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Friday, November 28, 2008

Aquatint Black Theme for Flock

Midnight Aqua Flock - This is the Flock version of my popular Aquatint Black Gloss for Firefox. It is available for both Windows and Mac

Other themes now available for Flock include Aero Flock, Aero Flock Silver, the Safari style Silver Flock, and black safari style theme Onyx.

All are available now at my site virtusdesigns.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Season of Thanks?

I received an email from a very angry person yesterday that used some expletives to describe me and ended by telling me to burn in Hell. During this Holiday Season as we approach Thanksgiving, it is a sad reminder how much anger there is out there. We saw it during the Presidential election, and still see it in several places around the country, and we come across it in our personal daily lives.

This should be a time where people focus on what is good in their lives. This year is quite different from recent years however, due to the major downturn in our economy and the reality that we are on the verge of a major economic crisis as we hear daily of failing U.S. Banks and an Auto Industry that is ready to collapse.

My family is feeling the effects of this economy like so many others. I was recently laid off from Flock due to major cuts in payroll as several people were let go. We also just found out a week after getting laid off that we are having another baby but will not have health insurance come November 30th. So many things have hit us all at the same time.

I know my family is not the only one going through tough times as so many others could give similar stories. I am sure our situation is nowhere near as devastating as others who are going to even tougher times and painful situations.

That is why, more than ever, we need to look to the source of these Holidays. Thanksgiving was a day that the early inhabitants of this country took to give thanks to God, the giver of our rights and freedoms and the one who can take care of us in times of trials and tribulation. He is our hope and as a nation, we have turned our attention to other things. The name Virtus comes from the Latin word for power. It is used in 1 Corinthians 2:5 which says "[Y]our faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."

This verse has come to mean a lot to me over the past year as I have seen Him do amazing things for our family. Now, in this time of uncertainty and trouble for my family and the nation as a whole, we need to turn back our attention to Him as the source of our help.

We have leaders in our government that are spending trillions of dollars to bail out failing industries as we teeter on another depression. None of them agree on what we should do, who we should help, how much we should spend, etc. Things might get better but could get a lot worse.

So many people are scared and angry and I am not sure they really know why. While I look for a job, continue creating new themes, and prepare for a new addition to our family, I can have hope and peace knowing that God is in control and He is our help in times of great trouble.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Great New Themes for the Flock Browser

Here is a little video I put together showcasing the Flock themes I have available now with many more to come including a Flock version of Abstract Zune, Aquatint and Aquatint Black.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Updates and New Themes

I have updated my website www.virtusdesigns.com. There are several new themes available including some themes for the Flock browser and some updates for Mac users.

I will continue working and updating themes. My goal is to get Aero Fox Silver working on Mac as well as Aquatint Black. I also plan on making my new theme, Silver Fox, available for Windows.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Aero Fox Issues on Mac

Somehow the file I uploaded recently for this theme had some issues and would not load after installation. I have updated the file so there are no longer any issues if you download it now. If you happened to download the theme and it didn't work email me and I will send you the updated file.

I have a much improved update for this theme coming in the next day or two as well as many more Mac versions of my themes so please check them out if you have a Mac. I will also be updating all my themes in the coming days with some needed improvements.

Safari Style Theme

Check out my latest theme available at my site

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Flock Themes Available

I am working on some themes for Flock that will be available shortly. I am going to convert my Aero and Aero Silver themes, Aquatint themes and some others to give those Flock users out there some options to make the browser look as cool as it operates.

Several themes are now available for Flock at my website.
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