You cannot change what you control, but you can change how you respond to those things. There is a calm that falls over you when you realize this. It fills you with a power that brings peace and tranquility to your mind. You feel stronger in every fiber of your being, but never before have you felt so calm, either.
Last week’s post was a little weak, so today I want to talk about something I’m exploring: adding imagery to my articles. (It is worth noting I have set up a slew of new, recurring calendar entries to assist with my writing schedule instead of wasting until the last minute like I’ve been doing.) I go back and forth on this, but whenever I share one of my posts and it either pulls the wrong image, or none at all, I can’t help but feel it’s lacking something.
When you first meet somebody, you start forming an opinion of them before they say hello. Clothes, hair, eyes, age, movement, body language - each of these things and dozens more quickly add up to an initial impression that happens over the span of a few breaths.
Being a person of many hats, it is a very real challenge to make any headway in my various interests for a sustained amount of time. The truth is, I often find myself not wearing any hat at all! I then rekindle my excitement for one or more projects, and the cycle begins anew, until I am back to not being focused on anything in particular.
While editing my book, I’ve oft flip flopped with the subject of tense, as I’m sure many other authors do. When I first started it during NaNoWriMo 2011, I landed on past tense, for no particular reason I remember today. But many times - both while furiously scribbling down the story, and my time editing it since - I’ve waffled over the tense of my story.
Or, “Why Web development can only move so fast”.
I originally started writing this last Friday, but left it unfinished. It’s now Wednesday morning and I find myself in the same boat I was in then and decided to post it.
Ages back I shared progress on my first attempt at costuming, a stormtrooper pepakura helmet. My interest and effort ebbed and flowed, and I eventually scrapped it. Years later, I’ve undergone some pretty big life changes (marriage, divorce, new job) that I used to kick start other positive changes, and part of that is actually finishing projects start. So, I set out to make a suit of N7 armor from Mass Effect 2⁄3 using EVA foam, using Julian Beek’s N7 Prop Codex as a guide. My goal: to…
I wrote Relearning How to Have Fun 21 months ago, and yet, reading it again today, I feel like I just stepped out of a time machine. It is just as relevant as when I wrote it, but with a key distinction: I’ve gone through a tremendous amount of change since – especially in the past nine, five, one months.
This tutorial will show you how to create a simple theme in Hugo. I assume that you are familiar with HTML, the bash command line, and that you are comfortable using Markdown to format content. I’ll explain how Hugo uses templates and how you can organize your templates to create a theme. I won’t cover using CSS to style your theme.