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Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Website and Theme Updates

I have finished most of the updates to my themes. I have a couple of them left to update but I will have them uploaded this weekend for everyone who has updated to Firefox 3.5.

After 8 months of being unemployed and looking for something to pay the bills, I have just finished up a contract to partner with Ask.com. What that means for me is I will be able to focus my full attention on creating and maintaining my theme collection and spend the time needed to keep them looking and working their best.

What that means for you is my themes will now be free from this point on. In order to keep the themes free, I will bundle the Ask.com search engine with my themes. When you install one of my themes, the default search engine in the toolbar search window will be reset to Ask.com. By using Ask for your searches, you will help subsidize the cost needed to spend time updating and maintaining my themes and provide the necessary support for any issues that come up.

I understand that not everyone wants to use Ask so it is very easy to switch back to your favorite search engine. However, if you haven't tried Ask out, give it a try. I have been using it exclusively since they contacted me and have found that Google isn't the only search engine out there that gives you great results.

I hope to have my updates uploaded and my new website up by the end of the weekend. I appreciate all of you who have supported me by purchasing my themes over the past year. I believe my decision to partner with Ask will be the best way to make sure I can continue to offer the best possible product.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Update on My Current Situation

Some of you have commented that you have not received a response to comments.

I have been delayed in updating for a variety. This has been a crazy time in my life in case you did not see my recent post.

I was laid off from my job, we found out my wife was pregnant with our third child a week later and lost our health insurance, my wife's uncle who was very close to our family died in early February, and the job market is really crappy right now so I have been scrambling to try to take care of our situation.

Recently, I have been creating blog layouts and small websites to earn some extra money so I have not been able to focus as much attention on getting the bugs worked out with my themes. I apologize for this and hope you understand.

I am working on a new website and blog along with updates to my themes. I create and manage the site and my themes entirely by myself so there are no other developers besides me.

Right now, my image is not at the top of my list of things to worry about, it is making sure we can stay above water until things turn around. Part of that, however, is to make sure my website and all my themes are working perfectly.

All updates are free so when they are working properly, you will get a notice to download and install the update.

I appreciate your patience as I try to get everything updated and taken care of.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bouncing Issue

For those of you who are experiencing a bouncing window with some of the themes for Windows, try disabling extensions, specifically the All In One Sidebar if you are using it, to see if that stops the bouncing.

Remember, my updates are automatic and free and will be available when the cause of the bounce is found. Themes and extensions are created by different developers that do not communicate with each other so it is possible that they changed something in an extension that does not like working with a part of my themes. If this is the case, I can find the problem and adjust as needed but don't uninstall the theme. Simply choose another theme while a fix is found.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I just got back from our Church men's retreat at Skamania Lodge with teachings by Gayle Erwin and it was amazing. There was nothing profound about it, it simply stated the simple message of the Gospels by focusing on the nature of Jesus.

We have cartoonized Jesus, God, Satan, Heaven, and Hell so much that Christianity is often not recognized anymore and the true purpose of why Jesus came is not understood.

Last night we started by talking about what it meas to be great and first. The Disciples are seen fighting often over who was the greatest among them. They would bicker and argue like children but quickly shut their mouths when Jesus would ask what they were talking about. He knew but I guess He figured it would be fun to see how they would respond. After asking, He would break into a little mini sermon on what it meant to be great in the Kingdom of God. He told them if you want to be great then you must become a servant, or a slave, to others. Servants exist to make life better for others. This is the exact opposite of human nature. We are told to have high self-esteem. We are told to take care of ourselves first before we can take care of others but Jesus turned that around. We are to be other-centered and have high others-esteem by putting their needs ahead of ours.

True satisfaction comes in others-centered service to others. We often like to act like we are serving others but our attitudes after that "service" gives away our intentions. Often we are upset about something after we help others out because we are expecting something in return.

Jesus was our perfect example of selfless service. He came down to earth, had no home, had no money, was born as a baby in a dirty barn, he grew up in a region that was considered a hick town. The book of Isaiah tells us there was nothing special about His appearance. He lived a perfect life and died one of the most brutal deaths a person could suffer. If He was God, why did He go through all of this? He didn't have to but He lived as an example for us. He didn't just tell us to serve others, He showed us how to serve others by becoming a servant. He showed us how to love unconditionally by loving us unconditionally. He had his pick of anyone in the world to make His Disciples and He chose a bunch of uneducated losers who never understood what He was talking about, denied knowing Him, argued over who was the best among the group, betrayed Him, and doubted His promises.

Today we talked about humility. Humility is not a strength of people. Even in our humility, we are often prideful. We look at ourselves and say, "look how humble I am." Gayle explained that humility is having an honest and accurate view of ourselves and presenting that view of ourselves in an honest open way to others. When we are truly humble and honest, people are not left guessing the intentions of our actions. They can trust us and the relationship can thrive. There is such a huge problem in America now with the breakdown of relationships because we can't trust anyone.

The entire retreat was narrowed down to one simple thing. If you want to be great, put others ahead of yourselves. Jesus was our perfect example on how to do this.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"Bounce" in Revelation

This may not be a bug in my theme but a Firefox issue. I found this article.


and many people reported a bug where the browser window would bounce for various reasons. People have solved the "bounce" using various methods but it is not limited to my theme. This does not happen on every computer and seems to be limited from my experience to Windows users. I have it installed on XP and have tested it and do not get the bounce.

You may try uninstalling Firefox and download/install the latest release.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Extension Building

I am venturing into the realm of extensions now. I need a very basic extension that adds a button to the toolbar and/or a preloaded bookmark to the bookmark toolbar that links to a specific page.

If anyone has any insight to help me get started on this or can offer any other help I would greatly appreciate it.

Revelation Windows

For those of you who were not able to auto-install the most recent update, I found the issue. There was a small typo in the update.rdf file which has been fixed and should now trigger an update when you go to tools>add-ons and click the "find updates" button.

I just released a new version update of Revelation for Windows users. There was an issue causing the window to bounce while viewing web pages. This issue should be resolved in this new update but please let me know if you continue to see the bounce.