My 32nd birthday is next Saturday (July 28). For anyone with vast amounts of discretionary income and a generous nature, I offer up some suggestions, to wit, my Amazon.com WishList, and a couple of techy items (both also featured on the WishList for convenient one-stop shopping): the Canon PowerShot S110 digital camera and the Que! External 16x10x40 FireWire CD-RW Drive. Any/all would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve been so freakin’ busy at work that I haven’t really had time to post anything here. I’m working all day long every day on this new site. I’m evolving from a very tables-intensive design style to a CSS-based design style, so I’m having to learn a lot of new (to me, anyway) CSS tricks. Of course, the myth of standards compliant browsers means that there are still tricks to be performed. In fact, I spent over an hour today trying to figure out why a pile of correctly nested <div>s (I validated it) didn’t appear correctly MSIE5.0/Windows. Guess why? That browser doesn’t like nested <div>s, so I had to code one version for actually CSS-compliant browsers and another for allegedly CSS-compliant browsers. I did a browser-sniffing bit of WebDNA (I could do it faster than with JS) to swap out includes for the proper versions.
So, it’s stuff like that which has derailed me some lately. Nevertheless, I should have it done on time (August 1st), and then I can link it from here and from my design page. I think it’s pretty cool so far.
Feeling MUCH better the last few days, so I’ve been working feverishly to get caught up at work. I went into the office last night around 9:30 and worked for 3 or 4 hours. It’s pretty quiet then (even though it is a newspaper), so I got a lot done. I’m working on a new project that will launch August 1st (or therebouts) that I’m having a lot of fun with. It should be cool.
Perhaps needless to say, THIS site is still lagging behind a bit. It’ll be coming along slowly, though. Really. I promise.