A Few Blog Updates And News
Its been a busy week since the closing of the SandBox Competition. I have been overwhelmed with support emails and feature requests. One things People need to understand is that the SandBox is a Complex theme and you need good CSS skills if you want to tweak it. I have changed my mind and I don’t want to mess around with the core files this would defeat the purpose of the SandBox Theme. I would suggest people looking for support to drop their comments in the sndbx.org forums where there are more people (Experts) available. I wish I had the time to spend and reply to all the comments.
SandPress To be featured in a Book
Lisa Sabin-Wilson contacted me a while back to tell me that SandPress will be featured in her upcoming Book WordPress for Dummies.
I have written the WordPress For Dummies book for Wiley Publishing and am currently in the final round of edits before the book is published. The book is due to be available in bookstores, worldwide, in October 2007.
I am writing to let you know that as I’m going through and editing the final version of the book, I’ve included your SandPress Theme in Chapter 18 – Ten Great Free WordPress Themes.
The Clazh Blog Reviewed in One of India’s Largest National Newspaper
Yesterday my blog was reviewed in one of the largest National Newspaper in India. It was featured in the Sunday’s Edition of Indian Express. You can read the 250 words review here on the online version of the newspaper. The review was done by Arjun Jassal a Science and Technology reporter of Indian Express. I haven’t seen the print version yet. I got to know of it only this evening. The other blogger to get featured along with me was Sakshi.
A Small Review By Dennis
Dennis did a small review Q/A about me you can read it over here. He’s been doing a series of reviews on various bloggers every week you can read the rest of them on his blog.
I am usually reluctant to join blog memes but I thought it would be a good Idea to combine it into a single post. Here’s one that RishiRaj Tagged me with a while back.
8 Random Facts about me
1. I learnt all my Web Design when I was jobless and unemployed for almost a year. Its all self taught I never liked learning from Books. I am a experiment, trial and error guy.
2. Most of the days that I Travel to office in a bus that is so crowded that people actually hang out of it. (Its the truth and I am not exaggerating, see pic below)
Although its not this bad :)
3. I can sing and play the Guitar fairly well. In College I was part of a small Rock band with ben as the lead.
5. I love Everything about Apple the Laptops, website and software but I don’t like Steve Jobs and Apple’s marketing I guess I might change my mind if I ever get to meet him in person.
6. I frequently chat with a number of my regular readers. If you want you can add me on Gtalk ajacob[at]clazh[dotcom]
7. I get a number of requests for design related freelance work every week. I turn all of them down.
8. I am saving up for a new laptop. I badly want to buy a Apple Mac Book Pro but its way over priced here in India. Sadly they have not updated the APPLE India site with the latest offerings I had to phone up the dealers to find the correct price. I might have to settle for a DELL XPS 1330 or Inspiron 1520. I am going to wait till November or December.
The 7 P’s for Bloggers
Another Meme this time from cristianr Basically, what you have to do when you get nominated is to write something about yourself; I’ve been given an inventory of seven P’s that I will have to use in this description of myself.
- Passion – To do something that touches peoples lives
- Purpose – To make the world a better place
- Pursuit – To do the best in whatever I am involved in
- Position – ?
- Pummeling – False accusations and gossip.
- Progress – an ongoing process
- Personality – Funny Geeky
If you read this consider yourself tagged.