Friday, February 09, 2007

In the meantime...

It's been a while since I've posted. But I've been pretty busy lately, so I hope you will excuse me.

One of the most important things I've been doing in recent weeks is growing a beard. It's a first for me. It's really interesting the pattern of facial hair nature chose to give me. I barely have any hair between my lower lip and the edge of my chin, you know, that jumping off place that eventually leads to your neck. What little hair I do have in that region is blonde, which doesn't help at all. And by some cosmic joke, my beard is dark RED where my normal hair is sandy brown. Weird.

I've also been working on putting together my own company. I'm planning to open a business designing web sites for churches and non-profits. I'm going through a few test cases to see what it takes. What I've really been struggling with is how far behind I am on web site standards. We spent absolutely ZERO time trying to stay fresh on standards at my last job, so I had fallen very far behind.

My cousin is taking a basic HTML class and I was disheartened to discover that CSS formatting is included in the course. Yes, a part of BASIC HTML. Whew! A few weeks ago I knew what CSS was only in theory. I found my cousin's textbook online and ordered it for myself and have been devouring its pages. (Not literally. Paper cuts don't work so well in the digestive tract.) I've learned a great deal in a small amount of time and look forward to new and exciting projects in the future.

Once I've gotten my company formed and a website designed (for myself this time), I'll post the address here.

Until next time. Cheers!

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