Spagetti and other meals.

Filed under: — site admin @ 12:40 pm

Nothing Dear, just kidding.

Jo Hendricks-Jansen, an admirably creative and intelligent lady, has her tutorials up again at TheEccentricGnat which is a distinct boon to those of us who lack her organizational skills.

As for me, I’m extremely frustrated! I’ve been using NV|U since it came out and for a time substantial progress was made at improving it. The CSS editor, CaScadeS, OTOH, I’ve come to believe should be discarded and a fresh start made.

This may seem harsh but nothing’s been done to make it usable for quite some time. I am unable to make the damn thing work Pecularly, the style changes appear visably in the normal view, but but the style code doesn’t appear in the source view, and when you browse the created page, don’t show.

This is a ridiculous situation. Apparently no-ones working on it at all.

I’ve been refering to Jo’s tutorials as well as The 15 minute Guide to CaScadeS and everything else I can find but it hasn’t worked yet.

I’ll update this when I find out more.


The fickle finger of fate

Filed under: — site admin @ 8:10 am

So I picked up a small job adding some buttons to a form to calculate area and display the result in dollars and cents.

OK, no big deal.

  1. Just as I was finishing, monitor dies in the middle of an editing session.

  2. DSL provider (new) tells me I have to activate NOW or I’m in danger of losing $200. Do not pass go.

  3. Can’t shut down computer or the Wiki AntiSpamBot won’t.

  4. Mail client gives up and won’t send mail???

  5. Apparently I’ve developed "Mouse Shoulder" because the KB is too high.

  6. Forgot about Thanksgiving coming up, oops, guess I’ll miss some time. Oh well, I can still get some time in on it.

  7. The oven, after working perfectly the night before, decides it’s going to stay on all the time.

  8. I buy an oven thermometer and spend 4 hours manually cycleing the oven on and off to control the heat. No programming.

It actually only took all of friday (14hrs) to fix everything but still!
The turkey came out perfect BTW.

Well shoot! I ran across a reference to HungarianNotation
on the thedailywtf and just HAD to check it out. 3 hours later I have 9 tabs open in 2 windows, having closed a bunch and find this gem on TheProgrammersStone beginning:
"Then the similarity between creative engineers and children diagnosed as ADHD …"

Enough, I need another cup of coffee.



Filed under: — site admin @ 4:14 am

Anyone for a little head?
And with that the thread was locked.