March 31, 2008
Spring break / Spring cleaning
This is so romantic, I could just squee: Steampunk Love.
Yes, it's pretty ring time in cloudy SoCal, a good week to clean house, work dogs [remember to check for foxtails!], shear sheep [the sheep-eating pasture was mowed on Saturday!], catch up on reading [a new Premier catalog!] and mess around with the 'puter.
Performed blogosurgery last week after discovering that my navigation bars, up there below the header, were throwing the site totally out of alignment on a few browsers. [You with Mozilla 1.7.8/Debian 3.1 — according to Browsershots, the fix seems to have worked.] I'm now using a modified navigation-bar hack from bizwhiz.
In the left sidebar I've added a link list of [mostly] design sites. They all have interesting things going on: ossum design, of course, and links...! Once I spot something interesting [and I'm interested in practically everything] I keep following link after link until I wind up somewhere like gapingmaws.com, where I spend far more time than I probably should; and vacation is no excuse, really. Don't even get me started on the rabbit hole that is Ffffound.
Here, via a back button-defeating path I couldn't retrace if my life depended on it, is Banksy's "Bow Peep" checking out a pay phone in the Bronx:
As [almost] always, click photos to make big.
Last, but not least: the section formerly known as Hacks/Trucos has been renamed Toolbox/Trucos, with a hat tip to sysadmin 'Claus' and his PC Toolbox over at Grand Stream Dreams. Claus knows all the latest and best [and free] downloads to keep your computer fast, efficient and secure.
[rolls up sleeves] I have just begun to clean!
["Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture." Quote for the day, from Mario Buatta.]