September 19th, 2006

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Unfinished Tolkien Work?

Hello! (As Sherlock Holmes might say.) If your daddy couldn't manage to finish it up, why not spend 30 years seeing if you can do it? (grin)

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day !!!

The festival office is celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day in style, by the way -- with a staff meeting geared to the event! (grin)

(This after our pirate-oriented festival in 2006 -- where we hosted the tall ships and slews of pirates at our Waterfront Village...)

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Amy from the office sent out an email this morning that linked us all to the above 'quiz' (What's My Pirate Name?) in preparation for the meeting.

Yes. I get all festival emails sent to the entire organization forwarded here to my home computer. (Obviously because I'm special!)



I get them here because unlike full-time staff, I'm not in the office year-round. So this way I can keep up with things from home. (Where I do lots of my festival-related work, by the way.)

I'm sorry to be missing staff meeting today, that's for sure! They're going to be playing 'Pirate Pictionary' (I helped Marilyn mistressmarilyn -- who is running staff meeting today -- to make labels to go on the cards last night.) Sounds like fun!

She ran out right before the stores closed (meaning right before 11:00) last night to buy the DVDs "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Blackbeard" as prizes for the winners. Cool, huh?

By the way, just in case you didn't notice (smile) -- LiveJournal is talking like a pirate today, too!!! When you update you'll see Update Captain's Log (on the button). For edit you'll see Edit Captain's Log. Clever! Plus Frank is dressed as a pirate -- and saying "Baaaaahoy" (Yes, as in Ahoy)! Isn't that cute? (smile)

So in the spirit of the occasion, I'll probably share more pirate craziness as the day goes along... (heh)site stats

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More Pirate Fun...

I forgot to mention this before, silly me! Arrr! (Yes. I just talked like a pirate.)


For those who haven't yet noticed, our usericons at LJ (that link to our Profile page) are all wearing eyepatches, in honor of the occasion! (heh)

I think it's cute as all get-out, personally!
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What's Yer Inner Pirate? (meme)

Happily gacked from Becky beckyo! Arrr!

The Captain!
You are The Cap'n!

Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any man that stands between them and the mantle of power. You never met a man you couldn't eviscerate. Not that mindless violence is the only avenue open to you - but why take an avenue when you have complete freeway access? You are the definitive Man of Action. You are James Bond in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. Your swash was buckled long ago and you have never been so sure of anything in your life as in your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off their head if they show any sign of taking you on or backing down. You cannot be saddled with tedious underlings, but if one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.

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Continued CSS Studies...

I'm pretty much self-taught when it comes to both HTML and CSS. I took an online college course for beginning HTML way back when, but it didn't amount to much. For the most part I've purchased various manuals and just learned the code I use by myself.

No. I've never worked with any web-designing softwares, really. So I pretty much hand-code everything. Nothing fancy, by the way (as I'm not all that accomplished with CSS to date).

I've stuck with HTML 4.01 Transitional, because that was what I was most comfortable with. (And you know, I've no clue what version I studied during that online course. I do recall it taught code that was all capitals, which bugs the heck out of me. I've always preferred lowercase code -- which is the standard, anyway.)

But today while I was taking quizes at a site that teaches code, I discovered I'm pretty comfortable with XHTML. (In one case I missed one out of 20 questions. And that was without actually studying for it. So not bad.)

For those who might not know it, eventually HTML will be phased out in favor of XHTML. So learning to code with it is something of an imperative.

One of the major differences, for example, is that there are no tags that aren't closed, as in HTML. That means that even if you're using the break tag (<br>) -- which wouldn't be closed in HTML -- you need to close it, like this: <br />

Anyway, I tried just reformatting just one page of our website using XHTML and it wasn't hard at all. It only took a couple minutes and it validated with no problem. Considering we'll have to do it sooner or later -- and I've already been recoding pages to 'fix' other problems -- I probably should do them all now. (smile) I suppose only laziness will prevent me...

Anyway, my goal is to move away from table code for presentation purposes -- and to begin using CSS for webpage layout.

Yeah, part of me would love to take an actual class -- where you went to school and sat in a room with other students and a teacher. (grin) But I'm better than most at learning straight from a manual, so I probably will never bother to do that. (I love going to school, though. Always did! I miss it sometimes. Especially this time of year...)

So studying CSS (and maybe XHTML) on my own -- on a regular basis -- is a current goal. (Ideally that would mean every day, but realistically it's probably going to mean several times a week.)

(Tell me how and why people are bored? I never have time to be bored, personally!)site stats