Jon Thysell

Father. Engineer. Retro games. Ukuleles. Nerd.

Category: Site Updates

New slack-key ukulele videos

A couple weeks ago I was asked to submit a playlist for the new site, The Bad-Ass Baritone Ukulele, and I was surprised to see that it’d been almost three years since I last recorded myself playing!

I haven’t found as much time to play since the baby was born, especially with my instruments tucked safely away from the winter humidity, but I finally took some time this weekend to record some videos.




Enjoy!

/jon

P.S. If I look a little beat on these, it’s because for the first couple hours of takes I forgot to start the camera, so I had to redo them with the hot afternoon sun coming in.

Update: Here’s my page on The Bad-Ass Baritone Ukulele.

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Another day, another domain and fresh new design!

It’s been literally years since I’ve (re)designed a website. It was my primary creative hobby for nearly a decade, one that I set aside in recent years as I focused on other creative endeavors. Now, at long last, I’ve donned the mantle of CSS once again and given this site a much-needed refresh.

First and foremost, I finally bought jonthysell.com and have directed it here as this site’s primary domain. Though to keep external urls working I’ll keep jon.thysell.us redirected here for as long as I can.

Second, I’ve upgraded my hosting here with WordPress to give me more reign over the site’s design, which I’ve customized throughly over the weekend. Wow, it feels good to flex that CSS muscle again.

Finally I’ve started updating the top-level pages with up-to-date content, including removing my resume as these days it only entices recruiter trolling. Not like I’m not leaving Microsoft any time soon.

There’ll always be a few niggling things I need to fix (I still don’t know what if anything I want to put in the site’s footer), so the site’s not 100% complete (it never is), but I’m happy with the changes overall.

I hope you like it too.

/jon