Let's begin with end. The best book (for me) would be » CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions .. by Andy Budd (from Brighton, England. His blog is » here.). Sample chapter posted » here (600-KB, 20-page PDF dealing with Layout).
The biggest negative, from what I can see, is that the book was published in February, 2006. Not ancient history, yet more than a year older than Rachel's CSS Anthology, which was released this May (even tho Amazon says August).
Can't think of a reason for the change. My rock-climbing buddy (Tom) said a similar thing happened right after his ex weaned his daughter.
Today's entry continues in Ye Olde Rad Blog .. see here » Goodbye Tears + The Bug Drinks from a Water Fountain.
24.august.2007 » Link worth bookmarking » PlanetPDF. Contains 7 pages worth of links to books (all free) .. with authors such as Dickens, Homer & Dostoevsky, and titles like Dracula & Beyond Good & Evil (Nietzsche).
If your PDF reader is like mine, you have a colorful icon in upper left-hand corner » Send to FedEx Kinko's (convenient feature). Two days later, the printed text arrives on your doorstep.
Today's entry continues in Ye Olde Rad Blog .. see here » Download Classic Books (for Free) from PlanetPDF + Military-style Mass-Innoculations
22.august.2007 » Updated the new Guide to Norton Ghost 12 to include procedures for:
Thanks to Mr. Brian (who lives down under) for throwing these together.
Also finished another chapter in my new book on XHTML/CSS. Nearing the end. Next chapter (12) addresses » Layout + Positioning, which begins with the statement: This is where everything you've learned comes together. We're talking full-blown professional designs. (It's the book's single biggest chapter.)
My habit (of being consciousness of the unseen) is not something I try to do, mind you. Rather, after of years of working in the industry, it has become part of who I am (for better or worse).
If you apply this habit (being conscious of the unseen) to normal, everyday life (where we encounter countless stimuli), you might see why I'm quick to question statistical anomalies.
Say for example, you're sitting in a movie theater, watching a great flick, and you have to be somewhere right afterwards. You see the movie starting to wind down, so you move to the rear of the auditorium (where several hundred movie-goers are seated), prepared to make your escape (to beat the rush).
18.august.2007 » The folks at Six Apart have officially released version 4.0 of Movable Type (blogging software). If you've ever considered starting your own blog, now would be an ideal time.
I'll wait 30-60 days before migrating to MT4 .. to see if any critical patches are released. And to allow time for the community to tweak their plug-ins to work with MT4 (since I use quite a few).
15.august.2007 » The bug is back! (Nappin' now.) This was the longest stretch I hadn't seen him since .. well, since those dark days of '05 (.. which I'd rather not remember). It had been more than 2 weeks.
His mom took him to Michigan, to visit family there. He has made the trip several times now. Getting to be a little frequent-flyer.
In the car, as we drove away this morning, I asked, "So, did you like flying on the big airplane?"
"Yeah," he said enthusiastically, "It was too much fun." =)
11.august.2007 » Remarkable how much better I feel whenever I work-out. I even feel better about myself (psychologically).
Been adding weight, too (muscle-weight, hopefully). Lost ~15 lbs following the back injury.
09.august.2007 » While sitting at the coffee shop this morning, where I was chatting with my rock-climbing buddy (Tom), who had just suggested we take the kids to Joshua Tree next weekend, for some camping (under the stars)...
On our table he tossed a copy of today's Los Angeles Times, and points to an article titled (big letters) » War protest in O.C. ends in 6 arrests. (Front page of the California section - Part B. Yeah, he was one of the 6.)
Felt good to throw around some iron. I went straight to the BACK exercises, beginning with deadlifts.
06.august.2007 » Saw Bourne Ultimatum Friday (opening day) at the Big Newport .. on the "largest screen in the West". Figured I'd beat the crowds by catching the matinee (4PM screening). Unfortunately, half of Newport Beach was thinking the same.
Theater was packed (seats 1100). Had to sit way up front (kinda loud).
01.august.2007 » August must be the most kick-back month .. coming only after we've had plenty of time to get into the summer grove.
Broke up recent blog entry (about Navy Nuclear Power school) into two parts. The original grew too long for a single page. Also added heading titles (not needed with shorter entries).
I could write a book on this subject. (Looks like somebody already did.) Hard to turn it off. Hard to forget. So many stories. I still dream about being in. Like a recurring nightmare.
In my dream, I realize I should've been discharged long ago. When I tell the Chief however, he blows me off, saying he's too busy to process my paperwork. "Come back tomorrow," he says. It's like I'm stuck in the Navy, & can't get out.
The only other entry (btw) I did that for (» broke into 2 parts & added headings) was the one » Comparing Joomla vs Drupal Content Management Systems. Another case of more-than-expected.
Still reading Head First XHTML/CSS book. Learning about CSS. Already know most of this, too, but definitely best chapter yet (far as learning useful info). Next chapter covers » fonts + color, both of which interest me. Hopefully I'll learn some new tricks.