I get the best creative ideas under the shower so that I suddenly had an epiphany for some sort of landing page. Just put a section in between the first and second post for the latest Factory Items and that’s it. Well now I’m done with the theme, I promise.

Getting back to other Stuff

my Cat Grissu looking mean
my Cat Grissu looking mean

I was working hard on this theme the last few days but today I realized (when I was trying to figure out how to create a better landing-page) that I need to stop for now. I mean a lot has been done and what’s most important is the fully functional Factory. But I need to focus on creating other things again.

So today I picked up the camera once again and while sitting on the balcony and enjoying the sun, I took a few shots from my cat. It seems she wasn’t that thrilled, but she’s a little diva and is hard to please.

Maybe I will take some more photographs this weekend, the weather sure will be nice.

Time for a quick status update on the Factory. I’ve done some more work over there, included many past projects which were missing and finally added tags to the Factory Items. I’ve also done some small optical changes to the website, maybe you notice them. I’m slowly working my way through my backlog.

Factory Items have a detail view

I was working hard on Sunday to finally expand the Factory section to more than just a simple overview and have an actual detail view with more information and bigger Picture or Video.

Not all items have some information about its development, but I thought at least have the original image or the video shown. I will add some texts and relevant past blog posts to those items, later on, step by step. Then there are some items missing which will be added as well.

Since the Factory is growing there needs to be a way to categorize them and sort them by their category. Something is already in place but I haven’t figured out how to get the result similar to Blog Post Tags.

Testing Ulysses for Blog Posts

I’ve been using Bear as my note-taking app for quite some time, before that, I was using Evernote and Ulysses. I’ve stopped using Evernote the moment they started to charge money in order for my notes to be synced between devices. Ulysses was always a very powerful markdown editor but when they switched to a subscription model I gave Bear a chance.

Since Bear still has to support publishing directly to WordPress I thought I give Ulysses another shot since the publishing works beautifully with Gutenberg, which for me is a must these days.

Of course, not all will work since I can’t use Block elements in Ulysses, ones like Gallery, Video, and so on. But for basic text entries, just an initial draft or writing on the go with their iOS App, this is perfect. And since I plan on finally adding three years of AGCN posts (from July 2000 to July 2003) this could be an easier and faster approach than writing them in WordPress directly.