Joomla! Newyork

A blogger inspired and birthed from the Joomla! community

One thing led to another, the result was Social Media and this blog

It started when I found the incoming link at the WordPress Dashboard without the message that says,

Incoming links:

This dashboard widget queries Google Blog Search so that when another blog links to your site it will show up here. It has found no incoming links… yet. It’s okay — there is no rush.

Out of curiosity, I clicked the incoming link and diligently followed the “standard” procedure on evaluating web site/blog content.

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Filed under: Education, Hobbies, Social Networking, Technology, WordPress, YouTube, ,

Time for a new career: A reflection

Economic downturn; lay offs in the workplaces which is somehow quarterly occurrences are not the only reasons why somebody has to think on “Time for a new career” or change tactics and strategies.

Just in time, I stumbled upon this blog entry:

I have been wanting to be a web site designer for like 7 years now. I love putting a site together, the creative part – the layout and art and stuff. But to be any good and worth any money I need to learn the more technical end of it, like how to make e-commerce sites, forms, message boards and all that kind of stuff. I need to learn things like Mysql and perl and php and xml and dhtml and so many other things that I just have no clue about. So while I am looking around for a school that I can dream about going to (because I will probably never actually get to go and even if I did – I am notorious for not finishing anything) anyway…
A friend of Don’s introduced me to this software called joomla, it’s a cms – content management software. So it’s supposed to be fairly easy to use and learn and it’s been a real lifesaver for him and he makes beautiful sites using it. I got all excited thinking this could be the edge I need to really make web site design into an actual career where people pay me for the work I do. Then I got into trying to figure it out. I haven’t felt so not-smart and out of my element in as long as I can remember. It’s so far over my head it’s laughable. What in the world ever led me to think that because I can put a pretty site together that does some basic button functions, that I could really be a killer web designer?????
What a joke that is. Time to find a different field of work. B

Find this blog entry at:

http://monycoleman.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/time-for-a-new-career/

Filed under: Education, Hobbies, Joomla!, Social Networking, Technology, , , , ,

NYGiants and NYJoomla! what’s the difference?

NYGiants is the 2008 NFL Super Bowl Champs! while NYJoomla! is a blog, not a champ.

Congratulations NYGiants!

From: NYJoomla

Filed under: Culture, Events, Hobbies

“The Tree” – The GIMP’S way

As a GIMP learner, the final drawing has given me a perspective on how to present the GIMP’s graphics manipulation capability for a simple drawing of a tree straight from the book. You can read my first post here.

treeanatomy.png

Level: Beginner
Skills learned:
Creating Layers, Using Drawing Tool: Brush, Saving Files with different file extensions, Creating directory and familiarizing  ‘The Toolbox Window”, “The Layers Dialog”, and “The Image Window”.

My proposed process on how to create the FileName:MyTree if ever I would do it again “blind folded”. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Beginners, Books, GIMP, Hobbies

Maybe Someday: Part 3

guitar_shadow.pngMaybe Someday: Part 1 and Maybe Someday: Part 2 : The guitar fingering positions are highlighted to easily follow Edgar Cruz’s – Bohemian Rhapsody for classical guitar solo, now here is the Maybe Someday: Part 3!

What’s New?
In this entry, I included the lyrics and posted them below each position. The lyrics for these positions look like these…“No escape from reality” – – Queen.

Here are the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th positions and the words, “No escape from reality”. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Hobbies, Music, Self-Help