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what's "right"? (a) posted: Mon 2011-08-01 21:55:36 tags: TWFTR
Lately I've had this phrase kicking around my head, "The Wrong From The Right", as a working title for my thoughts on the advance of right-wing agendas in my lifetime. I really want to dive in by defining my terms, but before I even get there, let me note that a) political terminology is slippery, because almost every term in political discourse is nuanced both by historical context and by doctrinal orientation; and b) some of it is so widely misunderstood, or misused for propaganda purposes, that we ha... (...more)
menu treatments posted: Thu 2011-07-28 21:29:54 tags: web design
One of the things that always bothered me about my bread-and-butter client's web design was the horizontal menu. It was a set of images of "tabs", with related menu item text encoded right into each image. Thus, anytime they wanted to add or change a tab, I had to muck around in GimpShop with font matching and smoothing and positioning for visual consistency between tabs. I have a fair eye for such things and what I produced was Good Enough. But it always rankled me, because I knew there had to be a mo... (...more)
mileage posted: Thu 2011-07-28 15:36:29 tags: fitness
3.3mi / 55 minutes (seems to be my standard), mixed in a little more jogging than usual, peaked at a new high of 4.6mph for a half-lap after the 2.5mile mark.
dreamed posted: Thu 2011-07-28 06:38:47 tags: dreams
Dreamed I was in grammar school (Clifton PS 8), but all my friends and I were our real ages. I had to catch the bus at the end of the day, but at every step I was forgetting my laptop, desktop, or bookbag. When I got outside it was raining and I had to run back up to the classroom for my umbrella. On teh way back down I called a teacher Dr. Ruth but on second glance she didn't look anything like Dr. Ruth. By the time I got back outside with my umbrella it wasn't raining, merely overcast but dry. Walking an... (...more)

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