Today was a much better day. I finished lots of things at work and started a new web design project (creating a page for the Upward Bound Math/Science program). I’m still working on the backup issues in our office (found Kdat, a KDE tar interface), but I’m making progress. I found some cool web design tools for linux. One is a web-safe palette program (Safecolor). The other is a command-line program that converst hex to RBG or vice versa (handy, since Safecolor only gives you the hex and GIMP only understands RGB). Of course, on the Mac, you have ColorPickerPro. I’m still looking for options on the PC (I’m trying ColorPick! right now but it is, like most Windows shareware, a 30-day limited trial. And I’m sure they want $50 or something equally outrageous for it. Can you believe anyone would pay $50 for a screen shot utility? That’s just not right).
I exchanged some cool email with Vicki and my other regular correspondents.
I didn’t cheat on my diet! Day two and going strong. Unfurl the flags.
I created some new graphics for the BassBook. And it has long needed them (especially after the crash). That site will be the death of me. It really needs a massive site architecture rethink and a lot of graphic design, sound, and flash work. I could be a really viable site if I had a solid year to work on it. It went from not much more than a single huge text file to its present form while I was living in Philly (mostly unemployed and definately unhappy). Now I’m too busy to mess with it, but I’ve been hankering to lately, especially since I have a new bass guitar student. Maybe I’ll finally put some time into it.
I’ll be teaching an information technology course for the U of A social work program this fall. It’s a senior-level class that covers all the basics (MS Office, telnet, FTP, HTTP). I need to order some books for my students. It starts in less than a month.