CSS & Websites


Coding, CSS, and Crisis

Long ago and far away, before people decided to build website and sell them, I learned enough HTML to construct a few websites. Then came Cascading Style Sheets- voila, I was again the proverbial “babe in the woods.”

No, not that kind of “babe.” We’re talking real humiliation here. What a teenager could do in their sleep, I struggled to comprehend with a guidebook in hand. Finally, they won. They separated me from my cash and I had a new website. For a time I was happy. Along the way, someone hacked my website. Which pushed me to find another home for my site. Then, when I did not get any relief from the theme builder on the hacking issue, I jumped ship. [Read more…]



Spring on the Porch


Escaping Dullness, Yes?

If you sat through the Super Bowl Sunday night you probably need some sunshine. Including, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New York and New Jersey & the Eastern part of Pennsylvania almost one third of the USA may have pulled for the New England Patriots.  Of course, I am adding those states which are in New England in the head count. For the rest of the masses who sat through the game it might very well be a dull day.  Do not be too disheartened. Punxsutawney Phil was out early enough to notice he had no shadow. Probably, suffering from frost bite and freezer burn, the ground-hog probably welcomed the comfort of his borrow after being forced to endure the embarrassing fiasco immortalized in a movie. [Read more…]


WordPress Backup Breakdown Blues

WordPress Backup Breakdown Blues


Updating 1-27-2015

Since I had updated two other blogs with the latest from WordPress and StudioPress, I foolishly pushed the update button before I backed up. Having neglected the blog for some time, I had not set it to back up on a daily basis. Can you say,


Yes, big mistake on my part.

I apologize for the mistake and resultant messy website. Today, I must be away. Tomorrow, I hope to get everything back on track.

The music player on the site still works. So, if you’re a listener on the site, things should be normal.


‘Mobility, it is, Luke’

DishTv Adds Mobility w/Sling

Mobile + Stand Alone = The Future?

DishTv Adds Mobility w/Sling

DishTV’s  announced the start up Sling TV for $20.  A big selling point is the addition of ESPN & mobility.
Mobile, silly, and it’s the Millennials.  Time after time I hear them (the Millennials) say, they do not own TVs.
The missing segment from TV ratings? Males 18-24.
They are on the PC.  Or, for those who watch such events, Sports Bars provide them with the opportunity to see their teams in action on a big screen, which most cannot afford. Now with the blooming “standalone” industry, that segment will be able to hit ESPN 24/4 on their mobile devices for the latest.
HBO, a big time draw for in-home, has joined the standalone parade. Cinemax, an HBO company, already features a lot of extra content on Max-Go. The rebranded Sci-Fi channel (SyFy) has extra content for mobile. I am may wrong, but, I believe many of the Premium (movie) channels have the extra content feature geared toward mobile.CinemaxGoSpeaking of content. Sci-Fi now called the SyFy (stupid moniker i-m-o) just ran a promo for all the new series. Along with Helix, they’ve added 12 Monkeys as a series. Yes, it’s the old 1995 Bruce Willis/Brad Pitt movie made into a series. I’ve forgotten the other new offerings, but, it looks like action/adventure paradise.

Mobility Overwhelms the Rest?

Mobile is coming. Again, in my opinion, the drivers are the providers themselves. Verizon and AT&T have everything to gain from a legion of Millennials using their mobile devices to view more and more content. The two questions I have are:

  1. “Can the Millennials afford it?”

  2. “Who has the bandwidth?”

There will always be those who say, ‘we can find it.’ Agreed productivity has never faltered because we could not find bandwidth. But, everything has a limit. The cost of moving from the current infrastructure to a new system will be astronomical. Hint- the population base of people who can afford expensive mobile is not exploding as fast as the segment who need inexpensive food.

Last question

“Who wins the war between food and mobile?”