the blog redesign – at last!

well, it’s taken way too long… but the blog is back and all new!

now you can glance down to the blog’s footer for this information but i just have to say a MASSIVE thank you to:

the amazing and generous Pat Loughery for helping with the overhaul. Pat’s insightful and rewarding blog is at and you can follow him on twitter:

the inspiring and creative Todd Hiestand for creating a great wordpress theme and then giving it away for free. Todd’s blog is  at and his twitter:

the entire wordpress universe. what an amazing, enabling platform & resource!

YOU! thanks for being patient while this blog became a catalogue of all my twitter tweets! That “feature” is now turned off. so be don’t be afraid to subscribe to the blog, because there is some actual writing coming soon, not to mention the podcast is going to roll out, newly overhauled as well. some great interviews coming on the dj paine show so stick around.

sorry for the quietness….

no podcast / djp show for awhile… sorry
and not much blogging either…. sorry
even my twittering is sparse… sorry

a bunch of factors have conspired together to create this scenario. and all will be explained. soon. i promise. in both written and audio form. soon.

thanks for being my friend….

my sidebar badges/widgets the last word.

i collect those widgets and badges like a geek i know.

for a while i was using a really nice service called Widget Box.
the idea is simple- it’s online directory of widgets for blogs and myspace etc…
you sign up – it creats a code and a user interface where you can “easily” drag and drop any widgets you want… it’s well designed, got a nice ajaxy style sassy design.
the guys who run it are on the ball too,
but i started wanting more control… plus it crashed my browser a couple of times.
i might start using them again soon depends…

anyway, there ya go, my 8 widget/badges/bling for my blog..

i just had the idea that i should put them all on my underused and much hated myspace page.. hmmm…

anyway, let’s see what happens to them all this yea

my sidebar badges/widgets part eight: my chingo / moba talk

this last widget thingy is one of my favourites.
from “My Chingo
which is part of a company called Moba Talk– and i think the name will probably change soon too…
this is what My Chingo says about it’s self on it’s home page:
“”Chingo” refers to “Chat Lingo”
Audio Comments – Web-based Voicemail
So, how’s it work?
There are two ways which you can use it. As a public system, or keep it private.
As a public system: When you receive a new audio message with optional text comments, it gets added to your player and it is also distributed within an RSS Feed for all to hear and read! Nothing to install.
As a private system: When you receive a new audio message with optional text comments, it is added to your member account for you to review, download, or mark as public. “

does that make any sense?
it’s really cool when people get into it… but alas, i have no one reading this so…

it isn’t the most attractively designed widget, and it isn’t really customizable, but it works well.

sign up here:
get your widget – my chingo player – here.