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Scrolling downward, you'll find threads of a Web-log for Steve Dorchester — practitioner of tradigital artoons & kinetic media, as well as other fascinations such as quirky "TtV" photography, hanging metal mobiles, or origami in the balmy tropics of Green Bay, WI ...

Thonk! Verse

“Hi!”, says I. My name’s Steve.
So glad we’ve met on Tomorrow’s Eve!
When seeds from this day bloom full with Spring,
What bounties will tomorrow bring?!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Thonk! of the Day

Parallel Universe

This morning I was driving along a route I drive nearly every day. There was some sort of fender-bender ahead that gummed up the traffic flow, so I turned to the right one block earlier than I normally would have, and drove on a different road.

Everything was new to me. But it was old. It was an old industrial area lined with small, nondescript, weather-beaten machine shops that had forever been repairing or manufacturing this or that. Some of the buildings looked as if they might have been abandoned now. The large trees along this road had been trimmed through the years to accommodate a powerline running through the middle of the hollowed-out afros of their branches. They formed a long brambly row of deciduous ‘Y’s.

On this road there were none of the fast-food restaurants or video stores or illuminated gas stations I normally pass.

This whole other parallel world occupies the same time and space as I do, but one block to the right.
—SD

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Thonk! of the Day

WordPress Rocks!

Blog engines are super-fantastic things; dynamos that have made the World Wide Web a current and thriving, lively place. It generally used to be that the only current Web sites were the ones that’d been freshly launched — while most of the others were dusty out-of-date monuments or ‘under construction/coming soon’ pages.

Though I’ve visited countless types of blogs, WordPress is the only blog engine I’ve had my hands inside, and I don’t see reason to stray.

It’s a little tricky to navigate through the tangled WordPress universe when you first open the box, dump out the CSS, and set to the task of setting up and customizing a blog to suit your own distinct needs. But if you take the time and do the work, it is such a convenient and valuable asset to have on your team.

Long live WordPress!

Monday, October 20th, 2008 Eclectcetera!