So, first of all, Happy New Year! I took a fairly long break from blogging in 2019 … it was a hellacious year for me personally and professionally. Lets just leave it at that.

I was quite bored with the old theme, the layout, the hassle of keeping it functional, and it completely turned me off to doing anything related to the blog. What’s a guy to do? Well, I gutted the whole damn thing and reworked most of it THAT is what ya’ do πŸ™‚

I’ve gone and removed the older theme swapping it for the Athena theme by Smartcat which I genuinely like quite a bit … not perfect but damn good. I’m going to let it simmer for a bit and may make some hacks to the code, unless what I want to do is available in the “Pro” edition.

Another change this year, I’ve gotten my own SmugMug site up and running. A lot of people have contacted me to buy prints of photos, and I tried to do it as one off requests, but I just cant handle it on top of all the other stuff in life. On1 Photo RAW which is my editor of choice has integration with SmugMug which made it a no-brainer… Feel free to pop over and let me know what you think. I’ll be tweaking the layout and adding more images over the coming weeks, but I am pleased with it so far.

Again, Happy New Year! Lets all hope 2020 is better than 2019 was. I don’t think I can handle another twelve months of getting kicked in the gonads like the last twelve.

John P. Hoke

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Cyber Security Professional, Photographer, Coffee Junkie, Mac Addict, Craft Beer & Whiskey connoisseur, all around curmudgeon and generally sarcastic SOB – Not necessarily in that order.

The opinions expressed on this blog are mine alone and not those of my employer, family, pets, the voices in my head, or anyone else for that matter … hell in an hour they may not be mine either πŸ™‚

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