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Major Design Change

Well this blog is only a few days old but I’ve done a big redesign with a new theme. Why? Well it’s kinda funny. I helped a friend get his new blog up and rolling with WordPress. And wouldn’t ya know, out of the millions of themes out there, he settled on the same one I was using. 😛 Matt you’re a punk.

But instead of really drastically altering that theme, I just decided to choose another one and start poking around the code. I’m not a pro at CSS, which makes editing WordPress themes quite a challenge for me. But I hacked together some code from several different themes, plus some guess-and-check coding, and got a few things working that weren’t in the original theme. (Getting the comments code working so it didn’t look like crap was a nightmare.) I’ve still got a few bugs to work out, but if you notice anything broken let me know!

apparently i took the red pill

i’ve got my blog all hooked up to a zillion different feeds now… ping.fm, twitterfeed.. and it’s actually been a challenge to wrap my head around it. if i want to post to my livejournal, i can actually post to my scotttopic.com blog and have the feeds take care of it. or i can post directly. or i can go to ping.fm and let them post. oh so many options. actually it’s just a tad confusing, but i think i’ve got it all worked out.

this is basically me rambling in order to have something to test it out on.

new blog… scotttopic.com

i’ve got a ton of blogs and the like.  so i figured i’d finally combine all the various crap into a more unified site.  so voila.  i’ve used the name scott topic online for several years, ever since my friend Natalie started calling me that on the work schedule when i first worked at hot topic.

so about me..  as of right now i’m 27, living outside of State College where I work at Penn State doing IT Support.  i’m hoping to move this year, at least into State College.

i am into a lot of music, which fluctuates between emo, indie and techno usually.  but i listen to a lot of different music.  you might see me listening to pop or country or classical music on NPR just as often as you’ll find me listening to Thursday and the Get Up Kids.

i’m a gamer, and if i don’t have anything better to do you’ll probably find me on xbox live or on wow.  it’s a good time killer/life killer but it drives me nuts sometimes.

apart from that stuff though i’m mostly just your average geeky guy.  i suppose tech is my art.  hopefully i can showcase some of that stuff here.  for now i’m gonna work on tidying up this blog theme a bit.