Hoosier Woodworks

I am a professional woodworker, specializing in designing items just for you to solve your problems and help make your life better. I'm located at 118 E Ridgeview Dr., Bloomington, Indiana.

You can reach me at 812-325-9823 or roger@hoosierwoodworks.com

October 10, 2016

Redesigned Website Launched!

After months and months of on again-off again work on redesigning my website, I am pleased to announce...." IT"S DONE !!!"

Well, it's launched. It never really will be done. Websites need almost constant maintenance to ensure everything in functioning and content is updated and remains current.

I'm not smart enough to use one of those fancy web templates were you just fill in the blanks and grab and drag image tools. (Anyone remember Front Page?) Nor am I smart enough to actually HIRE someone to build and maintain my website! No..., not that smart at all. Instead, I code. I use a $200 refurbished Lenovo desktop running Linux Ubuntu with Xmonad windows manager. I use Komodo to build web pages, GIMP to play with graphics and Filezilla to upload everything to my VPS server. Why? It's a hobby. And it keeps the sawdust from settling too deeply in the grey matter.... kind'of.

Why Linux and what is it? Linux is an operating system like the ones that run Windows PC computers or Mac computers. The neat thing about Linux is it is a FREE, open-source operating system. You don't "buy" it, you just install it. No one "owns" it, yet thousands of geeks and nerds all over the world maintain and improve it. It is also MUCH less likely to get infected with a computer virus. You can download and install tons of free, open source software for word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, video, etc. Almost every popular Windows or Mac software has a Linux version. Tired of those "automatic" updates on Windows 10? Check out Ubuntu . It's been grandma tested and approved! To look for software, google "alternative software for Linux".

What's next. Troubleshooting and fixing bugs. In fact, If you find something, drop me a line. There might be a reward in it for you!

Read about other intersting projects and events on previous ARTICLES.