it:

Subject: Are You There? HELP! HELP!!

I'm trying to record a cd. 'Need to put Christmas card note file onto CD so Walt can print from his computer upstairs. I have CD in drive, but Easy Creator tells me it isn't proper medium and to insert a CD. Duh ... ?

HELP. HELP. Mom.
Barnyard News
12/1/2006 7:38:00 AM
I'm working on lots of projects the moment. However, I've actually completed some of them...

Barnyard has two new Christmas themes:

Spruce Tree (switch to Spruce Tree theme)

SpruceTree.jpg

 

Christmas Decorations (switch to Christmas Decorations theme)

ChristmasDecorations.jpg

You'll be seeing these through Christmas as the primary themes. As usual, these themes are Creative Commons. Share and Enjoy.