Here the first few days of October, I am in New York visiting my fiance’s family, her Dad tells me he is unsatisfied with how well his smoke machine works for his front yard Halloween display. Specifically, he wanted to the smoke to act more like fog and hug the ground. The way you do this is by chilling the fog so it stays low, dense, and heavy. There a few places online where you can find directions on various ways to accomplish this, but me, my brother and brother-in-law made a fog chiller (more than one, truth be told)… Read More
As detailed in this entry, August 10th was the birthday of my very close friend Shawn, who passed away in 2003; but this is only peripherally about him.
You see, recently, I have not been sleeping well. I have had bad dreams every single night, dreams which almost always involve my death*. I have been at a loss to explain why, until a few days ago when my insightful fiancé pointed out that I was at the same age Shawn was when he died.
It was a little bit jarring to realize that I was having issue with… Read More
I play World of Warcraft. Occasionally, us nerdy types, in the course of trying to fake a sense of accomplishment via fantasy by killing the big monsters, step back and just have some fun. The above was the result.
For those in the know vis-a-vis WOW, We did this in the recently introduced raid dungeon of Ulduar. This was after we had cleared the trash mobs leading up to the Flame Leviathan, but before we tackled the big guy himself. That is me on a steampunk motorcycle doing an Evil Kineival style… Read More
Nearly 4 years ago, I wrote, in one of the first ever of my incredibly…um…occasional…blog entires, of my issues in making what should have been a relatively simple design layout work properly in Windows Internet Explorer.
Well, last week it happened again.
This time, the layout was really simple, none of my usual attempts to push HTML to the breaking point. It was a very simple 2 column layout. I wanted the left column to remain fixed in place so the navigation elements did not scroll off the page, and used what should have been an… Read More
I've hit that point in my blogging, or more accurately, my lack of blogging, where I write a blog about my lack of blogging. Very, very sad.
But seriously, how do they do it? I see people that keep a blog and they write something every day. Every…damn…day. I keep a reasonably busy schedule, but I can't claim to have no or even very little downtime. Theoretically, I should be able to find something to talk about on a daily basis. Hell, anyone that knows me knows that I talk to myself constantly and yes, I am one of… Read More
by Jason Landry
Posted in Design
Once again I felt that itch. Looking at my web site, I started to feel more and more like it was stale, like it no longer really represented me well. I go through this fairly often, actually, but generally the effort of redesigning and lack of time due to my other, more lucrative, projects, allows me to ignore the urge and live with what I have.
After 2 years, however, I could no longer ignore the little voices, and took a little time from my evenings and weekends to craft a new image for the site. This time around,… Read More