WordPress 3.4 “Green” is here!

From the WordPress.org blog:

WordPress 3.4 is here and out the door. We’ve dubbed this release “Green” in honor of guitarist Grant Green whose soulful simplicity has kept many of us company during this release.

This release includes significant improvements to theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions — here’s a short clip with the highlights:

Online Leaf – Energy Saving Mode

While browsing the internet tonight, I decided to take a break to get some ice cream. When I got back to the computer a couple minutes later, my screen looked like this (instead of the page I was viewing previously):

After doing a little research, I found the website that provided this nifty effect, and thought it was pretty cool. According to Online Leaf:

“The standby engine is a project developed to reduce power consumption, when generating and displaying a website, without changing user experience while using the website. This is done by covering the site in a stationary, black color, which hides visual effects making the visitor’s computer use less energy generating and displaying these. It might not seem like a lot of difference, but after all every little bit does count.”

Obviously I’ve now installed the script on my Tumblr; just wait 60 seconds without moving your mouse in the browser to see the change. If you want the same effect on your site, add this tidbit right above the closing </head> tag of your code:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.onlineleaf.com/savetheenvironment.js”></script>

Note: If the code doesn’t work for you, try deleting and retyping all of the quotation ( ” ) marks. Don’t ask me why, just do it. 🙂

For more information about Online Leaf, check out their website. http://www.onlineleaf.com

YJ 151: Hot Hot Heat (Breakfast in Texas)

The title to this video should be a song… just saying. Anyways, this is me talking about 10x more stuff than was originally planned, while eating breakfast outside-ish. I’m back in Texas- yeehaw!

Australia Day #8

Wednesday (the 22nd) morning, Derek, Jackie, and I made our way over to the fabric store in Surrey Hills. She needed to pick up material to resemble a red carpet for her birthday party, Derek needed to get some cloth to turn into a couple backdrops for Sweet Adventures, and I wanted to get an acceptable fabric to turn into a green screen for future videos 😀

After the fabric store, we drove over to the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens. I saw bats, ducks, cockatoos, and craploads more! The greenery was pretty great too. Here’s a little video of us walking around, exploring the “wildlife”… and then getting locked inside the gardens (uh oh!):