Greptionary

I’ve started a new project: www.greptionary.com. Search the English Dictionary using regular expressions. Try it. It’s fun!

Dear idiot

To the idiot who decided to walk onto my driveway last night:

I hope that you impressed your friends with your ability to kick off my driver-side mirror. I hope that everyone got a good laugh, and perhaps high-fived you for your accomplishment.

For your sake though, I hope that you had been drinking and that you’re not plagued with being so dumb every moment of your life. Perhaps this is what people refer to as “street smarts”.

Me, on the other hand, I’m not so great. I did not enjoy waking up to find my mirror in the snow. I did not enjoy driving to the dealership and finding out that it’s going to cost $300 to replace. This is not news one wants to hear a week before Christmas.

Lack of sleep and energy

There is nothing quite like working an 18-hour day, getting 5 hours of sleep, waking up and shoveling for 45 minutes and then driving back into work. Nothing quite like it at all.

New site launched

Last week I launched a new site. KingKarma.com features a few nifty features:

  • The band wanted music to be playing throughout the entire site. The timeline was a bit short to try anything with Ajax, so I went with an iframe.
  • The top section and nav is made in flash so that the buttons can animate and I’ve included a music player which loads external MP3’s and a newsletter sign-up which taps into my mailing list script written in PHP.
  • The lyrics page is a bit fancy. The band wanted the song names on the left to remain static while the rest of the page scrolled down. CSS2’s position:fixed wouldn’t have done this nicely, but unfortunately for me, not all browsers support position:fixed. So I figured having the song names follow the scrolling in the frame was the best option. Thanks to Robert Hahn for helping me with making this work.
  • The last cool thing about the site is the news box on the front page. This is made in flash, but it loads the text from MySQL which the band can administer and change whenever they have things to say.

A pretty full site for a short timeline. I’m happy with the way it turned out.

Theme Complete

I’m done! Finally. After hours of CSS and HTML fiddling, I finally finished my TypoGarden submission (which you are now viewing). Thanks to my good friend Robert Hahn for the help and inspiration.

For anyone wanting to give this theme a shot, you can download the theme for yourself from here.

New Typo Theme Started

I finally got a start to my Typo theme. Going for blue. Hopefully I can make something that impresses someone.. somewhere. Whether I win or not, at least I’ll feel good if someone uses my theme.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Slow cooked

My hands smell like garlic and chili powder. I just set up a crock-pot meal to cook throughout my work day.

South-western pork burritos or something along those lines.

The best part about having a slow-cooked meal is coming home from work, and having a huge meal all ready for you and the entire house smells like food. Usually there’s some pretty decent left-overs as well.