GofaDM has been inflicted on the universe for almost five years now. Throughout its entire existence, the décor has been an unchanging feature – a rock of unwanted stability in these troubled times. The TARDIS (and indeed its driver) has been through at least three changes of desktop in the same period and were it a leasehold property I would probably have been legally required to repaint by now. Added to which, the use of a theme called Twenty Ten in 2015 is starting to look artfully retro.
So, as you will see I have had some men in – but now the paint is dry, the masking tape peeled off and I am ready to unveil the mildly exciting new look to the world.
OK, I’ll admit that the only man involved was me and I merely(!) had to select a new theme from those offered by the folk at WordPress. Much as I love you dear readers, I was not willing to pay for a theme or for the ability to customise my own – so this is very much an off-the-peg item (rather than made-to-measure), so you may find it a little tight in places at first (I’m sure it will ride up with wear). Nonetheless, I still had to labour for many, weary hours to make a suitable choice which would be sufficient to bear the burden of this blog. It needed to combine a not unattractive font, large enough to be intelligible to our older readers (and the author), with an acceptable colour scheme and layout.
As well as the new desktop, a whole new “page”, to use the approved parlance, has been added: The Library.
I trust the new look meets with some small measure of your approbation. You can, of course, comment in the usual way. I may, likewise, continue to ignore you. I have never claimed GofaDM was a democracy and its somewhat autarkic tendencies are likely to continue.