The Hill Looks Kind of Steep from Down Here

April 3, 2005

I've been on lone kid duty for four days now while Jon is at the Final Four in St. Louis. I haven't gotten much done. Well, I did go to two birthday parties, as well as a birthday dinner at Chuck E Cheese. And I've watched The Incredibles 39 times. In between getting sippy cups of juice and sitting on the footstool in the bathroom because a couple of the other inhabitants of this house are scared of being on the potty alone too long, I managed to finally get over to the CSS Zen Garden.

Why Aren't Women More Prominent on the Web?

April 1, 2005

Speaking of women…I read an interesting quote in Molly Holzschlag's Women Bloggers Just Ain't Good Enough:

Here's a different explanation for why the blogosphere is dominated by white males: because they're the ones producing the best product. Sorry, ladies, but there aren't as many of us engaged in aggressive, competitive opinionizing and nonstop consumption of politics as our male tormentors. --Heather MacDonald

Moveable Type: Sidebar "Pseudo" Blogroll

March 25, 2005

I was having trouble getting SSIs to work on this site. Usually my host is good about stuff like that, but maybe they were having an off week. Unfortunately, I really wanted to include a list of links on my sidebar, but didn't want to hardcode them in as I expect them to change fairly frequently. I needed to find a work-around.

Not Another Script...

March 22, 2005

For a number of years now I've been a Gossamer Threads' Links devotee. Some people sit around on Sundays doing the crossword puzzle. I like messing with the code in Links. There are all sorts of fun mods to add to the basic script, and I have to admit I've tried most of them. But lately, with a new business, I've been too busy to fiddle with codes and mods. In fact, I've gradually weaned myself off Links. I was feeling pretty good about it, too.

You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

March 20, 2005

When I started this business in January, a few short months ago, I'd already built quite a few web sites for friends and local organizations, and I'd been the webmaster of a large site for 5 years. I could write HTML in my sleep. I had some learning to do, yes. But I told myself I could easily master a few new tricks.