Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Rant (small), Wired, and Rounded Corners

Two days on the Internet feels like a lifetime, at least that is what it feels like when I let the blog go for two days. It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to write about, but more that I haven’t had the desire to sit down and think about it.

Half way through spring break and I am still bitter about my pile of homework. I think the last thing that any person wants to do when they are on “vacation” is work. Yes, that includes work for and employer, and work for school. Spring break should be a time when you can recharge the batteries, but we have been down that road recently so I will just leave it at that. Suffice it to say, I am working on homework, but perhaps not with the gusto and attitude that I should.

Now that the obligatory gripe session is out of the way, I can tell you about my new favorite magazine, Wired. It is the magazine made to feed your inner geek; from articles about hybrid cars to the latest in what’s hot or not in all things tech Wired magazine has it covered. I am not as big a fan of their website, but in traditional print they do well. Not to mention it gives me the excuse once a month to visit Boarders while I am at lunch, pick up the newest issue, and enjoy it over Panda Express. Hey, I know I could save plenty of money by purchasing a subscription, but then I would miss out on the extended lunch break.

Of other tech news, at webgraphics, I came across a link to Alessandro Fulciniti’s tutorial called “Nifty Corners”; all about how you can create rounded corners in web design without having to create rounded corner graphics. This is a big deal in my book, as the traditional method seems like a royal CSS pain. I am sure that if I spent more time to study it, the mystery would resolve its self, however, Alessandro’s solution is simple to understand and easy to implement. If this kind of stuff interests you, check out the tutorial.

Tomorrow I get to meet with the CS academic advisor. It will be interesting to hear what she says about what classes I am to take in the fall, because of prerequisites and classes only being offered once a year, fall may be really simple. We’ll see.

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