Musings

Things are setup

Well, integration between Buy Me a Coffee. Discord, and WordPress are all tied together. Now I just need to figure out how to draw an audience, and hopefully some donors, so that I can get this thing off the proverbial ground. But, I’m glad the technical side wasn’t all that difficult, just some reading and following instructions.

I still want to do a new site logo, eventually, but that will have to wait until I have some money to spend on it. I’ve tried creating my own logo in the past, but I’m afraid that I just don’t have the creative flair needed for that sort of thing. I suppose I could try to use a 3d model of some sort to create a 3d logo, and all that good stuff. Maybe I’ll have a go at that later today. Wish me luck, I’m going to need it 😉

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<span class='p-name'>Still getting things setup</span>

Still getting things setup

I’ve been working within WP, Discord, and other software to get things integrated together into something easy to use and reasonably user friendly. I’m still learning how to tie all this crazy stuff together, but I think I am getting a handle on it, so far. I’m not a fan of the block editor in WP, it makes creating new content more cumbersome that it really needs to be. But, I suppose the tradeoff is that it allows the site to scale better to smaller form factors than your typical computer screen. But, that said, I’m not too concerned about the website being mobile friendly, as mobile users aren’t really my target audience. I also have no intention of letting AMP dictate to me how my site should look or behave, as it’s geared entirely toward mobile devices. But, I also won’t go out of my way to make the site too heavy for mobile browsers to handle easily. Which reminds me, I should probably go through and remove the large animated Gif files that are being rendered and perhaps replace them with smaller video files, that will come with time, as it isn’t an immediate concern.

Any helpful thoughts or ideas are welcome, and thanks for reading 🙂

 
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Getting back into writing code.

I finally found some code that I wrote ages ago that I’ve been wanting to go back into and mess with in order to improve functionality, and make it more user friendly. It’s a text/rtf editor that I wrote many years ago to help mod the game Freelancer, it supports opening and saving Freelancer save game files and other formats, including normal text and rtf. I’d like to support opening and editing of PDF files, but I’m not sure if I can do that, as it’s normally tied to non-free software. But, with that said, I’m going to poke around the net and see what I can see in terms of open source code that I can hopefully integrate into the editor to make it more useful.

I don’t expect, or want, the editor to become yet another open office clone, nor do I have the coding chops or manpower hours available to do that. But I do hope that I can make it useful for other than just editing a very specific set of file types.

I suppose we’ll see where it goes.
Thanks for reading 🙂

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