Picked Up the Keys

Finally after what seemed like ages we got the keys to our new place. Once more we are living on a major river. his time the river is the Elbe. Previously, in Berlin, we lived on the Spree, interestingly the Spree runs into the Elbe. So we have come full circle, well full flow would be more correct in this sense. There will be a lot of setting up to do after the movers drop our stuff, but once it is sorted I will have a nice large office for my studio space....

13 June 2021 Â· Mark

Using Visual Studio Code and Hugo

This is the first attempt at using Visual Studio Code to initialise and create Hugo matter for the blog. One thing I notice as I write this is the Dictionary is set to en:US and not en:GB which is fine it you don’t mind swapping out the z’s everywhere. What was it Shaw said: “The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.” Which is its self incorrect as Great Britain is actually three countries and three languages although English is the predominant one....

16 December 2020 Â· Mark B Tomlinson

Blogo – Long time no see

I recently wrote about how nice it was to see Windows Live Writer again, and while it works great in most aspects it fails on a purely cosmetic one. The site themes or at least the simple one I am using renders incorrectly in fact it makes the feature a bug not a bonus. Today I came across and article on Blogging editors for off-line work and was reminded of one I have had since it was launched Blogo is Mac only and it was nice, it wasn’t perfect but pretty good....

27 March 2017 Â· Mark

Moving Day Part II

I spent the afternoon sorting out this site and updating the theme customisation, I didn’t care for the default font, I prefer something easier on the eye. Also I culled a lot of images from the old gallery on here as they are getting old and I haven’t updated in a very long time. Far too many places that I post to and I can’t keep up with the needy nature of the web so they hit the bin....

14 March 2017 Â· Mark

Moving Day

Today I managed to finally setup HTTPS on this site. It was not as straight forward as I had first thought because it was using Cloudflare and a stray Name Server that took a little tweaking to get working. After a few false starts and a little waiting for the Name Servers to catch up is finally working. Installing the certificates was much easier than I had first thought thanks to the scripts on my Host provider uberspace....

14 March 2017 Â· Mark

I have been Busy

Charlie Chaplin LEGO Minifigure I haven’t posted on here in a very long time, I have been very busy on other things mostly to do with my 3d work. Part of that included setting up some new servers and a domain for my Freelance 3d art site mbt3d.com I have moved things around a few times in the last year and I am finally coming to a solution I like. It has become more and more demanding to have multiple web presences and so I finally decided to use Artstation as my main and only portfolio....

12 March 2017 Â· Mark