Your One-Stop Shop for Bludit Themes and Plugins - Welcome to BluditPro

2 weeks ago 3 minute read Projects
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Welcome to BluditPro, my latest venture into the world of digital creativity and innovation. After months of searching for a project that not only sparks my interest but also has the potential to generate revenue, inspiration struck upon discovering a niche yet promising idea: a dedicated platform offering both free and premium themes and plugins for Bludit, the elegantly simple CMS that champions file-based content management over traditional databases.

For those familiar with my blog, Bludit is already a well-known entity. Its simplicity and efficiency have established it as my preferred CMS for a range of projects, including news sites like MIMJNews.com, CorePunk.pro, and BrighterShores.pro, and even this blog itself. Over time, I've developed several unique plugins tailored to my needs, leading to a lightbulb moment: why not share these creations with the world? Hence, BluditPro was born.

The cornerstone of the site lies in its curated collection of Bludit themes. As of now, our library hosts a singular theme, but stay tuned — this is just the beginning. While frontend design isn't my forte, I'm committed to sourcing high-quality themes from talented designers to build a reputable repository known for excellence.

Our Bludit plugin selection, though modest, is meticulously crafted. Currently, it includes two free plugins — a "Buy Me A Coffee" button for effortless donations and a YouTube shortcode plugin for simple video embedding. Additionally, our premium offering, a Patreon login system, is something I take great pride in. It represents hours of refinement to ensure seamless integration across any website, empowering site owners to offer exclusive Patreon member benefits with ease.

But BluditPro isn't just about themes and plugins. Recognizing the hurdles of setting up and customizing a website, I'm also offering Bludit customization and installation services. Whether you're new to Bludit or seeking to elevate your current site, our services are designed to be affordable and comprehensive, ensuring a smooth start or upgrade for your online presence.

As BluditPro grows, my aim is to enrich our offerings, expanding our theme and plugin libraries to cater to a wide range of needs and preferences. While I harbor no illusions of overnight success, I am optimistic about the steady support and loyalty from the Bludit community. Through BluditPro, I envision a future where creativity meets functionality, offering tools and services that empower users to build and manage their digital spaces with confidence and ease.


RuneScape Reborn: An AI's Artistic Take on Classic Quests

2 months ago 61 minute read AI
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I've journeyed through the world of RuneScape since its inception. Likely being among the first 500 adventurers, I've witnessed its evolution, taking brief respites, but always returning to the relentless grind. This game, despite its challenges, holds a cherished spot in my heart. Alongside Pokémon, RuneScape ignited my passion for gaming during my teenage years, a passion I still cherish.

As a self-employed web developer, I have a penchant for innovative projects. The synergy between AI and my work has been transformative, enhancing efficiency and creativity. My love for RuneScape and AI intersects beautifully, hinting at the direction of this project.

With the recent unveiling of DALLE-3, I've been experimenting and thought, "Why not craft RuneScape-inspired visuals?" So, I've embarked on an endeavor to produce AI-rendered images for each RuneScape 3 quest. With 256 quests to date, I'll release one image daily, in chronological order based on the quest's release date.

Each day, this post will updated with the latest image, a succinct overview of the related quest, and a link to its Wiki page. I appreciate your curiosity in this venture, and I hope it captivates you as much as it does me.

Let the adventure begin...


Michigan Marijuana News: Crafting a Cannabis-Informed Community

7 months ago 2 minute read Projects
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Since my last update, there's been a new development I'm eager to share. While browsing through our local cannabis community on /r/Michigents, I stumbled upon several news articles about Michigan's marijuana scene. Some lacked depth, others seemed hastily written, and a few even emanated an untrustworthy aura. It struck me that Michigan deserved better, and thus, the idea for Michigan Marijuana News was born.

Michigan Marijuana News aims to be the premier source for cannabis news, culture, and updates in the Great Lake State. As a fervent supporter and enjoyer of cannabis, I felt an intrinsic pull to ensure my fellow Michiganders received not just news, but accurate, reliable, and well-researched information.

I'm thrilled to report that the initial setup of the website was swift, spanning just two days, social media pages included. I owe much of this efficiency to Bludit, the CMS I utilized. For those unfamiliar, Bludit is an open-source web application designed for quick website or blog creation. It uses JSON files for content storage, eliminating the need for any database installation or configuration. It's the same CMS that powers this blog, and while it might have its quirks, it's grown on me.

Currently, Michigan Marijuana News boasts twenty articles, averaging about four daily. As much as I've relished diving into each news piece, I've almost caught up with the recent events of the past fortnight. Now, my routine involves keeping an eagle eye on search engines, ensuring I stay abreast of fresh updates hourly. My vision? To be a respected and trustworthy beacon for all cannabis enthusiasts in Michigan.

This might be my first foray into the world of cannabis projects, but who's to say what the future holds? As someone deeply passionate about the myriad benefits of marijuana and the imperative for genuine information, this feels like just the beginning. Here's to cultivating a well-informed cannabis community in Michigan!


The Balancing Act: Web Development and Fatherhood Under One Roof

7 months ago 2 minute read Real Life
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As summer fades, Michigan's long winters loom ahead. While this typically boosts my work productivity, it also leaves me pondering how to fill my free time. With the kids back in school and shorter days, I often find myself at a loose end. And this year is no different.

My recent venture, Worldstone.io, hasn't been as successful as I'd hoped. Although it's faring well for a two-month-old site with roughly 100 daily visitors, it hasn't seen the steady traffic or loyal visitor base I'd anticipated. This, despite my Diablo IV browser extension (Chrome) (Firefox) boasting over 5,000 users, all linked back to my site. As a result, my initial plans to enhance the Diablo fansite have taken a backseat. Instead, I've opted to maintain regular content updates and let the site run on auto-pilot for the time being.

This pause has me contemplating my next move. Should I embark on a fresh website project, revisit past ventures, or perhaps dive into an entirely new realm, like game development? It's an open question, and the answer eludes me.

Financial stability is a growing concern. While a few of my projects still generate some income, it's not as much as before, tightening my financial belt. My ideal next project would offer a reliable monthly income, even if it takes a while to establish.

The life of a self-employed web developer and full-time father to two young boys isn't easy. Balancing work with parenting is a juggling act, fraught with challenges. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Soon enough, my little ones will join their older siblings in school, and I'll be back to solitude in my office.

Financial ups and downs are part of this journey. But I remain optimistic, knowing that when the time is right, prosperity will find its way back to me.


Review of RuneScape 3's Newest Skill: Necromancy

8 months ago 3 minute read Review
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RuneScape 3's highly anticipated skill, Necromancy, made its debut just about a week ago. As someone who's diligently working towards reaching the coveted level 120 (currently hovering at level 83), I wanted to offer an intimate perspective on the journey, especially as an average PvM'er.

Initial Impressions

Embarking on the Necromancy adventure was, to put it mildly, somewhat tumultuous. The initial stages were not only challenging but also a bit devoid of enjoyment. If I'm honest, my habit of rapidly pressing the spacebar through in-game dialogues, including the Necromancy tutorial, didn't aid my comprehension. Jagex's game lore, often peppered with humor that doesn't quite hit the mark for me, meant I found myself navigating the new skill with limited guidance. But perseverance prevailed. I meandered through the basics, primarily using bones to gather souls, until reaching level 40. It was then that I chose to pivot from rituals to combat.

Journey through Mid-Level Training

What awaited me in combat was a stark contrast to rituals - it was engaging, exhilarating even. My primary guide through this phase was Maikeru's tutorial, which proved invaluable. Combat didn't just score on the fun factor; it was also remarkably faster. It wasn't long before I hit level 60, albeit with a minor hiccup. In my enthusiasm, I'd overlooked the need to upgrade my Necromancy gear, thus reaching level 60 in my tier 20 equipment. A rather amusing oversight, if I may say so!

Deeper Understanding of Necromancy

Today, standing at level 83 in Necromancy, I might not boast of a max level or extensive PvM proficiency, but I can confidently claim a comprehensive understanding of the skill as a seasoned RS player. Its allure is undeniable. Necromancy, with its captivating combat style, has won my favor. The fluidity of animations, coupled with the gratification of 100% accuracy, has made it my combat method of choice. I eagerly await my journey to the Kiln for my cape and subsequently, my face-off with TzKal-Zuk for the upgraded version. However, a looming vacation means my aspirations for the capes will be momentarily deferred.

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Reflections on the City of Um

As splendid as the Necromancy update has been, the City of Um felt like a missed opportunity. There's an echoing sentiment among many in the RuneScape community: Why has the magic of crafting memorable cities been lost on Jagex recently? Their recent attempts seem tethered by a reluctance to truly innovate. A well-designed city isn't just about aesthetics but providing reasons for players to gather and linger. Sadly, the absence of features like the Grand Exchange in the City of Um leaves it desolate, save for Necromancy trainers. Yet, credit where it's due: its visual design is commendable.

Final Thoughts

To sum it up, Necromancy has exceeded my expectations, presenting a balanced mix of challenges and excitement. While the skill could benefit from integrating more minion-based combat, I remain optimistic about its future expansions. The ultimate goal? Achieving level 120 and confronting "The First Necromancer, Rasial". Perhaps, once that milestone is achieved, I'll share another detailed RuneScape Necromancy review. Until then, thank you for accompanying me on this narrative journey.


Between Curiosity and Fear: Delving into Extraterrestrial Possibilities

8 months ago ~1 minute read General
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Recently, my fascination with UFOs and aliens has intensified, primarily due to the recent UFO congressional hearing. My explorations on various subreddits and YouTube have led me to uncover numerous intriguing theories and information. While I wouldn't say I'm obsessed, every so often, a new piece of information or an interesting theory reignites my curiosity.

The concept of extraterrestrial beings has always instilled a sense of fear in me, perhaps stemming from late-night shows like "Unsolved Mysteries" that I watched as a child. I still vividly remember the countless nights I'd lie awake, too anxious to fall asleep, wondering if I could sense their presence nearby. It's not a thought I like to dwell on.

While I've never witnessed any event that would confirm the existence of extraterrestrial life, I find it hard to believe that in the vastness of space, we're alone. The likelihood of other forms of life, possibly even advanced civilizations, seems probable.

The idea that we might soon become more familiar with non-human intelligence is both exhilarating and unnerving. Imagine being among the first generations to witness alien technology, possibly even utilizing it for travel, extending lifespans, and other unimaginable advancements. The dichotomy of excitement and fear is truly unique.

I'm eager to delve deeper into this topic and will likely share more insights on my blog as new revelations emerge. In the meantime, I'll be avidly following Reddit and YouTube for any fresh updates or sightings.