Iâ€™ve changed my site a bit. Been â€œplayingâ€ with Drupal and WordPress, found this theme, liked it, so I installed and activated it for this site. Thinking of completely doing away with my â€œregularâ€ site and just going with this blog as my main site. Thinking on itâ€¦ Would save space on my server and I wouldnâ€™t have so many sites to keep updated. Not that I update regularly.
Yâ€™all let me know what you think of the new theme. Iâ€™ll still be playing with it for awhile but eventually itâ€™ll settle down to how I want it to workâ€¦
Man, Iâ€™ve been busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest!
Completely re-ripped our cdâ€™s to .flac format. Thatâ€™s a couple of hundred cdâ€™s that now take up way too much space on my hard drive. And I still have to convert it all back to .mp3 format for our phones!
Been selectively re-ripping our dvdâ€™s/Blu Rayâ€™s to .mp4 (HD) format. Getting much better video quality in just about the same file size as the .avi files. MAY just re-rip all our dvdâ€™s to .mp4 format. (Only the blu rayâ€™s will do .mp4 (HD) format.)
STILL laying flooring in the mother-in-law apartment! Have less than half of the last bedroom to lay. Then itâ€™s paint and re-install the trim, lock the toilet down, clean the place up and weâ€™re finished! Anyone need to rent a 1000 sq ft â€œapartmentâ€ for only $750 a month?
Our son has occupied the RV. Donâ€™t get me started!
Radio stuff is going okay. Spend more time listening in than talking but itâ€™s still fun. Finally got my laptop to consistently connect to the radio. Had some antenna troubles the other day and wound up taking my 2-meter antenna down (in the rain), rebuilding it and putting it back up (in the rain). Works great (again).
Speaking of rain: it finally did start to rain. Then rained for several days. Sometimes down poured. We need it but, damn! Not all at once! It has controlled the various fires in Western Washington but, damn! Not boding well for the coming winterâ€¦
The Garden has finally given up itâ€™s last for the year. We had a great crop of peas, beans and maters. Still have a ton of green maters on the vine even though we picked 20 lbs of maters day before yesterday. Have them in paper bags on the counter getting ripe. I canned a bunch (14 pints) yesterday that we picked a few days ago. Nice having sliced tomatoâ€™s for whatever in the fridge. Gotta remember to grow my own onions next year. If we let ourselves (and could afford it) weâ€™d have the whole back yard filled with the raised-bed plantersâ€¦
Like I said, spent some time trying to learn a program called Drupal. Was thinking of using it for the new website MC-ARC wants me to put up for the club. Too involved though. The guy who takes over as â€œwebmasterâ€ after me might find it hard to learn and keep up. Iâ€™ll probably just set up a WordPress blog and try to keep it looking about the same as it does now. Thatâ€™d make it easier to import all the posts that have already been posted also.
NMARES is still a failing Ham Radio Club. Iâ€™ll probably kill our NMARES site and incorporate it into the MC-ARC site since weâ€™re an â€˜affiliatedâ€ club now. Would save NMARES $14 every quarter anyway. Iâ€™ll have to run it by the members. Those that show up, that is.
And thatâ€™s about it for nowâ€¦