Hello world!

Monday, February 9th, ©2009 Marcus Brooks

Hold on to your hats, folks, I have started a blog. I have no idea yet exactly what I’m going to post here, but I expect it’ll be pretty much whatever I happen to be thinking about. To start with, I’ll probably make some comments about the blog machine I’m using, WordPress. Certainly I’m not thrilled by my blog’s appearance as I write this (a greenish version of the default Kubric theme); but it’s configurable, so this very sentence might be out of date before you read it!

When I get bored with tweaking the blog itself, expect posts about my various projects: the ATV wheelchair, model airplanes, random electronic and mechanical gizmos. Also expect the occasional rant or rave about whatever tools and services I happen to encounter along the way. 

Sometime soon I hope to tuck in some sponsor advertising. Frankly, I have doubts about whether ad revenue can amount to much. I’m not artificially targeting any particular demographic, whatever that means. I will try to focus on things that others might find useful, but ultimately this site is about stuff that interests me.

8 Responses to “Hello world!”

  1. gingeroni says:

    Howdy! This is a much better place for your thoughts. I need to find your RSS feed so I can know when you post. (Is there a preview anywhere around here?)

    Debora

  2. marcus says:

    RSS feed links are displayed in the footer. Is that what you mean?

    Also, what do you mean by preview? Currently the feed is set up for whole posts, but I think I should switch it to Summary. I get long-winded!

  3. marcus says:

    Oh! You mean you want a comment preview, of course. I’ve added one now. At the moment I’m having a bit of trouble lining up the buttons, but at least it seems to work.

  4. marcus says:

    Sorry, the preview plugin I tried before was working in Safari, but it looked janky and it won’t work at all in Firefox. I’ve put in a live preview plugin for now. Just start typing and you’ll see a formatted preview below the comment box.

  5. gingeroni says:

    Let’s try that puppy out! Cool, it previews as you type. Does bold work? Yep! Officially awesome comment section.

  6. marcus says:

    Thanks! It also supports gravatars!

  7. sherry says:

    Hi Marcus,

    I enjoyed your blog. We missed you at the birthday celebration. Have a good day.

    Sherry

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