Welcome to cryan.com
Welcome to cryan.com

Welcome to cryan.com

Thanks for stopping by. I've been running this site since April 9, 1998. I'm concentrating more on blogging these days. Today's blog post usually goes live around 11 p.m (EST). I'm still passionate about creating content, but I'm also taking some time to focus on the rapidly changing landscape of blogging. I want to make sure I'm up to date on the latest trends and technologies so I can continue to create interesting and engaging posts for my readers.

Its a busy Monday at cryan.com. The following are some major highlights regarding what has been going on:

  • June 3, 2024 - Going to start archiving areas of the site that don't get traffic to save some server disk space.
  • May 10, 2024 - Hosting server got upgraded to the latest PHP and broke some sections of the site, working on a fix.
  • April 9, 2024 - Today we are celebrating the 26th anniversary of cryan.com!
  • March 13, 2024 - Did the homepage load quicker today? I just updated the homepage graphic to use the AVIF image format. The image size went from 305 KB to 63 KB a savings of 77% with no lost in quality! If this goes well, I'll update the blog images to use the new format.
  • February 28, 2024 - Earlier this month I started a new blog series call "Stories Behind the Photo." This blog post series takes a deeper dive into some of my photos and the backstory of the photo. In April, I'll add the series in the regular lineup of weekly blogs.
  • January 1, 2024 - I have updated the homepage graphic. While the previous one featured a festive Christmas theme, the current graphic better represents my personal desktop and my diverse interests, many of which are reflected in the content of this website. Wishing everyone a Happy 2024!
  • December 19, 2023 - I did a lot of code refactoring on the Blog pages. The goal is to get the pages to load quicker.
  • December 14, 2023 - Updated the Quotes page with better styling and fixed some formatting.
  • December 1, 2023 - Updated the About page and the Feedback page. With new styles and text. I will continue to enhance the 'About' page by adding more content. Additionally, I am in the process of creating a dedicated page for blog authors to upload documents they wish to submit for publication on the blog.
  • November 30, 2023 - Lots of cleanup on the 1991 Gulf War pages. This is still a pretty popular section of cryan.com.
  • November 27, 2023 - Currently engaged in the redesign and enhancement of the 'About Us' page and the '404 Error' page.
  • November 7, 2023 - We've refined our PDF Library to enhance your browsing experience. With expanded category descriptions, you'll find navigating through our extensive collection more intuitive. All categories have been optimized to ensure seamless access. While the repository features a wealth of historical content, enthusiasts and researchers alike may uncover intriguing gems from the past. Explore at your leisure and discover the value in retrospection.
  • October 31, 2023 - Happy Halloween! Today is the last day of the Halloween inspired header graphic. What creative graphic will appear here tomorrow?? Come back tomorrow to find out!
  • October 30, 2023 - The RCIA reference page is back up and running! If your involved in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in any Catholic Church, you may want to check out the downloaded reference files.
  • October 3, 2023 - Comments are back in the Blogs! You can now comment on any blog entry.
  • September 20, 2023 - My plan is to scale back on the amount of content I will post on the blog. I still want to provide useful and relevant information, but I don't want to overwhelm my readers. I plan to focus more on quality over quantity and post less content per day.
  • August 22, 2023 - Added some random blog links to the right panel on all blog posts pages.
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Recent Blog Posts

CategoryBlog HeadlineTeaserWord Count
BusinessDark Social: Understanding and Harnessing the Power of Private Social SharingPower of private social sharing1102
Internet ToolsNational DayFind Out What Holiday it Is Today!204
MacintoshVivaldi BrowserPowerful Browser with Customizations811
Classic MacMacintosh 8600/200Information about my old Power Macintosh computer933
AmadinePersonal Font Style CollectionAdd Font Styles to Your Library308
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Blog Topics Plans

Today, June 17 MediaMedia Blog Postings
Tomorrow, June 18 Gluten FreeGluten Free tips from my 13-year old daughter
Wednesday, June 19 Keyboard MaestroKeyboard Maestro Tips and Tricks
Thursday, June 20 Classic MacA look back at some classic Hardware and Software.
Friday, June 21 MacintoshInteresting Macintosh Blog Posts
Saturday, June 22 Internet ToolsUseful Internet tools
Sunday, June 23 MiscMiscellaneous Blog Posts

Blog Post Plans for the Next Seven Days

Monday, June 17 Media
Tuesday, June 18 Gluten Free
Wednesday, June 19 Keyboard Maestro
Thursday, June 20 Classic Mac
Friday, June 21 Macintosh
Saturday, June 22 Internet Tools
Sunday, June 23 Misc