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This ain’t no grapevine.

So.  I went and decided to make myself a wordpress blog.  Granted, it’s not the kind I eventually hope to band about the Internet.  No.  At some point this year I shall endeavour to stop being lazy and program, host and be responsible for every aspect of my own webpage without the help of WordPress or any other type of CMS for that matter.  I have decided that there are no themes I enjoy looking at and, therefore, no themes that anyone else will enjoy looking at.  This;

1.  Saddens and distresses me to the point where I feel like either / or:
1a.  Giving up altogether,
1b.  Opening photoshop and just bally well getting on with it.

2.  Makes me think that not very many people care about wordpress themes and, as a result of boring things to look at, the text will become the most important thing to look at.

Point two is almost certainly not invalid.  Web 2.0 has taken the Internet and made it something pretty to look at as opposed to being what it actually is; a research tool, a means of communication and a multimedia platform.  Websites such as http://www.jamisonmckay.com are a perfect example of the sort of nonsense I am against.  Badly designed, laid out and intrusive Flash has been taken and forced into the mouths of the consumer as a viable example of what the Internet should look like.  It’s not that I’m against animation and interaction – on the contrary.  However when it’s done badly my goat gains levitation, and I want to throw things at my monitor.

And so, I have gone for the whitest (careful…), most boring theme I could find that comprises of two colums and has support for Widgets.  I don’t know what I’ll use them for, but that’s only because I haven’t bothered to find out what they can do yet.  As a result of my intention to research said widgets, the more of these widgets you see, the more useful they will become.

Enough of this nonsense.

I need tea.

NOTE:  MAD props to http://www.qwantz.com and Ryan north.  I hope you don’t mind, but I edited the first two panels for completely non-profit purposes.  I do apologise if I made you angry…

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