Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Coding II

I finished the template editing tonight, I'm moving on to stylesheets. Please, for the love of God, someone suggest a better comment system. Edit:ESPECIALLY since blogger's default commenter declares boldly that you can't post anonymously despite the facts that (A) you can and (B) I have that feature turned on.


So I'm in progress but I am finished for now. I moved some stuff, added a blogroll that is, I realize, pathetically empty, but what are you going to do. I'm going to set out to look for a better comment system that maybe people will use soon, and eventually go through the code in the template and strip everything I don't care about and redo the stylesheet for my own personal good, that way I don't feel like I'm mooching off someone else's work. Unfortunately, blogger's code system appears to be eternally confusing what with its dollar signs and dd tags... I don't know. I suspect a large part of the problem is that I don't know what does what, and I hate it when that happens. That's no longer a priority though; I got rid of the dependencies on the rounded corners, so while I have a feeling it's uglier now, at least I can do what I will with the colors. Oh... yeah. Somebody like... post something or something. I don't know.

My Nose is Killing Me

The last time I was down here, I didn't have half this much of a problem with my nose acting up, and that was at the height of pollen season. All I've seen this week are lizards and bugs, to include the largest cockroach I've ever seen. I'm not sure if it was a palmetto bug or not, but regardless, nothing I would be allergic to. Maybe it's the dog, although he has never set me off before. Who knows.

Anyway, I'm enjoying myself down here, I guess. I'm not doing much beside telling the dog to lay down and stop being stupid. I'm going to attempt to work on my template tonight so I can get a real functional web page back up.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

The death of a Cicada (or, how my trip to florida made my butt hurt)

There I was, going over the new "mixing bowl" ramp from the inner loop to I-95 south, when SMACK and there's 'bird crap' on my window. I think to myself, great, I just hit a bird and it got its revenge upon me. BUT NO! I gazed at the floor to see how much damage the bird had done when to my surprise I find about 2/3 of a cicada wildly circling on the floorboard of the passenger side of the car. As it turns out, the bird crap was really a mixture of organ materials and her eggs. Needless to say, I had to stop at Dumfries to remove said mess from the car, but the cicada had worked its way into the back seat of the car where it refused to submit to my attempts to remove it from the car. I decided force would be the solution, at which point it seemed to decide that agreeing with me would be a better idea. I flung it into the road, where hopefully it died quickly.

After that, my trip was uneventful. I stopped for gas a total of three times, but I probably could have streched it out to two if I had someone else to drive with me. Arrived in Tallahassee one minute ahead of my Jacksonville-vintage ETA of 11:15 pm, which put the total length of the trip at just over fourteen hours. Not a bad statistic, given that I drive "like grandma" and "need to go faster." I guess that's only necessary if you intend to stop to hit bathrooms every 80 miles. Of course, I didn't really "eat" either, but hey, you get what you pay for.

Friday, May 21, 2004

GTK - The GIMP Toolkit

GTK - The GIMP Toolkit

So this is what I'll be working on from afar this week. My goal is to get GTK+ 2.4 to build on mac os x by establishing all the myriad dependencies and then building it after the fact. Hopefully it actually works this time, since I really don't want to use fink anymore as it tends to install 80,000 files (not really exaggerated at all) by itself.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Musical musings

I took my first stab and putting together music tonight, but my audio program seems to have began refusing playback. I still have the raw halves, and it's guitar and bass, so I am money, but hey. Liz's melody was what I was working off, and what I put together probably blows in the grand scheme of things. It is, however, my first real attempt at this. Woo. I'm proud of the bass line. Until I start noodling at the end. As soon as I get things figured out, I'm going to post it for you.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Some Stuffs!

So comments... if you post anonymously, please leave a name or some other obvious way to tell who you are. Not that you comment anyway, but whatever. Also, I plan on doing a lot of work on the stylesheet while I'm drinking tonight, so if things don't work right, sorry, but in due time.

Someone broke into my house

So this isn't really "my" problem so much, but someone must perish, for my home was violated last night. I am thankful nobody came upstairs to look around, that whoever was here was interested only in Tim's motorcycle. Had I lost any of the stuff that was outside my room, it would have been my bass. That would have made me sad. Sadder than sad.

All the more reason to get out of dodge, so to speak. Anyone have any recommendations on where to fetch housing? Going north today...

First and foremost

I decided it was time to jump into blogger. Although I hope to change the style to my own after a few weeks time, I believe this is the first step in getting my jack ass to update my website more often. Yeah, and you thought it was rain. I need to spend the rest of the day dicking around with settings and try to get my old pages linked onto here so I can have some semblance of a functional website, but everything will have to happen in its own time.