27 Oct

Corbeil Graphic Design Version 2.1

After trying to get the right idea going I came up with a new idea for a website. It was hard because i had to reinstall windows and all my apps.  so starting from scratch was the only way to go.  I kept the top navigation the same because it was the best use of the space, bu the rest really gives a better idea of what i can do with adobe muse.  I also am trying out a little monitization of the website. i hope it does not take away from the professionalism of the site. but papa gotta eat.  here is a snippet of the site:

06 Oct

Essentialism: new horizons

i have for years had a difficult time expressing my “person philosophy” having cobbled it together from many different belief systems and philosophies. but i had randomly picked up a audiobook and my life was changed. 
Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less, has really given one of the most complete set of beliefs that reflects my personal philosophy. 

Essentialism is the view that every entity has a set of attributes that are necessary to its identity and function.[1] In early Western thought Plato’s idealism held that all things have such an “essence”—an “idea” or “form”. In Categories, Aristotle similarly proposed that all objects have a substance that, as George Lakoff put it “make the thing what it is, and without which it would be not that kind of thing”.[2] The contrary view—non-essentialism—denies the need to posit such an “essence'”.
Essentialism has been controversial from its beginning. Plato, in the Parmenides Dialogue, depicts Socrates questioning the notion, suggesting that if we accept the idea that every beautiful thing or just action partakes of an essence to be beautiful or just, we must also accept the “existence of separate essences for hair, mud, and dirt” .[3] In biology and other natural sciences, essentialism provided the rationale for taxonomy at least until the time of Charles Darwin;[4] the role and importance of essentialism in biology is still a matter of debate.[5] In gender studies the essentialist idea that men and women are fundamentally different continues to be a matter of contention.[6][7]

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essentialism

Truly, i now have a book that i can hand someone when they ask how i live my life.  it is not perfect but it is the belief system that really come close to giving an idea of what i live everyday. it is systematized and formal in it’s approach and execution. but doesn’t beggar the believer into rejecting all material things. it simply forces you to ask the usefulness of each decision and acquisition before going ahead.  give it a chance and maybe you’ll accept it or not, but you will not leave without being challenged in some way.

take care,


06 Oct

Working on a new obssession

This little known new product is a little hard to find, i have to drive across the city of london to find a store that carries it. but it is worth every km driven.  this is a wonderful concoction. the cold brewed infusion has the same velvety smoothness as guinness but in your morning coffee.  it is a little high in caffeine so you can only get a grande but believe me you’ll want more.  it is such a smooth drink it goes down like your favourite brew.

there are a few options to try but mostly the simple default is usually more than enough. but i would recommend it to anyone looking for that new coffee experience. there is truly nothing like it and i look forward to home kits that will allow me to make this drink at home.

take care,


09 Sep

Official Launch

Hello Gamers! As the web designer for this site i have only limited news but for me this is important.

After a long time coming, version 1.0 of my website is finally finished. I am already working on version 1.1 but it is something that i need to put on the back-burner for a while so i can get some client work done.

09 Sep

Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.

Thanks for testing Gutenberg!