Archive for the 'General' Category

a wish from a web designer

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

I wish that everybody in the world used Firefox. It would make my life much easier.

It displays my markup perfectly! Unlike some other web browser I can think of…

Question: Do any of you have any favorite methods of making a page look similar in Firefox and in IE?

I turned thirty (again) today…

Monday, August 1st, 2005

That is all…

Totally worthless commentary

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Windows Vista?!?!? What the hell were they thinking in Redmond? Apple gives us sexy, cool sounding names like Tiger and Panther and then Microsoft chimes in with something that sounds like GM’s latest failure.

Bonus link: From the Seattle Times

“If they called it Windows Garbage, would people still buy it? Yeah, they’d buy it,”

Moved

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The move was completed this past weekend. I finally got online last night thanks to everyone’s favorite cable company and I even have wireless set up. Although the fact that comcast changed my browser start page was a bit annoying. (Verizon Avenue has retained the top spot on my frickin evil companies that I will never do business with ever again.)

Now, if the post office starts forwarding the mail actually addressed to me, I will be a happy camper.

I am moving this weekend

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

and that’s a story in and of itself…but I have to say the biggest thorn in my side right at the moment is Verizon whose online ordering web site allowed me to register an address that they later deemed invalid since they use the township name….better yet, the order was stopped and NO ONE FROM VERIZON BOTHERED TO TELL ME. The only reason I found out about it was that I was having issues with other utilities (another story) and I figured I’d better give Verizon a call.

So it is quite likely that I will be Internetless for the weekend… :-(

If I ever meet the team that works on IE

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

I think I will most likely go ballistic on each and every one of them…

Typical Web dev tale…I had a project that I coded in bare xhtml/html with tables. I needed the tables to line up next to each other without spacing between them…(I basically built one table -for background color- and then inserted interior tables to delineate sections…).

Project looked great in Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, etc. but when I went to look at it in @#@#!@ IE, there was spacing between the tables and the table cells, even after cellspacing=”0″ was set.

totally utterly unprintable

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

From the Philadelphia Daily News gossip column….

After playing Live 8, Rob Thomas, the former Matchbox 20 singer, washed down his filet dinner with a $1,000 bottle of California Cabernet at Morton’s (1411 Walnut). His party of five shared the 1995 Caymus Special Selection.

What I have to say about this is totally utterly unprintable.

Live 8

Friday, July 1st, 2005

I’d go because I’m curious about a few of the acts, but it looks like I won’t end up there tomorrow.

rockpile

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

I’m sorry about the cruddy quality of the photo…but does anyone know the origin of the rockpile that is found at the Villanova/St. Davids exit of I-476 (Blue Route).
I pass by this thing and I wonder how it got there. (Photo from southbound lane.)

NY Times does the Brandywine Valley

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

In case you were wondering about the area where I live…The NY Times 36 Hour Getaways section covers the Brandywine Valley.

I drive by Buckley’s and Winterthur every day on my way to work. And my daughter and I have gone tubing on the Brandywine with Wilderness Canoe Trips, which was an awesome, highly recommended experience (we’re doing it again this summer.) And surprisingly enough, the author made Kennett Square sound like a quaint vacation getaway, which is no small feat.

I owe

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

some engineers at google a big wet sloppy kiss (or a few of them). Related to work, but still….

United American Indians

Sunday, June 5th, 2005