Monthly Archives: June 2004

Mary Janes and Site Design

My designs don’t necessarily fit the current mode popular with weblogs–shadow background, with sidebar contained within the same block as the text and floated to the left or right, large title bar at the top, and patterned or plained backdrop everywhere else. Mine are centered, true; and some of the styles do have a graphic at the top. However, there’s nary a shadow anywhere, and there won’t be because shadows aren’t compatible with my ‘floating cloud’ sidebar look.

Relatively plain as my styles are, there is an interesting trick or two used in the stylesheets. However, before you try any of these yourself, you might as well be warned that I’ve never used CSS in the proper manner; nor are my techniques always the proper techniques. However, they do validate, and they are accessible. Continue reading

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Memory Games

Recovered from Paths: Book of Colors While applying for a job, I was asked for a list of references and for the life of me, I couldn’t remember the first name of the manager of one of my contracts. Lee? … Continue reading

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Marbles

Recovered from Paths: The Book of Colors I was a real tom boy growing up, more interested in climbing trees then in playing with dolls. I remember getting a Barbie doll, once, and it was a real novelty at first … Continue reading

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Sounds through an Open Window

Recovered from Paths: The Book of Colors The weather is cooler and we’re able to turn off the air conditioner and open the windows. With the cool breeze comes the sounds of the neighborhood, normally blocked by the glass. In … Continue reading

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More old stuff, Moore, Canadian elections

That’s the last of the science essays I’m porting to the new location. I have a few stories from the now defunct Paths: The book of Colors that I’m moving over to the weblog. Then I’ll see if I can … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Monsters: Nessie

Last of the Tale of Two Monsters essays. Hope you enjoyed. See end of story for amazing announcement of Nessie’s whereabouts. There are many creatures that live in our myths and our minds, but the most famous is probably Scotland’s … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Monsters: Architeuthis Dux

First published 1997, updated in 1998, 2003, and 2004. Below the thunders of the upper deep; Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep, The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee Above his shadowy sides: above him … Continue reading

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