That’s a lot of code I’ve “example’d”

Not to say it isn’t useful. I certainly hope it is.

Oh and it’s that time of year where I switch out blogger templates. Maybe this time I’ll make it more straightforward and automated. Maybe.

Which reminds me: this is the first year that my MUSH will be auto-deploying its Christmas theme. Pretty excited for that!

Anyway, that’s all for now.

A Domain!!

At last!! I tucked in my shirt, tightened my belt and made the plunge. I am now the proud pseudo-owner of ppsstudios.com! For that reason, I’ve created this Google Sites …site, and then in addition linked THIS blog to blog.ppsstudios.com (mostly because I wanted to try subdomains, to see how easy they were).

All the other links work as well, as Google doesn’t let you delete the original naming conventions for their sites, but we (as in I) now have friendly DNS naming for all this stuff! So excited.

Perhaps I’ll even get a bit inspired, install BIND on my personal computer, and route a CNAME to my Apache server there. But that’s for another date. For now, hopefully I’ll get back into this blog, perhaps add a few family members to the main site and let them have a crack at editting their own pages.

Who knows! We could have created the next big Internet phenomenon!

Merry Christmas

So day after Thanksgiving is when you break out Christmas stuff, right? Well in keeping with my little thing (I won’t call it a tradition), last year, I’ve changed up my blogger template to a Christmast theme. except this year I have a ton more knowledge of CSS, and so I’ve been able to pull off some pretty funky effects. And besides that I created a new background image (the star), so it isn’t so boring now.

I will STILL not break and use cute pastel backgrounds and things, because that’s lame. Nor will I upgrade to the new Rails-style templates that they have in the blogger template builder. I’m sticking with the old Minimal Black style by Douglas Bowman, and changing up the css colors and background images. So enjoy! I’ve got backups of my old style, so that’ll be coming back in about a month and a half. 😉

In the Limelight

It seems this blog thing is getting more and more into the limelight. This word, limelight, comes from the 19th century spotlights of directing a flame at a stick of lime (calcium-oxide, the main ingredient in concrete). The stick would glow and they could reflect the high-intensity light at the performer, orator, etc.

Only problem with my blogging, is it takes at least three edits before I finally get a post perfect. Such is the problems: grammar, missing information, improper html formatting, blah blah blah. Once I think I even performed eight edits before I finally said that was good enough. Oh well. It’s fun anyways!

And pictures aren’t always a necessity either, although I put some of the Wrath of Khan pictures up as a slideshow on the sidebar for your enjoyment. This is actually my Picasa miscellaneous folder, so anything I deem fit will go there and show up on the little slideshow.

Nothing else too extraordinary to report, except that it’s a potluck (share-a-dish for the politically correct people) at church, and I’m cooking up a double batch of chili. Probably should post this and go check to see how it’s going. Anyhow, just thought I’d drop by. I hope I don’t become a daily journalist like my sister. No. I won’t. Although this is becoming more and more interesting as it goes on…

Edits this post: had to come back and add these paragraph breaks, since it jammed everything together. I should have checked my post options before I published, but I’m just absent-minded like that y’know.

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Oh..and for those of you who still think it’s boring, I don’t like to rush these things. I like to see if they look good and what I want to change before I go changing everything there is to change. So just be patient.

Design

Merry Christmas! Almost..

Per request for a channel design switch, I’ve done a bit of CSS editing with borders and background images and transparencies. Enjoy!!

Wasted Space Now Reclaimed

So I’m looking at the page there..probably the one you’re looking at right now, and I noticed that there was a big blank space to the left of everything. “Well,” I thought, “How can I get the text to stretch that far?” Then I remembered the Edit HTML link in the Layout tab.

Went into the Outer Wrapper of the CSS section and changed the width attribute in the #outer-wrapper from 660px to 860px. Then I changed the width in #main-wrapper from 410px to 610px. There. Now the text shifts over into that blank spot (due to the outer-wrapper) and stretches across to hit the sidebar (due to main-wrapper). I feel so smart now.