Archive for December, 2005

I Have the Power(book)

I’ve got good reasons for slacking off on the blogging lately, I swear. First off, I bought a new house in southern Calgary with my fiance, Jackie. We’re just getting settled in, and things are going remarkably smoothly. Luckily neither of us had much in the way of worldly possessions, so the move was slicker-than-snot-on-a-doorknob. As a direct side-effect, I’ve been completely distracted from any programming or computer stuff for the past month, which is my main excuse.

Another major piece of news (where major equals minor to everyone but myself…) is that I’ve switched. Yes, Windows bitches, that’s right. I’m typing this post in TextMate, on a frickin’ 12″ Powerbook. To be honest, I couldn’t be happier. The laptop itself is so utterly beyond anything the PC world could muster it’s almost laughable for me to think that I was this close to buying a Dell.

Anyways, it feels good to be back. I feel like I still have a few good ideas worth posting, so hopefully I can amp it up here a little bit. Just to keep this somewhat on topic, Jeff Atwood is looking for good examples of CSS-based websites rockin’ the .NET framework. It seems he found David Shea’s The Zen of CSS Design, and liked the vibe ol’ Davey was puttin’ down. I can personally vouch for the awesomeness of the Zen Garden, which almost everybody has seen by now. I know it single-handedly inspired me to learn CSS. So if you have any examples, drop a comment on Jeff’s blog. Word