April 22, 2005

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Life has been kicking my ass lately. Yeah, I know that's not news. It happens to everyone, but I offer it up as the lame excuse for the light posting on Rocket Jones, both in quantity and quality.

This morning my XHTML final is due. We were given a set of specs and a bunch of content and turned loose to whup it into a site. It's got image maps (those pretty pictures you click in different areas for links), input forms, lists inside lists, tons of text formatting and anything and everything else the instructor could think of to toss in there. Individually, nothing too difficult. Except that we're doing this all from scratch - no Front Page, no Movable Type or Blogger. Every last bit of code is by hand. Believe me, finish a test like this (10+ hours for me so far, mostly at home in the evenings), and you freakin' know XHTML.

Daniel, I haven't forgotten the meme you tossed to me. I just haven't had a chance to give it any thought. Although when I do come up with something, I'll be able to format it beautifully. Heh.

Ooooooooooooklahoma! - Mookie's school musical - opened last night. She said it went well. Liz and I are going tonight.

Everyone else in the family (wife, kids... not the dogs, so not everyone), has had some sort of drama or minor tragedy happen this week (I'm not trivializing the tragedy aspects, it's minor in that nobody died). I'm rather proud as I watch events unfold and see how everyone keeps their cool and just deals with the crap that life dishes up sometimes. Maintaining composure and doing the right thing doesn't mean you're unfeeling, it just means that you can save the tears or hurt or frustration for later, when it won't be so inconvenient to let it out.

So the weekend is upon us. Things to do are already piling up like cop cars in a Blues Brothers movie, and I'll just take things one at a time and do as many as I can until the critical ones are taken care of or I decide that enough is enough and it's time for a nap.

I'll try to do better, but no promises for the immediate future.

Posted by Ted at April 22, 2005 05:55 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Re: light posting
-- That's one thing I hate about the supposed rules of blogging... having to post once/day at least. I say hogwash -- post whenever you can/want. The curveballs of life are much more important than blog posts... not that I'm telling you anything you don't know already. Naps are great for a quick dusting of the sometimes overwhelming brain matter too. :-)

-- You just sent me back to 1993 - the early days when I was learning HTML from scratch (or as I like to say, HTML 'raw'), coding/tagging pages and also trying to remember UNIX commands. Good luck with your XHTML final!

Posted by: Cindy at April 22, 2005 08:25 AM

"Things to do are already piling up like cop cars in a Blues Brothers movie..."

Very nice turn of phrase! I grok that image. Don't worry about the regularity or quality of posting.

Posted by: JohnL at April 22, 2005 01:24 PM

Light posting? You?! Dude, do you read my blog? Now THERE'S some light posting for ya!

All will be well, mon. The thing to take it in is stride. Save the emotin' fer bloggin'!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 22, 2005 09:06 PM
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