Thursday, July 26, 2007

Breakfast at Tiffany's

I am alone in blustering an 11 page document into 17. From 3200 words to nearly 5700. What, for Pete's sake, am I doing? Adapting our O-Fish-Al FAQs from a simple document to html web page complete with little text compression tools that allow only the questions to be present until clicked on, whereupon the answer ever-so-awesomely expands within the web page.

It seemed like a simple request at the time, and it was something I wanted to do already.

What is really annoying is when you miss a div tag here and there and all of a sudden your page gets jacked back to 1995- large text, blue hyperlinks, and centered.

On another note, after watching some World Series of Pop Culture, I'm thinking about wrangling a few folks to make a team. I'm really weak in the music department. The only success I had in that arena was the category "White Rappers." There's how many? 5? 6?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

"They didn't stop to think if they should." (Jurassic Park)

I began earnestly today on learning Dreamweaver CS3. It's been pretty much an assault on my patience and senses from the get-go. I can plunk away at a basic web site, and try to figure out how to do stuff. I have no clue on some of the tags, I just swing away at it. Usually it's hit & miss, and I have to wait for the order to go all the way around (start from scratch). In short, I've been standing on shoulders of geniuses (original programmers) and trying not to fall off.

That said, I think my first effort isn't too shabby. I have some fine tuning, but the template is nearly done. At 9:20 I finally stepped away from the fire. I'll hit it hard tomorrow around 2 or 3pm.

And no, I'm not going to share it with the world (yet).

Sunday, July 15, 2007

"Can someone please tell me what this is? A plastic ice cream scoop?" (Armageddon)

Been away for a week on a staff retreat in Easter Washington. We were literally unplugged from internet and cell phone coverage. It was awesome. It was almost like technology didn't exist. Even the DVD player overheated and would pause during the movies.

Nearly all of us were unable to blog, read blogs, check email, or do some txting. I didn't suffer any withdrawals, or even think about researching something on the Internet (that's when my MFUI comes into play).

This type of retreat was awesome because everyone had to interact with each other. We couldn't retreat to our offices for "checking email" and avoiding people. Not that this happens, but sometimes it is easier to hide behind a keyboard instead of personally interacting with the same people we email or text.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

"Because in First Class, they let us do pretty much anything we want." (The Wedding Singer)

How's your customer service? Are you willing to make a WOW! experience for your customers? In the grand scheme, your customers are those who use your product (you) or service (your knowledge).

Are you Nordstrom or Continental Airlines? I sure don't want to be Continental.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Sounds of Coconuts

I <3 I've been using that site since 1997 or so. I found it funny coming across a bunch of cheaply-produced, stamp-and-ship movies that have the same plot:

"This plot synopsis is empty. Add a synopsis"

That will surely get my attention. Where can I rent this movie?