Feedback on blog design? Text? Header?

Ok, now is your chance to criticize the design I implemented last night. If you’re wondering why things are so dark around here, I A) wanted a change, and B) thought black would help to better set off the photos compared with the white I’ve used for years. How do you find the overall look? Is text easy to read? How about the header (was just playing around). Do you prefer the rotating header with photos that I’ve used inRead more

Google Adsense: Taking the plunge

Since starting this site in 2002, I have never used any sort of advertising, no Amazon referrals, never accepted payment for promoting content, locations, or products of any kind, and have never used text links related to serving myself in any way. Being 2008, I’ve decided to ease into a bit of advertising, utilizing Google Adsense first. I find them to be relatively unobtrusive and quite relevant to the topics I discuss: photography, travel, Indonesia, Bali, technology, blogging. I haveRead more

Five year blog anniversary

Unbelievably, this blog just turned 5. I truly cannot believe I’ve kept it going this long. It’s been through many iterations both in regards to style and content. It began as a way to keep in touch with family and friends, basically an avenue to avoid mass emailing. It morphed into a place for venting frustrations of an expat living in Jakarta, random ramblings, and finally more as a photoblog with less frequent writing. I’ve never tried to play theRead more

New photoblog, Bali, Idul Fitri

I’ve been quite busy lately with off-line life. I spent a few days last week at the Ayodya Hotel (previously Bali Hilton) in Bali for a conference; turned out to be fun but a bit of a tease considering you have to be indoors all day while the glistening ocean is only minutes away. The Muslim Idul Fitri holiday starts Wednesday, which means a week off work. Unfortunately, if you’re a slacker in regards to travel plans, it’s a horribleRead more

Heavy duty construction on this site

I’m in the middle of upgrading both the WordPress software and the design (K2) that is used on this blog. Please hang in there, it could get rough. *update* – the WP upgrade went smooth as butter. However, the K2 didn’t. My site was all messed up, so I’ve reverted to the older version again. I simply don’t have the time right now to mess with it. Hopefully I’ll get a moment in the next week or so to getRead more