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Thursday, December 14, 2006

(R)ecreation [From my "Back Story" blog]

What do I do to kill time? Well, I:

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CSS wisdom [From my "Web MaJoR" blog]

I noted this Will Jessup post entitled Creating a Style-Guide for your site in my Google Notebook some time ago and then — organizationally challenged twit that I am — I couldn't find it again until now, and that was by accident.

Now I'm not only posting here to recommend it to all CSS devotees, noob and vet alike, but I'll also tag it at so I should always be able to find it again!

Hey, you! Working on your CSS! Have you read that post? Seriously, take a look!

Post to

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My next victim (er...I mean...subject) is... [From my "Famous Blogs" blog]

My next subject is still to be identified. I guess most famous folks are too busy with their fame to blog coherently.

Or perhaps I'm being too picky.

Maybe kevo can help.

And I do, as ever, remain open to suggestions.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

A New Look

Look for a new look, coming soon to a blog near you (this blog, that is).

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

And that answers that!

I guess I'm a Ravenclaw:

What House are you at Hogwarts? Harry Potter!

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Not too broken up about it none, either!

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I will not become a Luddite, I will not become a Luddite, I will not . . . [From my "Techsploration" blog]

As has been mentioned elsewhere, I've been busy helping Rob developing his multimedia products, so I've been a tad busy lately. Yesterday (Tuesday) & today, for instance, I've been inserting screen captures (from one of his DVDs we're producing) into the companion ebook.

None of which has anything to do with the title of this post, it's just an explanation about the lack of posts to this blog.

What the title is about is Monday.

On Monday I had to take our Honda Accord in for service, so I called the dealer and made an appointment with them to bring it in.

Then I checked online at the Wi-Fi-FreeSpot Directory to see if there was a free wi-fi hotspot nearby. I was pleased to see that there was free wi-fi at the mall nearby (Burnsville Center).

I took the laptop as well as the Accord to the appointment, and asked the service department for a shuttle ride over to the mall.

When I got there, I hoisted out the laptop, turned it on, scanned for nearby networks, and there it was! A free, open connection, courtesy of Caribou Coffee. So I dragged my laptop to the food court, almost exactly under Caribou's kiosk, and tried to connect.

And tried to connect.

And tried to connect.

And tried to connect.

And tried to connect . . .

And called Caribou's help line, spending nine minutes and sixteen seconds on the phone with them (according to my cellphone's call log) and then waited for a call back.

And waited.

And waited.

And waited.

Then I called the dealer and got a ride back to spend the remaining time in their waiting area.

However, not all was lost.

The waiting area at the dealer had the latest copy (December 2006) of Popular Science, with a good deal of really cool stuff in it that I'll write about once I buy a copy and can report on it.

Oh, yeah, and guess who called just as I was getting back to the dealer?

That's right—customer support at Caribou.

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And the final list is . . . [From my "Web MaJoR" blog]

Here's the finalized list for this project:

  • Lord of the Flies
  • Orn
  • Vile Village, The
  • Ender's Game

  • Animal Farm
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Lord Foul's Bane

  • Bloody Mary
  • One False Move
  • On A Pale Horse
  • K Is for Killer
  • Stand on Zanzibar
Now that I have a list made up of books that I own I can get busy photographing them!

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Saturday, December 2, 2006

A better possibility for S [From my "Web MaJoR" blog]

How could I, in my previous post, suggest Slaughterhouse-Five when it is obvious to anyone reading my Love All Books blog that the correct book should be Stand on Zanzibar.

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Or perhaps M is for . . . [From my "Back Story" blog]


In the immortal words of the not-so-immortal Stan Lee: 'nuff said!

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Photoshop Project [From my "Web MaJoR" blog]

For my final project in the Photoshop class I'm taking, I have to create an animated gif file.

After a bit of deliberation, I've decided that I might want to create a banner for my Love All Books blog.

My plan (at the moment) is:

  • to come up with books (preferably books that I have read) with titles that begin with the letters L-O-V-E A-L-L B-O-O-K-S
  • these initial letters would appear, one at a time, and as each appears
  • the cover of a book that begins with that letter would then float onto, then off of, the banner
So far, I've come up with the following potential list of books to use (obviously some letters are going to be harder than others):

UPDATE:I've picked the following extra titles already (one more to go!):

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