More Blog Updates

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I’ve done more updates to my site:

1. I’ve changed the theme to the new Twenty Eleven theme. Since my settings for all the themes I use are saved, I can switch easily between themes (Twenty Eleven, Twenty Ten, Kubrick, and Mystique).

2. I’ve decided to opt out of Post A Day 2011 for now. Things keep happening to prevent me from posting each day. Maybe I’ll sign up for Post A Week. I don’t know. I will, however, continue to use The Daily Post’s post ideas.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Don’t forget to like and comment!

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10 Reasons Every Writer Should Keep an Idea Box

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This is a great post, it keeps you from forgetting all those ideas you keep having.

10 Reasons Every Writer Should Keep an Idea Box | Shari Lopatin: Rogue Writer How many times have I heard a (professional) writer tell me, “I really need an idea box?” Let me count the ways … What is an idea box? Simply put: it’s a box you keep close to your favorite writing spot (for me, on my desk) where you stash all those great ideas scribbled on random pieces of paper. Personally, I carry a small notebook in my purse and jot down all kinds of phrases throughout the day. Why do this? Well, here are 10 reasons EVERY wri … Read More

via The Daily Post at WordPress.com

Guild of Writers – PyPRP2 Beta 1 released

After much hemming, hawing and delaying, we are finally ready to announce the first beta of PyPRP2: PyPRP2_0.8.1.

via Guild of Writers • View topic – PyPRP2 Beta 1 released.

Guess what? The Guild of Writers (you know, the people who make URU Ages) has come out with the PyPRP2 plugin for Blender! This means people can build their own URU Ages in Blender and save them to an URU install. While this is the first beta, no bugs have been found yet! If you want to use it, first download the latest version of Blender here, then click here to download PyPRP2, and follow the instructions in the readme! Although Blender is kind of tricky, the update makes it a lot easier! And fun! Oh, and there is a video that explains it:

Memorial Day

In the U.S. today is memorial day, a holiday started after the Civil War to remember people who served. Decades later, under the Uniform Holidays Bill, Memorial day moved to be on a Monday to create three day weekends. Do you think this helps people remember the meaning of the a holiday, or dilutes it?

via Who should you be remembering today? | The Daily Post at WordPress.com.

Something I believe is important when answering these questions is that most people think “Yay! It’s a three day weekend!” and don’t give thought to the meaning of the holiday. I believe that people would think more about the meaning of the holiday if it is in the middle of the week than on a Monday or even on the weekend. That’s what I think.

Update complete!

Ten minutes and four or five theme updates later, I’ve finished updating to Mystique. An interesting bit: Mystique was released the day I opened my blog! Neat, huh?

Although my widgets and customization didn’t carry over like the preview showed, the black, white, and green work perfectly! I’ve added a few widgets, and I am going to remove the Add to Google and Blog E-mail Subscription widgets. If you have a WordPress.com account, you can subscribe using the admin bar, and adding an RSS feed to Google Reader takes even less time. I hope you like my new look!

Themes

Something I have finally decided to work on is switching my blog to a new theme. My current top candidate is Mystique due to it’s interesting look, cool widgets, and support for everything I currently have on my blog. The customization I’ve done on Twenty Ten will carry over to Mystique, meaning I’ll have my background color and header image all set up.