August 24, 2010
Sorry WordPress, I thought you were all that. But I found someone new, a tumblrbot and it’s shiny and perfect and everything I ever wanted. What we had was nice…while it lasted. Thanks for everything. xxxo
New blog site, dig it.
April 13, 2009
There aren’t too many this year that have me all hot and bothered, but a few stand out in particular.
Moon is about this guy who has to run this mining operation on the moon all by himself for three years. Everything’s running smoothly until just a few weeks before his reprieve…..It looks to be quite psychologically thrilling indeed. Sam Rockwell plays the lead, while Kevin Spacey provides his voice as the sidekick computer.
Spike Jonze’s adaptation of a classic children’s book looks to impress and awe. The trailer put me in tears; the music selection might have to do with that (Arcade Fire–“Wake Up”). October can’t get here soon enough.
Yet another adaptation of a children’s book, one that I remember reading over and over. The illustrations were beautiful and the story a dream come true for a chubby boy such as myself. Not sure I like the style Sony has got going so far with this movie. I think it would have been a more faithful approach to use live action and actors to portray this fantastical story. The animation is smooth as silk tho.
There are a few other movies worth mentioning. Star Trek and Pixar’s Up release in May, Harry Potter 6 comes out in July. That’s all I can think of at the moment, unfortunately.
March 15, 2009
January 12, 2009
October 26, 2008
I’ve done this countless times before. I start writing in a journal (more recently blogs) and I quickly lose interest in recording my thoughts or happenings.
No, that is not why I’m writing this particular blog entry, to complain about my failure to commit to writing. It was spurned from the events of last night and why they have left me feeling utterly elated and completely lost at the same time. I think I’ve found love, in its most naked and bruised form…[blog entry moved to a secret location deep in the depths of the blogosphere. please enjoy this image of a ‘critter’ instead]
August 9, 2008
Blew my fucking mind. It was truly the single most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed on television. China knows how to show off, that’s for damn sure. The progression of a painting with its performers and parade influencing it (stepped in paint and walked across it) was pure genius. The Bird’s Nest was full of surprises and it literally took my breath away many times, including chills upon chills. I can’t wait to see what they do for the closing ceremony.
July 27, 2008
Aside from China’s crackdown on making the Olympics the most controlled and “perfect” event to showcase its newfound world status, this ad from BBC has me pumped more than ever for them. August 8, 2008 here I come.
June 29, 2008
I took two deliveries today and on the second one, I noticed my front right tire was looking a little flabby. No one was open and tomorrow’s Sunday so it looks like I’m pretty much screwed.
I work all day tomorrow too, scheduled to deliver 11-2 and 5-8……….
(Picture stolen from some weird religious nut’s blog. Thanks.)
February 25, 2008
Who would have predicted years ago that creating a website accessible to anyone in the world would be as easy as *click-click-click*? WordPress.com, along with other blogging sites such as xanga.com, allows users to create their very own “web log” or blog. These types of sites are incredibly easy to set up; most just require you have an email address. And as long as you have content to feed your newly birthed site, everything just comes together so simply. People who might stumble upon your site would probably want to know more about you, so creating an About page is important. Simply click on your “My Profile” link and fill in any info boxes you deem fit! As this is a database driven site, you must click on certain buttons and then input the information and click “save” or “publish.” You must have access to this sort of site before you can publish or edit material, whereas with handcode, you simply need a text editing program and an internet browser to view your work.
With HTML hand coding, your site takes a little, ok a LOT more work to get it to look as good. Everything requires tags, such as <body> and <i>, with the content of your written in between them. These require closing tags as well with a forward slash, like this: </body></i>. The current wordpress webpage you are viewing uses this same HTML, as does everything found on the great interwebs. This is what makes the Internet a great thing, allowing anyone anywhere to see the same content with a connection.
With hand coding comes many abbreviations and acronyms, and this next one is a doozy. WYSIWYG is short for “What You See Is What You Get” or “whizzy wig” and an example of it can be seen with a program such as Dreamweaver. It is basically a word processor with integrated web features to allow creating a site that looks exactly like you want. Again, this creates HTML without you realizing it. Since this program does all the hard work for you, it has a tendency to include erroneous code that may mess things up for you down the road. This little nuisance can easily be remedied, just click on the “Code” tab and delete anything unnecessary.
Each of these methods of creating sites have their benefits. Hand coding HTML requires the user to know the tags ahead of time, while the other two do all the heavy lifting for you. Database driven sites sort of limit the look of your site, letting you customize to a point but not really having total control over everything like hand coding and WYSIWYG allows. In order for someone to make a good site, they should have basic knowledge of all three of these different methods. Database driven sites open the door to the beginners, WYSIWYG expands that knowledge, while HTML provides refining.