Sunday, September 21, 2008

Been a Little Busy

Decided to help out my local bead society by offering to revamp the website. Well, I'm the kind of person that really doesn't like templates or using patterns too much, so I decided to take a class in XHTML and CSS. I want to build the type of site that our society deserves and I've always wanted to relearn HTML.

I think XHTML and CSS are the perfect blend of right brained and left brained activities for me.

Class is going well - taking it from a local tech college online.

I'm on vacation this week, so I intend to do a lot of reading, cooking, beading, knitting, watching movies, stretching and exercising, writing some XHTML code, lots of -ing words. In short, my mind will be taking a break. May even get a trip in to a new cemetery.

Today's quote comes from anonymous: Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer.

Monday, September 8, 2008

PostSecret - Frank Warren

This project is very intriguing to me. I guess we all do have secrets of one sort or another. I hope you take a look at this video.

Today's quote is actually a proverb and a good one I'd never heard before: Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Today many of us no longer belong to Unions, but we all owe a great deal to those who fought for work conditions that we now take for granted such as the 8 hour work day, and better pay and working conditions. Children no longer work for pennies a day in conditions that we would find deplorable.

You go, girl!

Way cool float in Detroit, 1942.

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill proclaiming the first Monday in September as the Labor Day holiday. So Labor Day has been around for a long time and it's meaning has changed, but let's not forget those who fought and died for better working conditions for us.

Today's quote comes from E. B. White: Computing machines perhaps can do the work of a dozen ordinary people, but there is no machine that can do the work of one extraordinary person.

And let us not forget that it takes smart people to program computers - so there are people on the creation end as well as the user's end. What computer programmers create amazes me. Daily.