Tomorrow, the great migration home begins…

…and we start the endless drive back to Chapel Hill. Travelling on the Wed before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving proves that we’re just gluttons for punishment. But I’ll be glad to be home, if for no other reason than to dive back into work.

Four more things due this semester. Four…the countdown begins.


Happy Turkey Day!

Hope that everyone traveling got there safe, and everyone staying home is warm and full of foul.


Damn CSS, and damn school.

I remember when I would write a webpage, and just getting it up and working was enough. My first webpage, which has been lost to the electro-ether, was written in a vi session on a dumb terminal in late 1992 or early 1993. It was post-hypertext, but pre-Mosaic.

After my initial forays into the WWW, I was even guilty of using frames upon occasion, and tables and I were practically on a first name basis.

Now, nothing less than W3C Validated XHTML with CSS 2.0 will do. I simply can’t rest until I’ve eliminated every last stray orphan tag, and design elements in the html? Anathema to me.

<div class=”heston” id=”voice”>
Damn you SILS. Damn you all to hell!


Partially through hell week…

Maybe it’s hell month. I’m not really sure anymore…all I know is that at one point last night, if you looked at my taskbar, you’d have seen:

A word document: Master’s Paper Question for Dr. Losee, due tomorrow
A dreamweaver window: a web portal for INLS180, due Monday
Opera, with 3 or 4 tabs open in various databases and/or journals
Acrobat, with two articles open for a presentation in INLS180 due Wed
and, of course, iTunes, playing my Study Mix (find me on the UNC system sometime to see what that is)

This doesn’t count the 10-15 page paper I’ve got to work on for Censorship, OR the final paper for INLS201.

Don’t expect to see me until January. Until then, I’ll be the one with the laptop and the headphones at Strong’s. đŸ˜›