You know, it’s kind of sad.
I’ve got this perfectly good website here, and I haven’t been updating it. Instead, I’ve been spending more time updating my Twitter. I don’t know why that is; I guess I just like the quick-and-easy format of doing status updates. I was doing status updates on my Facebook page, and then when I realized I could link my Facebook status updates to my Twitter, I switched over to that. It helps that I have two quick methods of updating my Twitter: TwitterFox for my web browser, and Twitterrific for my iPhone. What I’m going to end up doing, though, to make the site a little less static is put the Twitter feed in via a sidebar. Of course, the fact that this WordPress theme doesn’t support sidebars means I need to find a new theme. I’ve found one; the problem is that I need to create a new header image, as the new theme requires a larger image size. Oh, well. Hopefully I can get some help on that, and have the new theme up relatively quickly.
On another tech front, I have to admit to a bit of disappointment. At the house, if I have to do work on the company network, what I’ll frequently do is take my work laptop and set it on my desk next to my main PC’s monitor. However, it’s usually a bit inconvenient for me to reach over to use the laptop keyboard and touchpad, and there’s not really enough room on here for a second keyboard and mouse. I managed to find a piece of software called Synergy, which allows one to use one keyboard and mouse on multiple machines. You move the mouse off one screen, and it appears on the next. Just what I was looking for, right? Well, the problem is that the machines need to be able to communicate via TCP/IP for it to work. Normally that’s not a problem at all, except for the fact that when my laptop connects to the corporate VPN, the VPN profile automatically disables all communication to computers on the local network. So, in other words… I can only use Synergy when it’s not on the corporate VPN, and 99% of the time when the laptop is booted up here, it’s on the corporate VPN. Thus, it’s useless to me. I wish there was something I could do about it, but I’ll just have to grin and bear it.
Ah, well. We’ll see how things go on either front. For now, though, I’m just proceeding as I have been and hope things change where I can implement either improvement I’m looking into. :-)