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Samsung Galaxy S III keyboard

In Design, Gadgets, Smart Phones, video by JohnLeave a Comment

The Featured Image for this post is a screenshot of the Samsung Galaxy S III keyboard in vertical mode, in the Email screen.  Note the sliding row of text format options at the top.  The keyboard is significantly different to the iPhone keyboard in a number of respects.  On the alphabet (ABC) view the top row has numerals in small …

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Mashed Potatoes

In Design, Food, General, video by John4 Comments

From my childhood days I’ve always loved mashed potatoes. I mean the smooth puree of potatoes, perhaps with cream and butter – not the lumpy kind with little lumps of potato not mashed; and worse still, not even properly cooked. But I must confess that I’m a bit lazy and I’ve always preferred it when someone else does the work …

New Theme concept trial

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Today I’ve begun developing a new blog site theme layout using the recently released RichWP Framework for creating customized themes in WordPress. I’ve only been working on the for two hours, so there is lots to do and lots to learn. The big difference with this theme is that is a classic blog design with a each posts going down …


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On Friday afternoon I decided to look for a new free WordPress theme to try out just for a change from my usual Thesis theme. Now and again I like to do this to show visitors that the way the page looks is not set in concrete. It’s how I like it. On Friday, I looked at dozens of themes, …

More changes

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I‘ve made more changes including the title of this blog.  I had a friend at Elders IXL – Foster’s (Andrew W) who always called me the Silver Fox, so that’s where that came from.  Apart the new name for my title, and the new subtitle, the most obvious change is the design of the new header.  It’s not permanent, and …

A big day for this page

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When I got up this morning I was thrilled to find a carton from Amazon on my front porch, with the two WordPress books that I’d ordered on 31 July. This page is powered by WordPress and it’s so easy to use that anyone can use it as I have done, without any books or formal training.  This being the …